Vasectomy is an in-office procedure in which the urologist surgically interrupts the connection of the vas deferens for the purpose of sterilization. Occasionally, the procedure is performed in the operating room.
A vasectomy prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens from each testicle is clamped or otherwise sealed to prevent sperm from mixing with the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. An egg cannot be fertilized when there are no sperm in the semen.
Ejaculation & Physical Sensation Unchanged
The sperm produced after a vasectomy will be reabsorbed by your body. This also happens when you do not ejaculate for long periods of time, regardless of whether you have had a vasectomy. Because the tubes are blocked before the seminal vesicles and prostate, you will still ejaculate about the same amount of semen and your ejaculatory sensation will be the same as it would be if it contained sperm.
There are many different variations of the procedure, including the approach used to access the vas deferens as well as the methods used to block it. Ask the experts at Wisconsin Institute of Urology about the vasectomy procedure that is right for you.
If you have questions or concerns, contact Wisconsin Institute of Urology at 920-722-7747 or toll-free at 877-897-7747, or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our vasectomy patients come to us from Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Shawano, New London, Ripon, Fond du Lac and surrounding locations.