Once a man has decided that having a vasectomy is the best choice for permanent contraception, the next step is finding the right vasectomy surgeon to perform the procedure. Although vasectomies can be performed by non-surgeons, those seeking the highest-quality care will likely want more expertise, board certifications and even a background in urology from their vasectomy surgeon.
San Diego Vasectomy Center understands that you will have a number of options to choose from, but we’ve offered an easy route to find the best possible vasectomy surgeon for you.
Questions to ask a vasectomy clinic:
- Is the physician performing the procedure a surgeon?
- Is the physician performing the procedure board certified? If so, in what and by whom?
- How many vasectomies has the physician performed, both in the last year and overall?
- What is your vasectomy success rate?
- Are complications from a vasectomy procedure common at your practice?
- Do patients typically require appointments for unpleasant side effects such as pain and discomfort?
- How are patients kept comfortable before, during and after a vasectomy?
- What kind of anesthetic is used? How long does pain relief last using this anesthetic?
- What kind of access will I have to my physician post-procedure?
- If my vasectomy fails, what happens next?
Vasectomy clinics should be able to easily address any of the above questions.
Patients often take comfort in choosing a vasectomy physician who is a practicing surgeon with consistent experience in performing the procedure, instead of visiting a non-surgeon with less experience and fewer professional affiliations. Of course, the choice is ultimately up to each patient as to who they are most comfortable with, but asking the above questions will provide a full picture of the person in whom you will place your trust.
If you have any additional questions about what to look for in a vasectomy surgeon or how to ensure the information you come across is accurate, please contact the San Diego Vasectomy Center. We understand the need to take your time and complete the research needed to feel comfortable scheduling a vasectomy consultation.