Before Your Vasectomy

The first step is of course to ensure that you have made a fully informed and considered decision. Please review information on our site and elsewhere and proceed only if you feel confident and happy with your choice.

Patient Instructions Before Vasectomy

before vasectomy prep and planningYou will have a telephone or in-clinic consultation with our doctor prior to your surgery date. If you register online you will have a phone consultation, or you can book an in-person consultation appointment if you prefer.

Once the consultation is complete your surgery date will be scheduled and it is important that you follow the instructions below. Please also review the After Vasectomy information so you know what to expect after the procedure.


The Week Before

For one week prior to your surgery date, do not take any Aspirin or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naproxen, Diclofenac, etc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is acceptable.

Two Days Before

Two days prior to your appointment, please call us to confirm your vasectomy at

The Day Before

Please avoid any alcohol the day before the procedure.
Please shave the underside of the penis and front wall of the scrotum the day before the procedure. Avoid dry shaving; do it while showering.

The Day of Your Surgery

On the day of your surgery eat a normal breakfast or lunch, as those who don’t are more likely to become lightheaded.

Take 2 tablets of extra-strength Tylenol just before leaving your home for the clinic.

Wear light clothing because it will be warm in the room, and wear clothes you won’t mind getting some iodine (disinfectant) on.

You will be asked to come 15 minutes before your actual appointment time.

In Clinic Preparations

Our staff will usher you into one of the surgical rooms.

You are not required to fully undress; you just need to lower your pants, lie back on the table and relax.

One of our staff will place an elastic band around your penis to bring it out of the operative field, wash the scrotal area with iodine solution and place surgical towels on your body.

One of our doctors will administer the anesthetic. It is then time for the actual vasectomy, which takes just a few minutes, with some variation depending on your anatomy.