A vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male contraception. The purpose of the surgery is to block the vas deferens, by which sperm cells travel from the testicles to the penis. This means that sperm cells can no longer enter the semen, which is ejaculated during sexual intercourse.
A vasectomy does not affect sexual potency, the body keeps producing male hormones, erection and ejaculation work as before, except that the man can no longer father a child.
A vasectomy is an effective solution for those who have decided not to have any or further children.
A vasectomy is 11 times more effective than peroral hormonal contraceptives and 6 times more effective than a condom.
The patient can go home and take on activities which are not physically demanding within 24 hours after the surgery. Those who do manual labour can go back to work the day after the surgery. The patient can resume sexual relations a few days after the surgery.
It is important to remember that for a few weeks after the surgery, there will still be some living sperm cells in the vas deferens and seminal vesicles, which can cause unintended pregnancy. Therefore, our doctors recommend continuingthe use of other contraceptives for 12 weeks after the surgery. After 12 weeks, a seminogram, which shows if there are any living sperm cells left, is recommended.
After the surgery you will not need to come to the Centre for redresssing, because we use a special dressing and value our patients’ time.
Vasectomy price includes the urologist’s consultation, lab tests needed prior to the surgery, and the surgery itself.
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
2 hours for the most common (routine) blood tests and urinalysis.
The reports of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) imaging and other
instrumental examinations are usually ready immediately, i.e within 2-3 hours after the examination.
What should you know about the vasectomy procedure?
During the surgery, local anaesthetics are injected into the testicles where the vas deferens are located and a small incision is made. The vas deferens are taken out through the incision, cut and tied, both free ends are additionally coagulated (sealed) with electrocautery. The incision is sutured with a single thread. The thread is dissolvable and dissolves in 2-3 weeks.
- a complete blood count;
- blood coagulation test (APTT);
- electrocardiogram (EKG) and its evaluation;
- blood glucose level test;
- other tests if you have chronic diseases,as prescribed by your doctor.
The patient can bring their test records from other healthcare institutions, or they may have them done at the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. The tests take 2 hours. Prices of the tests performed at the Centre. The tests must be performed no earlier than 14 days before the surgery.
To choose us
- Consultation and exams done in 1 day.
- The surgery can be performed the same week after the consultation.
- The rate of hospital-acquired infections is 0 in 5 years.
- The surgery is performed by some of the most experienced doctors in Lithuania.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
The patient does not become infertile immediately after the vasectomy is done. The vas deferens and seminal vesicleswill still contain living sperm cells, which can cause unintended pregnancy. Protection will still be needed to prevent pregnancy. Sometimes sperm cells remainalive in the vas deferens for up to 6 weeks after the surgery. In order to be surethat the surgery was successful, two seminograms (sperm count tests) have to be done, and they both have to show a zero sperm count.
As a contraceptive, the vasectomy falls only behind sexual abstinence. The vasectomy is 11 times more effective than peroral hormonal contraceptives and 6 times more effective than a condom. However, 1 in 2000 surgeries is unsuccessful. Typically, the causes of the failure are recanalisation of the cut vas deferens or surgery that was not properly performed. We have never had such complications at our Centre.
After the vasectomy, the testicleskeep producing sperm cells, but due to the obstruction of the vas deferens, they cannot travel to the penis. Sperm cells start to break down in the testicles and are absorbed by the body. The membrane of the epididymis absorbs most of the sperm and the rest are broken down by macrophages (immune cells of the body).
The vasectomy does not affect the production of testosterone or other sex hormones. It does not inhibit potency, and sexual desire does not decrease after the surgery.
Ahaematoma may form where the surgical incision was made. This complication occurs in about 2% of patients and rarely requires any special treatment.
Surgical wound infection is also a rare but possible complication of a vasectomy. The rate of this complication stands atabout 3%, at our Centre it is 0%.