At Blessing urology in Quincy, we perform vasectomy right here in the office as a minor outpatient surgery.
What to Know About Vasectomy:
About 500,000 men get vasectomies in the U.S. every year. It is generally an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia.
With vasectomy, the urologist cuts the vas deferens, the duct that brings sperm from your testicles to your penis. After a vasectomy, your body still makes sperm, but the sperm does not reach the penis.
Vasectomy is a very effective means of birth control, but it is not immediate. A vasectomy still leaves a number of sperm "in the pipeline," which takes a certain number of ejaculations to clear. Your urologist will analyze your semen to check for sperm several weeks after your vasectomy. Until your semen is sperm free, you should use other forms of birth control.
Experience the Blessing Difference: Vasectomy
While vasectomy is a routine procedure, we offer personalized care to any man who comes to Blessing for his vasectomy. Our urology program offers:
Specialist care: Blessing’s urology program is led by a fellowship-trained urologist. This designation means several years of additional, specialized training in urology. Experience like ours matters, especially when you are considering a procedure such as vasectomy.
Outpatient treatment: We perform vasectomy under local anesthesia, right here in the doctor’s office. We make the procedure as easy for you as possible. We keep your number of visits to a minimum and have you in and out quickly.
Careful follow-up: A vasectomy is only as effective as the follow-up. We make sure that you understand when you need to see us again for sperm analysis. We also give you specific recovery instructions to follow. Following the instructions helps most men recover very quickly and get back to work and regular activities within a few days.
To schedule an appointment with a Blessing urologist or refer a patient, please call (217) 214-3460.