Please make an appointment with one of our doctors for your consultation where you can discuss any questions and concerns you or your partner may have. At that time, the doctor will review the procedure with you, perform an examination, and provide you with information to take home so that you and your partner can further discuss if a vasectomy is right for you.
Men taking Fish Oil, Aspirin, or anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Excedrin, or Naproxen should discontinue use 10 days before (and for three days after) the vasectomy since these medications can thin your blood and cause excessive bleeding. Instead, use acetaminophen (Tylenol®) during this time if you need to relieve pain.
To help you relax and minimize any anxiety you may have, our doctors will prescribe a sedative for you to take prior to the procedure. Please make sure to take the sedative exactly as prescribed and arrange for a family member or friend to drive you to and from the office on the day of the surgery. Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Our doctors recommend using shaving cream and a new, disposable razor to remove pubic hairs. Patients should not use Neet, Nair, or any other depilatory as it leaves the scrotum itchy, red and swollen.
After your ride drives you home, take it easy. You can resume activity as tolerated. You do not need to put ice packs on your scrotum. You may experience a day or two of soreness, which can be treated with acetaminophen (Tylenol®). You may also have minimal bruising, but the discoloration should lighten and disappear. You may take a shower the day after surgery, but avoid sitting in water (no bathtubs, hot tubs, etc.) and avoid submerging yourself under water (no swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.) for one week after your vasectomy.
You may choose to wear an athletic supporter or jock strap for a few days after the surgery if you feel you would benefit from the support. The majority of our patients have told us that since they didn’t experience much discomfort after the surgery, they never felt the need to wear the supporter. However, if you do heavy work or lots of sports, you may be more comfortable with the extra support for a week or so after surgery.
Vasectomy has a success rate of about 99.8 percent, making it one of the most effective forms of birth control, but it isn’t effective immediately after the surgery. Although you can have sex as soon as three days after a vasectomy, you temporarily remain capable of fathering a child with the sperm that still remain in the ducts. It generally takes a few months to flush them all out.
Use a backup method of birth control until you are considered sterile via semen analysis. You’ll need to have two of these tests: the first at two months after your vasectomy and the second at four months after vasectomy. Once you have two consecutive tests showing no sperm, we will inform you that you are considered sterile and will no longer need to use other methods of birth control.
I was extremely nervous during the entire consultation, so I figured the same would hold true with the actual procedure. Not the case at all. Dr. Pete and his staff are amazing. They make you feel comfortable, they explain everything, and before you know it, your done. I can’t recommend Dr. Pete and the clinic enough! Well done!
The procedure was everything I was told it was: fast and pain-free. I have friends that have gone through more traditional procedures, and some had real horror stories. When an office coworker told me about this procedure, and came back to work the same day he had it done, I was convinced. Guys in the office couldn’t believe that I too was back to work the next day. The only thing that kept me coming from in that same day was the snow.
THE BEST IN THE MIDWEST! NO PAIN AND GREAT RESULTS, THANK YOU DOC.
Wow, I had my procedure done a week ago. I walked out and my wife thought something was wrong. She was surprised to hear that it was over in 20 minutes. No pain. I have to schedule my next dentist appointment this week, I am not looking forward to that. If I could I would rather have a second vasectomy than go to the dentist.
I just had it done yesterday and wow! No problem! I got home, drank a few with the neighbors, cut my lawn, went to bed and woke up no pain, nothing. I finished working in the yard, and still no pain. I bought some Tylenol just in case, and the bottle still has the seal on it. Dr, Mostowfi is a great guy; he’ll talk to you and answer your questions – he’s just a regular kinda guy! I thought the worst, but I have gotten tattoos that have given me more grief! Thanks, doc! You’re great, and I am going to let all my pals know about you.
Dr. Mostowfi, when I asked you if it would be alright for me to play hockey, a few hours after my procedure, I really did not expect you to say yes!! Well I did play, and without any discomfort or pain. I also would like to thank you and your staff for making me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
I can and will recommend Vasectomy Clinics of Chicago to anyone who is thinking of having this procedure done. It was painless, fast, and professional!! Kudos to all.
Dr. Mostowfi, Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! I’m a professional athlete and could have went to practice right after the procedure that’s how amazing and painless this procedure is! Dr. Mostowfi is the Best!!
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