Instructions for Before Your Vasectomy

In general, vasectomy is a gentle and quick procedure. Below are a few items to review before your appointment so you will be well prepared.

Avoid aspirin and any other “blood-thinning” medications for a week before your procedure. Of course, if you take aspirin or an anticoagulant for treatment after a heart-attack, stroke, or other serious medical issue, discuss this with your primary care physician first.

Shave the scrotum and base of the penis a week to a few days before your vasectomy. Having a “hair-free zone” makes the procedure much easier for the doctor, and quicker for you. Click here to see diagrams if you have questions about exactly where to shave.

Take a regular shower with soap on the morning of your procedure. Get a good lather going and rinse well. You don’t need to buy any special soap; normal bath soap is excellent.

Wear clean snug underwear to your appointment. Well before your procedure, please make sure that you have snug underwear that gives you good scrotal support. If you only wear boxers or loose underwear, you can easily buy some snug underwear at a local store. If you don’t have time to get to a store, you can order snug briefs from Amazon (i.e. search on Amazon for “snug briefs” and some great suggestions will come up).

Many men ask if they will be OK to drive after a vasectomy. In general, it is wise to bring a driver. Vasectomy is a very gentle procedure, but there are men who tend to get lightheaded in the context of medical procedures. We encourage you to be safe. Many men, though, have never been lightheaded and know they are just fine after procedures. Click here to read more about driving after minor medical procedures. 

Make sure you have the correct address and time for your appointment. To see details of our address and location, click here. If you have any doubts, you can call our office at 941-216-1212.

It’s good to understand payment before the procedure. Please read about payment options here.

Vasectomy really is surprising quick and gentle. Dr. Curington has had a vasectomy himself and has done over 20,000 vasectomies over the past 20 years. He’ll take good care of you.

We look forward to seeing you for your appointment.