This procedure usually takes 15-20 minutes, and follows these steps:
Step 1. The first step is to inject local anaesthetic into the skin at the side of your scrotum to numb the area.
Step 2. The surgeon will make a small incision in the scrotum and locate the vas (sperm-carrying tube).
Step 3. The tube is then cut and tied or cauterised and sealed.
Step 4. A small piece of the tube is then removed.
Step 5. This is repeated on the other side. Sometimes a second entry point is made, or sometimes both tubes can be reached through the same opening. The surgeon places the tube back into your scrotum.
Step 6. If necessary, a dissolving stitch or two will be used to close the incision or entry point and a dressing will be placed over the wound.