Vasectomy: What you should know

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The testicles produce sperm that passes through two tubes called the vas deferens to the urethra.

Vasectomy involves cutting and blocking the vas deferens. By doing this, the semen ejaculated during sexual intercourse no longer contains sperm.

At Montreal Urology, our expert Dr. Shuker uses the no-scalpel vasectomy technique. Unlike the so-called conventional vasectomy, which requires two incisions and the use of a needle and scalpel, the no-scalpel vasectomy requires neither of the latter. Dr. Shuker gains access to the vas deferens by making a tiny opening. There are many advantages to a scalpel-free vasectomy including: less pain, less risk of infection, and faster healing. If your work does not require any strenuous physical exertion, you will be able to return safely 48 hours following the procedure. If that isn’t the case, you will need to rest for about a week.

No-scalpel vasectomy procedure

The no-scalpel vasectomy is performed under local anesthesia. The doctor uses a micro-needle that is roughly the size of a hair. You will feel almost no pain during the procedure. Using a special tool, the doctor makes a tiny opening in the scrotum (the pocket of skin that surrounds and protects the testicles) and removes the vas deferens. These are then blocked and cut. No stitches are required.

The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes, but you should plan for a 25-to-30-minute appointment. At the end of the procedure, we will give you a container and an instruction sheet for a spermogram to be taken 2 to 3 months following your vasectomy.

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