Vasectomy is a safe, simple, and effective form of permanent birth control that is the choice of thousands of men throughout the world. Each year, more than 50,000 men undergo this simple procedure in Canada. More Canadian couples rely on vasectomy for their permanent birth control than the alternative of female tubal ligation. The method of no-scalpel vasectomy offered at our clinic is particularly beneficial because it is so simple and safe.

The So Simple Vasectomy Clinic® offers prompt, personal, and skilled professional service to those seeking a vasectomy.

About Us

Over 32 Years of Experience

Dr. Len DeBolster is a family physician who has been practicing in the Mississauga/Oakville community for the past 30 years. Vasectomies have been a significant part of his practice during this time. In 2003, he relocated his practice from Credit Valley Hospital to Oakville Family Health Centre and opened a surgical suite to accommodate the So Simple Vasectomy Clinic. In the year 2000, Dr. DeBolster began performing vasectomies using the No-Scalpel technique and has since completed more than 30,000 vasectomy procedures.

Dr. De Bolster is a member in good standing with the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, and the Canadian College of Family Physicians and The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He previously serviced as Deputy Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at The Credit Valley Hospital as well as the Director of the Hospitalist program at The Credit Valley Hospital. He also served one term on the Board of Directors of the Credit Valley Hospital.

Dr. DeBolster is assisted at the clinic by his capable and professional staff. Elaine is the contact person who books appointments and welcomes you to the clinic. Carol works as Dr. De Bolster’s assistant preparing you for your procedure. Together Elaine and Carol serve to make your clinic experience professional, courteous and simple.

32

Years of Experience

30000

Vasectomy Procedures

25000

No Scalpel

No-Scalpel Vasectomy

NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY

The technique used at The So Simple Vasectomy Clinic is the “No-Scalpel Vasectomy”. It was developed by a doctor in China in 1974, introduced to North America in 1985, and to Canada in the early 1990’s.

A conventional vasectomy involves opening the skin of the scrotum to reach the vas with one or two incisions at least 2cm long made with a scalpel -one on each side of the scrotum, or one in the middle. At the end of the procedure, after the vas has been blocked the incisions are stitched (sutured) closed.

With a “No-Scalpel Vasectomy” only one small opening is made by means of a puncture at the midline of the scrotum and spreading the skin open. Each vas is carefully lifted out, one at a time, and blocked. At the end of the procedure they are allowed to slip back deep into the scrotum where they naturally lie and the opening is covered with ointment and a piece of gauze. No stitches are required.

Once the vas has been reached, it is blocked by one of several ways with either procedure, which is why the success rate is the same. The big difference is how entry into the scrotum itself is made. With the “No Scalpel Vasectomy” there is much less trauma to the scrotum. This shortens the healing time and significantly reduces the risk of complications.

Vasectomy

Once a person or a couple decides to not have any more children, they usually consider permanent contraception. Vasectomy is a form of permanent contraception that is used for a man. The counterpart for women is called a “tubal ligation”. Vasectomy is a relatively minor procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office with local anesthetic (“freezing”), while tubal ligation is done in hospital and requires abdominal surgery under general anesthetic.

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that stops the flow of sperm from the testes to the penis. This requires that a small opening be made in the skin of the scrotum (the sac below the penis containing the testes or testicles, that produce sperm). Once this opening is made, the vas deferens (the “vas”, the small tube in each side of the scrotum that carries the sperm) can be permanently blocked.

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FAQ

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Very little. The worst part of having a vasectomy at our Clinic is thinking about it! We have found that men worry most about getting an injection in their scrotum.  The EMLA freezing patch helps to minimize the feeling of the needle.  The doctor’s skill in inserting the injection reduces the discomfort even more.  Almost all men are relieved and surprised at how little discomfort there is with the injection.

As a rule, the procedure itself can be felt as movement, brief sensation of pressure and pushing. None of these are usually described as ‘pain’, but occasionally some pain can be felt. The doctor is very careful to proceed only when the freezing is working well, and if it’s not (and it hurts), he will insert more freezing right away until the procedure is comfortable.

Without the aggravation of birth control methods like condoms, diaphragms and foam, sex becomes more spontaneous and enjoyable. Fear of pregnancy is gone, also contributing to a better sex life. Birth control methods with increased health risks for women, such as birth control pills, hormone injections, and Intra-Uterine Devices (IUDs) are no longer a concern or impacting on a couple’s love life.

One serious situation that may impact on sex is the rare instance when the man is left with pain or tenderness following the operation that is aggravated by sex. This condition is occasionally chronic (doesn’t go away) and is one of the more serious worries associated with vasectomy. FORTUNATELY, the risk of this happening is so low (much less than 1 per 1000), that the benefits of vasectomy far outweigh the risk of such an outcome.

It is a good idea to avoid intercourse for a week as all the movement, which is pretty hard to avoid, could stir up some pain, swelling or bleeding. The man may feel a bit tender as this is an operation, although small, and this may curb his sexual enthusiasm for a few days.

Often men go back to a non-physical type of job, eg. office work, in two days. Keep in mind that Friday is a popular day for vasectomies as the weekend is usually available to rest and take it easy without losing time from work. Men with a more physically strenuous job are strongly advised to make arrangements at work to have light duties for one week. The doctor is very willing to provide a form indicating the need for this, or to fill out any form provided by employers.

Yes. Nature likes to keep us reproducing and is inclined to reconnect the cut tube(s) for this purpose. This is most likely to occur during the active healing process. The first few weeks, and by 12 weeks the healing is pretty well stable with no changes in the internal scar likely. What happens is that a microscopic channel can form in the scar tissue that heals the cut inside and bridge the gap to hook things up again. Further, it takes 12 weeks on average for the residual sperm to be cleared from the glands where sperm is stored.

No. There has been found no statistical evidence to support this being a risk. It has been well researched over the past 10 years or more and given a clean bill of health by many reputable agencies Cancer Societies, Centre for Disease control, etc. No association with any other disease besides cancer has been found either eg. heart disease, arthritis, etc. Try searching the Internet under ‘vasectomy, cancer’ to find some helpful links.

The titanium clips are widely used in many types of surgical procedures. They are completely safe and pose no short or long term negative effect. These clips are so small that they do not register metal detection devices; ie at the airport. Although metallic, these clips are not magnetic. If, for some other medical reasons you should require an MRI in the future, these clips do not interfere with an MRI.

Yes, they are covered by OHIP.

Registration

In order to register for an appointment at our clinic we require a referral letter from a referring physician. Please have a copy of your referral faxed to our office at 905-338-7863.

You may send us an email to sosimplevasectomy@bellnet.ca once your referral has been faxed to our office. Please include in your email your name, date of birth and phone number where we can contact you. Please allow 2 weeks for us to contact you to book an appointment directly with you. We are currently booking several months in advance for a consultation and procedure in the same day if you wish.

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Oakville, ON, L6J 7V7

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