VASECTOMY

Vasectomy

A Method Of Permanent Birth Control For Men

It is a short simple in-office procedure that takes less than 20 minutes. At HealthCare Now we perform NO NEEDLE NO SCALPEL VASECTOMY. Which makes the procedure virtually painless. Additionally, this method allows for quick healing and minimizes the chance of infection. Most patients can return to work within 1-2 days.

How much does it cost?

Most insurance companies will cover it in full. Call your insurance company and tell them you will be having an IN OFFICE vasectomy in the doctor’s office. Provide them with procedure code 55250; the diagnosis code is Z30.2. They will be able to give you the exact information as to whether or not there will be a cost to you
For those uninsured patients we are currently running a special rate of $399, the provided fee is paid in full before the procedure is performed.

How does it work?

Well, in the male the testicles produce sperm, the sperm travels up into the body via a tube called the vas deferens. In this procedure, we cut the tube so that the sperm can not enter the ejaculated fluid. Therefore no pregnancy can occur.

How effective is it?

In a word. Extremely! After the procedure is complete it takes about 3 months for you to use up the millions of sperm that are in your body. After that, we run a sperm check to ensure there is no further sperm remaining in the semen. Once we give you the all clear, you can have unprotected intercourse without the worry of impregnating your partner. This sperm check is important because

the literature sites a failure rate of 1 in 2000 men. That is in some cases the tubes sometimes reconnect. However we are happy to report of all the vasectomies performed at HealthCare Now, to date, we have not had a single patient that it was not fully effective on. We believe that this is due to the fact that we not only “tie the tubes” but rather we cut out a small segment of each tube, seal the ends with a cautery device and then stitch the tube ends far from one another.

What can I expect in my procedure?

First, you will lie down on the table and the genital skin will be cleaned with a surgical prep solution to fully clean and disinfect the area. Then we use a high-pressure device called a Madajet to spray the numbing medicine onto the skin. A tiny puncture is made in the scrotum skin which you will not feel.
The vas deferens (a tube that carries the sperm), is carefully brought out through this tiny puncture, at that point we remove a segment of the vas deferens, seal the ends of the tube with cautery and orient the 2 remaining ends away from one another. The same procedure is done on the other side through the same hole that was made earlier and that’s it. No stitches in the skin or anything.

Is it painful?

Most men say it is either not painful at all or slightly uncomfortable. Typically, during the procedure most men are very relaxed and carry on a conversation with me during the procedure.

Healthcare Now offers a free vasectomy consultation.