What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a minor surgery that blocks the tubes that carry sperm to the penis. It is a safe and effective form of contraception with a very low failure rate. During a vasectomy, a surgeon makes two small incisions in the scrotum and blocks the vas deferens. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. After surgery, men experience mild discomfort and swelling in the scrotum for a few days, and most men return to work and normal activities within a week.

If you are considering a vasectomy, First Urology of Schneck Medical Center offers experienced and compassionate urologists who can work with you to determine if it is the right choice for you and your family. We offer both conventional and no-scalpel vasectomy procedures. Both procedures are safe and effective, and our urologists will help you choose the best option for you.

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