Halton Vasectomy Clinic
In 2011, Dr. Kwan relocated his office in Milton to its current location at 311 Commercial Street, Suite 205. This office was designed to include two procedure rooms for vasectomies. We have taken on this endeavour to shorten the wait list for vasectomies. Though vasectomies do not fall under the jurisdiction of Out-of-Hospital Premises inspection guidelines from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the clinic and staff follow these guidelines rigorously for your and our safety. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards in male vasectomy care.
In recent years, vasectomy procedures have increased in its popularity among those seeking permanent contraception. More and more people are recognizing the overall convenience, simplicity, safety and reliability of this procedure. With the introduction of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) technique, this procedure has become even more simple and offers the best outcomes with the least discomfort. NSV was developed in China in 1974 by Dr. Li Shunqiang. In 1988, the technique was introduced to North America. Since then, over 1,000,000 No-Scalpel Vasectomies have been performed in North America and nearly 20,000,000 in China, and the numbers around the world are growing.
At the Halton Vasectomy clinic, we offer a No-Scalpel Vasectomy performed by a qualified and experienced Urologist. We will provide you with your pre-vasectomy consultation, your vasectomy and your post-vasectomy care and follow-up. This is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
Vasectomy is a safe, simple and highly effective form of permanent birth control. The procedure involves the dividing the right and left vas deferens tubes, each of which delivers sperm from the testicles into the semen. After a vasectomy, the sperm remaining in each vas deferens is cleared out over time; during this time pregnancy can still occur. Most men will clear this sperm after 3 months, at which time they will produce a semen sample for analysis. Once the laboratory confirms that there is no sperm in your semen, you will not be able to make your partner pregnant.
NSV is a simple and gentle office procedure that many studies show has significant advantages over conventional vasectomy. NSV is a quicker procedure and on average takes about 10 minutes. It also has a shorter recovery time, safer (one-eighth the rate of bleeding and infection) and can be virtually pain-free. With a conventional vasectomy procedure, a doctor would make two incisions, one on each side of the scrotum, perform the procedure, and then stitch up the two incisions. The stitches would then dissolve or fall out a few weeks later. With a no scalpel technique there is no knife, no cutting incision, and no stitches required. Men who have undergone NSV are generally surprised and impressed at the minimal physical discomfort they experienced both during the procedure and during recovery. Men who previously avoided a vasectomy because of the fear pain and safety can now feel comfortable and relaxed with this simple office procedure.
Vasectomy Frequently Asked Questions
How much pain should I expect?
Before the vasectomy you will not need any sedatives. A no-scalpel vasectomy is a virtually painless. Afterwards you may be sore for a couple of days and some patients may require Tylenol, extra strength Tylenol or Advil. The discomfort is less with the no-scalpel technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.
When can I go back to work?
You should not do any heavy physical labour for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner. The majority of men have their vasectomy on Fridays, so the can take it easy over the weekend and go back to work on Monday.
Will vasectomy change me sexually or my sexual function?
You should not notice any differences or changes in your sexual function including your libido, erections, orgasm and ejaculatory function, after having a vasectomy. The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant.
Will I be sterile right away?
No, after a vasectomy, there will be some live sperm in your system downstream from where the tubes are blocked. It usually takes 3 months to clear them. You and your partner should continue to use some other form of birth control until a semen test confirms that your semen is sperm free.
Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy safe?
The most recent Canadian Urological Association guidelines published in 2016, as well as many other world wide experts and organizations, have concluded that vasectomies are a safe, simple and effective procedure. Vasectomy is a surgical procedure and as such, there are potential risks but serious problems are uncommon.
Can a No-Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?
Yes, but vasectomy reversals (vasovasostomy) are expensive (not covered by OHIP) and not always successful. You should only consider having a vasectomy when you and your partner are entirely sure that you are happy with the number of children you have, as it is considered a permanent form of birth control.
How much will a vasectomy cost?
The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers the cost of a vasectomy and the tray fee. The optional Post-Vasectomy Care package is available for $50.00 for your convenience, comfort and personalized services.
When can I start having sex again?
As soon as you are comfortable, after a minimum of seven days, but remember to use some other kind of birth control until your semen analysis confirms you are sterile.