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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.
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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.
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