A vasectomy is a minimal invasive surgical procedure that closes off the vas deferens in the scrotum, effectively sealing off the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles out. It usually is performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Vasectomy is considered a permanent form of male birth control. Before you consider a vasectomy, you should be certain you don’t want to father a child in the future. Although it may be possible to reverse your vasectomy if you change your mind in the future, there’s no guarantee it will work. Vasectomy reversal surgery is more complicated than vasectomy itself, it can be expensive and is ineffective for many men in Minnesota.
A no-scalpel vasectomy is a type of vasectomy procedure where there is virtually no big incision involved. For most men in the Minneapolis and St Paul areas, a no-scalpel vasectomy doesn’t cause any noticeable side effects, and serious complications are rare.
The common complications right after surgery include bleeding, infection, mild pain and swelling. Delayed side effects include sperm granuloma (sperm collection),chronic post vasectomy pain (rare). Many men in Minnesota worry that a vasectomy could affect their sexual performance – but this fear is unfounded.
A preoperative interactive consultation on vasectomy is an important step in planning on vasectomy in Minnesota. We recommend that a preoperative consultation should be conducted in person, so the consultation will be more effective.
You should follow the pre-op instructions, you may need to
- Stop taking aspirin or other blood thinners for 10 days before the procedure.
- May take Ibuprofen 3-4 tabs 1 hour before vasectomy
- Trim the hair as short as possible in the front of scrotum with a scissor (do not shave)
- Bring an athletic supporter on the day of the procedure.
You are able to drive home by yourself after the surgery. The recovery after no-scalpel vasectomy is quick, most patients go back to work in 3 days.
- May take Tylenol or Ibuprofen as needed, May use ice packs.
- Wear a new scrotal support for a few days.
- Contact your doctor if experience severe swelling, bleeding, fever, and increasing pain.
- May take showers in two day, and do not take baths for a few days.
- No strenuous activities or heavy lifting for 1-2 weeks.
- It is recommended that you abstain from sex 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
- Use an alternate form of birth control until your doctor confirms that you are sterile.
- Collect your specimen for semen analysis after 3 months.