A vasectomy is a medical procedure in which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are interrupted. It’s a form of birth control in which sperm cannot be released. Men who are done having children or do not want to have children, may opt for the procedure. It is considered permanent, but it is also possible to get a reversal if you do change your mind. In most cases, a vasectomy is an outpatient procedure with a local anesthetic. Patients leave the clinic the same day. Rest is required immediately following a vasectomy, but most patients return to work within a week of the procedure.
A vasectomy is a good choice to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but it does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Another form of birth control is recommended for 12 weeks until a test ensures that there are no sperm in the semen. Before deciding to go in for a vasectomy, it’s important to keep in mind that while a vasectomy reversal surgery is an option in the future, the success rates for this are variable.
To make an appointment, please contact our vasectomy clinic in Hawkesbury online so you can come in and discuss the procedure with Dr. Jean-Philippe Bercier. Once you fill up the application online, our office will call you to schedule an appointment.