More than half a million American men have vasectomies annually — and because it’s a safe, reliable, and easy way to control reproduction, numbers are on the rise. At Modern Urology in Miami, Florida, urologists Jose Vilaro, MD, and Adam De Fazio, MD, JD, specialize in office-based vasectomies that take an average of just 10 minutes. To learn more about vasectomy, call the office or book your consultation through the online feature now.
Vasectomy is a permanent method of male birth control. This procedure severs and seals the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm. This prevents sperm from mixing with seminal fluid, leaving ejaculate fluid sperm-free and unable to cause pregnancy.
There are several methods of vasectomy, with the main two being:
A conventional vasectomy involves one or two tiny incisions in the scrotum skin. Your provider uses these entry points to reach the two vas deferens.
They cut the vas deferens, separating it into two sections, and then close the ends using methods like tying or cauterizing (electrical current). Small stitches or surgical glue closes the incisions.
In a no-scalpel vasectomy, your urologist palpates the skin under your scrotum to find the vas deferens. They apply a tiny clamp to keep it separated during your procedure.
Your urologist creates a small puncture in the scrotum skin and stretches the skin gently to pull the vas deferens out. They sever and close the tubes before sliding them back into the scrotum. You may not need any stitches because the puncture is so small.
Both methods of vasectomy are safe and effective. Your Modern Urology provider explains your options and recommends the best approach for you.
The doctors are up-to-date with the most effective vasectomy techniques and use the most minimally invasive methods possible to give you excellent results without major surgery.
After vasectomy, many men return to work as soon as the next day. You can expect some discomfort for several days, but applying an ice pack to your scrotum and wearing a highly supportive undergarment is very helpful. Most men heal in just a week.
After a vasectomy, continue using birth control until your Modern Urology urologist clears you.
You’ll typically have a semen analysis after three months (or 20 ejaculates).
At that point, 99% of men have no sperm left in their ejaculate and can discontinue birth control. Never assume that you’re all clear until you have your semen analysis, as any amount of semen in your ejaculate can still lead to pregnancy.
Ready to control your reproduction for yourself? Call Modern Urology or click the online scheduler to set up your vasectomy consultation now.