I have always really liked doing vasectomies. I’ve had some great conversations with guys during the ol’ snip. About 15 years ago I actually did one on a car dealer who had sold me a lemon. I found out he was the guy right before I was going to give him the lidocaine shot. Talk about being in a prime negotiating position. I literally had him by the family jewels. We worked something out. Around that time I was in a bowling league in Mount Pleasant. The other guys in the league knew I was a urologist, but I usually wore thrift shop bowling shirts with other names on them. So it confused my office staff when people called looking for Dr. Rocco. But after we got it straight it seemed like I sterilized about a quarter of the league. I always knew they recovered well when they showed up to bowl the following Wednesday and called them if they didn’t. It was great QC. I have shared a number of my other favorite vasectomy stories on our FB and Instagram pages.
Since opening The Men’s Center, I have really missed doing vasectomies. I have snipped a lot of guys over the years and since guys talk about their gonads, we have received innumerable phone calls asking if we were up and running yet. We have always planned on doing them here but wanted to get the non-procedural parts of the practice humming first. We had a lot of other balls in the air, so to speak. We are now ready. Look, no man looks forward to having surgery on his boys. I know I didn’t. But we will strive to make it as convenient and comfortable as possible. Let’s call it a package deal.
At the Men’s Center, we always strive for a great patient experience. Your vasectomy package consists of the following:
You will come in for a brief visit with our RN to be sure we are familiar with your past medical history and medications, and to be sure you are not on any blood thinners. At that time you will sign your consent form and you will be given your antibiotics to start the morning of your vasectomy, as well as a prescription for diazepam and a pain medication if desired. Dr. Kubinski will also see you briefly at that time to do an exam. We want to make sure your vas deferens are easy to feel and there are no anatomic reasons to suspect that your vasectomy should be done in a non-office setting.
You will need a ride. Preferably not an Uber. You will take your first antibiotic and diazepam about an hour prior to your vasectomy. Upon arrival Jay will get you comfortable and positioned as well as prepped in our procedure room. The procedure itself should take 20-30 minutes. Dr. Kubinski will be happy to carry out an exhilarating conversation with you during the procedure, but won’t be offended if you decide you would rather put in your earbuds and do your own thing. The surgical site will either have a small tape strip, or absorbable sutures. Please wear supportive underwear (briefs or boxer-briefs). After your procedure you can hang out with us for as long as you want, until you feel ready to
depart. We will send you home with a kit from Fellow so that you can send in a semen sample at 8-12 weeks. After your vasectomy, you are of course welcome to call us with questions or concerns, but you are not required to come back for follow up unless you would like to. (Please see our FAQs about the follow-up semen sample).
The semen check
At 8-12 weeks, it is imperative that you send in a semen sample using your kit from Fellow to verify the absence of sperm. If it is clear, they will email you to give you the good news. If they see any sperm at all, they will send you a second kit to return in 3-4 weeks.