A vasectomy is the safest and most effective type of permanent birth control for men. Plus, it can now be performed in such a minimally invasive manner that you don’t even need stitches.
In a no-scalpel vasectomy, the doctor makes a tiny puncture into the scrotal sac and spreads the skin open slightly to access the vas deferens. (This is the tube through which sperm travels from the testicles for insemination.) The doctor then pulls up the vas deferens through the puncture, severs the tube, and seals it.
With no true incision involved, there is minimal bleeding and few complications associated with this procedure. Let’s talk about the possible side effects after having a vasectomy, and where you can go here in Phoenix for world-class men’s healthcare.
Vasectomy Side Effects
Right after the procedure, you can expect mild pain, bruising, and swelling. Patients are advised to arrange for transportation following the vasectomy.
Your doctor will prescribe a pain reliever and will likely recommend applying a cold compress to the area in order to alleviate the pain and to reduce swelling. These should subside within a couple of days. As with any surgical procedure, pay attention to signs of an infection, such as a fever or discharge. If you experience any unexpected reactions, call your urologist’s office.
Rarely, men may develop a sperm granuloma, which occurs when sperm leaks out from the cut vas deferens and forms a hard, painful lump or congestion in the scrotum. This is a result of the buildup of pressure in the testes and the epididymis duct. This should resolve itself naturally, but do let your urologist know about it.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Phoenix, Arizona
The benefits of a no-scalpel vasectomy vastly outweigh any minimal and fleeting risks. It is simple, 99.99% effective, and relatively inexpensive. Be sure to choose a doctor who specializes in performing this highly advanced procedure, because an experienced urologist has a much lower chance of causing any unnecessary complications when performing a vasectomy.
Dr. Desi Avila of Ironwood Urology is a board-certified urologist and renowned vasectomy surgeon here in the Phoenix area, and he has performed many, many no-scalpel vasectomies – with a very high patient satisfaction rate. With a special focus on men’s health, Dr. Avila recommends the most effective treatments to his patients, including resolving issues from infertility to erectile dysfunction (ED) to low-T (low testosterone). Dr. Avila also performs vasectomy reversal for men who change their mind later and want to father children.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Avila, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (480) 961-2323 or by filling out our easy-to-use online request form now. We look forward to being your healthcare partner.