Vasectomies: 101

Vasectomies: 101

A vasectomy that can be performed at Z Urology, is a procedure that causes a man to no longer be able to get a woman pregnant. It involves cutting or blocking two tubes, called the vas deferens. This assures that sperm can no longer get into the semen.

Path to Improved Health

Vasectomies actually may be the safest, most effective form of birth control. About 1 or 2 out of 1,000 couples get pregnant the first year after a vasectomy is performed.

A vasectomy is usually done in a doctor’s office or in an outpatient surgery center. The operation typically takes about 30 minutes. You will be awake during the procedure and your doctor will give you a local anesthetic in the surgical area. The doctor will then remove a small section of the vas deferens, and seal it with small clamps. They do this on both sides. The punctures are so small that it heals without stitches.

How Should One Prepare for the Operation

There is not much prep that is necessary. Make sure the genital area is clean. Your doctor may give you instructions on how to clean the area before you come in. Your doctor may suggest you bring someone to drive you home after surgery.

What Can I Expect After the Operation

You may have some pain, swelling, and bruising in the area where the surgery was performed. The bruises should slowly lighten and be gone in about one-two weeks. You should feel totally back to normal within 1-2 weeks as well. The doctor will give instructions to follow after surgery. Instructions may include:

  • Wearing tight-fitting underwear or a jockstrap to support the scrotum
  • Using an ice pack to help with pain and swelling
  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Limiting yourself to light activity until you heal

When Can I Go Back to Work

If you have a desk job, you can expect to return to work after a couple of days. If you do physical labor, or walk or drive a lot, you will speak with the doctor about when you can go back to work.

Will the Vasectomy Work Right Away

No, not right away. You will need to ejaculate as many as 15 to 20 times or wait up to 3 months before the sperm will be cleared from both of the vas deferens. For that reason, if you are trying to avoid pregnancy, have your partner keep using birth control. The doctor will ask you to bring in samples of your ejaculation two or three months after the procedure. Only after having a sperm-free sample will you be considered unable to get a woman pregnant.

Can a Vasectomy Be Reversed

Yes, vasectomies can be undone or reversed. The surgery is a bit more difficult and is typically performed in a hospital.

What are the Risks of a Vasectomy

Problems that might occur after your vasectomy include bleeding, infection, and mild inflammatory reaction to sperm that may have gotten loose during the surgery (called sperm granuloma).

Another risk is that the ends of the vas deferens may find a way to create a new path to one another. This doesn’t occur very often. But if it does, you could be able to get a woman pregnant.

What Happens to the Sperm

Once sperm can’t get through the vas deferens, your testicles will make lesser sperm. Your body typically will absorb the sperm that are made.

Will a Vasectomy Affect My Sex Life

The great news is that after you have healed from the vasectomy, your sex life shouldn’t change at all. You’ll still ejaculate almost the same amount of semen as you did before, and you won’t notice any change in your sex drive.

When to See a Doctor

Call Dr. Z if you have any of the following:

  • You have a fever
  • You have swelling that won’t go down or keeps getting worse
  • You have trouble urinating
  • You can feel a lump forming in the scrotum

 

So there is no time like RIGHT NOW to schedule the vasectomy that you have been thinking about. Just pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

Z Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at Z Urology specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

NCAA March Madness is Right Around the Corner

NCAA March Madness is Right Around the Corner

Z Urology is getting excited for the upcoming 82nd annual edition of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. It is scheduled to begin on March 17, 2020 and will conclude with the championship game on April 6, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The tournament is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, attracting interest from many countries. There are some real surprise schools at the top of the list right now that will qualify for the upcoming tournament. Schools like Baylor, San Diego State, & Dayton. Of course, you have the stalwart schools like Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, and Villanova as well.

“Sometimes when you shoot, you don’t want to score! Get your vasectomy today! And then you can just relax and watch March Madness Basketball!”

If you have been thinking about getting a vasectomy this is a perfect time! March Madness is about to begin, so schedule your vasectomy at Z Urology! After your vasectomy, you can just sit back, relax, recuperate and watch the games all day long!

Check back at www.zurology.com for the upcoming bracket that you can download right from our website!

For those that are on the fence and want a good reminder of what exactly a vasectomy is and what it entails, a vasectomy is a surgery done by a doctor to which the small tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off, so sperm can’t leave your body and cause pregnancy.

The procedure is very quick. You will be home the same day. The procedure is extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Almost 100% effective.

Vasectomies are meant to be permanent, so typically they are difficult to reverse. The great news is that Dr. Z Urology CAN REVERSE your vasectomy if you feel that you have had a change of mind. Just contact the office nearest to you to set up a consultation to discuss the possibilities of your reversal.

So there is no time like March to schedule the vasectomy that you have been thinking about, Just pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

Z Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at Z Urology specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

Prostate Cancer Death Rates Are on the Rise

Prostate Cancer Death Rates Are on the Rise

prostateWhile most cancers are experiencing a drop in death rates, one of the most common cancers among men is not. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer deaths are on the rise. Researchers estimate in 2020, the number of men who will die from prostate cancer will hit a record high over the last two decades.

Dr. Lee Ponsky is the chairman of urology at University Hospitals, and he noted that some of the reason for the spike in numbers comes from a misguided recommendation.

 

“A number of years ago the U.S. Preventative Task Force actually came out with a recommendation saying they do not recommend screening for prostate cancer,” he said.

 

The group has since changed the recommendation, but Dr. Ponsky said, in some ways, the damage was already done. Not screening patients can significantly lower survival rates. If men are screened and prostate cancer is detected at an early stage, the cure rate is around 99%, said Dr. Ponsky.

Screening is as simple as a blood test that monitors a prostate-specific antigen. Dr. Ponsky said testing is important because not everyone has symptoms. Many of his patients have no symptoms at all.

Prostate testing is now recommended for men around 45 years old, if they’re in a high-risk population, such as men who have a family history of prostate cancer or African American men.

Dr. Ponsky said another big reason for the uptick in death rates is that men, in general, don’t go to the doctor as much as they should for check-ups. He said there’s also a fear associated with what their test results will be.

If you think you may have any signs of prostate cancer, pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

We provide state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at “Z” specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

Z Urology Breaks Down Erectile Dysfunction

Z Urology Breaks Down Erectile Dysfunction

z-urology-buildingOne of the most common reasons that men go to Dr. Z Urology’s office, is because the best urologist in South Florida can help with erectile dysfunction. Before one gets the help they need. They should understand exactly what ED is.

 

 

 

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

We provide state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at “Z” specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.