For men whose families are complete, a vasectomy is a safe and effective way to prevent future pregnancies. Having a vasectomy is a personal decision, and Dr. Perez encourages all of his patients to have open conversations about whether or not this procedure is right for each of their unique situations.
What does the procedure involve?
This male sterilization procedure is a permanent contraception method. The procedure involves sealing or severing the vas deferens in a manner which prevents sperm from entering the seminal stream. As the procedure is minimally invasive, hospitalization is rarely necessary. The incision is small, and the procedure can be done in the office under a local block or in the surgery center under anesthesia. Typically, it takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
How long does recovery take?
Patients can typically resume sexual activity within a week, with little-to-no pain or discomfort.
Is a vasectomy reversible?
A vasectomy is not easily reversed, though it is possible. If you are considering this permanent contraception method, Dr. Perez and Nancy Dahl, ARNP, will advise you on the long-term effects of the procedure for you and your family.