Vasectomy is a very simple surgical procedure for men who do not wish to have any more children. Specifically, vasectomy consists of cutting the vas deferens through which sperm circulates from the testicle to the urethra, so that they can no longer be expelled to the outside.
There are two types of surgery to cut the seminal ducts:
- With scalpel
- a cut is made in each testicle to reach the vas deferens. These are ligated and cut.
- Without scalpel
- a single hole is made in the scrotum with special clips. The surgeon will look for the vas deferens to ligate and cut them..
In both cases, the surgery lasts about 20 minutes and local anesthesia is used.