Over half a million people in the United States get vasectomies each year as a form of contraception. At Bayside Urology in Clearwater and Dunedin, Florida, experienced urologist Cesar Abreu Jr., MD, and his team specialize in traditional and no-scalpel vasectomies. To learn more about this highly effective contraceptive procedure, call Bayside Urology or book a consultation online today.
A vasectomy is a minor surgery and a form of contraception for men. During a vasectomy, your provider cuts and closes off your vas deferens, the two tubes that carry sperm from your testes to your prostate where you produce seminal fluid. This prevents you from expelling semen when you ejaculate.
At Bayside Urology, the team performs your vasectomy in just 15-30 minutes. The procedure results in no change in your sexual functioning, so you can continue to enjoy a healthy sex life with much lower chances of unintentional pregnancy.
Still, if you decide one day that you want to have a child with your partner, you may be able to reverse your vasectomy with another simple procedure.
A vasectomy is a popular form of birth control that is considered permanent. Unlike other forms of contraception, a vasectomy stops your sperm from leaving your body instead of affecting your partner’s hormones or female reproductive structures in some way.
Compared to tubal ligation, a permanent contraceptive surgery to prevent a woman’s eggs from reaching her uterus, a vasectomy is less invasive and easier to reverse if you change your mind. Vasectomies are also the most effective form of contraception behind total abstinence.
The steps in your vasectomy depend on the type of vasectomy you choose to get. The Bayside Urology team helps you choose the method that best fits your health and preferences. Both are available with local anesthesia to keep you numb throughout the procedure. Your options are:
During a traditional vasectomy, your surgeon makes two incisions in your scrotum near the base of your penis. They expose the vas deferens before cutting or blocking them in some way. They might cut the tubes and tie the ends, cauterize the tubes with heat, or use surgical clips to block them. Once complete, your surgeon closes the small incisions with two or three stitches each.
A no-scalpel vasectomy doesn’t involve incisions. Instead, your surgeon punctures the skin of your scrotum to access your vas deferens. They close or block them before placing a dressing over the puncture holes. You don’t need stitches if you get a no-scalpel vasectomy.
If you and your partner are considering vasectomy as your contraception method of choice, call either Bayside Urology location or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation today.