Vasectomy in Edmond, OK
A vasectomy is a simple micro-surgical procedure that involves blocking the tubes (vas deferens) that sperm uses to flow into the semen. This results in making a man permanently sterile. It is a procedure that should be considered thoughtfully since it does eliminate a man’s potential for reproduction.
Types of Vasectomies
In most cases, a vasectomy will be performed in-office and is considered an outpatient procedure. Full-anesthesia is not required, only a local anesthetic is necessary. There are two ways to complete this procedure.
A typical vasectomy procedure requires that two small incisions be made on the patient’s scrotum in order to access the vas deferens.
Urology Associates utilizes an even less invasive procedure that is often referred to as a no-scalpel vasectomy, or a keyhole vasectomy.
Benefits of a Vasectomy & No-Scalpel Vasectomy
Any type of vasectomy presents a number of advantages to each potential patient. Men who are looking to avoid future children in a way that is safe, effective, and affordable are often considered primary candidates for this kind of procedure.
Aside from the regular benefits of a vasectomy, the no-scalpel procedure also allows for:
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced risk of complications such as infection or bleeding
- The ability to resume sexual activities much sooner
- No scarring
- The ability to perform the procedure from one of our convenient urology clinic locations
Patients should expect a mild amount of discomfort following their no-scalpel vasectomy. This pain should begin to gradually decrease almost immediately, though a majority of our patients report feeling little to no pain at all.
We recommend that patients rest for at least one or two days post-procedure. Shortly after this period you should be able to return to regular activities. If you are unsure about whether or not it is safe to engage in any routine task, please consult with your physician.
Following the Procedure
There will be swelling and bruising just after a vasectomy, but those signs should go away in a few days. Every few hours, apply ice packs to manage these symptoms. Put on form-fitting underpants to give your scrotum extra support.
For roughly two days, refrain from taking a bath to promote quicker wound healing and prevent infection. As directed by your doctor, take the prescribed antibiotics.
During the first week, get plenty of rest in bed. Keep your feet off the ground for at least two or three days.
Sex Following a Vasectomy
After the surgery, it’s likely that some sperm will stay in the upper part of the vas deferens. It is imperative that the patient hold off at least a week before having intercourse. After the surgery, ejaculate may still contain sperm and may for several months. The doctor will evaluate sperm counts a few months later to confirm that they are decreasing until they are gone.
Schedule a Vasectomy Appointment with Urology Associates in Edmond, OK Today!
If you are considering a vasectomy, schedule a consultation at our office in Edmond, OK today! During your consultation, Urology Associates will take the time to fully explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.