What is a vasectomy?
29,000 Australian men have a vasectomy each year, and that number’s growing
A vasectomy is one of the most effective and healthy methods of family planning. The procedure—when carried out by someone with expertise in microsurgical reversible vasectomies—is straightforward and minimally invasive. A specialised vasectomy can be performed in around half an hour with minimal-to-no post-congestion pain.
How does a vasectomy work?
A vasectomy involves cutting the vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. The vas deferens are the two tubes which carry sperm to the glands called seminal vesicles, and the prostate gland. A vasectomy is performed via small incisions in the front of the scrotum.
The Metrocentre Way: the most perfected and most reversible vasectomy
We advertise the reversibility of our vasectomies not because we think all our patients will want a reversal in the future, but instead to demonstrate the skill and precision with which we perform the operation. The Metrocentre Way provides patients with an experience as close to perfect as a medical procedure can be.
A vasectomy performed the Metrocentre Way:
- Has reduced incidences of post-vasectomy pain syndrome.
- Uses highest resolution ultrasound scans to obtain near-perfect results.
- Preserves lymphatics, nerves, veins and other arteries.
- Retains normal function of the male reproductive organs.
As a method of family planning, a vasectomy is less invasive, cheaper and better for the health of both partners than the female equivalent, tubal ligation. If you’re debating whether you or your partner should undergo a procedure for family planning purposes, here are the reasons that a vasectomy is the better choice.
A vasectomy is 99.9% effective as a form of contraception, is performed at our specialised facility and only takes 30 minutes. The risks, which can include bleeding and infection, are almost non-existent.
Tubal ligation has over 99% success rate but isn’t immediately effective. The risks associated with tubal litigation include:
- Damage to other organs
- Side effects from general anaesthesia
- Ectopic pregnancy
This procedure takes around half an hour, and women who have a C-section may choose to have tubal ligation after they’ve been operated on.
Tubal ligation or vasectomy: which one is more beneficial?
Selecting a form of contraception is a personal choice many couples face. If you are considering this you should discuss it with your GP, fertility control clinic or gynaecologist. Having said that, a vasectomy has benefits over tubal ligation, such as:
- Less invasive
- Lower cost
- Fewer potential side effects
- Far more rapid recovery
If you would like to know more about vasectomy or to book a consultation at Metrocentre, please contact us today.