How long does a Vasectomy procedure take? Is it very painful?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (7)


Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

It takes 30 minutes in my hands, we use local anaesthesia and patient is quite comfortable. He walks into the procedure room and walk out without any assistance .

Published on Jul 12, 2015

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Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

It takes 30 minutes in my hands, we use local anaesthesia and patient is quite comfortable. He walks into the procedure room and walk out without any assistance .

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Memphis Office

In a relaxed well prepared patient it usually takes about 5 minutes to perform each side of the procedure. While there may be some initlal stinging of the local anesthesia, the remainder of the procedure is relatively pain free

Published on Jul 08, 2015

Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Memphis Office (View Profile)

In a relaxed well prepared patient it usually takes about 5 minutes to perform each side of the procedure. While there may be some initlal stinging of the local anesthesia, the remainder of the procedure is relatively pain free

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Marc Goldstein, MD, FACS

In hands of experienced vasectomists the No-Scalpel Vasectomy takes under 10 minutes and there is minimal pain.

Published on Jul 08, 2015

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Answered by Marc Goldstein, MD, FACS

In hands of experienced vasectomists the No-Scalpel Vasectomy takes under 10 minutes and there is minimal pain.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

About 20 minutes. Very few patients need pain meds post op

Published on Jul 08, 2015

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

About 20 minutes. Very few patients need pain meds post op

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

On average 10 to 15 minutes.
It is not painful with the patient on a little oral Valium and local injection of lidocaine.

Published on Jul 08, 2015

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

On average 10 to 15 minutes.
It is not painful with the patient on a little oral Valium and local injection of lidocaine.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Herbert W. Riemenschneider, MD

The vasectomy takes approximately 20 minutes. Using a local anesthetic, most men say that they feel very little during the procedure.

Published on Jul 08, 2015

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Answered by Herbert W. Riemenschneider, MD

The vasectomy takes approximately 20 minutes. Using a local anesthetic, most men say that they feel very little during the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD

The time of the vasectomy depends on the complexity of the anatomy and the experience of your doctor. In most cases the anatomy is straightforward, so that is usually not an issue. The times usually range from under 10 minutes to about 20 minutes.
A vasectomy should not be expected to be painful. Proper anesthesia is essential and can now be delivered without a needle.

Published on Jul 08, 2015

Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD (View Profile)

The time of the vasectomy depends on the complexity of the anatomy and the experience of your doctor. In most cases the anatomy is straightforward, so that is usually not an issue. The times usually range from under 10 minutes to about 20 minutes.
A vasectomy should not be expected to be painful. Proper anesthesia is essential and can now be delivered without a needle.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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