The Montreal Vasectomy Clinic

A vasectomy is a safe and effective form of male birth control.

This procedure is performed by a specialized urologist, in a safe, comfortable and efficient environment specializing in a no-scalpel vasectomy technique.

Dr. Richard Sioufi is a surgical urologist with over 25 years experience. He and his team have the expertise and the right medical experience to perform this procedure in one of our four locations – Montreal, Longueil and Châteauguay.

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What is a Vasectomy

What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a form of male birth control where the Vas Deferens (sperm tubes) are cut and cauterized, stopping the sperm from joining the semen at the time of ejaculation. This procedure is done under local anesthesia and has very low complication risks and minimal side effects.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a safe and permanent, but reversible (in most circumstances) method of preventing pregnancy for men who no longer want to father children. Having a vasectomy has no long-term effects regarding sexual activity, orgasms, or performance.

A vasectomy is much more cost effective than the cost of female sterilization and/or the long-term cost of birth control medications.

A vasectomy is the most effective form of contraceptive with less than 0.05% failure rate.

The difference between scalpel and no-scalpel vasectomy

The surgeon will make small incisions by a scalpel on either side of the scrotum. A small section of the vas deferens will be removed by the surgeon. The tubes are tied, cauterized or clipped – or – a combination of all three, so they can no longer transport sperm.

is very similar to a traditional vasectomy except a scalpel is not used to open the skin – rather – a specialized instrument is used to puncture a small – pinpoint hole in the scrotum in order to access the vas deferens. This type of surgery does not require stitches. The tubes are then cut, cauterized, and/or clipped in order to block the sperm from entering the ejaculate.

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No scalpel Vasectomy: Less Pain, More Comfort

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No-scalpel Vasectomy Surgery

A urologist specialized in vasectomies will perform ``no scalpel vasectomy`` making two small openings instead of the traditional method where a scalpel is used to make larger incisions.

No-scalpel vasectomies are a safe, simple, and virtually painless alternative to traditional vasectomy procedures, with a shorter recovery time and a lower complication rate.

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Benefits of a No-Scalpel Vasectomy

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Reduced risk of complications, such as infection or bleeding
  • No stitches to close incisions (in rare cases, stitches may be needed)
  • The ability to resume sexual activities much sooner
  • The ability to perform the procedure from one of our convenient urology clinic locations in the Montreal and surrounding areas.

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Procedure time

10-15 mins

Dr. Sioufi will perform a physical exam just prior to freezing to confirm whether a vasectomy can be performed.

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Instructions for the Patient Before the Vasectomy

  1. The patient must discontinue all blood thinning medications and anti-inflammatory drugs one week before the procedure. (Example: Coumadin, Warfarin, Eliquis, Naproxen, Advil, Motrin, etc.)
  2. The patient may take 2 tablets of extra strength acetaminophen just before arriving at the clinic.
  3. Scrotal shaving the night before your vasectomy.
  4. The day of your procedure wear a speedo type underwear (one size smaller) or purchase and wear a scrotal support garment.
  5. Wear the speedo/support garment for a few days after the procedure, to benefit from the necessary scrotal support.
  6. Prepare for your return home a small ice pack (or several frozen pea packs)

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During the procedure

  1. The area will be numbed by local anesthesia
  2. With the No-scalpel: technique, a small puncture in the scrotum will be made.
  3. The tube that carries semen from your testicle (vas deferens) is located
  4. A portion of the vas deferens is exposed through the puncture
  5. The tube is cut
  6. The cut ends of the tube are closed by cauterized and/or clipped - or - a combination of both
  7. The cut, cauterized and/or clipped Vas deferens is returned into the scrotum.
  8. The two small holes are sealed with cautery.

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Patient Instructions After Vasectomy

Care After no-scalpel Vasectomy

  1. If possible, have someone accompany you. Otherwise, we will ask you to stay for around 10 minutes after the procedure
  2. After your vasectomy, you should go home and rest for the day, and the entire evening.
  3. Ice the area (ice wrapped in cloth or a bag of peas) for the first 24 hours for 15 minutes/hour
  4. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used for the first 24-48 hours to minimize discomfort and or pain. (please avoid Advil or Motrin for two days following the procedure)
  5. You may shower the day after the procedure and bath 3 days after the procedure
  6. For the first week (7 days) Minimize the following activity:
    • avoid heavy lifting more than 10 kg (including babies and children)
    • avoid physical exertion/light activity, exercise
    • avoid sexual activities
  7. You may resume sexual activities / masturbation one week (7 days) after the procedure but please use another form of birth control until the doctor confirms the sperm are no longer present.  Sperm may be present in the ejaculate 6 to 12 months after the vasectomy

Please contact your doctor if there are signs of infections, a temperature or worsening pain or swelling.

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What is a Vasectomy

Post-vasectomy Semen Test

A semen analysis is a lab test that evaluates sperm count, motility, morphology, and more.

A prescription will be given for a spermogram.  You are asked to provide an ejaculate sample four months after the vasectomy.  You may produce the specimen at your home, but it must be brought to a hospital or clinic of your choice within one hour.  Please call the clinic/hospital of your choice ahead of time for their instructions.

YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED STERILE UNTIL YOU HAVE HEARD FROM OUR CLINIC AND WE CONFIRMED THE ABSENCE OF SPERM IN THE EJACULATE.

Our friendly staff can answer all your questions about vasectomy procedures.

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  • Call us now at (514) 441-3234 to book an appointment.
  • Consultation on the day of your surgery is included in the price.
  • Call us to know the price for Vasectomy procedures in Montreal and surrounding areas.