What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a medical procedure. Tubes (vas deferens) carrying sperm from testicles to penis are surgical cut. Once severed, this path to your partner’s egg is interrupted therefore, no pregnancy will occur.

Vasectomy is the safest, most effective method of birth control. In our experience, no one has gotten pregnant after a vasectomy. It is a permanent procedure. So, if you are 100% positive you do not want to get someone pregnant for the rest of your life, a vasectomy may be the perfect solution.

No Scalpel Vasectomy

No-scalpel vasectomy uses a small clamp poked through the skin of the scrotum and opened. The vas deferens is exposed, severed and clamped. Both tubes are treated in this single puncture. The procedure lasts 10-15 minutes. Dr. Kaminetsky has completed over 2,500 vasectomies in his office. He and his talented, compassionate staff can complete the procedure with a local anesthetic or sedation, according to the patient’s wishes. Board certified anesthesiologists are available.

Sexual drive and potency are unaffected.

Vasectomy only interrupts delivery of sperm. Hormonal function is not affected. A No-Scalpel is unlike a conventional vasectomy in that the surgeon controls the vas deferens in a less traumatic manner.

The resulting benefits of the No-Scalpel procedure include; less bleeding, a smaller hole in the skin, less pain, fewer complications.

No-scalpel vasectomy is as effective as traditional vasectomy. Because we are simply interrupting the path of the sperm, a vasectomy does not change hormonal function. As a result, sexual drive and potency unaffected.

What to Expect

There is a 30 day waiting period in the State of New York between the vasectomy consultation and the procedure.

It is also important to note, after the procedure you are fertile for a short time. Sperm count is monitored. Once we verify your semen is clear of sperm, you will not be able to get anyone pregnant. Because of this, patients must use a condom until otherwise informed.

It does not change how an orgasm or how ejaculating (cumming) feels. Semen (cum) still looks and feels the same after a vasectomy.

Risks of a Vasectomy

As with any surgical procedure, the primary risks of vasectomy are infection and bleeding. These risks are generally low.

As stated earlier, vasectomy is a permanent solution, an irreversible surgery. A vasectomy reversal cannot be guaranteed.

Also, the vas deferens can grow back together. This is called recanalization. It’s very rare and occurs in less than 0.5% of procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment

On the day of the procedure bring a jockstrap (an athletic supporter) and make sure your genital area is clean. Our staff will supply special instructions. Bring someone to drive you home after surgery.

We do everything possible to help make your vasectomy as comfortable as possible. You won’t feel much during the procedure. We’ll apply a local anesthesia to numb your testicles and medicine is available to help you relax. A slight discomfort during the numbing shot is not unusual. But overall, you shouldn’t feel much pain.

You can go home and rest right after your vasectomy. FOLLOW DOCTOR’S DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS.

Post Surgery Follow-Up

There may be some discomfort or pain after your vasectomy, but you shouldn’t be in terrible pain. You may also have some bruising and/or swelling for a few days. To ease any pain, wear snug underwear that won’t let your testicles move too much, take over-the-counter pain medication, and apply cold compress your genitals.  Don’t do any heavy lifting, hard physical work or exercise for a week after your vasectomy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vasectomy

After the vas is severed the testicles continue to produce sperm, but it is reabsorbed by your body.

By 10 weeks, 85% of men have no sperm in their semen. Once we confirm this, you are sterile. Bring a sample in for analysis around 10 weeks or 20 ejaculations.

Studies have shown no increased risks for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, or any other health effects from having a vasectomy.

Advanced Urology Centers of New York – Manhattan / Lexington Avenue

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Medical Center and a Board Certified Urologist. His work has been published in many medical journals which led to a nationwide recognition and development of various treatment schemes for patients with sexual and erectile dysfunction.

Watch Dr. Kaminetsky Perform a Vasectomy