Vasectomy Specialist in Nashville, TN

Vasectomy Surgery

A vasectomy is a form of birth control during which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are cut. When the tube is cut, there is no way for sperm to be released from the penis. This procedure is considered a permanent form of birth control, but it is possible to have a reversal surgery should the patient change their mind in the future.

Dr. Matthew Pollard is a fellowship trained male fertility and men’s health specialist in Nashville, TN. With years of urologic experience, he specializes in all aspects of men’s health, specifically male fertility, sexual health, and microsurgery. To learn more about the urologic specialties of Dr. Pollard, call us today at (615) 269-2655 and schedule your appointment today.

Benefits of a Vasectomy

It is recommended that men only get a vasectomy when they are certain that they no longer wish to have children. It is the preferred choice for many couples because:

  • The use of male birth control (condoms) or female birth control (pills, IUDs, etc.) is no longer needed.
  • The procedure is almost 100 percent certain to prevent pregnancy.
  • It is much less expensive than female sterilization.

Vasectomy Types

In most cases, a vasectomy will be performed in-office and is considered an outpatient procedure. Full-anesthesia is not required, only a local anesthetic is necessary. There are two ways to complete this procedure.

Traditional Vasectomy

The surgeon will use a scalpel to create two small incisions on either side of the scrotum. The surgeon will remove a small section of the vas deferens. The tubes are tied, or cauterized so that they are closed and can no longer transport sperm.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy

A no-scalpel vasectomy does not use incisions, rather, the surgeon is able to access the vas deferens through very small holes. No stitches are needed for this form of surgery.

Recovery After the Procedure

Immediately following a vasectomy, there will be bruising and swelling, but those symptoms should subside after a few days. Apply ice packs every few hours to help control these symptoms. Wear tight-fitting underwear so that the scrotum is provided extra support.

Get plenty of bed rest during the first week. At the very least, stay off of your feet for two or three days. Avoid bathing for about 48 hours because this will allow the incisions to heal faster and prevent infection. Take the antibiotics provided by Dr. Pollard.

Most patients are able to return to their normal lives after one week.

Sex After a Vasectomy

Wait at least one week before having sexual intercourse. Keep in mind, you may not be sterile right away. Ejaculate may still contain sperm and may continue to for several months after the procedure. After a few months, Dr. Pollard will check sperm levels to confirm that it is declining until it reaches zero.

The vasectomy will not affect your sex drive and orgasms. Occasionally, men feel a slight pressure in their testicles when aroused, but eventually, that feeling will go away.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to talk to Dr. Pollard about a vasectomy, please give us a call at (615) 269-2655.


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Vasectomy Reversal in Nashville, TN

In most cases when a man chooses to have a vasectomy they are sure that it’s a done deal. However, there are times when men near Nashville and Middle Tennessee can have a change of heart with a new found love, relationship, or in some cases, a change in family needs. Learn more about vasectomy reversal procedures today.

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