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How does vasectomy work? A simple explanation

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Vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure and can be easily performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

The vasectomy procedure can be performed in less than 15 minutes by a skilled provider and men can be back to work and sexual activity in two (2) days.

Vasectomy works by causing permanent blockage of the tubes
(vas deferens) that transport sperm to their storage areas inside the body.

If you have a basic understanding of male reproductive anatomy you can easily understand how vasectomy works to permanently prevent pregnancy.

By understanding reproductive anatomy not only will you have a better understanding of how vasectomy works but you will also have a better understanding of why many of the common myths about vasectomy are incorrect.

Each section below expands to explain key areas of the male reproductive system.

Male Reproductive Anatomy: Vasectomy Explained

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During a vasectomy procedure an opening is simultaneously made in the skin, thin muscle layer, and fascial layer of the scrotum and each vas deferens is exposed, divided, and permanently closed.

Vasectomy is intended to achieve one result: permanent birth control.

After the vasectomy the seminal vesicles must be emptied of remaining sperm and only then vasectomy can be reliably counted on for permanent and highly effective birth control.

Not All Vasectomies Are Alike

There are three major types of vasectomy: Conventional vasectomy, no-scalpel vasectomy, and minimally invasive vasectomy. For more information on different vasectomy types…

Different Types of 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.

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