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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a No-Needle Vasectomy?
Originally, the freezing used to numb the area where a vasectomy is done involved a tiny needle. Some patients would either find the needle painful or would have tremendous anxiety about it.

A better method of delivering this same liquid has been developed to make this procedure more comfortable and to reduce patient anxiety. A spray applicator placed on the surface squirts the anesthetic through the skin just deep enough to reach the vas which is positioned just beneath the skin. A few squirts are usually sufficient to "freeze" the skin and the tubes inside the scrotum. Other offices charge a fee for this technique. Our office does NOT

Is a vasectomy reversible?
The chances of successfully reversing a vasectomy decline with time. If done within a few years after a vasectomy, there is a good chance for reversal. After about 10 years, the chances are poor. The chances of reversing a vasectomy are virtually the same following either NSV or conventional vasectomy.

Vasectomy reversal is an uninsured service.

Will it "change" me?
A vasectomy has no direct effect on sexual function. The ability to obtain and maintain an erection is unchanged. There is no noticeable change in the quantity or quality of the semen. There is no effect on testosterone levels, desire or libido. And you won't be singing soprano!

How soon can I have sex after?
As will most other physical activities, we recommend waiting a full week before resuming any sexual activity.