Once a decision has been made that no further children are desired, a vasectomy can be performed in our office. A consultation, physical exam, and the vasectomy are all performed in the office. Very little discomfort is associated with the procedure. The skin is numbed with lidocaine and then a small incision is made in the scrotum. The vas deferens is isolated, tied and cut. A single disolvable suture is placed to close the skin incision. The process is repeated on the other side. The procedure only takes 10-15 minutes. A semen sample is inspected for sperm after approximately 20 ejaculations. You cannot assume that you are sterilized until the semen analysis is cleared of sperm, dead or alive. You must continue your current contraception until you are clear. We ask that you stop using any aspirin or blood thinners 7 days before the procedure.
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