PreOp Patient Education
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Audio Presentation

Vasectomy


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation,
On the day of your operation,
you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and an intravenous line may be put in.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
Your doctor may have asked you to shave or clip your genital region before arriving for the procedure. If not, a nurse will shave or clip the area for you.
Your doctor may have asked you to shave or clip your genital region before arriving for the procedure. If not, a nurse will shave or clip the area for you.
The surgical area will then be swabbed with an antiseptic solution...
The surgical area will then be swabbed with an antiseptic solution...
... and you will receive an anesthetic injection.
... and you will receive an anesthetic injection.
To begin, your penis will be flipped upward ...
To begin, your penis will be flipped upward ...
... and laid against your abdomen, exposing the scrotum.
... and laid against your abdomen, exposing the scrotum.
Next, your doctor will make a small vertical incision through the skin and muscle directly above the vas deferens.
Next, your doctor will make a small vertical incision through the skin and muscle directly above the vas deferens.
The team will gently open the incision to expose the vas.
The team will gently open the incision to expose the vas.
Then, using two small clamps, your doctor will close off both ends of a small section of the tube.
Then, using two small clamps, your doctor will close off both ends of a small section of the tube.
Your doctor will carefully remove this section ...
Your doctor will carefully remove this section ...
... and will close off the open ends of the two remaining tubes.
... and will close off the open ends of the two remaining tubes.
The incision will then be closed with sutures.
The incision will then be closed with sutures.
Finally, your doctor will perform the exact same procedure on the vas deferens passing through the other side of the scrotum.
Finally, your doctor will perform the exact same procedure on the vas deferens passing through the other side of the scrotum.

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