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When & Why to See a Urologist

The urinary system is an integral part of the body’s regulation process. Its primary function is to remove extra water and waste that the kidneys filter out of the blood and would otherwise build up in the body. A urologist is a specialist physician who can diagnose and treat problems affecting the bladder, kidney, urinary tract, and men’s health issues.

How Can Urology Specialists Help You Prepare for a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a safe and effective method of permanent male birth control. It works by cutting or sealing the vas deferens tubes (thus “vas-ectomy”) that carry sperm during fertilization, therefore preventing pregnancy. It is a low-risk procedure that should only be considered by men who are certain they do not wish to father a…

What To Expect For Your Vasectomy

If you’ve decided to stop having the ability to have children through a permanent form of birth control, you probably decided to have a vasectomy. A vasectomy is a permanent birth control method for men in which the travel of sperm to the urethra is blocked. In preparation for the procedure, you should know what…

The Vasectomy Process

When a man decides he is done fathering children, the most popular method of permanent birth control is to have a vasectomy done. A vasectomy is a relatively quick operation, usually lasting only 10-30 minutes, and is performed at a doctor’s office or at a surgical center. Vasectomies are done on an outpatient basis using…

How Successful Are Vasectomies?

Over 500,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. This surgical procedure is a highly effective form of permanent contraception, with an almost 100 percent success rate in preventing pregnancy. Unlike a birth-control pill or a condom, a vasectomy is not something that you must remember. However, a vasectomy takes time to work….

How Do Doctors Know if a Vasectomy Worked?

A vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure that keeps sperm produced in the testicles from entering a man’s semen. The quick outpatient procedure involves cutting or blocking each vas deferens duct that carries sperm from each testicle to the urethra. Instead, the sperm remain in the testicles and are reabsorbed by the body. Vasectomies are…

Will a Vasectomy Make Me Impotent?

Vasectomy is a minor procedure that can simplify and enhance your sex life, by providing a permanent birth control solution. An in-office procedure that requires only mild sedation, more than 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year. But what are the risks? Is it possible that a vasectomy could make you impotent? When a urologist performs…

What is a Vasectomy?

Are you a couple that has decided to not have any more children, and want a more permanent solution? A vasectomy is one of the safest and most common methods for permanent male birth control. In fact, each year over 500,000 men undergo the procedure in the United States. This is a procedure that many…

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