Can a No-Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?
Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, perhaps vasectomy is not right for you. Pre-vasectomy sperm banking (cryopreservation) is a good idea for almost anyone considering a vasectomy. Our Edmonton vasectomy clinic does not offer reversals.
How much does a vasectomy cost in Edmonton?
The pricing for a vasectomy in Edmonton varies somewhat depending on what uninsured services you may choose in addition to the basic vasectomy. Alberta Health covers the base price, but most men choose to pay the additional fee to get enhanced services like No-Needle Anaesthesia, Pre-Procedure Consultation by Phone, Aftercare Supply Package, and Telephone Follow-up.
When can I start having sex again?
As soon as you are comfortable, after a minimum of seven days, but remember to use some other kind of birth control until your semen analysis confirms you are sterile. Please expect to continue with your existing method of contraception for three months after your vasectomy.
How long will a No-Scalpel Vasectomy take?
On average, the whole procedure takes less than 10 minutes. It is a simple procedure that can be performed in our procedure rooms in our Edmonton vasectomy clinic. After your procedure, we recommend that you have someone to drive you home, or that you extend your stay at our clinic to be sure that your are fully recovered before driving yourself home.
What are some potential benefits of open-ended vasectomy?
In an open-ended vasectomy, once the vas tube is cut, the end from the testicle is left open (i.e. not cauterized), while the end of the tube leading to the penis is closed. Studies have suggested that this could be the ideal way to block the vas end. There may be less post-operative discomfort because there is no sudden pressure back-up to the testicles.
Where do the sperm go after vasectomy?
Your vasectomy procedure will prevent your sperm from getting into your semen, but they will continue to be produced by your testicles. The sperm will be reabsorbed into your body, the same as happens now if you don’t ejaculate regularly. There is no reason to be concerned about the disposition of your sperm after your vasectomy surgery. They will be fine. In fact, some surveys find that sperm are actually happier knowing that they will not be suddenly called upon to shoot out and take on the potential responsibility of inseminating an ovum.