Risks of Vasectomy Procedure

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger 


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All medical and surgical treatments are associated with some risks.  In general no-scalpel vasectomy is considered a safe treatment option for men who do not wish to have children in the future and want a permanent treatment option. Side effects and complications are rare but could occasionally occur.

Vasectomy Risks and BenefitsThe risks of vasectomy procedure include:

  • Risk of wound infection (Less than 1%)
  • Bleeding or hematoma (usually minor <1%)
  • Pain from the procedure (usually minor)
  • Long-term scrotal/testicular pain (orchalgia) (3-5%)
  • Anti-sperm antibodies
  • Infertility (that’s the goal of vasectomy)
  • Sperm granuloma
  • Testicular atrophy (<2%)
  • Failure of vasectomy ( <0.5%)

It is important to be aware that vasectomy does not protect against the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

Contact New York Urology Specialists for a detailed discussion of benefits and risks of vasectomy procedure before you decide whether vasectomy is right for you.

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If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call (646) 663-5922

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is an experienced vasectomy specialist who performs no-scalpel vasectomy for adult men who do not desire children and seek an effective permanent contraceptive option.  


 

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