GBR Plastic Surgery offers vasectomy surgery, done by Dr. Erik Grossgold, a board-certified urologist who has been performing this procedure for 10+ years. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us while our wait times are low. At GBR, we can schedule your consultation and perform the procedure within one month, compared to the 9+ month waiting period you’d experience in the rest of the area. If you are ready to experience the benefits of a vasectomy now, contact us to schedule your consultation today.

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the cutting or sealing of the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra. This prevents sperm from being released during ejaculation and effectively sterilizes a male, making him unable to father children. Vasectomies are typically considered a permanent form of contraception and are often chosen by individuals or couples who do not wish to have any more children. The procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive, and it is typically performed under local anesthesia.

What can I expect during the procedure?

The outpatient procedure is performed at GBR. During the procedure, the patient will typically lie on an examination table, and the scrotum will be cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic. A small incision or puncture is made in the scrotum, and the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are cut, tied, or sealed to prevent the passage of sperm.

This process is typically quick, taking about 15-30 minutes. After the vasectomy, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the scrotal area, but these side effects are usually mild and temporary. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions, such as using pain relievers and providing adequate rest, to facilitate a smooth recovery.

Patients are advised to use an alternative form of contraception until a follow-up semen analysis confirms the absence of sperm, usually after a certain number of ejaculations or a few months, depending on Dr. Grossgold’s recommendation.

Schedule your vasectomy in Virginia Beach

Please contact our Virginia Beach plastic surgery center for more information and to schedule a vasectomy consultation. We serve patients from all areas of Hampton Roads from our convenient locations in Chesapeake, Newport News, and Suffolk.