Frequently asked questions
What is the typical recovery time?
Most men feel a dull ache an hour or two after the procedure when the local anesthetic wears off. The day after the procedure there is improvement in the pain and most men are walking. We recommend avoiding running, jumping, etc until day 3 or 4. At this point you can slowly begin to return to normal activity but at a slow rate until 1 week after the vasectomy. This can change if you develop a hematoma or other complication (rare).
Do you do Reversals?
No, unfortunately we do not do Vasectomy Reversals. Please call Dr. Gould at NCMFC.
What do you mean by no-needle?
Instead of a needle and syringe, we use a spray applicator to shoot a very fine stream of local anesthetic through the skin. This feels like a rubber band flick. See the video for a demonstration.
What do you mean by no-scalpel?
A curved, sharp set of scissors are used to spread the tissue and the vas deferens is pulled through the skin. The opening is very small and the tissue heals quickly. There is no need to suture the skin closed at the end of the procedure. And men can shower the day after the procedure.