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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Jun 17, 2016

Dr Brandt discusses the vasectomy.  there are 10 things a man should know prior to having the procedure.


1. A vasectomy is intended to be permanent.

2. A vasectomy is not immediately effective.

3. A man must continue other forms of contraception until he proves his semen is sperm-free with a semen sample.

4. Even if a man shows no sperm in the semen a pregnancy can still occur--this is very rare.

5. A vasectomy will need to be redone about 1% of the time.

6.  A vasectomy requires a 1-2 week recovery.

7. A vasectomy can be reversed but it is not always successful.

8. Complications are uncommon but can occur.

9. Chronic pain in the testicle can develop after vasectomy 1% of the time.

10.  Alternatives to vasectomy exist and should be discussed with your physician.