Risks of Vasectomy Procedure
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.
- 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.
What You Need to Know:
- Benefits of No-Scalpel Vasectomy Under Local Anesthesia
- Does Vasectomy Affect Erections?
- No scalpel vasectomy: Who is a good candidate?
- Top Vasectomy Myths
Learn More About:
- Orgasm and Sex Drive after Vasectomy: What You Should Know.
- Vasectomy in Men without Children: Is it Possible? Is it Advisable?
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.