Hemet Valley Urology Medical Center
Urologists located in Hemet, CA
If you’re done having children or don’t want any children at all, a vasectomy can provide peace of mind. At Hemet Valley Urology Medical Center, urologists Girdhari Purohit, MD, FACS, James Hendricks, MD, FACS, and the team boast years of experience conducting vasectomies on men. Using special tools and anesthetics, they perform the procedure on an outpatient basis. To make an appointment at the practice in Hemet, California, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Vasectomy Q & A
What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a form of male birth control. It's a quick, painless procedure that involves your provider cutting and sealing off the tubes that carry sperm to the stores of semen. By preventing sperm from mixing with semen, it’s possible to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Before having a vasectomy, it’s important to make sure you’re done having children. Though it’s possible to undergo a vasectomy reversal, vasectomy itself is considered permanent.
What are the benefits of a vasectomy?
A vasectomy offers various benefits, including:
- Nearly 100% effective form of birth control
- The procedure is outpatient and presents few risks
- The cost of a vasectomy is much less than female sterilization
- Following vasectomy, you no longer need to use other types of birth control
What’s more, treatment is discreet. Following a vasectomy, there are no large or noticeable scars.
What does a vasectomy involve?
At Hemet Valley Urology Medical Center, the team performs vasectomies on-site on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes, and you’re able to return home afterward.
First, you change into a hospital gown and lie down on an exam table. Your surgeon administers a local anesthetic to numb your scrotum. When the anesthesia sets in and you're comfortable, your surgeon makes a small incision in the upper part of your scrotum.
They locate the tube that carries semen from your testicle and carefully pull it through the incision. Your surgeon cuts the tube, seals it with a cauterization tool, and reinserts the tube into your scrotum.
Lastly, your surgeon closes the incision with surgical glue. Then, they move you to a recovery room for observation.
What is recovery like following a vasectomy?
Following a vasectomy, it’s normal to experience some bruising, swelling, and pain. For the first few days, follow your provider’s instructions carefully. Take your medication as prescribed and apply an ice pack to your groin to limit inflammation and discomfort. Support your scrotum with a bandage and wear tight-fitting underwear for at least 48 hours.
Recovery typically takes one or two weeks. Attend each checkup at Hemet Valley Urology Medical Center and avoid sexual intercourse or ejaculation for at least seven days.
To learn more about the benefits of a vasectomy, make an appointment at Hemet Valley Urology Medical Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.
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