Urology located in Jacksonville, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL
If you’ve decided you don’t want to father children, then you could be considering a vasectomy, which is one of the most effective forms of birth control for men. Ahmad Kasraeian, MD, FACS, and Ali Kasraeian, MD, FACS, at Kasraeian Urology, with clinics in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, are men’s health and urologic experts and can perform your vasectomy. To schedule a consultation, call the office today.
Vasectomy Q & A
What’s a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that serves as a permanent form of birth control for men. During the procedure, your specialist at Kasraeian Urology cuts or seals the tube that carries your sperm to your semen so it can no longer get through to fertilize an egg. Instead, your body reabsorbs the sperm.
While some vasectomies can be reversed, you should be 100% certain that you no longer want to father children before undergoing the procedure.
What are the benefits of a vasectomy?
The most important benefit of a vasectomy is that it’s a very effective form of birth control — nearly 100% effective. The vasectomy is an outpatient procedure that poses minimal risks to you and tends to be less invasive and costly than a woman getting her tubes tied.
What can I expect during a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is an outpatient procedure and is done using a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any discomfort during your surgery. The procedure usually doesn’t take more than 30 minutes.
After your specialist has numbed the area with an anesthetic, he then makes a small incision in the upper part of your scrotum, finds the vas deferens, the tube that carries your sperm to your semen, and seals it shut. Your incision is then closed.
How long does it take to recover from a vasectomy?
You can experience some bruising and pain after your vasectomy, but you should start to feel better within a few days. Your specialist can recommend over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs as needed. You might also need to limit your activities, including intercourse, for a time following your vasectomy.
While the vasectomy is a very effective form of birth control, it’s effects aren’t immediate. You should continue to use an alternate method of birth control during intercourse.
Your specialist at Kasraeian Urology will test your ejaculate about three months after your surgery to ensure that no sperm are present. You should continue to use birth control until you get the all clear. It can take several months for sperm to no longer be present in your semen.
A vasectomy is an effective form of birth control. To learn more and see if it’s right for you, call Kasraeian Urology today.