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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a comprehensive list of questions that covers vasectomy
in general and specifics about vasectomy at our center.

Read the FAQs below or have a virtual video consult with Dr. Schoor.

Will it hurt – immediately or afterward?
Will it hurt – immediately or afterward?
The procedure does not hurt. At most, men describe it as slightly uncomfortable but not painful.


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What will I feel?
What will I feel?
You’ll feel pressure as the doctor holds the vas deferens still. The sensation is the same during the examination as in the procedure – slight pressure, no pain.


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Are there different types of vasectomies?
Are there different types of vasectomies?
Yes. There is the traditional vasectomy, the no-needle vasectomy, and now the newest procedure is the ProVas vasectomy.


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What type of vasectomy does the center perform?
What type of vasectomy does the center perform?
We specialize in the no needle, no scalpel vasectomy.


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Are there any complications to vasectomy?
Are there any complications to vasectomy?
Not usually. Some men (not many) experience some light bruising at skin openings and the scrotum.  The bruising typically goes away quickly. Excess bleeding is a very rare complication.  Other side-effects include mild skin separation and/or skin infection. These minor complications heal quickly and without any long-term problems. Serious complications from a vasectomy are extremely rare.


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Are there long-term side effects?
Are there long-term side effects?
There are no significant long-term side-effects from a vasectomy.


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What is post-vasectomy pain syndrome?
What is post-vasectomy pain syndrome?
Very rarely, 10 or more years after the vasectomy, a very small number of men will experience mild pain or achiness in the testicles, which is referred to as “post-vasectomy pain syndrome.”  Post vasectomy pain syndrome can be treated successfully with medications.  A very small percentage of these men choose to undergo a vasectomy reversal to treat the problem.


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Is vasectomy reversible?
Is vasectomy reversible?
While the vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control, 5% of men will change their minds after having a vasectomy and ultimately get it reversed. In the hands of a skilled vasectomy micro-surgeon, the vasectomy reversal success rates exceed 90%.


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Is vasectomy easier or harder, safer or less safe than tubal ligation?
Is vasectomy easier or harder, safer or less safe than tubal ligation?
The vasectomy is the simplest, safest, least expensive form of birth control ever developed.

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Are there medical risks?
Are there medical risks?
There are no medical risks associated with the vasectomy.


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Is there a link between vasectomies and prostate cancer?
Is there a link between vasectomies and prostate cancer?
No. No such link exists.


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Is vasectomy covered by insurance?
Is vasectomy covered by insurance?
Typically vasectomies are covered by insurance. However, coverage varies by policy. Contact our insurance specialist to determine if your procedure can be covered.


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How long does the procedure take?
How long does the procedure take?
The vasectomy procedure takes between 10 and 20 minutes.


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Can I drive myself home from the procedure?
Can I drive myself home from the procedure?
Yes, you can drive home after the procedure.


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Do I need to have spousal consent to do the procedure?
Do I need to have spousal consent to do the procedure?
No. Not only is spousal consent not required, it is illegal under the HIPAA law to demand it.


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When can I have sex again?
When can I have sex again?
You can sexual relations as soon as you feel up to it. You must use birth control until cleared by your doctor, however, to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.


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When can I stop using condoms or other forms of birth control after the vasectomy?
When can I stop using condoms or other forms of birth control after the vasectomy?
You will need to have one semen analysis four months after the procedure. If that specimen shows no sperm, then you are cleared for unprotected intercourse.


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I was told that I will be clear after 20 ejaculations.  Is this true?
I was told that I will be clear after 20 ejaculations.  Is this true?
No, this is not true.


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Some doctors get a semen analysis at six weeks. Why not your center?
Some doctors get a semen analysis at six weeks. Why not your center?
In rare cases, the vas deferens can re-connect. If this happens, it does so after six weeks but prior to four months. Therefore, one semen check at four months is the most accurate test of success after a vasectomy.


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Does the procedure ever fail?
Does the procedure ever fail?
Yes. Failure rates vary from 10% to less than 1 in a thousand cases depending on the study and the doctor. Our fail rates is in the 1/1000 range.


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What happens if it fails?
What happens if it fails?
Sometimes the failed vasectomy self-corrects but in other cases we need to re-do the procedure.


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Is there a charge to re-do the procedure in the case of failure?
Is there a charge to re-do the procedure in the case of failure?
No.


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Is the procedure guaranteed?
Is the procedure guaranteed?
If the four-month semen analysis shows no sperm, then the procedure is guaranteed… but not before this test has been done.


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Is there such a thing as a “reversible vasectomy?
Is there such a thing as a “reversible vasectomy?
The answer is yes and no. We do a vasectomy that is effective yet not totally destructive of the male reproductive tract. Destroying large segments of the vas deferens is simply not necessary and in fact does not make the vasectomy any more effective.


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