Vasectomy

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Why should I choose Minnesota Urology for my vasectomy?

Men are more comfortable coming to our specialists rather than their regular doctor for a vasectomy, and here’s why:

The vasectomy procedure has improved greatly and has become less invasive, which leads to faster recovery times and minimal bleeding.

The complication rate for vasectomies is very low. Our male patients appreciate that one of our physicians will be available to handle any post-procedure medical complication, should one arise.

What is a no-scalpel vasectomy?

A no-scalpel vasectomy does not involve a scalpel, though a small opening is still necessary. Special instruments mean less manipulation of delicate tissues. Unlike a conventional vasectomy, there is no cut made with a scalpel.

In a no-scalpel procedure, the doctor:

Because the skin puncture is much smaller than a conventional incision, it will close quite quickly. Suturing is optional.

Whether it is a conventional vasectomy or a no-scalpel vasectomy, the basic principle is the same: to obstruct the flow of sperm from the testicle through the vas deferens for the purpose of elective sterilization.

The out-of-pocket cost for a standard technique vasectomy or a “no-scalpel vasectomy” at Minnesota Urology varies depending on your insurance coverage and the level of your deductibles, but most men are surprised at how affordable this procedure is.

Vasectomy is a long-term, low cost choice for contraception and should be considered permanent. It removes the risk and uncertainty of unintended pregnancy just as tubal ligation does for women, but without the additional cost, and discomfort associated with that more-invasive procedure.

One initial visit is needed as a consultation, and then the procedure will be scheduled.

When you come in for your initial visit, we will gather some basic medical information and perform a brief exam. It is a good idea to have your spouse/partner accompany you for this consultation to make sure that their questions are answered as well. Your vasectomy would be performed during your second visit. Although typically performed in the office using local anesthesia, a sedative or anesthetic can be used.

Most people take the rest of that day off from work and some take an additional day to rest and recover as well. Placing a cold pack on the area helps speed recovery.

After your initial appointment we will be able to give you an estimated cost based on your insurance.

In rare cases when your vasectomy is deemed a complex case, we may determine the procedure needs to be done in a surgery center or hospital. If that’s the case, there may be additional third-party charges for the hospital, anesthesia or pathology.

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