Vasectomy Procedure Common Questions

Is there any discomfort?

No-Needle No-Scalpel vasectomy is virtually painless. After the procedure, you may be sore for a couple of days and should take a mild painkiller as outlined in the instructions. The discomfort is less than with
the conventional technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.

How soon can I go back to work?

regina & saskatoon saskatchewan vasectomy dr and clinicYou should not do any heavy physical labour for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner.

Will vasectomy change me sexually?

The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Your body will continue to produce the hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen.

Vasectomy won’t change your voice, your beard, your muscles, your sex drive, your erections, or your climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, the freedom results in substantially improved sexual fulfillment.

Does No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy really work?

Our success rate has been better than 99.9% which is amongst the highest in North America.

Will I be sterile right away?

No. After a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm remaining in your reproductive tract. It usually takes three months and 30 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some other form of birth control until semen tests confirm that your semen is sperm free.

Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy safe?

Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institutes of Health and by the World Health Organization, have concluded that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy is surgery nevertheless, and all surgery has some risks, such as bleeding and infection, among others. However, serious problems are uncommon.

Can No-Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?

Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, perhaps vasectomy is not right for you. Sperm banking is a good idea for almost any-one considering a vasectomy.

When can I start having sex again?

As soon as you are comfortable, after a minimum of seven days, but remember to use some other kind of birth control until your semen analysis confirms that you are sterile.

How is the Gentle Procedures Clinic different?

Our clinic’s procedures are designed to be most convenient for our clients. With our no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy service you can have your procedure with a single clinic visit, discomfort will be minimized with no-needle anaesthesia, your after-care supplies will be prepared for you, and follow up visits will be replaced with phone calls.

You will have a comfortable experience for this once in a lifetime procedure.

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What is the Comfort Package?

The Comfort Package responds to your needs in three ways:

  1. We use the No-Needle No-Scalpel technique for maximum comfort.
  2. All post-vasectomy supplies will be provided to you at no additional cost.
  3. Your post-surgery follow-ups, including semen test results, will be done by phone minimizing your travel.

Most of our patients say “I am going to do this once in my life, I want to have the simplest, most convenient and most comfortable option that is available”, and that is what we strive to offer.

How long does the procedure take?

When you come in for surgery, you will be with us for about one hour.  This includes the time to get you ready, 10 – 20 minutes for the procedure, and a period of waiting in our waiting room to ensure you are not lightheaded before driving home.

Can you give me a prescription to help me relax?

Yes, we usually prescribe Diazepam for patients who would like to take something prior to their procedure to help them relax. We find most patients do not need this. However, if you do take Diazepam, you will need a driver to come with you. Please let our doctors know if you think you might need this.

The doctor said my scrotum was “too tight”. What does that mean?

Occasionally, we have men who have very “tight” or “constricted” scrotums.

In this situation, our doctors will postpone the procedure and prescribe you Diazepam as well as ask you to soak your scrotum in a hot bath prior to coming in for your procedure the next time. This will help relax the muscles in the scrotum and make it easier to access your vas deferens and will also result in less chance of complications.

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What happens to the sperm?

The body continues to make sperm but after a vasectomy there is no place for them to go. They will die, dissolve, then get absorbed by the body. This happens in the same manner as a man who does not ejaculate for a very long time; sperm are still made but the body clears them away.