A Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure used for male sterilization. It has become increasingly more popular over the last decade with more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choosing the procedure every year. The option is particularly well suited for those who have completed their families or who do not want to have additional children.
Its popularity can be attributed to several factors. One of the most important is that it's safe and nearly 100-percent effective without limiting the sexual experience of either partner. The procedure is also relatively painless and costs less than other forms of permanent birth control. It is usually covered by insurance. Compared to a tubal ligation in a woman, vasectomy offers more effective results, less discomfort, shorter procedure times, faster recovery periods and fewer complications.
A vasectomy prevents sperm from becoming part of the semen, the fluid ejaculated from the penis during sex. Sperm are produced in the testes and pass through thin tubes called vas deferens. A vasectomy involves the removal of a small segment of each tube (vas deferens) which results in the blockage of the flow of sperm. No glands or organs are removed and hormone production remains unaltered. Sperm continue to be produced but are absorbed by the body. Aside from the blockage of sperm, the vasectomy has no effect on a man's sexuality, sexual function or sexual experience, including erections, ejaculations or semen.
The No-Scalpel, No-Needle Vasectomy is a superior approach to the more traditional surgical vasectomy. After the skin and tubes are numbed with a spray anesthetic, a single 4-millimeter opening is made in the midline of the scrotum. Through this opening, a small forceps is passed to reach each vas deferens. Each vas is then cut and cauterized which essentially seals the end closed. Our technique requires no stitches, and the pinpoint opening is closed with a water proof skin adhesive. The No-Needle, No-Scalpel vasectomy results in lower complications, less pain, and faster recovery.
To learn more about the No-Needle, No-Scalpel vasectomy and whether it is right for you, please contact us at 214-575-9000. We invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Mootha for a consultation. Your partner is welcome and encouraged to come.
The Dallas Vasectomy Clinic - Dr. Ravi Mootha
2821 President George Bush Highway, Suite 305, Richardson, Texas 75082
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