About The Tampa No Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure
Below is a list of commonly asked questions. If you have any additional questions about the Tampa No Scalpel Vasectomy, Please contact the clinic. We want each patient to have peace of mind.
- What technique does Dr. Acosta use to perform a vasectomy?Dr. Acosta uses the “No -Scalpel” vasectomy technique. Dr. Acosta has over 25 years of experience on over 4,000 patients.
- How long does the Tampa no scalpel vasectomy procedure usually take?The Tampa no scalpel vasectomy procedure takes approximately 25 minutes.
- Where does the Tampa no scalpel vasectomy take place?The procedure is performed onsite at my clinic.
- What type of anesthesia is used for the vasectomy?I use local anesthesia (1% Lidocaine)
- Are there other medications I can take if I am very nervous, prior to the procedure?Most people do not need any additional medication. In certain instances, I prescribe medication.
- Can I drive home after the procedureIf no narcotic pain medication or sedatives are taken prior to the Tampa no scalpel vasectomy procedure, the patient can drive home. If minor procedures have not been a problem in the past you most likely will be able to drive.
- Can my wife or significant other be present in the room during the Tampa no scalpel vasectomy procedure?Yes, This is allowed if the Tampa No Scalpel Vasectomypatient prefers
- What advice would you give prior to the vasectomy?Do not take more than 2 aspirin or Motrin in the week prior to the vasectomy. Do not eat a heavy meal within 2-3 hours before. Wear tight underwear or some sort of athletic support. Shave (mid-penis to mid scrotum).
- When can I shower and swim after the procedure?Typically, a Patient is able to shower within 6-8 hours, and most patients can swim within 36-48 hours.
- When can the patient resume physical and sexual activity?Usually in 3-4 days if there is no significant discomfort. Always start with less strenuous activity and increase activity according to your own comfort level.
- When will I be sterile after the vasectomy?Usually in 20-25 ejaculations, over a couple of months. Always check post vasectomy semen analysis before having unprotected intercourse.
- How effective is the procedure?It is usually extremely effective. The procedure can fail if the vas deferens reconnects. This occurs in approximately 1 in 3000 cases and usually occurs in the first year. If this is a concern, repeat semen analysis in 6 months.
- What is the success rate of a vasectomy reversal?Approximately 60% if done within 5 years.
- How does a vasectomy affect my sex life?There is no change. The erection and orgasm are the same, the amount of fluid and consistency of ejaculate are not different.
- Why is a vasectomy a good choice for a couple who desires family planning?A vasectomy is safer, more successful, more cost effective and less uncomfortable than a tubal ligation. The failure rate of a tubal ligation is one in 400, vasectomy reversals are easier and safer on men.
- Are there any significant risks involving a vasectomy?There is usually minor swelling or discomfort that last a few days. I have never had a testicular loss or need for hospitalization after a vasectomy. There is no long term risk after vasectomy. Infection after a vasectomy is rare.
- Does anyone assist or prep the surgical site?Dr. Acosta is the only one in the room with the patient. Dr. Acosta has performed over 4,000 vasectomies. This experience allows Dr. Acosta to perform all preparations the vasectomy without the need of any assistance.
- Do I need a pre-op visit before the vasectomy?You are more than welcome to see me in my office for a separate pre-op visit if it makes you more comfortable. Some insurance companies require it, some do not. However, unless it is required, the visit is a personal decision. I consider you a patient of my practice and I feel honored to care for you at this time and in the future if you have urologic problems such as kidney stones, erectile issues, and hormonal deficiencies.
We are often asked what medical instruments and devices are used to perform a Tampa no scalpel vasectomy. In order to provide the best patient experience possible, we strive to educate each patient as much as possible. Below is a list of instruments used by Tampa vasectomy Doctor, Dr. Acosta:
Instruments Used To Perform Tampa No Scalpel Vasectomy
- 25 Gauge Needle
- Sharp Hemostat
- Lidocaine (25 CC)
- Small Nylon Non Dissolving Sutures
In the video below, Dr. Acosta goes over each instrument he uses in the vasectomy procedure. Dr. Acosta addresses their role in the Tampa no scalpel vasectomy procedure.