Vasectomy

Abbey Gaske, MD -  - Urologist

Abbey Gaske, MD

Urologist located in South Bay, Torrance, CA

When you’re looking for a minimally invasive, permanent method of pregnancy prevention, a vasectomy is one of the most reliable options. Abbey Gaske, MD, is a skilled urologist using safe and effective methods for procedures like vasectomies at her practice in Torrance, California. To find discrete and comfortable male reproductive care in the South Bay area of greater Los Angeles, call Abbey Gaske, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.

Vasectomy Q & A

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a minor procedure to eliminate your chances of being able to impregnate a woman. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Gaske either blocks or cuts your vas deferens. These tubes carry sperm out of your scrotum.

Vasectomies are considered a permanent birth control option. If you’re considering having children in the future, you should wait to have a vasectomy.

How does a vasectomy work?

For pregnancy to occur, a woman’s egg needs to come in contact with a man’s sperm.

Sperm is made in your testicles before leaving through the vas deferens. As sperm moves through these two tubes, it mixes with other fluids and produces semen.

The fluid portion of your semen doesn’t cause pregnancy; sperm from the testicles must be present to fertilize an egg. When sperm is unable to leave the testes, your body reabsorbs it. Approximately three months after having a vasectomy, your semen no longer contain sperm and you won’t be able to impregnate a woman.

Having a vasectomy doesn’t affect the feeling of your orgasms or prevent semen from leaving your body when you ejaculate.

What can I expect during a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a simple procedure that Dr. Gaske performs in the office under local anesthesia.

Your vasectomy takes between 10-30 minutes. During the procedure, Dr. Gaske numbs the area with a local anesthetic before making a small incision or puncture in the upper portion of your scrotum.

After locating your vas deferens, Dr. Gaske removes a segment and applies clips to seal each end. Once closed, Dr. Gaske puts the vas deferens back in your scrotum and closes your surgical incision.

It’s normal to feel mild pain, swelling, and bruising after having a vasectomy, but it eases within a few days. To increase your comfort, Dr. Gaske might recommend icing your scrotum for the first few days, limiting activity and resting for at least 24 hours, and avoiding sexual activity for at least a week.

To learn more about having a vasectomy, call Abbey Gaske, MD, at her practice in Torrance, California, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today.