Pollocks Clinics is now offering Nitrous Oxide for Vasectomy Sedation
Vasectomy 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, as a part of our client-focused philosophy, we are now offering the option for nitrous oxide sedation with no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy procedures.
Moreover, we are the first clinic in British Columbia to use nitrous oxide for vasectomy sedation. 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
The 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?
To administer nitrous oxide gas, a mouthpiece or a rubber mask is placed in your mouth or over your face. The face mask or mouthpiece 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 being passed through the mask or mouthpiece.
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.
This is one of the benefits of a private vasectomy clinic. We are free to offer extra services at no charge to our patients.
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.
Please go ahead and register online or give us a call with your questions.