Vasectomy, an irreversible method

Written by: Dr. Santos Giménez Artieda
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Vasectomy is a definitive and safe surgical practice. That is why patients must be well-informed people, who have previously performed an analysis in which coagulation is studied and do not have any kind of circumstantial condition that forces them to make a hasty decision that, as a definitive method, can lead to repentance.

On the other hand, it is not a recommended method for immature people or with an altered psychological profile. In addition, in patients without children it is not contraindicated, but we must evaluate each case with a magnifying glass and request psychological reports in all these cases before carrying out the intervention.

Abstinence of 2 or 3 weeks

Because it is a urological surgery , vasectomy implies a time of sexual abstinence once the operation is done for 2 or 3 weeks. Within the recovery and evaluation of the patient is also recommended the semen of control, a semen analysis that will take place after two months as a general rule.

The risks involved in this intervention are practically non-existent. Despite this, complications such as small bruises or inflammations in the area that usually resolve with inflammatory or even spontaneously may arise.. Antibiotics are rarely necessary due to infection of the wound, and recovery is very rapid if this type of complications do not appear.


A simple process

The vasectomy usually lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. It is performed with local anesthesia through two small lateral incisions to later attach the vas deferens and the wound closes with 2 or 3 points of resorbable material. As advice to the patient the hours before entering the hospital, it is recommended that you go with the scrotum well shaved and with appropriate slip to take it collected and not loose after the intervention.


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Dr. Santos Giménez Artieda

By Dr. Santos Giménez Artieda

Dr. Santos Giménez is a prominent urologist who has over 30 years experience in the specialty. He graduated in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, and the treatments that are the highlights of prostate cancer, bladder and kidney. Currently holds consultation on the Santa Elena Clinic in Madrid.

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