Vasectomy in Men with Genetic Traits or Diseases.

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Disease Inheritance in Men and their Children

Genetic Disease in MenMen who have a diagnosed genetic trait or disease may be concerned about having biological children because of the risk of passing a genetic trait or disease to the offspring.  While other options are available such as sperm donation or adoption, it is important for men to fully understand their reproductive options.

Certain genetic traits may not be inheritable from a man to a child, or may not necessarily cause disease in offspring.  In addition, with modern reproductive technology, it may be possible to screen out sperm or fetuses and select sperm or fetuses that are not affected by a particular genetic defect.

Biology of inheritance and disease is fairly complex.  Different diseases are inherited differently.  Some require two copies of the gene (one from each parent – autosomal recessive) to cause disease, some require only one copy. Some diseases can only be passed from mother to children but not from father to children (mitochondrial diseases for example).  Some patients have the gene for the disease but no disease (variable penetrance).

Relatives with Disease: Are Your Children at Risk?

Men who are not affected by a particular disease but have affected relatives may or may not be at risk of passing the disease to their children.   In general the closer the relative (brother, mother, father), the higher the chance that you might share a gene but there are many factors at play.  We advise that you consult a genetic counselor about your particular situation.

Genetic Tests: Not What You Think They Are

It is also important to understand that many genetic tests do not test for the disease but only for increased risk or predisposition to a particular disease.   The absolute increased risk may be negligible. For example, if your risk for disease is 1 in 20,000; even if a particular gene variation (allele) increases your risk by a factor of 2, it is still a very rare risk of 1 in 10,000   Each genetic test is different, while some have very high predictive value for a disease, others are not very useful.

We advise that you consult a genetic counselor prior to deciding on your reproductive options.

Where to Get No-Scalpel Vasectomy in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer no-scalpel vasectomy procedure for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5922 or make an appointment online.  

We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. 

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Vasectomy at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories: No-scalpel vasectomy for a 35-year-old man with 3 children – out-of-state  – Drove

Read RealStoriesVasectomy and Circumcision revision in a 27-year-old

Read RealStoriesVasectomy for a 64-year-old; newly married.

What You Need to Know:

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for your Vasectomy?

  • All vasectomies are performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in performing vasectomies, not an assistant.  Our vasectomy dr is one of the most experienced specialists who perform no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy in NYC.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy.
  • We offer vasectomy under local anesthesia which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia. Most men are able to return to office work and other normal activities the next day.
  • Extensive Experience: Hundreds of successful no-scalpel vasectomies performed under local anesthesia at the Vasectomy Center at New York Urology Specialists.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking vasectomy in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

What does Vasectomy Scar Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Vasectomy at New York Urology Specialists


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Vasectomy With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially-trained in no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy procedure. 

We also address common sexual and genital concerns in men. We understand the challenges that sexual and penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis, Scrotal, and Foreskin Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5922 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in no-scalpel vasectomy. 

He also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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