|What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a simple surgery which interrupts the passage of spermatozoids
by cutting the deferential ducts ending to the fertilisation capacity of the
When should one have a vasectomy?
There are many situations in which a vasectomy is appropriate. Amongst other
reasons, when a couple decides not to have any more offspring or when the
female suffers secondary effects from any type of contraceptive.
How effective is a vasectomy as a male contraceptive method?
The contraceptive effectiveness of a vasectomy is very high, between 99 –
99.5%, as it stops the migration of spermatozoids to their natural ducts. There
is only a remote possibility of a spontaneous permeability of the deferential
Is the vasectomy comparable to the tubal ligation done in females?
It is comparable because they are both safe, efficient and long-term
contraceptive methods. However, a vasectomy is simpler, much quicker and it
involves less risks.
What does the surgery consist of? Is it necessary to stay overnight in the hospital?
A vasectomy is done in 15-20 minutes and it is performed by making a small cut
of around 1- 2 centimetres in the scrotum (skin surrounding the testicles).
Once the deferential ducts are identified they are tied, cut and separated.
Finally the surgery ends with a stitch of suture.
All of the above is done under local anaesthetic, the patient feels no pain and there is no need to stay in the hospital overnight.
What does the post operative care involve?
After surgery one can carry on with his every day
duties. Usually there will be no pain and little or no discomfort.
What kind of discomfort may arise after a vasectomy? How is sexual intercourse affected?
This simple kind of surgery does not tend to create any sort of problems as it
only interrupts the access of spermatozoids. Concerning sexual intercourse, it
has been demonstrated and confirmed that due to the fact that the couple is
freed from the stress of a possible pregnancy, higher levels of satisfaction
Is Vasectomy reversible?
Nowadays, with the available microsurgery techniques, there is an 80% success
rate in the permeability of the deferential ducts if the vasectomy is done
following our technique.
A Vasectomy is
possibly the best available contraception method due to its high level of
safety, simplicity and reversibility.
is effective when the semen test carried out 3 months after surgery reveals
there are no spermatozoids.