Dr. Kavoussi performs the no-scalpel vasectomy technique in the office. This technique significantly decreases the rate of hematomas (bleeding), infection, and pain during the procedure when compared to the conventional technique.
The technique employed has a greater than 99% success rate for contraception.
Dr. Kavoussi has written the chapter on vasectomy and other scrotal surgeries for the 10th edition of the Campbell-Walsh Textbook of Urology, which is universally accepted as the “Bible of Urology” for Urologists around the world.
Things to know before your vasectomy:
Consider wearing loose fitting pants or shorts to the vasectomy appointment.
Shave your scrotum the morning of the vasectomy. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself at home, we can do this for you prior to the vasectomy.
Please hold the following medications for 5 days prior to vasectomy: Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, and Aspirin. Tylenol may be used for discomfort prior to vasectomy.
If you are taking blood thinners (such as Coumadin, Plavix, Aggrenox, Pradaxa, Ticlid, Persantine,Dipyridamole, or Lovenox) please contact the office about guidance with these medications at (512) 444-1414 ext. 2.
If you elected to take Valium prior to the procedure (prescription will be given during the initial consult visit), please take it 30-40 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Plan on having a driver bring you to and from the vasectomy appointment.
Have an icepack at home that you can start using after your vasectomy.
What to expect after your vasectomy:
Soreness and swelling should be expected, especially after the numbing medicine wears off.
Do not do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 7-10 days.
Use an ice pack on the scrotum for 20 minutes on and off for 20 minutes for 24 to 48 hours after the vasectomy. This will help minimize swelling which is the main cause of pain after a vasectomy.
Do not use aspirin or aspirin products for 3 days after vasectomy.
Wear tight fitting briefs or boxer-briefs for the first 1-2 weeks after the vasectomy.
There may be a small amount of bleeding from the punctures in the skin of the scrotum, this is normal.
If you have any concerns call us at (512) 444-1414 ext 2.
If you require prescription pain medications after your vasectomy do not drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery while on this medication.
We will check a semen analysis 8 weeks after the vasectomy. Do not consider yourself sterile and continue using contraception until we have discussed the results of the semen analysis with you.