Vasectomy in El Paso, TX

A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure performed on males as an effective and safe method for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. Generally a quick outpatient procedure, a vasectomy essentially disconnects or blocks the vas deferens, preventing sperm from entering semen before ejaculation. Vasectomy procedures are highly effective birth control measures, second only to abstinence. Committed to providing surgical care in the most minimally invasive way possible, Dr. Leo Altenberg offers the vasectomy procedure to men throughout El Paso. For more information on getting a vasectomy, please call our office located in El Paso, TX.

At our clinic, Dr. Altenberg performs vasectomies by severing the vas deferens, thereby stopping sperm from entering the semen. Before this minor procedure, he will evaluate your health and discuss the procedure to determine if you are an ideal candidate. If you're uncertain about the permanent nature of a vasectomy, it's worth considering other contraception options, as vasectomies are not recommended for those with chronic testicular pain or disease. The procedure itself involves a local anesthetic for minimal discomfort, takes about 30 minutes, and is done in our office. After numbing the area, Dr. Altenberg makes a small incision in the scrotum to access and seal the vas deferens. The incision is then stitched up, and you can return home the same day, as it's an outpatient procedure.

A vasectomy procedure at El Paso Men's & Women's Clinic allows men to take control of their birth control responsibilities with benefits, including:

  • Provides a nearly 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy
  • The procedure is quick and typically has a short recovery time
  • Vasectomies are a one-time procedure with no ongoing costs
  • Allows for spontaneity in sexual activity without the worry of contraception
  • There are no significant long-term side effects
  • Vasectomies do not affect hormone levels or sexual function
  • It's a more cost-effective solution compared to other birth control methods over time

Got a vasectomy. Everything went well. Some expected discomfort during the procedure but nothing too bad. If 6 months from now my wife is pregnant, I’ll have to change my star rating.

M. Google

Got a vasectomy done, and everything went by so smooth. Staff is very professional and ready to answer all your questions. Truly an in and out experience, highly recommended

A.G. Google

Gentlemen, I highly recommend Dr. Altenberg and his down-to-earth yet immensely professional staff. They are all great! Dr. Altenberg did my vasectomy. First hand experience: Everyone makes you feel comfortable and instill confidence that you are receiving quality care- from the initial interaction as you walk in to the vitals and prep, and through the actual procedure. The doctor was thorough and offered to answer/address any questions or concerns. He was skillful in carrying out the procedure, and it was not painful. It was all seamless, and they really have a top notch operation. I have never had an experience at a doctor’s office be quite so positive. Men, if you and your counterpart realize it’s time for that snip, do not hesitate- go see Dr. Altenberg and his awesome staff. Two thumbs up!

N.(. Google

Got my vasectomy here. Awesome place, the dr, dr assistant and front clerk was really nice and professional. Everything went as smooth as could be.

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Considering a vasectomy is a positive step toward taking control of your family planning. You might be an ideal candidate if you are confident that you do not want to have children in the future. This procedure is great for men in stable relationships where both partners agree on permanent contraception. Candidates for a vasectomy should understand and accept the minor risks and potential complications associated with the procedure, though these are rare. With a vasectomy, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have chosen a highly effective form of birth control.

Can a vasectomy be reversed if I change my mind later?

Yes, a vasectomy can potentially be reversed through a procedure called vasectomy reversal. This involves reattaching the severed ends of the vas deferens to allow sperm to enter the semen again. However, it's important to note that vasectomy reversals are not always successful, and the chances of restoring fertility decrease as more time passes after the initial vasectomy.

Does a vasectomy affect sexual performance or libido?

No, a vasectomy does not affect sexual performance, libido, or the ability to have erections. The procedure only interrupts the sperm's path and does not interfere with other aspects of male sexual function, including the production of male hormones or the sensation of orgasm.

Are there any long-term health risks associated with having a vasectomy?

Current research shows that there are no significant long-term health risks associated with having a vasectomy. It does not increase your risk of diseases such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, or other major health problems. As with any medical procedure, there may be minor risks or complications, which Dr. Leo Altenberg can discuss with you during your consultation.

If you and your partner are considering a vasectomy, rest assured that it is a highly safe and effective treatment that only requires one in-office visit and a follow-up to assess sperm count. Dr. Leo Altenberg at El Paso Men's & Women's Clinic is highly skilled when it comes to performing vasectomies for men throughout El Paso, TX and the surrounding area.

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