Vasectomy 101

A vasectomy is the most effective permanent birth control as it’s 99.999 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. The procedure works by eliminating sperm in a man’s semen. It’s that simple. Once the procedure is complete and you’ve been cleared by Dr. Edmunds, that’s it—you and your partner won’t need to do anything else to prevent pregnancy. No additional birth control to buy, use, keep up with or worry about.

The procedure is performed by Dr. Edmunds in our office in about 12 minutes. You’ll listen to some good tunes and won’t feel a thing. Using local anesthesia, Dr. Edmunds will make a tiny opening and then divide and seal the vas deferens (the tube that carries sperm to the urethra in preparation for ejaculation). By dividing the vas deferens, sperm can no longer exit the body, therefore you can no longer get anyone pregnant.

One small stitch is used to close the skin and dissolves on its own. Most patients return to work after a weekend of rest. Protected sex can resume in a few weeks, and after 20 ejaculations, a semen analysis will confirm the success of the procedure. Capitol Urology has partnered with Fellow, a CLIA-certified diagnostics lab, to provide post-vasectomy semen analysis that allows patients to provide a sample in the comfort of their own home. 

If you’re considering a vasectomy, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Edmunds. This initial appointment (often the same week as your procedure) will give you the opportunity see the office, meet the staff and talk with Dr. Edmunds to get a full overview of the procedure. You’ll also receive a quick exam so Dr. Edmunds can check your anatomy to ensure an in-office, no-scalpel vasectomy is right for you. The consultation will put you at ease so you’ll have everything you need to know and do before your surgery (shower, shave, avoid certain medications and fill any prescriptions for surgery day).  

Don’t wait! Schedule your appointment today for your no-scalpel vasectomy with South Carolina’s best vasectomy specialist. 

Benefits of a Vasectomy

After a vasectomy, you and your partner will no longer have to worry about birth control disrupting the moment. Nothing ruins the mood like the stresses of ovulation schedules or whether or not you have birth control on hand. A vasectomy is a permanent birth control option that leaves you and your partner with the opportunity to focus on one another. Go on, enjoy the moment without the worry of an unwanted pregnancy!

And gentlemen, let’s be real—women constantly carry the burden of either trying to get pregnant or not get pregnant. Then as mothers, they spend nine months growing and then birthing a baby. Years of birth control, pregnancy and childbirth can be incredibly hard on a woman’s body. Men, it’s time to man up! Do it for your loved one, do it for yourself, and just do it!

When performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Edmunds, a vasectomy won’t change your testosterone or affect your drive. Everything will work as it did before—now you just can’t get anyone pregnant!

Why Dr. Tom Edmunds

Dr. Tom Edmunds, also known as “Dr. Snippy”, has performed more than 3,500 vasectomies in his career. He’s also had the procedure done himself, so he knows about the experience from both sides.

As a proud father of three, Dr. Edmunds knows parenthood is truly one of life’s greatest joys. As a physician, he also knows that many pregnancies are unintended—in fact, studies show nearly 50% of all pregnancies in the US are accidental. Whether unwanted or mistimed, an unintended pregnancy can lead to relationship strain, financial instability, serious health challenges for the mother and more. An unwanted child is a challenge for the parents, the child and society as a whole.

It is often assumed that birth control should be the responsibility of the woman, but Dr. Edmunds has had decades of experience offering men a simple and effective permanent birth control option through no-scalpel vasectomy.

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Why Capitol Urology

Ask around, and you’ll quickly see why over 3,500 patients have chosen Dr. Edmunds at Capitol Urology to perform their vasectomy.

We’re a small practice, which means you’ll get individual care and attention. We strive to treat you like family! As an independent medical practice not owned by any hospital or corporation, we offer a higher level of personal care and work with each patient to provide for their individual needs.

Our staff have complete control over the schedule, so it’s common for new patients to schedule an appointment, come in the office for a consultation and get their vasectomy all in the same week. After your procedure, Dr. Edmunds even gives you his cell phone number if an emergency were to occur. Talk about personal attention! 

Dr. Edmunds performs no-scalpel vasectomies in our office located in Forest Acres, South Carolina. The procedure usually takes about 12 minutes. You’ll get a large dose of valium, great music, a little bit of local anesthesia, and after three songs, you’re all done!

We’re proud to be Columbia’s most experienced vasectomy center, but don’t just take our word for you it. Check out our Google reviews for proof!

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**The information on this website is to help patients understand more about vasectomy surgery, but should not be considered official medical advice. As with any surgery, there are risks involved and Dr. Edmunds and Capitol Urology staff will provide individualized medical care and advice to patients during appointments.**