Vasectomy - Toronto Safe Circumcision Clinic

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Arranging a Vasectomy

We advise that you first discuss the procedure with you primary physician who should send a referral to our office. Also, you should follow up by either calling us or booking your registration online to reserve an appointment with Dr. Tahmoures Bahrami.

For those who utilize our internet booking option, you save a visit to our office, and only have to attend your actual vasectomy day if you so choose. Most patients prefer an in-office consultation beforehand however.

Dr. Bahrami is ready to discuss any questions or concerns you may have and the procedure should only occur when you are ready.

We perform the latest Vasectomy technique that requires no needles, no incision, no stitches, and virtually no pain or downtime.

Contact our clinic with email inquiries at info@torontosafecircumcision.com or call our office at 905-475-2506.

No-Scalpel No Needle Vasectomy

  • Fully covered by OHIP
  • A quick and virtually painless procedure
  • Optional online appointment registration

 

How can I be sure vasectomy is right for me?

If:

  • You don’t want to father any (more) children under any future circumstances
  • You want to enjoy sex without worrying about pregnancy
  • You want to save your partner from invasive surgery which carries higher risk and failure rate, like tubal ligation, or unwanted abortion

A vasectomy might not be right for you if:

  • You are planning on reversing the procedure later on
  • You are under a lot of stress
  • You are very young
  • Your current relationship is not stable
  • You’re having a vasectomy just to please your partner

Eight reasons to have a No Scalpel Vasectomy:

  • Faster procedure
  • Faster recovery
  • No incision
  • No needle
  • No stitches
  • Less discomfort
  • Less chance of bleeding and other complications
  • Just as effective as more invasive vasectomy methods

Common Questions About No-Scalpel Vasectomy

 Hoes does vasectomy prevent pregnancy?

Sperm are made in a man’s testes. During sexual climax, the sperm travels through two tubes (the right vas and the left vas) in the scrotum, mix with semen, and come out of the penis. In a vasectomy, these tubes are blocked so the sperm cannot reach the semen. As a result, you will ejaculate semen without sperm. A man cannot makes his partner pregnant without sperm.

Will I be sterile right away?

No, after vasectomy, there are always some active sperm left in you system. It usually takes 3 months plus 20 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some form of birth control until two semen tests confirm that your semen is sperm free.

Does No-Scalpel Vasectomy work?

Success rate has been better than 99.9%.So, to be safe, you must use other forms of contraception for two months post-procedure, or until Dr. Bahrami has examined two separate semen specimens and found them to be sperm free. If both tests are negative, it is very likely you will have permanent success as it is exceedingly rare for the tubes to ever grow back together if they have not done so by two months.

How soon can I go back to work?

You should not do any heavy physical labour for 7 days after your vasectomy.  If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner. Many men have their vasectomy on Thursday or Friday, so they can take it easy over the weekend and go back to work on Monday.

Is there any discomfort?

Before the vasectomy, you will not need any sedatives. No-Scalpel Vasectomy is virtually painless. Afterwards some people may be sore for a couple of days, and may want to take a mild painkiller. The discomfort is less with the no-scalpel technique, because there is minimal injury to the tissue.

What are some potential benefits of open-ended vasectomy?

Open-ended vasectomy is where, once the vas tube is cut, the end from the testicles is left open (ie. uncauterized), while the end of the tube leading to the penis closed. Studies have suggested that this could be the ideal way to block the vas end. There may be less post-operative discomfort because there is no sudden pressure back up to the testicles. Vasectomy reversal may also be easier to perform later, if required.

What is different about a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

No-Scalpel Vasectomy is different from a conventional vasectomy in the way the doctors gets to the tubes, not in the way he blocks them. In addition, an improved method of local anesthesia, the No-Needle method, helps make the procedure virtually painless.

In a conventional vasectomy, after the scrotum has been numbed with a local anesthetic, the doctor makes two cuts in the skin and lifts out each tube in turn, cutting and blocking them. Then the doctor stitches the cuts closed.

In a no-scalpel vasectomy the doctor locates the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp. Instead of making two incisions, the doctor makes one tiny puncture with a special instrument. The same instrument is used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be reached. This line accurately represents the actual size of the puncture. Through this tiny opening both tubes are temporarily lifted out and then blocked using heat cauterization. Then we carry out what many studies describe as a crucial step, called fascial interposition. This step involves tying the sheath or covering of the vas over one end of the cut tube with a tiny titanium clip or with dissolving thread, to create a natural barrier between the two cut ends.

The fine tubes are then gently places back into the scrotum and the tiny opening heals within days and soon becomes invisible. There is very little bleeding with the no-scalpel technique. No stiches are needed to close the tiny opening, which heals quickly, without a scar.

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 hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen. Vasectomy won’t change voice, beard, muscles, your sex drive, you erections, or your climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.

When can I start having sex again?

As soon as you are comfortable after a minimum of 7 days, but remember to use some kind of birth control until your semen analysis confirms you are sterile.

How long will a No-Scalpel Vasectomy take?

The vasectomy takes only a few minutes. It is so simple that it can be performed right here in our office (rather than the hospital). After the procedure there is no problem driving yourself home.

Can a 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. Pre-vasectomy Sperm Banking (cryopreservation) is a good idea for almost anyone considering a vasectomy. Ask our staff for details.

Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy Safe?

Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institute of Heath and by the World Health Organization, have conducted that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy is surgery, and all surgery has some risks, such as bleeding, and infection. But serious problems are uncommon.

How much will a vasectomy cost?

OHIP covers vasectomy and the tray fee.

Patient Instructions

  1. Please confirm you appointment at least two days prior by calling our office 905-475-2506.
  1. One week before your scheduled surgery date do not take any anticoagulants (warfarin or aspirin) or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) (ie. Advil, Naproxen, Aleve, Motrin, Ibuprofen) as they will thin your blood.
  1. Avoid drinking alcohol three days before and after your vasectomy.
  1. You may have your regular meals on the day of your surgery. There are no restrictions on your diet.
  1. On the day before the surgery, you need to shave front wall of the scrotum and the underside of the penis.
  1. On the day of your appointment please take a shower.
  1. Upon arrival at the clinic you have to take 1 gram (2 tab of 500mg) of Tylenol.
  1. You should wear light clothing, as the room will be warm.
  1. When enter in the surgical room you need to lower your pants, lie down on the table and relax. The doctor will wash the scrotal area with iodine solution.

During the procedure, which takes about 10 minutes, you can bring listen to music, play games or watch videos on your phone or tablet.