Vasectomy

If you have been blessed with all the children you and your spouse want or need you may be looking for a permanent contraception. Because this is a serious decision you and your spouse may want to talk to you physician to decide if a vasectomy is the route you want to take. It is important that both you and your wife agree and understand a vasectomy is considered a permanent contraception. If there is no medical reason for you to have no more children and you are both young it may be a decision you want to postpone for a few years. Outpatient Services East has professional who can answer all your questions.

So exactly what is a vasectomy? Good question. You may know the outcome of the vasectomy but not what the procedure involves.This is a surgical procedure for male sterilization. The procedure involves the male vas deferens being severed and tied or sealed in a manner to prevent sperm from entering into the seminal stream (ejaculate) and thereby preventing fertilization. A vasectomy can be performed in a facility such as Outpatient Services East. Hospitalization is not normally required because the procedure is not complicated. The incisions are small and the necessary equipment routine.

Your surgeon knows there are several methods that can be used to complete a vasectomy procedure. With each method he/she will seal at least one side of each vas deferens. To, hopefully, reduce anxiety and increase comfort for the patient an anesthesia is used. Men who have an aversion to needles can consider a “no-needle” application of anesthesia. Some feel that the “no-scalpel” or “open-ended” techniques help to accelerate recovery times and increases the chance of healthy recovery.

The vasectomy is considered to be a simple surgery. Of course when you are the person having the surgery no procedure is felt by you as simple. Most of the time a vasectomy takes less than thirty minutes to complete. You will stay at the facility for a short recovery. The recovery time is also usually less than an hour. The patient can then go home but will need to rest. As with any procedure where anesthesia is used the patient must have someone with him to drive him home. As this procedure is minimally invasive, many vasectomy patients are able to resume their typical sexual behavior within a week with little or no discomfort. Your surgeon will discuss with you when you can return to work and resume other activities. As we keep stating, a vasectomy is a simple procedure. But it is considered surgery and you want to be sure you take care of yourself in order to reduce the chances of any complications.

You and your spouse need to understand that this procedure is considered a permanent method of contraception and is not easily reversed. We suggest you have a medical staff member counsel and advise both you and your wife. You need to discuss how the long-term outcome of a vasectomy might affect you both emotionally and physically. Young men are not often encouraged to have a vasectomy. This is because their chances for biological parenthood are thereby more or less permanently reduced to almost zero.
To discuss your interest in having a vasectomy call Outpatient Services East. Phone: 205-838-3888.

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