The pre-eminent Dr. Parviz Kavoussi performs vasectomy in either of our south vasectomy Austin, TX offices with a no-scalpel technique. Widely recognized as a leading specialist in his field, Dr. Kavoussi has an expertise in this procedure and wrote the textbook chapter describing how vasectomy is performed along with other scrotal surgeries, in what is considered as the “Bible of Urology” by urologists worldwide: Campbell-Walsh Textbook of Urology, 10th edition. Dr. Kavoussi has been performing this procedure at astonishing success rates for many years and often appears on Fox News, ABC, NBC and CBS to discuss his expertise. Austin vasectomy patients, and patients from beyond the Texas area, can expect to be personally treated by Dr. Kavoussi himself in either of our south Austin, Texas office.
Schedule a Private Consultation with our Vasectomy Austin, TX specialist today! Call (512) 444-1414 or request an appointment online.
Frequently asked questions about vasectomy:
What is a vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a minor procedure performed to block the sperm, which are produced in the testicles, from getting into the semen, as a method for contraception.
How commonly are vasectomies performed?
Every year in the United States alone, about 500,000 men undergo vasectomy.
What is the no-scalpel technique?
The no-scalpel technique utilizes spreading instruments rather than cutting instruments allowing for the preservation of important structures surrounding the vas deferens. This has been shown to significantly decrease the rate of infection, discomfort, and hematomas (bleeding) when comparing this technique to the traditional vasectomy. This technique also allows men to resume sexual activity sooner than the conventional technique and the operative time is shorter.
What kind of anesthesia is used?
You will be offered a prescription for Valium to take 30-40 minutes before the procedure time. This will help you relax and minimize anxiety about the procedure if you choose to take it. The options are taking the Valium along with administration of local anesthesia versus local anesthesia alone. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area where the procedure is performed.
How long does the procedure take?
On average, vasectomy in our Austin, Texas clinic takes about 15-20 minutes but may vary depending on the man’s anatomy.
What is the success rate of vasectomy as a form of contraception?
Vasectomy is a very safe and effective form of contraception for men. The technique of tissue interposition, sewing tissue between the cut ends of the vas deferens, decreases the odds of the two ends ever growing back together to result in the return of sperm to the semen, to less than 0.5%. This essentially places a barrier between the two divided ends of the vas deferens to decrease the risk of failure as low as possible.
How should I prepare for my vasectomy?
We recommend wearing comfortable loosely fitting shorts or pants to your appointment.
Shaving the hair off your scrotum on the morning of your vasectomy appointment will be helpful. However if you are not comfortable doing so, it will be done for you prior to the procedure.
It is advised to stop the following medications for five days before your vasectomy: Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, and Aspirin. Prior to your vasectomy, Tylenol may be used for discomfort.
Contact the office at (512) 444-1414 ext 2 if you take blood thinning medications such as Coumadin, Plavix, Aggrenox, Pradaxa, Ticlid, Persantine, Dipyridamole, or Lovenox, in order to be given direction prior to the vasectomy.
You will need a driver to bring you to and from the office on the day of the vasectomy.
What do I need to know for after the vasectomy?
After the numbing medicine used during the procedure wears off, some swelling and soreness can be expected. This is normal.
You will be asked to not lift anything heavier than 10 pounds or to partake in any strenuous activity for seven to 10 days following the vasectomy.
You should use ice on your scrotum for the first 2 days following the vasectomy, approximately 20 minutes with ice on and 20 minutes with ice off. Swelling is the main source of discomfort after vasectomy and icing your scrotum will help in minimizing any soreness and swelling.
You will be asked to stay off aspirin or aspirin products for three days after the procedure. If you take these types of medications regularly, discuss it with the doctor at your initial visit.
We recommend wearing tight fitting underpants for the first one to two weeks following the vasectomy.
Do not be alarmed if there is some bleeding from the punctures in the skin of the scrotum, as this is common.
On average, most men will completely recover within a week and some return to work a day or two after the procedure as long as the work does not call for heavy lifting or physically strenuous activity.
Call us at (512) 444-1414 ext 2 with any questions or concerns.
A prescription for narcotic pain medicine will be offered after the vasectomy. If you require this, do not drive or operate heavy machinery while on this medication.
When will I know we can stop using contraception?
You will have a semen analysis performed 8 weeks following the vasectomy and will follow up for an examination and review of the results once they are received by the doctor. Do not consider yourself sterile until the results have been reviewed with you and you are told that you may stop contraception.
Will orgasm or ejaculation change after vasectomy?
Ejaculation and orgasm are typically not affected by vasectomy. The sperm coming from the testicle makes up only an extremely small amount of the semen volume, so there should not be a noticeable change in ejaculate volume either.
Can I develop erectile dysfunction from a vasectomy?
An uncomplicated vasectomy will not cause erectile dysfunction.
Schedule a Private Consultation in either of our two Vasectomy Austin, TX clinics today! Call (512) 444-1414 or request an appointment online.