Men from Vancouver and all across BC choose False Creek Healthcare Centre because of board-certified surgeons Dr. William Taylor and Dr. John Warner. Our Urology surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performing vasectomy and vasectomy reversal surgeries.

A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure designed to be a safe, simple and effective method of contraception. The procedure is a popular means of birth control for couples that have decided that their family is complete.

A vasectomy is performed by cutting the vas deferens (the small tube that carries sperm from the testicles). Following a vasectomy, a patient may continue to have sexual intercourse and climax as before, however, the semen no longer contains sperm and a child cannot be fathered. The procedure is intended to be permanent but may be reversed.

Each and every one of our surgeons has years of experience and excellence performing vasectomy and reversal procedures. Our pre and post operative care is exceptional, and combined with our patient centred philosophy will provide you with a positive and rewarding experience. We will help you achieve the results you desire.

What to Expect

The vasectomy procedure takes approximately 30 minutes using a local anaesthetic. The vas deferens is gathered under the skin and a single small incision is made. A small segment of the vas deferens is then removed and the ends are then sealed using electrocautery and surgically tied off. The incision may need a single, soluble suture and a small dressing will be applied.

What to expect during recovery?

There may be some mild swelling and pain which is easily relieved through medication and usually disappears within a few days. Most men can return to work in 1 or 2 days, unless their work is strenuous. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 4-5 days after.

A vasectomy does not interfere with a man’s sex drive, ability to have erections, sensation of orgasm, or ability to ejaculate. Some men have occasional mild aching in the testicles during sexual arousal for a few months after the surgery.

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