What is a Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a permanent form of male contraception. The tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles are cut and the ends sealed. This means new sperm cannot get into the ejaculation.
Here at Highgate Private Hospital, you can have this procedure done under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic, this depends on your assessment and preference.
Why have a Vasectomy at Highgate?
The waiting list for a vasectomy carried out through the NHS can be very long, usually, you would be on a waiting list for several months, depending on where you live.
What is the aftercare for a Vasectomy?
You may feel some discomfort after your vasectomy. Your Urologist Consultant will give you instructions for care after your vasectomy.
You should avoid all sexual activity immediately after the procedure, sex can often be resumed within a week after the vasectomy. But it is essential to know that a vasectomy is not effective right away. After the procedure, new sperm will not get into the semen however there will be remaining sperm from before the sealed tubes which will take time to clear. This will be monitored by follow-up sperm tests. During this time, you should use other forms of contraception.