Vasectomy Specialist

Venkata K. Marella, MD -  - Urologist

Venkata K. Marella, MD

Urologist & Robotic Surgery Specialist located in Clifton, NJ & Wayne, NJ

If you choose to have a vasectomy, there is no better provider than Venkata Marella, MD. Dr. Marella performs no-scalpel vasectomies that are comfortable and convenient. He performs this surgery in his Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey, offices. Having a vasectomy done is a personal decision and can be rife with sensitivity. Dr. Marella understands this and works closely with patients to make the process as smooth and easy as possible To come in for a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Vasectomy Q & A

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that provides a permanent method of birth control. It works by blocking the tubes (called the vas deferens) that carry sperm to your prostate before ejaculation. Vasectomies, however, do not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases.

This procedure is popular among men who are past the family planning stage of life.

How does a vasectomy work?

A vasectomy is a short, straightforward procedure. Generally, it takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

First, Dr. Marella numbs the treatment area by injecting a local anesthetic into the skin of your scrotum with a small needle. He then performs the vasectomy using the no-scalpel method, making a small puncture in the scrotum rather than an incision. He then withdraws part of the vas deferens through the incision, cuts, and seals it before returning the end back to the scrotum.

The no-scalpel method Dr. Marella favors offers increased comfort and quicker recovery times.

Is a vasectomy reversible?

While a vasectomy is regarded as a permanent method of birth control, a reversal, or vasovasostomy, can potentially allow you to restore fertility.

Unlike the initial vasectomy, a reversal requires more refined and extensive techniques. That means a vasectomy reversal is more complex and lasts longer.

Dr. Marella can achieve the best results when the initial vasectomy is recent. The reversal success rates tend to be highest within a few years of the initial vasectomy. Even after several years, reversal is still possible.

Should I consider a vasectomy?

For some, choosing to have a vasectomy is a difficult decision to make. Dr. Marella is more than happy to discuss all the repercussions with you in a sensitive way. He also offers physical examination to make sure you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure.

To learn more about vasectomies and how they work, call the office or schedule a consultation with Dr. Marella online today.

We have offices conveniently located in Wayne, New Jersey and Clifton, New Jersey.