Vasectomy

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Tricounty Urology

Urologists located in Uniontown, PA & Waynesburg, PA

When you’re planning a vasectomy, you want only the best of the best taking care of you. That’s why you can trust Tricounty Urology in Waynesburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania, for all your male health needs. Expert surgeons Sunil Rayan, MD, and Mukul Patil, MD, use a highly refined minimally invasive technique that offers reliable results and a fast recovery. Call the office nearest you or request your consultation online today.

Vasectomy Q & A

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a fertility-ending procedure for men. It’s the most effective type of male contraception, with a reported success rate of more than 99%. In a vasectomy, your Tricounty Urology doctor interrupts or occludes your vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm, using minimally invasive methods. 

In most cases, a vasectomy is an outpatient procedure performed on-site at Tricounty Urology. The Tricounty Urology surgeons are vasectomy experts who use a refined technique that offers reliable results. You’ll receive local anesthesia for your vasectomy and have the option of a sedative if you need it. 

What can I expect after my vasectomy?

After your vasectomy, you can drive yourself home if you didn't have a sedative. The local anesthetic typically starts wearing off around an hour after your procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort, and it's fine to use pain relievers as needed. To reduce swelling and minimize discomfort, place an ice pack wrapped in a towel against your scrotum sporadically for the first 24 hours after your vasectomy.

For a few days after your vasectomy, relax and avoid walking and standing. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for a minimum of two days. Usually, it's fine to return to work in a day or two, unless your work involves strenuous activity. In general, if it causes discomfort, don't push yourself to do it yet.

Wear tightly fitted cotton briefs or an athletic supporter to support your scrotum for 1-2 weeks after your vasectomy. You can resume sexual activity a week after your vasectomy in most cases, but continue using birth control at first. 

When can I stop using birth control after my vasectomy?

Use birth control until you get confirmation of a zero sperm count. Typically, you'll collect a semen sample at home 12 weeks after your vasectomy. You'll either submit the sample to a local laboratory facility to confirm that you’re sterile. After that, you can stop using birth control.

For a minimally invasive procedure from the leading Pennsylvania vasectomy specialists, call Tricounty Urology or use the online appointment tool to request an appointment today.