As your Bellingham Urologists, we specialize in performing no-scalpel-no needle vasectomies. Our team is also highly proficient in the reversal of this procedure. Learn more by starting the conversation with our expert staff or by requesting an appointment.
A Vasectomy is a safe, popular, and effective means of male contraception in which the vas deferens is surgically interrupted on each testicular side. This results in an ejaculate free of viable sperm.
As the safety, convenience, and effectiveness of vasectomy have become well known, resulting in widespread use, many different types of vasectomy have emerged. Our Clinic typically performs no-scalpel-no needle vasectomies. The anesthesia is delivered by a spray injection and does not require a needle. This method uses a smaller incision and is therefore safer, with typically faster healing times than other methods. It does not usually require stitches.
Because this is a simple and minimally invasive procedure, a vasectomy can be performed in-office, and can sometimes only take about 10 minutes to complete! After a short recovery period, also in-office, a vasectomy patient can return home, where he should also rest and avoid strenuous activity. Normal sexual activity can usually be resumed a week or so after the procedure.
Having a Vasectomy is more than 99% effective but if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to start the conversation with our experts.
If you’ve had a vasectomy but are contemplating a vasectomy reversal, we are also a fully experienced urology clinic practicing in this area as well. With a vasectomy reversal, we can reconnect the tubes that were originally cut during a vasectomy. The chances of success for a vasectomy reversal is dependent on how much time has passed between the original procedure. If you have questions, we’re here to help.
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