Are you looking to have a vasectomy in Durham NC? If so then you are in luck!
Many counties in North Carolina have limited options for having a vasectomy.
Most rural providers only offer traditional, old-school scalpel vasectomy. Durham county has a decent number of doctors who provide vasectomy; however, you are quickly going to find that scheduling a vasectomy can be an challenging process.
There are many places you can schedule your vasectomy in Durham but it is going to take you a long time to get your first appointment for a consultation. You will have to have a least two visits and the process is going to seemingly take forever.
You may have good health insurance but you also may have a high deductible. If you have a high deductible then you may be responsible for the entire cost of your vasectomy. That cost can range from $1500 to $2500!
If you are looking for a vasectomy in Durham you are fortunate because there is a new vasectomy practice in the area offering single visit, affordable, no scalpel vasectomy procedures.
Trying to scheduling a vasectomy in Durham: Be careful!
If you are going to schedule your vasectomy in Durham with one of the university clinics or with a large urology group you need to be aware you are going to have to face…and overcome… several large hurdles.
Information deficits. Although you may find it hard to believe… it is going to be hard to get any helpful information from most doctor’s websites. This is even true when it comes to the larger universities. Most of their websites say “Vasectomy is a safe procedure. Over 150,000 procedures are performed every year….”
You will see this information over and over again but you will usually not find anything too helpful. The reality is most doctors websites have had the same stale information for the last 20 years…don’t we think by now more than 500,000 people per year are getting vasectomy in the United States. These are statistics from the 1990’s!
More information: How many vasectomies are performed each year in the United States?
Not only are their websites lacking information, but you will find it next to impossible to get a knowledgable person on the phone who can answer your questions about vasectomy.
Usually all you are going to get is from the person who answers the phone is ” You need to have a consultation appointment with the doctor.”
Lack of information about vasectomy costs. These offices may accept your health insurance but no one is going to tell you how much your vasectomy will actually cost when it is time to check out. The reality is the cost of vasectomy will depend on what type of health insurance you have. How crazy is that?
If you have United Health Insurance your vasectomy may cost less than if you have Blue Cross Health Insurance! Why is this? A complete discussion of why different people pay different amounts depending on their insurance is beyond the scope of this article but just know this is a reality in health care. Each health insurance company locks in a contracted price for the cost of vasectomy…their members pay that cost.
Your health insurance may cover your vasectomy procedure but you will be locked in to the contracted price for vasectomy. If you have a high deductible and have not paid any money towards your deductible then you may be on the hook for the entire procedure. These procedures are not cheap and they are even more expensive in larger hospital/teaching universities.
Your price for vasectomy: The “Costco effect”
What if you dont have health insurance? Well good luck because your price is going to be the highest of them all!
In the past cash paying patients were often given a discount because medical procedures were priced high. With inflation and decreasing reimbursement we now have the ‘Costco effect’.
What is the Costco effect? If you are a member of a good health insurance plan you get a lower contracted price for a medical service. If you don’t belong to a plan then you are going to pay more for the same service because you don’t have a large group negotiating for you to get a lower price.
Very long wait times. You may not believe this but you are going to have very long wait times to have your vasectomy. Most patients wait 1 to 2 months for a consultation appointment. Depending on the time of year you could end up waiting six months just to talk about a vasectomy procedure.
Many of these places are understaffed. They don’t have the nurses available to help with ‘low priority’ health care issues.
You may be given an appointment 2 to 6 months in the future and this will just be for the consultation appointment. The appointment for the actual vasectomy will take even longer.
Vasectomy In Durham? Schedule with Dr Zerden
You should consider having an easy, no barrier vasectomy with Dr. Matthew Zerden of His Choice Vasectomy. He offers single visit, minimally invasive affordable vasectomy
Single visit vasectomy. Dr. Zerden is one of few doctors in North Carolina who lets patients make an appointment to have a vasectomy done in a single office visit.
No needle vasectomy procedure. Not only is Dr. Zerden one of few vasectomy doctors offering single vasectomy appointments, but he is one of few doctors offering patients no needle, no scalpel vasectomy.
During a His Choice vasectomy local anesthetic is administered with a small hand held air injector. The hand held air injector uses a puff of air is used to push the anesthetic into the superficial layers of the skin and into the vas deferens.
Although this may sound crazy, it only feels like the snap of a small rubber band on the skin. You may not like the idea of a rubber band snap on the skin…but would you rather have a needle instead?
No scalpel vasectomy procedure. During a no scalpel vasectomy a single small poke is made in the center of the scrotum. This creates a small hole and this hole is stretched open. The skin is elastic or like rubber. You can stretch it open and it will then slowly squeeze back closed. No sutures are required and the opening is usually sealed shut within 24 hours.
His Choice Vasectomy, An Easy Vasectomy Experience!
When you have a His Choice No Cut No Scalpel vasectomy you will be having one of the most minimally invasive vasectomy procedures available.
Your vasectomy will be provided during a single office visit. Anesthesia will be provided without using a needle in the scrotum. Your entire vasectomy procedure will be done through one single opening in the scrotal skin made with a no scalpel opening. Your opening will be closed within 24 hours and you will not need any sutures.
You will be back on your feet in no time at all!