Vasectomy Procedure in Atlanta
Vasectomy is a popular form of male contraception or sterilization utilized by 500,000 men annually in the US and many more world-wide. It is a minimally invasive and quick procedure that does not require general anesthesia.
During the procedure, Dr. Kapadia will provide you a local anesthetic and keep you comfortable at the outset. He will identify the vas deferens tube (one on each side) in the scrotum that transmits sperm from the testicle to the penis. The tubes are carefully elevated through a tiny opening in the skin of the scrotum, and disrupted.
Most specialists perform this procedure in clinic or in a procedure center. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to perform. Most men are able to drive to the procedure and drive home after the procedure.
Are there multiple ways to perform the procedure?
“There is more than one way to skin a cat.” It is true that there are few ways to perform this procedure. All forms have an equally reliable rate of success.
Dr. Kapadia will make single, pin-point opening in the scrotum along the midline and access both vas tubes to perform the vasectomy. When the two ends are disrupted, he may use a suture tie, clip and/or electrocautery to ensure the two ends do not rejoin.
Dr. Kapadia may make a single or two small incisions in the scrotum (one on each side) to perform the procedure in the identical way, as described above. Needless to say, you should not experience any difference in the two procedures that carry an equal success rate.
What is the recovery after a vasectomy?
I ask all of my patients to be a “couch potato” for a 1-2 days, and generally take it easy. You may return to work, but I would recommend that you perform light duty for 2 days.
In addition to limited activity, I recommend the use of an athletic supporter (jock strap) or tight fitting underwear along with ice-packs over clothing. I also recommend men avoid squatting, heavy lifting, bike rides or any straddle activities for 7-10 days. Resume these activities as you feel more comfortable.
I also ask that you avoid sex or masturbation for 7-10 days!
Am I ‘good to go’ after the procedure ?
Men are not considered sterile right after the procedure. Sperm are highly resilient, and can reside in the ejaculatory system for long periods. It can take 2-3 months to completely rid the ejaculatory system of sperm!
Studies show that most men will be clear in 2-3 months or approximately 30 ejaculations. Therefore, I will ask that you submit a semen sample for testing approximately 2 months after the procedure.
Until then, I strongly advise that you continue to use your preferred method of contraception.
Will sex feel different after a vasectomy?
The short answer is NO. While you are recovering from the procedure, it is normal to experience soreness, pain, or pressure. However, you should NOT have any permanent pain, discomfort, or change in sensation in the groin or scrotum after recovery.
How will the vasectomy affect my climax or ejaculation?
Sperm makes up only about 5% of ejaculated semen. Therefore, men will not notice any significant difference in the ejaculate volume. Similarly, a vasectomy should also not affect your ability to climax.