Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Minimally Invasive Vasectomy

Once you have decided that you would like a safe and effective birth control method, a vasectomy may be an option for you. At WakeMed, our specialty trained urologists perform a minimally invasive procedure that offers men a permanent solution for birth control. The surgery is done in the physician’s office and does not require hospitalization.

Before the procedure, your doctor may give you medication so you can relax. You will receive an injection to numb your pelvic area. The urologist will make a tiny incision in the scrotum to reach the tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from the testicles. Two instruments designed specifically for vasectomy are used to perform this delicate procedure. One cuts a small section of each tube, and the other is used to clamp the tube and permanently seal it.

By using these instruments, your surgeon can make a smaller cut and handle the tissue carefully. The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Learn what to expect from a Vasectomy