Docteur Jean-Philippe Bercier BSc, MD, CCFP





Nutritional Guide for Effective Recovery After a Vasectomy 

Reality is that getting ourselves well after a medical procedure demands more than a good night’s sleep. It requires good nourishment, which is particularly important for our bodies to heal. Those who have undergone a vasectomy must have a balanced diet prescribed to heal better. This text provides tips on what to eat after having your vasectomy: to speed up your recovery.

The Role of Balanced Nutrition in Post-Procedure Recovery 

Following your vasectomy, make sure you are doing all you can to restore your body to good health, including a sound diet. Concentrate on getting a variety of nutrients into your mouth and, consequently, into your body. The essentials, of course, are key vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C-rich foods such as oranges, kiwis, green leafy vegetables, or baked potatoes, can aid you in this immune-boosting and tissue-healing regard. Beef, spinach, and pumpkin seeds make good choices for zinc (tissue healing). 

Protein is crucial in healing up the tissue injured during surgery It would be good to have extra lean protein at each meal to help in the healing process following vasectomy surgery, as well as to assist you in maintaining muscle mass during the recovery process. Get this through chicken, fish, tofu and beans. 

Hydration: A Keystone of Recovery 

Water is your best friend – take a lot! Good hydration helps keep vitally important biological functions and the healing process going well as it flushes out waste products and helps to bring nutrients in. Have eight to 10 glasses of water a day – and remember that drinking herbal tea is a great way to drink more fluids. Caffeine and alcohol out you before you can jump off. 

The Role of Balanced Nutrition in Post-Procedure Recovery  

Following your vasectomy, it’s crucial to support your body’s recovery mechanisms through your diet. You want to consume a diet that is good for all the body’s tissues, which means getting a decent range of nutrients in general. You want foods that will support tissue repair (and general health), and vitamins and minerals generally contribute to that. Vitamin C is particularly abundant in oranges, kiwi fruit and leafy green vegetables, and supports the immune system. Zinc is especially helpful for tissue repair, and can be found in beef, spinach and pumpkin seeds. 

Protein is also helpful in healing the tissues that were damaged from the vasectomy surgery itself. Try to eat some with every meal. Chicken, fish, tofu, and beans are all good sources of high-quality, lean protein that can help you regrow damaged tissue and prevent muscle loss during your period of recovery. 

Hydration: A Keystone of Recovery  

Water is your best friend during the recovery period. Adequate hydration aids in maintaining important biological functions and the healing process by removing toxins and transporting nutrients. Aim for eight to ten glasses of water per day and remember that herbal teas are an excellent method to enhance your fluid consumption. Caffeine and alcohol should be avoided because they can interfere with hydration.  

Personalized Dietary Advice from Your Healthcare Provider  

While these suggestions are helpful, each person’s needs vary, especially after a procedure like a vasectomy. It is critical to receive specialized counsel geared to your specific health needs. Consider Clinique Vasectomie’s post-procedure care guide for comprehensive support, including thorough food advice.  

Preparation for Your Vasectomy: Nutritional Considerations  

Vasectomies aren’t any more painful if you’re feeling anxious, that’s for sure. Mentally preparing can also be important, but it turns out you may want to do some nutritional preparation as well. As you can imagine, the more nourished and hydrated you can make your body, the better the procedure will go and the easier your recovery. Here are some tips on preparing nutritionally: preparing for your vasectomy at Clinique Vasectomie. 

By implementing these nutritional recommendations, you provide your body with the resources it needs for a faster and less complicated recovery. Remember that your nutrition is an important component of your recovery process, influencing not just your physical healing but also your general post-procedure health. 



Colin LumsdenColin Lumsden
20:45 21 Mar 24
Great experience, on time, ready, clear and the receptionist was outstanding. The "blue balls" upon exit was a great touch to add an element of fun to the experience. Highly recommend Dr. Bercier and team!
Corey LecoursCorey Lecours
19:53 21 Mar 24
Great care from the staff
19:38 21 Mar 24
terry luterry lu
23:50 20 Mar 24
I would highly recommend Dr Bercier. They are very well organized there and I was in and out in 15 to 20 mins.
Kevin AmesburyKevin Amesbury
20:20 20 Mar 24
Great service, quick turnaround and excellent communication. I recommend this clinic to everyone I know. Truly a cut above the rest!
Dave TurnbullDave Turnbull
21:26 07 Mar 24
Fast, efficient, business friendly, professional, and painless. Great work. Just follow their instructions regarding before and after procedure and all will be fine. That's how I see it.
Chris ClairmontChris Clairmont
21:50 06 Mar 24
I was very hesitant to book and honestly a little frightened. Upon showing up it was very thorough , very fast and felt absolutely nothing . Leave your pride at the door , and get it on the way out . I had over thought the process , and it was really done before I knew it .I did feel the after care amount of 170$ was quite steep as I feel most of which should be covered under ohip , 50$ for the glue he used? , 12$ for 2 condoms ? Was made mandatory to pay before but on the after care sheet was stated as an option .all in all , I am happy it’s done . And anyone looking to book , know it was a real easy , painless procedure .
Francois DubeFrancois Dube
21:05 06 Mar 24
My appointment was at 10:20, I got there a 10 and at 10:22 I was in my car riding back home. Professional, quick and effective procedure. Did not feel a thing while the doc was performing the vasectomy. 100% recommend this place.
Create , incredible... Make easy service ! The Doctor was relax and very professional! The attitude and the overall atmosphere was very noice and casual
Andre ComtoisAndre Comtois
16:37 06 Feb 24
This clinic is great. They've really perfected the craft. In and out, takes longer to sign in than it does to get the procedure done. Procedure was painless. And I left with no risidual pain either. A big thank you to Dr. Bercier and his team.Note - As part of your mental prep for this procedure, make sure you know what music you want to have playing while it happens. Or else you may end up hearing The Dixie Chicks when you really don't want to hear them.
The best!!!! If I could do the operation again, I would do it again without hesitation! Dr Bercier is the doctor of the situation, my Doctor, our Doctor quite simply! In addition, its painless technique is positioned from afar, in the allegorical floats, in front of the parade, whatever. 🙌🙌🙌🙌Dr Bercier, THANK YOU
My vasectomy with Dr. Dumais went very well. I was worried, but she told me to settle down and not to worry. Well, without other options, I settle into my greatest vulnerability. No discomfort or pain felt. According to some reviews, the post-op kit contains unnecessary items. This is not the case. I try to add a photo of the work, but it doesn’t work :/ Thank you Dre Dumais
Vasovasostomy by Dr. Bercier. Efficient, professional and dedicated. Strongly recommended!
Mike VetteseMike Vettese
02:13 12 Oct 23
The staff and Dr Bercier have created a very calm experience. In and on within 15 mins and the actual procedure was seriously 2 mins. Best in the biz!
Maxx LMaxx L
00:12 06 Oct 23
Amazing. In and out in 20 minutes. Healing is going very well. Hardly feel a thing. In all honesty it's pretty nice to get a few days just to relax. Keep it up!
Rob CarterRob Carter
21:19 02 Aug 23
Had my vasectomy performed by Dr Dumais, who has taken over for Dr Weiss who has since retired. She was absolutely excellent. Great bedside manner, clear explanations of what was happening and any potential discomfort that might be felt during each step. Entire procedure from freezing to finish took under 10 minutes.Before beginning Dr Bercier confirmed my age (31), that I had no children, and that I was 100% certain I never wanted to have any (and that my partner felt the same way). She reiterated that while surgical reversal is sometimes possible, the procedure should be considered permanent.Nurses/office staff were friendly and efficient. Got up from the table a bit too quick and ended up sitting down in the chair and fainting. They were right on top of things and immediately went into their usual routine for when those things happen. We had a little chuckle about it, and at no point did it feel weird or judgemental which I very much appreciated.A couple of other notes based on some things mentioned in a few other reviews here:- Total out of pocket fees are $170, consisting of a $20 deposit and $150 on the day of the procedure. Those costs are detailed in the attached photo of the “Pre and Post Vasectomy Kit”. As detailed on the page patients can choose to pay only for the specific items/services they want, and they also give you a week post-procedure to request a refund and pay only for the needed items. This information is not provided anywhere before going in, so most will just pay the $170 and be done with it. While some of these costs are certainly quite highly inflated, they do help make up for the fairly minimal compensation the clinic receives from OHIP for each procedure.- Website is a bit of a mess, although most of the important bits are easy to find (and all the most important info is attached to the emails you’ll get). Specifically one thing they have changed is that you do *not* need to travel to the office to pick up your vasectomy package before the procedure! You are given it after your appointment just before leaving.- To the few complaining about pain/discomfort lasting more than the first week and “not being made aware of the risks”… did you not bother to fully read through the documentation available both on the website as well as repeatedly sent to you in the emails? All of the risks and rates of various complications are explicitly laid out in advance. Every body is different, and there is a small chance of a variety of complications. Choosing to ignore the provided information and then complaining that you wouldn’t have gone through with it if you knew is just ridiculous.One last recommendation for the doctors here: I highly recommend investing the few thousand dollars towards having a professional web design company re-build you a new website from the ground up. The current site is a mess, particularly on modern phones, and this is something that will radically improve the patient experience.Edit 2023/10/24: Wow, the new website is looking great!
Gaignun KukaiGaignun Kukai
03:43 18 Jul 23
Dr. Valerie Dumois did my vasectomy, and she was really quite kind willing to answer questions. It was for the most part painless and the pain you feel is minimal. Reception was also pretty great they answered all my questions to male sire I heal properly. Was great meeting them all and doing it the modern way or a scalpel and needle is definitely in every males favour. Thank you so much for being such great people
Garlic Jr.Garlic Jr.
18:19 06 Jul 23
Half an hour to my appointment they told me to wait outside(35 degrees celcius) until exactly my appointment. Dr. Bercier if you can call him a doctor had the most rude and disrespectful attitude I've had from a doctor. I asked him three questions to which he said he didn't care. During the procedure I simply asked how long does it take and he replied with "How long do you think it takes? Did you see me with the other patients?" I think his attitude was racially motivated because I'm not French. Don't come here! Go somewhere else!
19:58 19 Jun 23
Great clinic, 5 stars all around. Leading up to the appointment they provide you with fantastic information that explains everything in detail. Great communication, super organized, friendly and professional. Everyone from reception, to the nurse, to the doctor - all were pleasant, efficient, and professional. It was a huge piece of mind. The doctor played my choice of music during the procedure. It was practically painless, with only minor discomfort for a brief moment, and it was quick. I am now recovering comfortably with very detailed instructions about how to enhance my recovery. Thank you Dr. Weiss and Dr. Bercier! Highly recommend.
Louis KearnsLouis Kearns
16:14 28 Apr 23