Pollock Clinics is now offering Nitrous Oxide for Vasectomy Sedation

Pollocks Clinics is now offering Nitrous Oxide for Vasectomy Sedation

nitrous oxide vasectomyVasectomy is one of the most preferred methods of contraception in Canada. It is also the most common surgical procedure among men.

The no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy offered at Pollock Clinics requires a single small puncture in the scrotum and a 10-minute procedure to cut and block the vas deferens – the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles.

Many of the men who choose no-scalpel vasectomy for permanent birth-control feel some anxiety before undergoing the procedure.

The use of mild sedation is helpful in some cases to put the patient at ease and enable them to relax during the procedure.

At Pollock Clinics, we are now offering the option for nitrous oxide sedation with no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy procedures.

You can call us or register for an appointment online if you wish to undergo Nitrous Vasectomy in Vancouver with minimal wait time at our private clinics.

Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy

nitrous vasectomy VancouverThe application of Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” for sedating a patient when undergoing a vasectomy procedure is commonly referred to as Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy. This gas doesn’t lead to any irritation or allergies. Therefore, it is considered to be the safest vasectomy sedation technique.

Vasectomy Sedation FAQs

It is vital for a patient to understand the surgical procedure before opting for it. This knowledge helps the patients in making informed decisions and gives them the understanding necessary to undergo surgery with confidence.

Keeping that in mind, we have assembled a short list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) by our patients before opting for Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy.

1. How is nitrous oxide sedation performed?

open ended vasectomy in vancouver with nitrous laughing gas

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.

Register for an Appointment

If you are looking for a Nitrous Oxide Vasectomy in Vancouver, look no further. At Pollock Clinics we offer our clients the option of nitrous oxide sedation with all vasectomy procedures – at no additional cost.

Appointments are generally available within a week.

Please go ahead and register online or give us a call with your questions.


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By |2018-12-21T08:25:26-08:00July 26th, 2018|Vasectomy|Comments Off on Pollock Clinics is now offering Nitrous Oxide for Vasectomy Sedation

About the Author:

Jack Chang, MD, is a graduate of Yale University and the University of British Columbia Medical School. After completing his postgraduate training in Prince George, BC, he started his career serving rural and remote communities in BC, Yukon, and Nunavut before joining Pollock Clinics in 2014. Dr. Chang is a veteran of multiple No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI) medical missions, providing free vasectomies in developing countries such as Haiti, Kenya, and the Philippines to alleviate poverty through family planning. Dr. Chang also trains international physicians from around the world as part of the NSVI missions. He performs circumcisions using both the Pollock Technique™ and the Shang Ring technique. Dr Chang trained in China with the developers of the Shang Ring method and directed the licensing of the Shang Ring through Health Canada and performed the first case of Shang Ring circumcision in Canada. He continues to lead the introduction of this adult circumcision method in North America. He is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents.