Vasectomy is among the most effective forms of birth control. According to researchers, only 15-20 out of 10,000 couples will become pregnant during the first year following a vasectomy. Dr. Trotter and Dr. Mazzarella have completed many vasectomies, using state-of-the-art equipment to help men achieve control over their reproductive lives. If you live in or around Austin, Texas, call Midtown Urology Associates today to learn more.
A vasectomy works by impeding the path that sperm take as they travel from the testicles through the vas deferens, a duct which connects the testes to the urethra. That prevents sperm from entering the semen, effectively eliminating the chance of pregnancy.
A vasectomy isn't immediately effective, as there will be a number of sperm remaining in your vas deferens after the procedure. Midtown Urology Associates advises men to use a backup form of contraceptive until they have ejaculated between 15-20 times to ensure that all sperm are cleared.
Once you’ve decided to move forward with your vasectomy, there are two methods of completing the procedure. Both options use a local anesthetic, allowing you to remain awake throughout the procedure.
In the first approach, your urologist makes small cuts in your scrotum to allow access to your vas deferens. Once complete, your doctor seals the small openings with stitches or surgical glue.
In the second approach, your urologist makes a small puncture hole on one side of your scrotum and pulls the vas deferens through that opening. They remove a small portion, tie or cauterize the ends, then return them to the scrotum through the puncture hole.
Recovery takes about a week, during which time you may experience a degree of swelling, pain, and bruising in the area. You can make your recovery easier by getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous activity until the healing process is complete.
Brosectomy parties are gatherings where multiple men have a vasectomy performed together, in a relaxed setting with shared activities. These events are a growing trend and have received a great deal of media coverage.
Some men are nervous about the procedure, and scheduling their vasectomy to coincide with that of friends can be comforting. The overall celebratory environment also makes it easier to relax during the process.
Brosectomy parties feature televisions, music, food, and a comfortable setting. At Midtown Urology Associates, the possibilities are limitless, whether that means procedures during the big game or a screening of The Godfather.
To learn more, contact the Midtown Urology Associates office over the phone or online today.