Vasectomy & Vasectomy Reversal
Dr. Ryan Terlecki at Wake Forest Men’s Health specializes in vasectomy and vasectomy reversals. Many men choose vasectomy – a safe and effective surgical operation for male sterilization – as a form of birth control. That’s because a vasectomy interrupts the flow of sperm from the testicles.
A vasectomy doesn’t affect a man’s sex drive, sexual performance, or ability to achieve sexual satisfaction. Nor does it change male hormones or sex characteristics. In fact, the testicles continue to produce sperm following a vasectomy, but their movement is simply blocked.
Dr. Terlecki specializes in offering the "no-scalpel vasectomy." In this simple, office-based procedure, the patient is given local anesthesia for a pain-free experience typically performed in 10 minutes or less. No incision is required. Once a future semen analysis confirms the absence of sperm, men and their partners may choose to discontinue other forms of contraception.
Some men who have undergone a prior vasectomy may desire to have the procedure reversed in order to attempt pregnancy with their partner. This involves a microsurgical approach and the formal name of the procedure is a "vasovasostomy." Dr. Terlecki was the first urologist in the world to perform this procedure using 3D 4K imaging. The procedure is performed as an outpatient, and properly selected candidates have an excellent chance of restoring the presence of sperm to the ejaculated fluid. This is confirmed by a subsequent semen analysis.
Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal in Winston-Salem, NC
If you are interested in vasectomy or a reversal procedure, Dr. Terlecki will be happy to discuss these options with you. Call (336) 716-4131 to arrange a consultation with him or you can request one online.