It wasn’t that long ago when women bore all of the responsibility when it came to birth control. But that is no longer the case. Growing numbers of men are turning to vasectomies. A permanent solution for birth control, a vasectomy is one of the most effective birth control methods available, boasting a 99.85 percent effective rate. If you are considering a vasectomy, Nebraska Medicine has specialists who can help you determine if this procedure is right for you and perform the procedure effectively and safely.

Read about the steps involved for a vasectomy procedure. 

Learn how long you're going to have to relax on the couch, and whether there are side effects.

Why Come to Nebraska Medicine for a Vasectomy?


Getting a vasectomy is permanent and therefore, some thought and consideration should be given to this decision. Experts at Nebraska Medicine will help you determine whether this procedure is right for you. Our doctors are also experienced at performing this procedure effectively and safely. When performed correctly, the procedure has a 99.85 percent effective rate. According to the Institutes of Health, in the first year after vasectomy, only 15 to 20 of every 10,000 couples will experience a pregnancy.

No need to stay overnight

The procedure, which takes less than an hour, is performed in your doctor's office, and can be performed while you are awake. It involves making two small openings in the scrotum, through which the two vas deferens tubes are cut. This helps prevent sperm from mixing with the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. The two ends of the vas deferens are then tied, stitched, or sealed. Electrocautery may be used to seal the ends with heat. Scar tissue from the surgery helps block the tubes from reconnecting again. Most men are back on their feet within a few days.

Highly ranked care

Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty. We were:

  • Ranked nationally in urology in 2014 in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals
  • Recognized as a high-performing hospital in urology in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking

Schedule a virtual consult

Interested in learning more about a vasectomy? A virtual consult with a Nebraska Medicine Urologist is a great way to learn more about this simple procedure from the comfort and convenience of your home. Hear Dr. Christopher Deibert talk about the procedure, what to expect during your virtual consult and why a vasectomy is a good option for family planning.