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Vasectomy Specialist

RJM Medical Services

Jose M Rodriguez, MD

Urology located in Jackson Heights, NY

Vasectomy is an advanced procedure but is so minimally -invasive that skilled urologist Jose Rodriguez, MD, performs it on an outpatient basis with little to no recovery time needed. If you’re sure that you’re done having kids, or you don’t ever want to father children, a vasectomy is the perfect worry-free way to make sure you’re covered. Call the RJM Medical Services office in Jackson Heights, New York, to book your consultation with Dr. Rodriguez or click the online scheduling tool now.

Vasectomy Q & A

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a procedure that blocks, seals, or cuts your vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm. If you have a vasectomy, your sperm remains in the testes, which means you can reliably prevent future pregnancy in your partners. Because a vasectomy causes permanent sterility, it's very important to be sure that you don't want children in the future before having this procedure. 

How does a vasectomy work?

Vasectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that rarely requires general anesthesia. Most men have local anesthesia and don't experience any pain during the procedure. 

In a conventional vasectomy, Dr. Rodriguez makes one or two tiny incisions within your scrotum. Through these openings, he accesses the vas deferens and cuts it. He seals the tube by tying, sutures, or searing. He repeats the process on the other vas deferens to finish your vasectomy. Dr. Rodriguez may use dissolvable sutures or the small incisions may not need sutures at all. 

In a no-scalpel vasectomy, Dr. Rodriguez uses a small puncture in the skin of your scrotum to access your vas deferens and perform the procedure. You don't need sutures afterward, as the puncture heals naturally.

What is recovery like following vasectomy?

Full healing generally takes as little as a few days to a week, and many men return to work the day after their vasectomy. You can expect some swelling and discomfort for a day or so, but an ice pack applied to your scrotum and over-the-counter pain reliever are usually sufficient. To maximize your comfort, wear a supportive garment like a jockstrap or snug underwear.

Does vasectomy increase my risk for prostate disease?

No. Studies prove that your risk for prostate disease, prostate cancer, and other men’s health issues is unchanged after vasectomy. 

When can I stop using birth control after my vasectomy?

Continue using birth control after your vasectomy until your sperm count is zero. Dr. Rodriguez recommends testing your sperm at a specific interval after your vasectomy to confirm that you’re sterile. This may be around three months or 20 ejaculates. Once your sperm count is zero, you can eliminate other birth control methods. 

A vasectomy can take the stress out of sex. If you’re ready to learn more, call RJM Medical Services or book an appointment online now.