What is a vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgical method of male contraception. It consists of cutting the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm from the testicle to the outside. It should be noted that it does not affect sexual function or any other aspect of male health.
It is an outpatient surgery, does not require hospital admission and is performed under local anesthesia. It is a safe and effective surgery.
What is the difference with a no-scalpel vasectomy?
No-scalpel vasectomy differs from conventional vasectomy in the technique and instruments used. It offers the same effectiveness and has certain advantages:
- No need for stitches
- Less discomfort and inflammation
- Less chance of bleeding/hematoma
- Quicker recovery
Complications (swelling, infection, hematoma, spontaneous realization) are rare.
When do the results occur?
Vasectomy does not have an immediate effect. It is necessary to perform post-vasectomy controls until we are sure that there are no spermatozoa in the ejaculate. Until the absence of spermatozoa can be confirmed, the contraceptive method that was being used should be continued.
Another fact to highlight is that vasectomy is reversible. Vasovasostomy is the microsurgical technique used to join the severed vas deferens in vasectomy. It is also a safe surgery with high success rates.
For more information contact an Andrology specialist.