1. How is nitrous oxide sedation performed?
To administer the gas, a tiny nasal canula is simply and comfortably placed in the patient’s nostrils. The tube is then attached to a handheld device that regulates the flow of the nitrous oxide gas.
You are expected to breathe normally during the entire process, inhaling the gas from the attached equipment. After a few minutes, the nitrous oxide starts taking effect.
Toward the end of the Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy procedure, the “laughing gas” will steadily wear off. By the time you are done with the surgery, you will feel completely fine, and are in a position to walk-out unassisted.
2. What are the effects?
The effects of nitrous oxide vary from patient to patient. Some of the most common and notable effects are listed below:
- A tingling sensation in your hands and legs
- You’ll feel warm
- There is a feeling of numbness in your tongue, hands, feet, and mouth.
- Your hearing may become distant, but it will also be distinct.
- You might feel some excitement and pleasure.
It is not the purpose of nitrous oxide sedation technique to put a patient to sleep during the vasectomy. Therefore, you will remain conscious during the entire procedure. If you feel dizziness or sleepy while under sedation, please be quick to inform the doctor.
3. What are the benefits of nitrous vasectomy?
Use of Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy sedation has many advantages. Some of them are mentioned below:
- As stated already, it doesn’t put you to sleep. You remain conscious throughout treatment.
- It gives you a comfortable and anxiety-free experience during the surgery.
- The level of sedation can be modified with ease by varying the concentrations of nitrous oxide.
Apart from these advantages, the most obvious benefit of Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy sedation is that it eliminates the need for using an injection.
4. Are there any risks?
The use of Nitrous Oxide for Vasectomy sedation is considered to be the safest choice. However, some asthma patients, as well as those suffering from severe bronchitis, may not be comfortable inhaling the laughing gas.
Although there are no long-term side-effects associated with it, in some cases, the patients might feel nauseous or sleepy during the procedure. If you happen to notice such symptoms, it is advisable that you inform your doctor about it.
5. How much does it cost?
There is no additional charge for a nitrous oxide vasectomy. At Pollock Clinics you will pay the same amount for Nitrous Vasectomy as for our regular No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy. We just want everyone to be comfortable during the procedure so nitrous oxide is available for men that want it at no additional cost.