Removal of a segment of the Vas
tube which connects the testicle to the prostate.
The sperm from the testicle
travels via this tube to the prostate where semen is produced and ejaculation
This is an irreversible
permanent form of male contraception.
This is a day
case under general anaesthetic
Recovery is usually a
couple of days
You should not
do exercise or strenuous activity for about a week.
It is important to note that contraception
is required until the Sperm count reading is zero.
We usually check this at 3 months after surgery.
approximately 30 – 40 ejaculations.
The sperm test is performed at a pathology
A sample of semen is acquired
at home and brought in the specimen jar.
What to Expect:
Reconnection of the Vas leading
Testicular injury / infarction
Chronic pain (due to leakage of
sperm causing an inflamed lump called a granuloma)
Accessory Vas – more than one
vas on each side leading to a persistently high sperm count even though a
vasectomy has been performed.