Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
Learn more about in-office, no-scalpel vasectomy techniques at Aurora
A vasectomy is a procedure performed to prevent the release of sperm during ejaculation. The purpose of a vasectomy is to be a permanent form of birth control.
During the procedure, the vas deferens from each testicle will be clamped or sealed shut to prevent sperm from mixing with semen that is ejaculated during orgasm. A vasectomy does not prevent the production of sperm – it simply prevents the sperm from fertilizing an egg during sexual intercourse. Men who elect to have a vasectomy will still be able to achieve orgasm and to ejaculate.
Once the procedure is complete, it will take several months to be fully effective. During that time, men are advised to use a back-up form of birth control.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy at Aurora
At Aurora, many of our urology specialists perform no-scalpel vasectomies. A no-scalpel vasectomy has been shown to be just as effective as a vasectomy performed with a scalpel but with fewer risks. This procedure involves using a small clamp with pointed ends rather than a scalpel. There are a number of benefits of a no-scalpel vasectomy, including:
- Less bleeding
- A smaller hole in the skin
- Less scarring
- Fewer complications
What is a Vasectomy Reversal?
A vasectomy reversal is a procedure performed to reverse the effects of a vasectomy. Most often it is performed so the man will be able to father children again. Some men also choose to have a vasectomy reversal to treat testicular pain associated with a vasectomy.
How Do I Schedule a Consultation With a Urology Specialist in Wisconsin?
To schedule a consultation or appointment with a urology specialist at Aurora, call one of the urology offices directly. View the list of Aurora urologists.