Vasectomy in Southwest Wisconsin
A typical vasectomy procedure requires that two small incisions be made on the patient’s scrotum in order to access the vas deferens. Dr. Stormont utilizes an even less invasive procedure that is often referred to as a vasectomy, or a keyhole vasectomy.
How Does It Work?
Rather than making a sizable incision on the scrotum, the vasectomy is performed entirely through a puncture made in the scrotal sac. This hole is so small that stitches are rarely ever required after the procedure is complete. Topical anesthetic is applied to ensure that no pain is felt during the vasectomy.
The process is much the same as a standard vasectomy with the ultimate goal being to prevent the patient from having children in the future. To achieve sterilization, the vas deferens must be severed. These two tubes are responsible for transporting a man’s sperm to his semen, which is stored in the testes. By cutting the vas deferens, it becomes impossible for this sperm to travel outside of the body and potentially fertilize a woman’s eggs.
During a keyhole vasectomy, each of these tubes are gently manipulated until they protrude through the puncture site. Once Dr. Stormont has a clear visual of the area, the vas deferens are cut and blocked permanently.
Benefits of a Vasectomy
Any type of vasectomy presents a number of advantages to each potential patient. Men who are looking to avoid future children in a way that is safe, effective, and affordable are often considered primary candidates for this kind of procedure.
Aside from the regular benefits of a vasectomy, the procedure also allows for:
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced risk of complications such as infection or bleeding
More Questions? Ask Dr. Stormont!
If you would like additional information about the vasectomy procedure, or would like to see if you are a candidate, please contact us today at (608) 723-2131 for our Lancaster office or (608) 776-5748 for our Darlington office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stormont. You may also request an appointment with them online using our secure form.