If Long-term Pill Use is no longer appropriate, then consider an Open-Ended Vasectomy with Metrocentre.
There are certain situations when you’re not able to take the contraceptive pill, such as;
- Weight gain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headache or a migraine
- High blood pressure
- Loss of libido
- Bone density loss
- Breast cancer
- Family history of breast cancer
- Varicose veins
- Past history of blood clots
- Family history of blood clots
- Liver tumours
- Heart disease
When you have fully explored your options and you decide on a vasectomy, carefully consider your procedure with Metrocentre. Our open-ended vasectomies are carefully considered by our microsurgical vasectomy reversals where a reconstruction performed without any destruction (reconstructing the two ends into separate compartments) to minimise post vasectomy pain and maximise the reversibility should this be required.
Very few doctors offer an open-ended vasectomy and when they do almost do not perform a reconstruction and instead cut out precious vas deferens plumbing to avoid two ends coming back together. For this reason, most of these doctors can perform a vasectomy quickly (about 15 min) and through a small central incision. Metrocentre open-ended vasectomy approach takes 30 minutes and two carefully placed small (3-4 mm) incisions for the extra work that is required rather than a quick snip.
Most general practitioners, urologists and surgeons perform the closed vasectomy which can lead to a sudden increase in pressure in the delicate tubules called the epididymis and in some cases there is an associated cascade of inflammation that causes scarring of these delicate tubules.
Why you should consider vasectomy as a solution to pregnancy risk
The pill is often regarded as the ideal contraceptive option, however, many women and men do not consider vasectomy as an option, especially as you get older. Vasectomy should be considered as an option as it is one of the most natural ways to stop unplanned pregnancies. This is because it does not require synthetic hormones of any kind, it requires a surgical procedure that should be performed by an experienced professional such as Dr Chris Lekich at Metrocentre.
Dr Lekich performs the open-ended vasectomy which involves disconnecting the vas deferens. The testicular end of the tube will be left ‘open’ and the other end will be separated by tissue in the scrotum. This way sperm continues to be produced and erupts out of the gas tube into the tissue, which will absorb this.
This procedure is extremely beneficial compared to a traditional vasectomy as it does not cause any build-up of sperm in the testicle and there is rarely a case of aching or post-vasectomy pain. This is because there is no added pressure on any part of the testicles or epididymal tubules.
Common questions about Vasectomy
Will I still be able to have an erection?
Yes. You will still be able to have an erection as the only physical alteration that is made during the open-ended vasectomy is where the sperm goes after orgasm, that is only interrupting plumbing.
Will sex feel the same?
All of the sensations during sexual intercourse should feel the same. No part of the penis is altered, only a small incision is made in the scrotum to alter the vas deferens.
It must be noted however that if you have a post-vasectomy congestion pain syndrome or a severe complication post vasectomy of haemorrhage or infection, that sex, marriages and work can be severely affected. Dr Lekich to his knowledge to date has not had one case of post-vasectomy congestion pain syndrome. Due to his expertise at scrotal ultrasound assessment and management of post-vasectomy pain syndrome, he sees patients from all over Australia and overseas where vasectomy has been performed resulting in complications, the occasional suicidal patients, where patients were not made aware of their options to have a refined type a vasectomy.
Will my testosterone be affected at all?
No, an open-ended vasectomy does not alter the production of testosterone at all.
If you have any further questions the team at Metrocentre welcomes your enquiry. We have convenient locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast and we frequently see patients from interstate or overseas. If you’ve been contemplating a vasectomy or if you want a better option for contraception please contact Dr Lekich.