This procedure stands as the most effective method for male sterilisation, offering a reliable solution for those seeking long-term contraception. Its popularity transcends borders, being a widely adopted choice in countries like the UK and increasingly embraced in Greece as well.


A vasectomy can be performed under local anaesthesia or sedation, offering flexibility to cater to the comfort and preferences of the individual. The procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive, making it an appealing option for those seeking a permanent solution to birth control. In the realm of vasectomy, we're not just performing a procedure - we're providing a reliable, safe, and long-term solution for family planning, ultimately supporting individuals in their life choices.


What is vasectomy?

A vasectomy (male sterilisation) is a surgical procedure to cut or seal the tubes that carry a man’s sperm to permanently prevent pregnancy.

Is vasectomy effective in preventing pregnancies?

Yes, it is more than 99% effective.

Is it permanent?

It’s considered permanent, so once it’s done you don’t have to think about contraception again.In rare cases when someone regrets his decision he can have surgery to reconnect the tubes but this is not always successful.

Can I store sperm in a sperm bank, just in case?

We always advise patients who undergo a vasectomy to store sperm in a sperm bank as this allows them to have a child in the future if they regret their decision.

Does it affect erections or sexual drive?

No, it doesn’t affect your sex drive or ability to enjoy sex. You’ll still have erections and ejaculate, but it won’t contain sperm.

Is vasectomy done under local or general anaesthesia?

Vasectomy is usually done under local anaesthesia but if the patient prefers, it can be done under sedation.

Does it work immediately after it's done?

No, you will need to use contraception for about 8 to 12 weeks after the operation, because sperm will still be in the tubes.

How will I know if my vasectomy has worked?

About 3 months after your procedure, you’ll need to produce a sample of semen, which will be tested for sperm.Once tests have confirmed that your semen is sperm-free, the vasectomy is considered successful and you can stop using additional contraception.
Some men may need another test, until it’s been confirmed that your semen is free of sperm, continue to use another form of contraception.

How long does it take to recover from vasectomy?

You will feel your testes swollen and a bit firm for the first few weeks. This is usually not too bothersome and can be managed with simple painkillers.
Most men are able to continue with their normal daily activities after 1-2 days but it is advised to avoid strenuous physical activities and sex for 1 week.

After vasectomy do I still need to use protection for sexually transmitted diseases?

Yes, vasectomy prevents pregnancies but it has no protective effect against sexually transmitted diseases.

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