Some facts about vasectomy everyone should know about

Urologist

Dr. Cletus Georges is a is a board-certified urologist and surgeon. He obtained his specialization in General Surgery from Northwestern McGaw Medical Center, where he also finished his Urology Residency.

Dr. Cletus Georges is a member of several professional associations, including the American Urological Association, Southeastern Section of American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and Orange County Medical Society.  He also holds Fellowships at the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.

In recent months, Dr. Cletus Georges has started a series of blogs educating his readers on urology.  For this blog, he discusses a procedure called vasectomy and expounds on some important facts that people, especially men, have to know.

The procedure

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed on men for sterilization and permanent contraception.  During the procedure, the vasa deferentia are severed and tied or sealed.  This prevents sperm from making its way into the urethra, effectively eliminating any chances of fertilization of a female partner during sexual intercourse.

Where it takes place

Dr. Cletus Georges mentions that he and other doctors perform vasectomies either in a physician’s office or medical clinic.  Often, hospitalization is not required since the procedure is not all that complicated.  During a vasectomy procedure, incisions are small, and the necessary equipment is routine.

The methods

There are several ways by which a surgeon may complete a vasectomy, all of which involve sealing at least one side of each vas deferens.  To help reduce anxiety and facilitate the comfort of a patient, there is a <bi>no-needle</bi> application of anesthesia while the <bi>no scalpel</bi> or <bi>open-ended</bi> methods help to speed up a safe recovery.

The duration

Vasectomy procedures usually take less than half-an-hour to complete.  After being given less than an hour to recover at the doctor’s office or clinic, the patient can be sent home to rest.  The average time it takes for vasectomy patients to return to having sexual intercourse with little-to-no pain or discomfort is a week, Dr. Cletus Georges adds.

More notes

Vasectomy is permanent, and in some cases, may take a psychological and emotional toll on men, which is why counseling is available. The procedure is very seldom recommended to single, childless men, Dr. Cletus Georges explains.

Do you have any questions on vasectomy?  Feel free to share them with Dr. Cletus Georges in the comments section below.