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Vasectomy: Is a consultation required?

Most vasectomy providers require you to schedule an office visit to discuss vasectomy before having the procedure.
This is perfectly reasonable since vasectomy is a life changing experience.

Experts of the American Urological Association are of the opinion vasectomy patients should have a preoperative consultation.

“A preoperative interactive consultation should be conducted, preferably in person. If an in-person consultation is not possible, then preoperative consultation by telephone or electronic communication is an acceptable alternative.”
– Expert Opinion of the American Urological Association: 2012 Vasectomy Position Statement

Do you need a consultation visit?

It has long been my belief a mandatory preoperative consultation can be an unnecessary barrier for most men who are considering vasectomy. I prefer to let my patients choose what they feel is best for them because each patient has a unique and personal reason why they want to undergo this procedure.

Most men don’t make a hasty decision to have a vasectomy and take the time to be well informed about their vasectomy procedure before they ever walk into a doctors office. For others, they are simply satisfied to know it is a safe office-based procedure which provides permanent birth control. Many of these men are perfectly content walking into an office and having a vasectomy without a consultation.

Some men do have concerns about their medical conditions, risks of vasectomy, or possible complications of vasectomy. Sometimes the man is perfectly content but his female partner may have concerns. If you or your partner has concerns about having a vasectomy procedure then you should make a consultation appointment.

Your life…your decision: One visit or two!

This website has been designed to provide you with extensive information about vasectomy. I have provided in-depth insight into both the risks and benefits of having a vasectomy. If you have a high-risk health condition or have questions or concerns about vasectomy after reviewing the website then I encourage you to call and speak to staff and have your questions answered.  You are also welcome to schedule a consultation to discuss if vasectomy is appropriate for you. Essentially you are making a personal choice about your life and I think it is entirely appropriate to let you decide if you want to have a consultation visit before having a vasectomy.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Monteith prepared me mentally for the pre, during and post procedure journey. He also provided me with all the tools necessary for a comfortable recovery. I'm definitely confident in this Dr's work, and especially glad at how little pain I experienced throughout the process. It would be worth it to visit Dr. Monteith no matter what state you have to travel from, I drove from Virginia."

- J.R.

"Very comforting and knowledgeable experience not only was the staff pleasant so was the atmosphere! I drove 3 hours so i did my research. I was impressed with the information, visuals, and on hand knowledge about what the procedure was all about. I felt like an expert after i left! Not to mention the 45 min in and out time. I will be recommending this to all my colleagues thank you!"

- J.W.

"Dr Monteith, and his staff, were all very professional about my decision to have a vastectomy. They informed me of the risks, the surgery procedure, and the post-surgery care. The procedure itself was relatively painless. I would rate this as a 2/10. I highly recommend Dr Monteith; he even sent me a text message after the surgery to give me a personal update on my procedure. The procedure was quick."

- S.E.

"If you're in the market for a Vasectomy you need to give Dr. Monteith a serious look. Just compare the information on his website to the information you'll get from other options around the triangle. It's hard to get solid answers on cost, procedure and expectations up front from other offices but A Personal Choice plays no games and has great informative well designed website. Dr. Monteith makes it easy!"

- J.P.

"Excellent care. I visited Dr. Monteith for a single visit appointment on a Friday. Very clean, comfortable office. Pleasant staff. The procedure was quick and I went back to work for a little while. The only pain I experienced was soreness beginning about 4 hours post procedure, lasting for 24 hours, then subsiding rapidly. I was fine by Monday. The office checked on me twice, no problems. I would recommend Dr. Monteith to anyone.

- M.D.

Ask Us A Question!

Your questions about our services will be answered directly and promptly by our staff or Dr. Monteith. We will not respond to general medical questions or if you are a patient of another practice and are contacting us because you are not getting answers from your physician.

If you have been a patient at our center and have specific questions about your medical care you should contact the staff directly at (919) 977-5050.