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Vasectomy Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

A vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control for men that’s fast, painless, and minimally invasive. If you no longer want to father children, the expert team of physicians at Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, can help. They offer vasectomies for men using advanced technology and procedures to eliminate your ability to get your partner pregnant. Schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or by using the online booking tool today.

Vasectomy Q & A

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a procedure your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. specialist offers as a form of permanent birth control for men. During the procedure, they seal tubes that carry sperm, or your vas deferens, in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. The procedure is fast and painless with permanent results.

What are the benefits of a vasectomy?

Numerous benefits are associated with choosing a vasectomy as a birth control method, including:

  • A success rate of nearly 100%
  • Low cost compared with female sterilization
  • Outpatient setting with no hospital stay required
  • Low risk of side effects and complications
  • No scalpel needed

Though you’ll be awake during the procedure, you won’t feel any pain. After your vasectomy, you don’t have to worry about using condoms to prevent pregnancy.

What should I expect during a vasectomy?

Prior to a vasectomy, your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. provider reviews your medical history, completes an exam, and discusses your lifestyle and future goals to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

During the vasectomy, your doctor numbs your genitals using a local anesthetic. They make a tiny puncture in the scrotum to locate your vas deferens. Your doctor cuts it and seals it shut using heat, tying it, clipping it closed, or multiple methods. They close the incision at the surgical site with medical glue or tape. A vasectomy usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

What happens after the procedure?

After a vasectomy, you might experience bruising, pain, or swelling at the treatment area that usually subsides within a few days. Wear tight-fitting underwear for two to three days, and apply ice to the area as needed to reduce swelling. Limit strenuous physical activity and sexual activity for about a week or as recommended by your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. specialist.

After you have ejaculated about 20 times, sperm should no longer be present in your semen. Use another form of birth control until then. Schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor after 6-12 weeks to confirm your semen is sperm-free.

Is a vasectomy right for me?

Although a vasectomy helps prevent pregnancy, it doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Vasectomies are a highly effective form of permanent birth control for men. The procedure is sometimes reversible, but you may not be able to father children in the future.

When you’re ready for minimally invasive permanent birth control, schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online to find out if a vasectomy is right for you.