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No-scalpel Vasectomy With Dr. Monteith

The majority of my practice is devoted to female sterilization reversal but I have allocated a significant portion of my time to the provision of vasectomy.

I offer vasectomy neither because I have to nor because I am expected to perform vasectomy…I provide vasectomy because I have witnessed the impact of pregnancy and tubal ligation upon my patients.

I want to remove barriers and make vasectomy more accessible to men and couples. I know first hand what the alternative outcomes are when vasectomies are not done. This is the difference between me and many other vasectomy providers.

My Experience Shapes My Views

My experience in obstetrics and gynecology demonstrated first hand pregnancy and childbirth are both beautiful and, at the same time, dangerous. My experience revealed women bore upon their shoulders the entire burden of pregnancy and most of the burden of sterilization.

I have seen many beautiful babies born to many beautiful people but I have also seen women have significant complications from pregnancy, suffer severe health consequences as a result of pregnancy, die in childbirth or the post-partum period, and are responsible for a significant portion of the burden of having sterilization. When most vasectomy providers walk in the room to greet you they will not bring this type of experience with them.

I was determined to learn vasectomy because I felt it was an important skill to have and to be able to offer to my patients. When my colleagues learned of my desires they chided me and could not understand why I would want to provide vasectomy but most of them don’t understand who I am, what my background is, or what motivates me.

I would often inform my colleagues the first surgery most male babies have when they enter this world is done by an obstetrician. If a man has a circumcision there is a very high likelihood it was performed by an obstetrician in the early morning hours on the second day of his life. I have performed many newborn circumcisions. Not many question why an obstetrician performs circumcisions.

Vasectomy is a primary care procedure. In many parts of the world, including the United States, general practitioners perform vasectomy. One does not have to be a board certified urologist or a vasectomy specialist to perform vasectomy.

The Art of Medicine Learned The Old Fashioned Way

I initially learned no-scalpel vasectomy from a Family Medicine (general practitioner) No-scalpel vasectomy expert, Dr. Ronald Reynolds. I sought additional training with Dr. Doug Stein who is a urologist in Tampa, Florida with expertise in both vasectomy and vasectomy reversal. If you have ever driven in Florida and seen the billboards of the guy who advertises vasectomy then you have unofficially been introduced to Dr. Stein.

After becoming proficient in vasectomy, I volunteered my time performing no-scalpel vasectomy at Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina and performed over 500 of these procedures.

Through professional relationships I established while learning vasectomy I became an active supporter of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International. Through this organization, I was able to participate in international vasectomy missions to the Philippines and Kenya. On these missions I was able to partner with many other vasectomy providers of different nationalities and professional backgrounds.

During our vasectomy mission to the Philippines, I was able to become proficient with the No-needle vasectomy technique and I now exclusively offer No-needle No-scalpel vasectomy (Gentle Touch Vasectomy).

During our vasectomy mission to Kenya, I witnessed first hand how vasectomy can help improve women’s health and decrease HIV transmission within the developing world. The experiences I have gained from my participation with this organization and relationships with fellow vasectomists have been immeasurable and life changing.

During our vasectomy surgical mission to Haiti, I witnessed first hand how the impact of over-population and over-consumption of natural resources can devastate a Caribbean island and the people living there.

In the truest definition of being a physician and a surgeon, I learned my vasectomy and sterilization reversal skills not in medical school, residency, or by virtue of board certification, but, instead, by the patient’s bedside while apprenticing under skilled providers, collaborating with other like-minded physicians, and with lots of perspiration, self-study, and personal determination.

Benefits of Having Vasectomy at A Personal Choice

In 2013 I became the Medical Director of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. This allowed me to move the center from Chapel Hill to Raleigh, North Carolina and provide my sterilization reversal patients with closer proximity to Raleigh Durham Airport and better access to hotels and restaurants. The move allowed me the unique opportunity to provide vasectomy and vasectomy reversal within my own practice as I saw fit. For many reasons, I changed the name of my practice to A Personal Choice.

When having your vasectomy with me you will be able to benefit from:

  • Having a vasectomy without fear of prejudice from the provider or their office staff
  • Having an affordable vasectomy if you have a high deductible or don’t have insurance
  • Having a choice of either a pre-operative consultation or a single vasectomy procedure only visit 
  • Having a vasectomy done without a needle or a scalpel
  • Having a vasectomy that does not remove any of your anatomy
  • Having a vasectomy with an open-ended technique shown to be the most effective with the least side effects
  • Having the option to mail your semen sample after vasectomy

As a result of my background and professional experiences, I don’t place barriers in front of patients. Instead, I remove them.

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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