A vasectomy is a safe and effective procedure for birth control once you have decided that you do not want to have any, or any more, children. A vasectomy is a minor surgical operation that is performed in less an hour on an out-patient basis in your Victorville General Surgeon’s office or clinic. To determine which procedure is best for you, your surgeon will explain the various forms of vasectomy surgery.
Types of Anesthesia
Anesthesia is injected with a needle into the surgery area, and the patient is awake during the procedure.
No Needle Anesthesia
Anesthesia is a painless numbing application that uses a jet-injection tool rather than a traditional needle, and the patient is awake during the procedure.
General anesthesia may be used in situations where there is great anxiety in the patient. The patient is sedated during the procedure.
Types of Vasectomy Surgery
This procedure is performed by making one or two small incisions in the scrotum so that the vas deferens tubes can be cut and the tube endings are stitched, tied, or sealed. The tubes are put back into the scrotum, and the skin openings are closed with self-dissolving stitches.
No Scalpel Minimally Invasive Vasectomy
This method uses a hemostat, a sharp clamp with pointed ends, to enter the scrotum and then it is opened up. The procedure then continues in a routine manner. The result is a smaller wound, less risk of infection, and faster healing time.
Open Ended Vasectomy
In this procedure, one end of the vas deferens is sealed off, and one end remains open. While sperm will continue to flow into the scrotum, the sperm is absorbed by the body and does not travel to the ejaculatory duct. This method reduces post-vasectomy induced pain and has a faster healing time.