Are you or someone you love considering a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal? For some, the idea of surgery involving one’s reproductive system is daunting, while for others a vasectomy (or a reversal) is a decision that’s easy to make. No matter which camp you’re in, finding the right doctor and educating yourself as a patient are keys to a successful procedure.
Whether seeking permanent birth-control or seeking to have your fertility restored, Vasectomy.com strives to help you have the best possible vasectomy or vasectomy reversal experience by connecting you with the right urologist and by giving you all the information you need to make the process as easy as possible. We’ve been doing this since 2008, making Vasectomy.com one of the longest-standing, most reputable vasectomy educational resources and urologist directories on the internet.
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When you’re ready to get a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, you need a streamlined process to help you find qualified urologists in your area, so you can save time.
To connect with credentialed surgeons near you, click the “Find a Doctor” tab in the top navigation. Type in your city or zip code, or search by state.
You’ll get a list of surgeons up to 100 miles away. Filter your results by treatment type, affiliations, gender, and language.
See each doctor’s individual profile and learn where they studied, where they’re located, how to contact them, who they’re certified by, the insurances they accept, the services offered, the procedure they specialize in, and much more. Then, request an appointment straight on the page.
Informed decision making is central to good health outcomes. Sometimes having the opinion of several doctors allows you to make the best decisions.
Use the Ask a Doctor feature to anonymously pose your question to experts from all over the country and receive timely responses from real urologists in your inbox.
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Content that expands the entirety of your journey through vasectomy or vasectomy reversal helps you and your partner understand how the procedures are performed, the latest surgical techniques, what to expect, how you’ll recover and when, and what the results or success rates may be.
You’ll also find out how your surgery stacks up to alternative birth control methods or assisted reproductive technologies.
Vasectomy is a permanent, nearly 100-percent effective birth control method that can be performed in under an hour without a needle or scalpel. Go home the same day and take about 1-2 weeks to recover.
The traditional method, which still exists today, uses a scalpel and other surgical instruments to isolate and block the vas deferens tubes that allow sperm to flow freely. But newer, less invasive techniques are now available to provide you comfort.
The no-scalpel vasectomy gets rid of the scalpel and instead uses a special clamp with sharp tips to create a small opening in the scrotal skin, and the no-needle vasectomy eliminates anxiety and pain from needle injections by using a hydro spray injector that creates a small blast of compressed air to push anesthetic medication into the surgical area.
A vasectomy reversal can be 97 percent effective in restoring sperm flow, but the procedure is more complex. Your surgeon will attempt to reconnect your vas deferens back together (vasovasostomy) or, if the tubes are blocked, connect them directly to your epididymis (vasoepididymostomy), where sperm is stored.
This can take up to 4 hours, and before having the procedure you should discuss with your surgeon the conditions for pregnancy success. Expect recovery to take the same length as a vasectomy.