How is a vasectomy done?

A vasectomy is a quick and painless surgical procedure. The tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis are sealed. In most cases, you will be able to return home the same day.

Vasectomies at the Cadogan Clinic are carried out as a day case surgery under local anaesthetic. This means that only your scrotum and testicles will be numbed, and you will be awake for the procedure. You will not feel any pain, although it may feel slightly uncomfortable.

In rare cases, a general anaesthetic may be required. This means that you will be asleep during the procedure. A general anaesthetic may be used if you are allergic to local anaesthetic or have a history of fainting easily. However, most people will only need a local anaesthetic. Even if you do require a general anaesthetic, this will still be done as a day case procedure.

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