Vasectomy by Mackay's Leading Urologic Surgeon
Considering a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a safe and 99.9% effective contraception option for men who have completed their families or no longer wish to have children.
A small puncture/cut ("no scalpel") in the scrotal skin is used to access the vas deferens
and a short segment is removed. One end is tied off and the lumen of other end is cauterised (open ended technique). The wound is tiny which reduces pain, bleeding and risk of infection.
A vasectomy take about 20min to perform and is a day case at the Mackay Specialist Day Hospital. This can be done under local or general anaesthetic.
An expertly performed vasectomy minimises post vasectomy pain and preserves sexual sensation and ejaculation
Contact Dr Kenny Rao today and have your vasectomy performed by a specialist FRACS Urologic surgeon
Potential complications of a vasectomy
For several days following a vasectomy, the scrotum may experience slight pain and swelling. This settles with time and paracetamol or ibuprofen can help.
Other rare complications may include chronic pain, infection at the incision site, bleeding under the skin, and sperm granuloma, which is a tiny lump created when sperm leak from the vas deferens. The vas deferens can occasionally expand or re-join.
Up to 4% of individuals may initially experience pain following vasectomy as a result of back pressure from sperm buildup. Usually, this gets better after four weeks. Having prolonged discomfort after a vasectomy is uncommon but is a possibility. These people might need to get their vasectomy reversed.
Having you vasectomy performed by an expert Urologist greatly reduces your risk of having these complications.
What to expect after your vasectomy
Following you vasectomy, you should:
wear tight underwear to compress the scrotum + apply an ice pack
Avoid heavy lifting for a week
Avoid excessive hot environments and swimming
Avoid sexual activity for one week
A semen test is usually performed at 3 months following your vasectomy. It usually takes this time for all remaining sperm stored in the seminal vesicles to ejaculate or reabsorb. Alternative methods of contraception, such as condoms or the pill, must be used until a semen analysis test shows a negative sperm count.