What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure usually done in the doctor’s office that makes a man sterile and unable to get a woman pregnant. It is considered highly effective, well tolerated and equally effective to forms of female sterilization.
A vasectomy is performed by blocking the tubes, called the vas deferens, through which sperm normally are transported from the testicle and into the prostate gland. In the prostate gland, the small volume of sperm is mixed with the larger volume of semen produced by the prostate. Blocking the tubes will prevent sperm from reaching the semen and being able to fertilize an egg.
The procedure takes about 30-minutes and many different techniques are utilized to achieve the same goal.
What is a vasectomy not?
A vasectomy is NOT like castration or similar to being neutered. There is no change in your sexual desire, erectile function, volume of ejaculate (‘size of your load’), risk of prostate cancer or increased risk of sexually transmitted disease.
Most men will have their vasectomy covered by their insurance and those without coverage can enjoy a very competitive price. Overall, the price of a vasectomy is considerably less and the procedure is far less invasive than those that women undergo for sterilization.
“Hubby just had vasectomy 10-5-18. It went perfect actually. The staff was great, especially Victor. And also Dr Mistry, professional and nice. He made my husband’s experience great. I think it lasted maybe 20 mins if that. They gave him a conscience IV sedation which kicked in fast and helped a ton with his anxiety. It’s been over 48hr and he’s had no swelling, no infection and he just showered. It was sore when the meds wore off but tolerable. He took his antibiotics they sent us home with. It’s been tender but that’s it. We are impressed. We definitely recommend this office and especially this doctor to anyone. Also, we were cash pay and it included so much. I can’t even say anything bad, it was all above expectations.”
– Crystal D. from Leander, TX
Why choose NAU Urology Specialists for your vasectomy?
Vasectomy sounds pretty good to most guys who are considering male birth control. That is, until they start worrying about the actual snip. You’ll be happy to know that our Austin urology group offers the “Mistry Vasectomy,” which is a whole new approach.