If you’re a man who is sexually active but you don’t want to get your partner pregant, a vasectomy may be for you. At Pasadena Urological Medical Group in Pasadena, California, the skilled urology physicians offer a no-scalpel vasectomy along with in-office nitrous oxide for patients who desire it. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking tool today.
A vasectomy at Pasadena Urological Medical Group is a scalpel-free way for men to get permanent birth control. During the procedure, your urologist cuts the sperm supply to your semen by sealing closed the tubes that carry sperm. The procedure is highly effective for preventing pregnancy and can last a lifetime.
Talk with your doctor to determine if you’re a candidate for a vasectomy. It’s nearly 100% effective for preventing pregnancy and is entirely safe. If you’re sure you don’t want to father a child in the future, a vasectomy is a good option.
However, it doesn’t protect you from getting sexually transmitted diseases during sexual intercourse.
The Pasadena Urological Medical Group lets you know if a vasectomy is right for you after reviewing your medical history and lifestyle, completing a physical exam, checking your vital signs, and ordering blood tests or sometimes imaging procedures.
To get ready for a vasectomy, follow your doctor’s instructions. You might need to stop taking certain medications or supplements and arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring an athletic supporter or tight underwear to wear after the procedure. Bathe or shower the day of surgery and trim any excess hair if needed.
You receive local anesthesia to numb the treatment area before undergoing a vasectomy, along with in-office nitrous oxide if you’d like to feel more relaxed.
Your urologist uses a no-scalpel technique to make a tiny puncture in your scrotum to remove the vas deferens, cut it, seal it closed, and place it back in the scrotum. Your procedure often lasts about 10-30 minutes.
After undergoing a vasectomy, you can expect some tenderness, swelling, and bruising. Ice the treatment area, get plenty of rest, and support your scrotum with tight-fitted underwear for at least 48 hours. Avoid sexual activity and intense exercise until you get the go-ahead from your surgeon.
Use alternate forms of birth control until you have ejaculated at least 15-20 times. Attend a follow-up visit to Pasadena Urological Medical Group to ensure sperm are no longer present in your semen.
To schedule a vasectomy consultation at Pasadena Urological Medical Group, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.