No-Scalpel Vasectomy – Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any discomfort?
No-Needle No-Scalpel vasectomy is virtually painless. After the procedure, you may be sore for a couple of days and should take a mild painkiller as outlined in the instructions. The discomfort is less than with the conventional technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.
How soon can I go back to work?
You should not do any heavy physical labour for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner.
Will vasectomy change me sexually?
The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Your body will continue to produce the hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen. Vasectomy won’t change your voice, your beard, your muscles, your sex drive, your erections, or your climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, the freedom results in substantially improved sexual fulfillment.
Does No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy really work?
In our doctor’s hands, it has been extremely effective. Our success rate has been better than 99.9% which is amongst the highest in North America.
Will I be sterile right away?
No. After a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm remaining in your reproductive tract. It usually takes three months and 30 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some other form of birth control until semen tests confirm that your semen is sperm free.
Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy safe?
Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institutes of Health and by the World Health Organization, have concluded that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy is surgery nevertheless, and all surgery has some risks, such as bleeding and infection, among others. However, serious problems are uncommon.
Can 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. Sperm banking is a good idea for almost anyone considering a vasectomy.
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 that you are sterile.
How is the Vasectomy Montreal service different?
Our clinic’s procedures are designed to be most convenient for our clients. With online registration, you will have a telephone appointment where our doctors will counsel you on the surgery, instead of you having to come in to see us.
If you register online, you will have a telephone consultation and the necessary physical exam will be done just prior to your vasectomy surgery as part of the same visit to our clinic.
Also, all your follow up visits will be done by telephone. So, rather than having to come back to the office multiple times and dealing with the time lost from work, driving, parking, gas, waiting, etc., our staff will review your progress by telephone with you to save you all that inconvenience. Should there be any concerns identified you will be immediately asked to speak with one of our doctors and to come in for a physical exam if required. When the time comes, we will also provide you with your semen test results by telephone, which would otherwise require an in-person appointment.
Lastly, we offer a “No-Needle” vasectomy using a spray applicator. With this device we are able to administer freezing without the use of a needle. It works by using a fine stream of liquid anaesthetic powered by air pressure. This has the benefits of reducing the risk of puncturing a blood vessel, and making the procedure quicker and potentially less unpleasant – it feels just like a rubber band “flick” on the scrotum (virtually painless).
Most of our patients say “I am going to do this once in my life, I want to have the simplest, most convenient and most comfortable option that is available”, and that is what we strive to offer.