A vasectomy is a procedure that carries a lot of misconceptions about discomfort, invasiveness and recovery. Men considering the procedure are often on the lookout for the best possible physician and on the fence regarding who to go to. Some men want a urologist to perform their vasectomy and others believe a general surgeon or physician is satisfactory. However, a vasectomy is a simple and painless procedure that urologists are able to handle.
What is urology?
Urology is the medical field that specializes in the urinary tract and health issues related to the male reproductive system. Those seeking a urologist for their vasectomy are advised to check whether he or she is certified by the American Board of Urology and are encouraged to learn what the urologist’s experience is in performing vasectomies:
- How many do they perform each year?
- What is their success rate?
- What kind of sedation is used at the practice to ensure comfort?
- Does the urologist have experience in male fertility treatment?
These are important questions to ask, regardless of whether you seek a urologist or general physician. A practice’s vasectomy success rates, experience and the comfort level of the patient all contribute to the overall patient experience.
What can SDVC offer me as a vasectomy patient?
The San Diego Vasectomy Center (SDVC) was founded by Dr. Martin Bastuba. He performs more than 300 vasectomies each year and has a 99 percent success rate. He is in the 2 percent of board-certified urologists in the United States that specializes in male fertility. He is a professional member of numerous medical associations, including the American Urological Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the California Medical Association. Known as “the doctor’s doctor,” Dr. Bastuba is trusted by many physicians and surgeons who themselves need vasectomies.
Dr. Bastuba offers patients the no-needle no scalpel vasectomy technique. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a current clinical instructor of urology at the University of California, San Diego’s School of Medicine. He is a professional member of numerous medical associations, including the American Urological Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the California Medical Association.