If you’re considering a permanent form of contraception, vasectomy is a safe, effective solution. Bellingham Urology Group in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, Washington, specializes in minimally invasive no-scalpel-no-needle vasectomies for a speedy recovery. The practice’s board-certified urologists are also highly proficient in vasectomy reversal. Call Bellingham Urology Group today or book an appointment online to learn more or arrange your no-scalpel vasectomy.
A vasectomy is a safe, effective form of male contraception. It involves blocking the vas deferens — tubes that transport sperm from your testicles into the semen during ejaculation. This results in ejaculation containing no viable sperm, preventing pregnancy without affecting your sexual experience.
Bellingham Urology Group typically performs no-scalpel-no-needle vasectomies. You still get an anesthetic, but your urologist uses a spray injection that doesn’t require a needle. They also make a micropuncture rather than an incision with a no-scalpel vasectomy, reducing tissue damage. The wound, which is only a few millimeters wide, is so small it does not require a stitch or any special wound care. The approach is safer, leads to fewer complications, and heals much faster.
Vasectomies are over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, unless you’re in a monogamous relationship, you’ll still need to use condoms to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
You might want to consider a no-scalpel vasectomy if you’re looking for a long-term form of birth control.
Contraceptive options for men are limited, so pregnancy prevention tends to fall to the woman. If you’re sure you don’t want more (or any) children, vasectomy offers a simple, proven way of avoiding conception.
Vasectomy is particularly popular with men in long-term relationships, but it’s suitable for anyone who doesn’t want to be a father in the future.
Because no-scalpel vasectomy is simple and minimally invasive, your urologist can perform the procedure in-office. It often takes just 10 minutes to complete, after which you remain on-site for a short recovery period before going home.
You should rest and avoid anything strenuous, including sex, at first. Most men can resume regular sexual activities a week after their no-scalpel vasectomy.
If you have any kind of vasectomy, you should consider it a permanent procedure. But Bellingham Urology Group understands that people’s circumstances can change, so they offer vasectomy reversal.
Reversal involves reconnecting the vas deferens tubes, a far more complex process than cutting them during a vasectomy. The chances of a successful vasectomy reversal largely depend on how long ago you had the original procedure.
If you have any questions about no-scalpel vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, Bellingham Urology Group’s experienced urologists are happy to help. Call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.