Vasectomy in Boca Raton, FL
Over 30 Years of Experience and Thousands for Vasectomies Performed
A typical vasectomy procedure requires that two small incisions be made on the patient’s scrotum in order to access the vas deferens. Dr. David Schwartzwald has performed thousands of vasectomies utilizes an even less invasive procedure that is often referred to as a no-scalpel vasectomy or a keyhole vasectomy.
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Dr. Schwartzwald is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and has over 30 years of experience performing safe and effective vasectomies. Schedule an appointment at our urology clinic in Boca Raton, FL today. Our office is just a short drive from Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Parkland, Kings Point, and Palm Beach.
What is a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a form of birth control during which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are cut. When the tube is cut, there is no way for sperm to be released from the penis. This procedure is considered a permanent form of birth control, but it is possible to have a reversal surgery should the patient change their mind in the future.
What Are the Benefits of a Vasectomy?
It is recommended that men only get a vasectomy when they are certain that they no longer wish to have children. It is the preferred choice for many couples because:
- The use of male birth control (condoms) or female birth control (pills, IUDs, etc.) is no longer needed.
- The procedure is almost 100 percent certain to prevent pregnancy.
- It is much less expensive than female sterilization.
In most cases, a vasectomy will be performed in-office and is considered an outpatient procedure. Full anesthesia is not required, only a local anesthetic is necessary. There are two ways to complete this procedure.
Although now less common, Dr. Schwartzwald will use a scalpel to create two small incisions on either side of the scrotum. He will then remove a small section of the vas deferens. The tubes are tied, or cauterized so that they are closed and can no longer transport sperm.
A no-scalpel vasectomy does not use incisions, rather, Dr. Schwartzwald is able to access the vas deferens through very small holes. No stitches are needed for this form of surgery.
Recovery After the Procedure
Immediately following a vasectomy, there will be bruising and swelling, but those symptoms should subside after a few days. Apply ice packs every few hours to help control these symptoms. Wear tight-fitting underwear so that the scrotum is provided extra support.
Get plenty of bed rest during the first week. At the very least, stay off of your feet for two or three days. Avoid bathing for about 48 hours because this will allow the incisions to heal faster and prevent infection. Take the antibiotics that Dr. Schwartzwald provides.
Most patients are able to return to their normal lives after one week.
Can Men Have Sex After a Vasectomy?
Wait at least one week before having sexual intercourse. Keep in mind, you may not be sterile right away. Ejaculate may still contain sperm and may continue for several months after the procedure. After a few months, Dr. Schwartzwald will check sperm levels to confirm that it is declining until it reaches zero.
The vasectomy will not affect your sex drive and orgasms. Occasionally, men in Palm Beach County feel a slight pressure in their testicles when aroused, but eventually, that feeling will go away.
Schedule Your Vasectomy with Urology Care Specialists Today!
If you would like to talk to Dr. Schwartzwald about a vasectomy, call our office at (561) 939-0700 or use our online secure form. We perform several vasectomies each month for men from Kings Point, Deerfield Beach, and Parkland at his urology clinic in Boca Raton, FL.