Men’s health corner: An overview of the vasectomy process
Dr. Cletus Georges, a urology specialist, has stayed true to his commitment to help people everywhere. In recent months, he’s written and shared blogs on urology to help readers understand diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, and everything in between.
For today’s blog, Dr. Cletus Georges looks at the process of vasectomy.
As Dr. Cletus Georges mentioned before, a vasectomy is a surgical procedure that makes a man sterile as a means for permanent contraception. During the surgery, the male’s vasa deferentia are cut, tied, and sealed, which stops sperms from entering into the urethra. This disallows him from fertilizing his female partner during sexual intercourse.
A vasectomy not only brings physical changes to person but also changes to other aspects of the person’s life. This is why men who intend to undergo vasectomies are strongly urged to consider all the consequences of their plans.
Men have to remember that the most important fact about having a vasectomy is that it means they are surrendering their ability to have children. For this reason, potentially undergoing a vasectomy for a married man is something which should be decided thoroughly between him and his spouse.
Of course, some couples may see that they already have too many children, a vasectomy may be the best option to prevent another pregnancy.
Dr. Cletus Georges says that it’s also important to note that a vasectomy can be reversed, but as with any other surgical procedure, this would entail a cost. Most doctors advise their patients to forego having a vasectomy if the couple can find other non-surgical ways of contraception.
Dr. Cletus Georges is a urologist whose practice is based in Florida. He routinely treats conditions including bladder and kidney cancers, infertility, painful bladder syndrome, kidney stones, and serious urinary tract infections. For more about his work, please visit this page.