vasectomy &vasectomy reversal

overview

A vasectomy is a procedure that stops sperm from being released when you ejaculate. It’s used as a permanent form of birth control.

During a vasectomy, your doctor clamps or seals your vas deferens – the tube that carries sperm from your testes to your urethra. A vasectomy won’t affect your ability to have an orgasm, ejaculate or create sperm. It just stops your sperm from mixing with your semen.

As the name suggests, a vasectomy reversal does the opposite. It reopens the vas deferens so your body can release sperm again.

services & treatment

If you’re interested in a vasectomy, talk to an Aurora urologist. Many of our specialists are experts in no-scalpel vasectomies, which use small clamps with pointed ends rather than surgical knives to seal your vas deferens. They’re equally effective and have fewer risks and complications. They also cause less bleeding and scarring. 

It will take several months for your vasectomy to be fully effective. During that time, you should use an additional form of birth control.

Vasectomy reversals are microsurgeries that allow your testes to release sperm again. They’re most often performed so that a man can father children, though some are done to treat testicular pain that develops after a vasectomy.

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