Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal Information, Doctors & Clinics

Conventional vasectomy

The same end result is obtained with both the conventional and the no-scalpel methods. However, the main differentiation between the two methods is the way the doctor locates the vas tubes.

What to Consider
Long term considerations
Is a vasectomy right for you? Factors to consider in the decision process.

Vasectomy cost
Find out all the expenses, insurance coverage and comparisons.

Sperm banking
All men considering a vasectomy should also consider sperm banking.

Possible Complications
Covers complications, vasectomy risks, vasectomy pain and vasectomy side effects and post-vasectomy pain syndrome (PVPS).

Vasectomy Side Effects
Vasectomy side effects, long and short term, negative and positive.

Vasectomy Canada
What is different about getting a vasectomy in Canada.

About The Procedure
Procedure and diagram illustration
Explanation and diagram illustration of a vasectomy including the no-needle versus needle techniques.

What to expect following the conventional vasectomy and what you can and cannot do.

Confirming sterility
You are not sterile immediately after the vasectomy. Learn how long this takes and how to test.

No-scalpel vasectomy

NSV is comparatively faster, has a swifter recovery time, considered is safer and can be virtually pain-free.

What to Consider
Long term considerations
Vasectomy should be considered a lifetime decision. Consider the possibility of unforeseen changes in life.

No-scalpel vasectomy cost
Costs include initial consultation, the surgery, medical supplies to have on hand and follow-up semen analyses.

Sperm banking
Up to 10% of men change their minds. Sperm banking is a good alternative to vasectomy reversal.

Vasectomy pain and complications
After surgery, there are possible complications. Learn what to do.

NSV Side Effects Long & Short Term
NSV side effects, long-term, short-term and bogus.

About The Procedure
The no-scalpel vasectomy technique
An illustration and explanation of how a vasectomy works.

The procedure (including no-needle)
About how the procedure is performed, including different techniques and freezing alternatives.

Diagram illustration of nsv
A step-by-step diagram illustration of no-scalpel vasectomy.

NSV video demonstration
A video demonstration of no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy.

Instructions for optimum recovery and success following an nsv.

Confirming sterility
At least 2 and sometimes more semen analyses are needed to confirm a successful vasectomy.

Decided to Go-Ahead
Arranging a no-scalpel vasectomy
Walking you through finding a doctor and all the steps ahead.

Choosing nsv physician wisely
Issues to consider when choosing a no-scalpel vasectomy doctor.

Getting ready for nsv
What to have on hand and what to prepare for, before the no-scalpel vasectomy surgery.

Vasectomy reversal

Some basic terms of anatomy and functions to better understand a vasectomy reversal.
Frequently Asked Questions containing a comprehensive list of concerns.

What to Consider
Pre and post-operative considerations
What you and your vasectomy reversal doctor will consider and assess.

Success rates and their determinants
Factors to take into account and expected results of a vasovasostomy versus vasoepididymostomy.

Vasectomy reversal cost
Since there is a range of choices and prices, find an option to fit your budget

Vasectomy reversal in Canada
Factors to take into account when investigating a vasectomy reversal in Canada.

When a couple should consider alternative reproductive techniques.

About The Procedure
Laboratory testing & Sperm Banking
Possible tests before your vasectomy reversal

Types of reconnection
The difference between a vasovasostomy and a vasoepididymostomy.

The procedure
How a vasectomy reversal is performed and what determines the technique used.

Medications to have on hand and permitted activities following the surgery.

Complications & failure
Possible complications following surgery, why to consider sperm banking and failure.

Decided to Go-Ahead
Choosing physician wisely
What to consider when choosing your vasectomy reversal doctor

Trusted Information
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FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and concerns

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Anatomy and Terms
Learn Anatomy and Terms to better understand the website content. The terms of anatomy and the functions are common to conventional vasectomy, no-scalpel vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.

Trusted Information Sources
Up-to-date advances, trends and related information affecting decisions before and after your vasectomy and/or vasectomy reversal.

Website Supplementary Articles
Tubal Ligation versus Vasectomy
The risks and benefits of tubal ligation (for the female partner) versus vasectomy (for the male partner) are an important consideration.

SpermCheck Vasectomy
Perform the sterility test to confirm your vasectomy is a success at home.

Mini-Incision Vasectomy Reversal – Adopting the Principles of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy
A new vasectomy reversal technique using incisions less than 1 cm offers less post-operative pain and functional quicker recovery.

For a list of resources that go beyond what is offered, here are more sources of information about and related to conventional vasectomy, no-scalpel vasectomy, and vasectomy reversal.

Books in the USA offering guidance and contraception methods
Books in Canada offering guidance and contraception methods
Financing Options in the USA
Financing Options in Canada
Drugstore Purchases to Have On-Hand
Items to have on hand following your vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.

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