What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a permanent form of male birth control. It’s a simple, in-office procedure that’s nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. A vasectomy does not change sexual desire, performance, orgasm, masculinity, or testosterone levels. Ejaculation of semen (seminal fluid) will still be the same, only it will not contain sperm (the reproductive cells).
Is your family the right size? A vasectomy is one of the safest and cost-effective forms of birth control.
Vasectomy Procedure – What to Expect
A vasectomy takes about 30 minutes to complete and is performed in our office-based surgical facility.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Then, the doctor makes one or two small incisions to access the tubes that carry sperm. These tubes are then disconnected and tied to block the flow of sperm. Because the incisions are so small, stitches are not usually needed.
Vasectomy Recovery Time
Procedure Day: The most important aspect of your post-operative care is rest. We recommend spending the remainder of your procedure day resting. Using an ice pack for the first 6-8 hours after the procedure can help reduce pain and swelling.
Next 2 Days: We recommend staying home from work for two days following your procedure. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity and long periods of time on your feet.
3rd day: You may return to work and light-duty activity 3 days after a vasectomy. You should continue to use supportive undergarments throughout the first week.
Sports and Recreational Activities: After one week, you may ease into regular physical activity. After two weeks, you should be back to your full, regular routine.
Sexual Activity: Avoid sexual activity and ejaculation during the first week after your vasectomy. At the end of the first week, you may resume sexual intercourse but you need to use contraception until sterility has been documented.
The cost of a vasectomy will depend on your insurance. Comprehensive Urologic Care performs vasectomies for men with or without insurance.
Vasectomy with Insurance: Most health insurances cover vasectomies. You can verify vasectomy coverage with your insurance company by calling the 800 number on your insurance card.
Vasectomy without insurance: The total cost of a vasectomy without insurance is $1550. This includes the assessment/physical appointment, the vasectomy procedure, and the follow-up semen check.
Partial Payment/Deposit: $750 of the vasectomy cost is due at the time of the vasectomy assessment & physical. The remainder will be due prior to the procedure.
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