No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Tucson, AZ
Every year, millions of men turn to vasectomy as a way to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Urologist Tristan Berry, MD provides advanced vasectomy techniques so men near Tucson and throughout Southwest Arizona can reduce postoperative discomfort and speed healing.
A vasectomy is a form of birth control during which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are cut. When the tube is cut, there is no way for sperm to be released from the penis. This procedure is considered a permanent form of birth control, but it is possible to have a reversal surgery should the patient change their mind in the future.
Urologist Tristan Berry, MD is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and has been in practice since 2008. With more than a decade of experience performing safe and effective no-scalpel vasectomies, Dr. Berry has the knowledge, care, and technology patients look for when seeking a specialist for this important procedure. If you’re seeking a vasectomy in the Tucson area, contact Southwest Premier Urology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berry. Give us a call at (520) 348-7900 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
Why Do Couples Opt for a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is the preferred choice of permanent birth control for many couples who have decided they don’t want to have any more children because:
- The use of temporary forms of birth control like condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, etc. is no longer needed.
- The procedure is one of the most effective forms of long-term birth control and is almost 100 percent certain to prevent pregnancy.
- It is much less expensive than female sterilization, known as tubal ligation
What are the Benefits of a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
In most cases, a vasectomy will be performed by a urologist at Southwest Premier Urology in-office and is considered an outpatient procedure. Full anesthesia is not required, only a local anesthetic is necessary. Our Tucson office primarily utilizes a No-Scalpel vasectomy versus traditional methods. A no-scalpel vasectomy does not use incisions, rather, the surgeon can access the vas deferens through very small holes. Benefits of a no-scalpel procedure include:
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced risk of complications such as infection or bleeding
- The ability to resume sexual activities much sooner
- No scarring or stitches
What is Recovery Like After a Vasectomy?
Immediately following a vasectomy, there will be bruising and swelling, but those symptoms should subside after a few days. Apply ice packs every few hours to help control these symptoms. Many patients, however, report feeling no pain whatsoever after a no-scalpel vasectomy.
Get plenty of bed rest during the first week. At the very least, stay off of your feet for two or three days. Avoid bathing for about 48 hours because this will allow the incisions to heal faster and prevent infection. Take the antibiotics that your doctor provides.
Most patients can return to their normal lives after one week.
When Can You Have Sex After a Vasectomy?
Wait at least one week before having sexual intercourse. Keep in mind, you may not be sterile right away. Ejaculate may still contain sperm for several months after the procedure. After a few months, the doctor will check sperm levels to confirm that it is declining until it reaches zero. At this point, couples can have sex without other forms of birth control or fear of an unwanted pregnancy.
Does a Vasectomy Affect Sexual Desire?
No, the vas deferens don’t play a role in helping a man achieve or maintain an erection or having an orgasm. In fact, many men see an increase in desire once the fear of unplanned pregnancy is removed.
Schedule a Vasectomy in Tucson, AZ
Urologist Tristan Berry, MD has extensive experience performing safe and effective no-scalpel vasectomies. If you’re seeking a vasectomy in the Tucson area, contact Southwest Premier Urology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berry. Give our office a call at (520) 348-7900 or request an appointment through our secure online form.