1. What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is the male sterilization method. It is a safe, simple method with no side effects. Also known as “duct ligature”. Vasectomy is a surgery that involves cutting off the deferential ducts, through which sperm is transported. Therefore, sperm cannot leave the testicles and you will not be able to get a woman pregnant.
2. What are the pros of Vasectomy?
– Simple, hassle-free operation.
– A definitive and permanent method of contraception.
– The safest method for man.
– Your sexual relationship and ejaculations will remain the same.
– It makes sexual intercourse more pleasant as there is no fear of unplanned pregnancy.
– It is a decision benefiting the quality of life of the family.
– It’s economical.
3. How is Vasectomy done?
It is usually performed in the consulting room under local anesthesia while awake. Or it can be done at an outpatient surgery center.
A small cut is made to the skin. Since you have two testicles, and therefore two deferential, two incisions must be made, one for each deferential duct. Then the deferential ducts are bound and cut. You may feel some tightness and a pull. The wound is closed with stitches. The stitches are not needed to be removed after surgery and fall usually off 7 to 10 days after surgery.
The patient can return home as soon as the procedure is finished, and may return to work the next day.
This surgery does not affect a man’s ability to reach orgasms, ejaculate and achieve erections. Fluid production (semen) in ejaculation continues normally, but without the presence of sperm.
4. How long does the intervention last?
It lasts approximately 40 minutes.
5. Is it painful?
It’s usually painless. Means and anesthetic methods of today’s medicine allow us to eliminate pain in any type of surgery.
The anesthesia we choose to perform a vasectomy is local anesthesia. The application of 2 cc of anesthetic is sufficient to achieve total elimination of pain, persisting only the feeling of touch.
6. When will I be able to get back to my usual sexual activity?
We recommend waiting 72 hours to have sex again without forgetting that vasectomy is not operational as a method of contraception until we have verified by semen analysis that the presence of sperm has completely disappeared. Consequently, sexual intercourse must be maintained using the method of contraception that the couple has chosen.
7. Is there any chance of rejoining the deferential drivers if they wanted to have children again in the future?
If possible, albeit in very few cases. A rechanneling procedure is required. Surgery involves rejoining the cut ends through microsurgery techniques. The more time passes between the vasectomy and the rechanneling, the less successful the surgery is likely to be.