Vasectomy in Dallas, TX
Over 2,000 Vasectomies Performed for Patients in Dallas and Plano Over a 25 Year Career
What is a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a form of birth control during which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are cut. When the tube is cut, there is no way for sperm to be released from the penis. This procedure is considered a permanent form of birth control, but it is possible to have a reversal surgery should the patient change their mind in the future.
Benefits of a Vasectomy
It is recommended that men in North Dallas only get a vasectomy when they are certain that they no longer wish to have children. It is the preferred choice for many couples because:
- The use of male birth control (condoms) or female birth control (pills, IUDs, etc.) is no longer needed.
- The procedure is almost 100 percent certain to prevent pregnancy.
- It is much less expensive and safer than female sterilization.
Why Dr. Moskowitz prefers No-Scalpel vs Traditional
In most cases, a vasectomy will be performed in-office and is considered an outpatient procedure. The in-office procedure is often performed in 30 min or less, and patients can drive home afterward on their own. Full-anesthesia is not required, only a local anesthetic is necessary. There are two ways to complete this procedure:
A scalpel is used to create two small incisions on either side of the scrotum. Dr. Moskowitz will remove a small section of the vas deferens. The tubes are tied or cauterized so that they are closed and can no longer transport sperm.
A no-scalpel vasectomy does not use incisions, rather, Dr. Moskowitz is able to access the vas deferens through very small holes. One benefit of a no-scalpel vasectomy is no stitches are needed for this form of surgery making recovery easier.
What is Recovery Like After a Vasectomy?
Immediately following a vasectomy, there will be bruising and swelling, but those symptoms should subside after a few days. Apply ice packs every few hours to help control these symptoms. Wear compression or tight-fitting underwear so that the scrotum is provided extra support.
Minimize activity for 2-3 days. The patient may shower the morning after the procedure. They can also return to work within a few days.
Most patients are able to return to their normal lives after one week.
When Can I Have Sex After a Vasectomy?
Wait at least one week before having sexual intercourse. Keep in mind, you may not be sterile right away. Ejaculate may still contain sperm and may continue to for several months after the procedure. We recommend you have protective sex until the 2 samples post-vasectomy are clear. The first sample is taken in 6 weeks, then another is taken 2 weeks after.
The vasectomy will not affect your sex drive and orgasms. Occasionally, men feel a slight pressure in their testicles when aroused, but eventually, that feeling will go away.
Schedule Your Vasectomy with Dr. Moskowitz in Dallas Today
If you would like to speak with urologist Mitchell Moskowitz, MD about a vasectomy, please request an appointment in Dallas or Plano through our secure online form.