Vasectomy

WHAT IS A VASECTOMY?

A Vasectomy is a safe, permanent method of contraception for men who have completed their family or who have decided not to have children. No method of contraception is 100% effective, but a vasectomy is one of the most effective options available with a failure rate of much less than 0.1%. After having a vasectomy, the chances of pregnancy are around one in 2,000. The operation does not affect a man’s ability to produce male sex hormones, enjoy sex or reach orgasm.

It is considered a permanent method of contraception that involves cutting and blocking the tubes in the scrotum (the vas deferens) that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. The body then safely reabsorbs any sperm already inside the testicles over time.  At GM Urology, vasectomy is performed under general anaesthesia at the Epworth Hospital, Geelong. The procedure takes approximately 20-30mins. You will not be able to drive afterwards and will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Rest is the most important part of your post-surgery healing. Expect to spend the first two or three days off your feet, either in bed or on the couch with your feet elevated.

WHAT ABOUT DIET?

WHAT ABOUT EXERCISE/ACTIVITY?

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS?

NOTIFY GM UROLOGY or your GP if you experience any of the following:

FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT

You will need to have an appointment for 1 week after your vasectomy with the Nurse to check the incision sites and for you to collect your semen analysis kit. Once the semen analysis is completed, GM Urology will send you a letter of confirmation that your vasectomy was successful.
If you have any queries please contact GM Urology on 03 5201 7000 during business hours OR leave a message on the After Hours Urology Paging Service 03 9387 1000