For many couples, a vasectomy is a practical choice in eliminating the risks of conceiving a child. Many couples also enjoy the freedom and spontaneity of not having to use other forms of contraception.
A vasectomy is a safe and effective method of permanent contraception. It’s a simple procedure usually performed in the office under local anesthetic and only requires 24 hours recovery time at home by applying ice packs to the scrotum as needed. The procedure takes 10-20 minutes, and patients are typically in and out of the office within an hour or less. A vasectomy consultation and procedure can be completed in the same visit, and patients are able to drive themselves to and from the appointment if no sedation is used.
Nervous About the Vasectomy Procedure?
- Our physicians perform a variety of techniques, including no scalpel and single incision.
- We have the ability to provide nitrous – commonly known as laughing gas – upon request at certain Urology of Indiana locations. A nominal fee will be charged. Please request this when scheduling your appointment.
- To decrease anxiety, we can administer Valium prior to your procedure.
A Trusted Provider
The board certified physicians at Urology of Indiana Vasectomy Centers are Indiana’s most trusted men’s health providers. They perform the highest volume of vasectomies in the region – with more than 2,000 procedures performed each year.
Why Choose a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy offers many advantages as a method of birth control. It is a highly effective one-time procedure that provides permanent contraception. Unlike female sterilization, vasectomy is much simpler and less expensive with a lower incidence of complications and higher success rates.
Reasons for considering vasectomy include:
- Your family is complete and you do not wish to have any more children.
- You want to enjoy sex without worry of pregnancy.
- You and you partner have concerns about other forms of contraception.
- A future pregnancy could be detrimental to your partner’s health.
- You and your partner have decided a tubal sterilization is not the best choice.
Information About Vasectomy
You will be given specific instructions prior to your vasectomy appointment, but following are a few of the most important items. Vasectomy is not immediately effective, and appropriate contraception must be used up until you have a semen analysis that shows no sperm. It is important to complete the post-vasectomy semen analysis to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
The week of your procedure:
- Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin and other blood thinning medications.
- Remove the hair from the scrotum.
Day of your procedure:
- Eat lightly prior to your procedure.
- Arrive early to complete registration.
After the procedure:
- No strenuous activity.
- Wear supportive underwear.
- Apply ice packs to the scrotum area.
- Avoid aspirin for one week after the procedure.
- Do not submerge the wound for one week. It is ok to shower.