A- What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed on males to achieve permanent sterilization. During the procedure, the vas deferens, the tubes that carry the sperm from the testes to the penis, are cut, preventing the sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated during sexual intercourse. This prevents pregnancy by making the man infertile. The procedure is done at the Union MD clinic under local anesthesia. The technique used by our doctor is the “no scalpel vasectomy” and there are no stitches after the procedure. It is considered a safe and effective way of preventing unwanted pregnancies, with a success rate of over 99%. At UnionMD, we offer a free consultation before the procedure to review your medical history and to perform a physical exam to make sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery. The risks and benefits of the procedure are also discussed at that time and all your questions can be answered by our doctor.
B- What is the Procedure like?
• The procedure lasts around 15 minutes.
• You will have local anesthesia for your comfort during the procedure.
• There will be no stitches.
• You can go home immediately after the vasectomy.
• The pain can be relieved by applying ice or taking painkillers.
• For a week, sexual intercourse, as well as physical exertion, is not recommended.
• The doctor will prescribe a semen test to be done 3 months after the procedure.
• You must therefore consider yourself fertile until we communicate your result to you.
C- Cost of the procedure
$625 Tax inclusive
This cost includes a free pre-operative consultation
D- Commonly asked questions
- 1. Is a vasectomy reversible?
Usually, a vasectomy is irreversible, although in some cases it is possible to reverse it. But the success of such an enterprise is only about 30% to 40%. This is why it is important to understand that once you have opted for a vasectomy, you will not be able to turn back.
- 2. Am I a good candidate for vasectomy?
- Vasectomy is not a temporary method of preventing pregnancies. You should not undergo this procedure if your decision not to want more children is not yet certain. A physical exam before the procedure will confirm that there is no anomaly and that the procedure is safe.
- 3. Does a vasectomy protect from sexually transmitted infections (STI)?
- Vasectomy does not protect against STIs. You must wear condoms to be protected against STIs.
- 4. Does a vasectomy guarantee that I will be sterile?
- The vasectomy procedure does not guarantee that you will be sterile. There will still be active sperm present in the vas deferens for up to three months after the vasectomy. This is why it is advisable during this period to resort to safe sex. It is necessary to do semen analysis 3 months after the surgery to be sure that there are no more traces of sperm in the semen. Only then will you know if you are sterile.
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