What does a vasectomy involve?

July 13 2021   |   News

Are you considering a vasectomy but unsure about what it involves? 

This is quite normal – many men think little about the procedure until the time comes to make that important decision.

For those of you looking for more information we thought we would talk through the steps here on our blog – and talk about the procedure itself.

A vasectomy is a simple procedure which is easy to arrange, carried out in 15 to 20 minutes and is 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy. Here is a step-by-step guide to the process when you choose Summerfield Healthcare:

  • Is a vasectomy right for you? – You can request a consultation with one of our specialists to talk things through before making up your mind.
  • Decision made – Make the appointment for your vasectomy to be carried out at one of our fortnightly clinics in Shrewsbury or Wolverhampton at a time to suit you and with minimum delay. No GP referral is necessary.
  • All the information you need – We will send you an information pack which will tell you everything you need to know about your vasectomy. 
  • Further discussion needed? – A consultation service is available where our surgeon will talk through the procedure and answer any questions should you feel it necessary.
  • Surgery completed – Your vasectomy is carried out by one of our surgeons, Mr Hans-Joerg Zeif or Mr Andrew Garnham.

The minor surgery involves cutting the tubes which carry sperm from the testicles to the penis:

  • Local anaesthetic is administered to the scrotum.
  • A small incision is made allowing the surgeon to divide, tie and seal the tubes.
  • The area is cleaned and dressed and dissolvable stitches used to seal the wound, preventing the need for a follow-up visit.

If you have further questions about a Summerfield Healthcare vasectomy, contact us at [email protected]