Our urologists are experts at performing the state of the art no-needle, no scalpel vasectomy (also known as elective sterilization) in men who choose the procedure for family planning. In the United States, vasectomies are performed on about one-half million men per year, more than any other urological surgical procedure.
This surgical procedure requires only local anesthesia so you stay awake the entire time and go home afterward. We perform all procedures in our medical suite. We never send our clients to off-site surgery centers, and we don’t charge surgery-center fees.
Drs. Geib and Richman have been performing vasectomies in the Winchester areas for over a decade and have developed a reputation for outstanding results. Give us a call or request an appointment today.
How effective is vasectomy?
Vasectomy is 99.9% effective. The only birth control more effective would be abstinence. We will conduct two semen tests weeks after your procedure to verify sterility.
Will I be sterile immediately?
No, it takes several weeks for patients to become sterile and this must be confirmed with two semen analyses prior to stopping alternative birth control methods.
Is vasectomy permanent?
Vasectomy should be considered a permanent birth control procedure. Vasectomy can be reversed if absolutely necessary, however success of a reversal cannot be guaranteed.
How do I get numb with out a needle? Is there any pain?
Our approach is painless. We apply anesthetic using a high-powered spray.
"How is it a No Scalpel procedure? Don't they have to get in there?"
They do need to get in there. Instead of using a scalpel which makes a large incision, our urologists use a device that "opens" up your skin, creating an aperture usually less than 5mm round. This approach typically eliminates the need for stitches and heals faster.
What is the recovery like?
Patients are urged to return home immediately upon discharge and avoid strenuous activity or excessive walking for 48 hours. Use an ice pack 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off while relaxing in bed or on your couch for 36-48 hours. Expect mild bruising and swelling but pain should be minimal and easily controlled with Tylenol or your prescription pain medication. Most men can resume gentle sexual activity, work and exercise in 48 hours.
Do I need a ride home after the procedure?
Yes, we recommend having someone else drive you home.
Will vasectomy affect my sex life?
Vasectomy has absolutely no effect on sex drive, erection, orgasm, or ejaculation. Vasectomy only blocks sperm, and there is no effect on testosterone. Many men and women actually say that the relief from concern about pregnancy has improved their sex lives after vasectomy.
What is the risk of complications?
Vasectomy procedures are minor surgical procedures associated with minimal risk. SUS surgeons have extensive experience in performing vasectomy surgery minimizing risk even further. But, no surgical procedure is without some risk. Our urologists will take their time to discuss risks with clients during their consultation and answer all questions to the fullest extent possible.