How is this done?
This is the typical 7-minutes vasectomy experience:
Take a nice shower in the morning with antibacterial soap and trim the hair in the middle of the scrotum. Take two tablets of Tylenol two hours before arrival at the urologist office. Once you arrive, you will be placed on a comfortable procedure bed. Bring your headphone or phone to play with, or you can watch TV if available. Your spouse or girlfriend may accompany you and hold your hand.
A numbing cream and warm towel is then placed over your scrotum for a few minutes. A surgeon will then apply cleaning solution and drapes. The vas deferens (which often feels like partially cooked spaghetti) is palpated and brought to the middle under your skin. More anesthesia is applied using a hair-thin 30 gauge needle or a special numbing jet device. This may feel like a mosquito bite or have no pain at all.
The vas is brought out through a small puncture. It is cut, burned and clipped (or tied). The surgeon will perform another vasectomy on the other side using the same puncture. Skin is closed with an absorbable suture or glued. That’s it. You can drive home several minutes later.