No Scalpel Vasectomy in NYC
We offer no-scalpel vasectomy to patients in NYC. The procedure is done on outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where the urologist cuts the tube that carries sperm “vas deferens”. The goal of this procedure is to serve as a permanent irreversible method of male birth control. Vasectomy is very effective and much more effective than condoms or the ‘pill” in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Long term success rate of vasectomy is 99.9% after two post-vasectomy semen specimens show no sperm.
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What other options available for birth control?
There are numerous options available for birth control, including abstinence, male condom, female condom, contraceptive pills or implants for women, tubal ligation, IUD (intrauterine devices).
Would I need to use condoms after vasectomy?
Immediately after vasectomy we advise to continue using the same birth control methods used before vasectomy. Vasectomy does not work immediately as there is residual sperm that usually takes about 12 weeks to leave the reproductive tract. We require two semen analyses after vasectomy to verify that vasectomy has been successful in rendering you sperm-free before you can rely on vasectomy as the only method of birth control. While vasectomy is effective in protecting you from pregnancy, vasectomy does not protect you from infections. You may need to continue using safe sex methods such as abstinence, condom use to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
What is the recovery from vasectomy?
Most men have some mild soreness and pain for 1-2 weeks after the procedure. Most men working in office settings are able to resume work within a few days. Those men working in physically demanding positions may need to take more time off to recover after vasectomy.
Can I get sexually transmitted disease (STD) after vasectomy?
Vasectomy does not influence your risk for getting an STD. You can get a sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HPV warts and HIV if you are exposed to an infected partner. You should practice safe sex as you normally would even after vasectomy. You may need to continue using condoms or other protective barrier methods to prevent STD transmission.
Does vasectomy change sensation or orgasm? What about testosterone levels?
Vasectomy has no effect on sexual orgasm. It does not affect testosterone levels. There is no relationship between vasectomy and prostate cancers.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of men’s sexual health issues using modern effective and proven treatment methods. If you or someone you know has an interest in vasectomy, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.