About the Practice

Our Mission

Our mission is to prevent unintended pregnancy. We do this by making vasectomy services so readily available, affordable, and personally acceptable that no pregnancies are caused by men who have reached a mature decision not to have any or any more children. We augment this goal by also providing vasectomy reversals with success rates comparable to those of other experts, but at a cost which puts vasectomy reversal within the financial grasp of the average vasectomy patient, thereby making vasectomy itself more appealing.

Practice Profile

The Vasectomy & Reversal Centers of Florida (1986) is a division of Douglas G. Stein, MD, PA, incorporated in Florida in 1984. The name is intended to convey an interest in, and dedication to, quality male contraceptive services.

Douglas G. Stein, M.D. is Board Certified in Urology. He now spends much of his time (1) training doctors to perform no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy with the most patient-friendly, most effective, and most efficient technique; (2) organizing missions to provide free vasectomies in developing countries challenged by rapid population growth; and (3) performing vasectomy reversals. Click here to read more on his personal profile page.

John G. Curington, M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Curington now performs the majority of vasectomies within our practice, both in the home office in Lutz/Tampa, and in our outfield locations. He is also an expert in LARCs (long-acting reversable contraceptives) and trains reproductive health practitioners nationwide for the University of California San Francisco. Click here to read more on his personal profile page.

Vivian Nelson, AA (Medical Arts) has been with Dr. Stein since 1984 and Office Manager for most of that time. Her office skills are no less important to the organization than are our surgical skills, and we are well aware that a patient’s first and last office contacts are usually with support personnel. After 33 years of experience with all aspects of vasectomy and reversal care, both personal and technical, she is truly an indispensable asset to the practice. In addition to running the office, Vivian handles insurance and patient billing, payment processing, and ordering all medical and office supplies used by the practice, not to mention preparing all of the paperwork (pre-registrations, consents, and coded receipts) needed to be sure that the outfield schedule runs smoothly.

Sergio Velasquez has been with Dr. Stein since 2011. He is the Spanish voice of the practice, responsible for providing our large Spanish-speaking patient population with information about vasectomy and reversal and for scheduling their appointments at many of the 15 Florida locations served by this practice. Sergio also scrubs, packs, and sterilizes the no-scalpel vasectomy instruments used by Drs. Curington and Stein at our multiple locations every week, and loads the “Goody Bags” provided to each vasectomy patient with semen sample mailers, instructions, and promotional information and trinkets. At the Lutz office, Sergio greets patients on vasectomy days and makes sure that they leave fully informed about follow-up care.