A Vasectomy is performed to prevent a male from supplying sperm into semen. This will prevent producing a child. Consult Urologist Dr. Binod Sinha in Edison NJ if you are interesting in this procedure.
What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is defined as a form of male birth control that cuts and seals tubes carrying sperm. It has low risks and performed under local anesthesia.
Why Vasectomy is done?
Vasectomy is an effective and permanent birth control choice for men who decide not to have a child in the future.
What to expect when getting a Vasectomy?
Normally, the Vasectomy surgery takes 10-30 minutes. Major steps include:
Surgery area is numbed by injecting local anesthesia in skin of scrotum.
After surgery area is numbed, a small cut is made in upper part of scrotum or using the “no-scalpel technique”, a small puncture instead of a cut.
The tubes that carry semen from the testicles are called vas deferens, where part of it will be withdrawn through a puncture or incision. It is cut at the point where it pulls out of the scrotum.
The Vas deferens are sealed by tying it. Then the ends of vas deferens return to the scrotum.
The incision is closed at the surgery area by stitches or glue, or in some cases by passage of time.
What precautions should you take after surgery?
You may experience some swelling, pain, or bruising after the Vasectomy. It will get better within a few days post-surgery. Some precautions to follow:
Call your Urologist if you have any signs of any infection, swelling, pain or your body temperature is more than100.4 F.
Use tightfitting underwear for approximately 48 hours after surgery.
For first two days, apply ice packs to scrotum.
Avoid activities such as sports, lifting heavy material for about 1 week.
Avoid any sexual activities for 1 week.
What are possible risks?
A Vasectomy is not an instant protection against pregnancy. Your Doctor should follow up at least 6-12 weeks’ post-surgery to make sure no sperm is present. As a Vasectomy is an effective birth control form it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS.
If you change your mind to have a child after a vasectomy is done, it maybe possible to have reversal vasectomy. It is more complicated, ineffective and expensive with no guarantee of results. So, you must be absolutely certain about your decision.
Side effects and difficulties are very uncommon after a Vasectomy is done.
Why Choose Dr. Binod K. Sinha for a Vasectomy?
Dr. Binod K. Sinha is a Board Certified Urologist that has years of experience and advanced training to provide the best treatment with personal care to his patients. If you are interesting in a Vasectomy, book an appointment for a consult with Urology Care of Central New Jersey at Edison NJ.
Dr Sinha has done non scalpel no incision vasectomies in his Edison Office under local Anesthesia or IV Sedation for over 20 years with a 99% success!