A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that makes a man permanently unable to father a child by keeping the sperm out of semen. The vasectomy procedure blocks, or closes off, the tubes (called vas deferens) that deliver sperm from the testes. This way, the sperm is never mixed with the seminal fluid. It is usually performed as a means of contraception.
About 50 million men worldwide have had a vasectomy, and approximately 500,000 men in the United States undergo the procedure each year. They are less invasive than a tubal ligation (i.e., the procedure used to prevent a woman’s eggs from reaching the uterus). Besides tubal ligation and oral contraceptives (birth control pills), the vasectomy is the most common form of birth control among American married couples.
For your comfort and convenience, vasectomy procedures are performed in our safe, private offices. Our patients find this a much more relaxing environment than being at a hospital or surgical center.