WHAT IS A VASECTOMY?
If you are curious about what a vasectomy is and how it works explore our site to discover the safe and effective way that Ogden Clinic here in Utah performs the procedure. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed at Ogden Clinic to make a man permanently sterile. During the procedure, the vas deferens is divided in two. The vas deferens is the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles. The testicles continue to produce sperm, but the sperm are reabsorbed by the body. It usually takes several months after a vasectomy for all remaining sperm to be ejaculated or reabsorbed.
The purpose of a vasectomy is to provide a dependable method of male birth control for Ogden patients to prevent pregnancy by stopping the sperm from becoming part of the seminal fluid.
HOW MINIMALLY INVASIVE VASECTOMY WORKS
All methods of vasectomy require the skin to be opened. Minimally invasive vasectomy techniques, including the no scalpel vasectomy procedure, use small skin incisions and special instruments that result in less bleeding and pain, a smaller hole in the skin, a faster recovery, and fewer complications when compared to a traditional vasectomy.
For this technique, a pointed instrument is used to pierce the skin and stretch the opening area, rather than making an incision with a sharp scalpel. While the no scalpel vasectomy procedure isn't entirely painless, a small amount of lidocaine solution is injected into the area prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Ogden Clinic providers proudly offer minimally invasive vasectomies to Weber and Davis county residents. This method translates to quicker patient recovery and less post-operative complications.
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