Michael Rotman, MD -  - Urologist

Michael Rotman, MD

Urologist located in Murray Hill, New York, NY & Lawrence, NY

Vasectomy Specialist

If you’ve recently decided you don’t want to have another child, you might be weighing your birth control options. A vasectomy is an effective, low-risk procedure that keeps sperm from entering your semen, creating a permanent form of birth control. If you’re interested in getting a vasectomy, contact Urologist Michael Rotman, MD, in New York City, to find out if it’s the right birth control option for you.

Vasectomy Q & A

by Michael Rotman, MD

Why get a vasectomy?

Getting a vasectomy is probably the safest and most effective birth control option for men who are sure they don’t want any more children. It's almost 100% effective, has a low risk of complications and side effects, and is substantially cheaper than female sterilization.

If you have a monogamous partner, you will no longer have to put on a condom before sex, which is very appealing to many men.

Dr. Rotman uses the no-scalpel technique, which causes less bleeding and fewer complications. It is as effective as a traditional vasectomy.

However, after the procedure, you can still get a woman pregnant until your sperm count reaches zero. You should continue using birth control until you have a follow-up sperm test that confirms you no longer have any sperm in your semen.

What are the risks associated with a vasectomy?

The most common risk associated with having a vasectomy is that you may decide you want a child later on. Other side effects and complications are rare, but they may include:

  • Bleeding or blood clots inside the scrotum
  • Blood in semen
  • Bruising of scrotum
  • Infection of surgery site
  • Mild pain
  • Swelling

Some rare, delayed side effects can also include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fluid buildup in the testicle
  • Inflammation
  • Pregnancy because of a failed procedure
  • Abnormal cysts

For most men, the procedure goes smoothly, and they experience no side effects afterward.

Will a vasectomy affect my sexual performance?

There are many unfounded concerns associated with getting a vasectomy. For example, there's the prevalent belief that a vasectomy will affect your sexual performance or masculinity. 

The truth is that a vasectomy only prevents sperm from getting into your semen. You’re otherwise ready to perform sexually and shouldn’t see any decrease in stamina.

Other unfounded concerns associated with getting a vasectomy include:

  • Cause permanent damage to your sexual organs
  • Increase your risk of contracting some types cancers
  • Increase your risk of heart disease
  • Cause severe pain

All of these concerns are unfounded.

Book an appointment online with Dr. Michael Rotman today to find out if a vasectomy is a right solution for you.

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    "Dr. Rotman has been treating me for the past 10 years. He listens carefully to all the issues at hand and diagnoses properly."

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