5 Good Reasons for a Vasectomy

Whether you are in a committed relationship and have decided against having more kids, or you feel that fatherhood is not suited for you, you may be considering a vasectomy.

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm are cut and separated so that the sperm can no longer travel from the testicle to the penis (and therefore cannot reach the ejaculation fluid).

If you are on the fence about undergoing this procedure, Dr. Tony Nimeh, the urologist at Fairbanks Urology in Alaska  can help, answer your questions and address your concerns.

Here, these experts list five reasons why you should get a vasectomy.

1. The Procedure Is Quick & Simple

A vasectomy is a fairly straightforward procedure—Dr. Tony Nimeh will make a tiny incision in the scrotum after giving you local anesthesia, identify the vas deferens and make a small cut in it.

2. Downtime Is Short

Most people like to take the rest of the day off, but you can pretty much go back to work the next day. You can put some icing of the area to reduce pain and swelling.

3. There Are Few Side Effects or Complications

Vasectomies are over 99% effective and have a higher success rate than condoms or birth control pills. The risk of infection is lower than 3%, and less than 10% of men experience significant pain following the surgery.

4. Your Sex Life Will Absolutely Get Better. :) 

Couples see a noticeable improvement in their sex life after this surgery. A vasectomy frees you from condoms when you are enjoying sex in a committed relationship (it does not free you from STD risk however).

5. It's a nice gesture towards your wife to help her avoid a tubal ligation!

Vasectomies are much less invasive than tubal ligations. Your wife has been through the pain of giving birth to children, it's a nice way of showing her you care by helping her avoid a tubal ligation.

If you are interested in getting a vasectomy, call (907) 328-0989 to schedule a consultation at Fairbanks Urology. Fairbanks Urology is a comprehensive urology center specialized in diagnosing and treating all urological conditions from urinary tract infections to complex robotic surgery.  For a full list of services, click here