- Vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception for those who feel that their families are complete. If you want to have more children, don’t have a vasectomy.
- If your youngest child is under 6 months of age or if your partner is pregnant, wait until the child is (born and) over 6 months at least before proceeding. Children under 6 months of age are at highest risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- If YOU are under age 30, think twice. Men under age 30 are 12 times more likely to want to reverse their vasectomy later (a 3-5 hour operation under general anaesthetic that costs $5000, is much more painful than a vasectomy and holds no guarantee of a pregnancy). The doctor may require an initial consultation before booking surgery.
- You can freeze semen prior to your vasectomy as a kind of “insurance policy”. This is done, if you wish, several weeks or months before you have your surgery.
- Discuss this with your partner before doing anything.
- For All-In-One patients, you can do both in the same visit provided that:
- You have a referral from a physician (not necessary for Quebec patients)
- You complete the registration on our web site
- You cannot lift ANYTHING or exert yourself and you must limit being on your feet for a week after the vasectomy.
- You cannot drive yourself to the clinic or back home on the day of your surgery, so you need someone to bring you and take you home.
- Written doctor’s referral (not required for Quebec patients)
- One week with no exertion and limited walking or standing
- Youngest child is over 6 months of age
- Prescription picked up from pharmacy
- Arranged driver to get you to and from doctor’s office
- Arranged childcare (we ask you to leave children at home the day of surgery)
- Internet registration filled at www.vasectomy.ca
- Payment of charges not covered by OHIP arranged
- Shave penis, testicles and surrounding area the day before appointment
- Take diazepam 10 mg one hour prior to appointment
- Take Gravol 50 mg with the diazepam if you get queazy with medical things
- Have a little something to eat before coming (don’t come with an empty stomach but don’t have a big meal either)
- Wear comfortable loose-fitting old clothing (that might get stained)
- Wear a T-shirt top
- Wear the athletic scrotal support, over your underwear, into the office (or you may pick it up on arrival at the doctor’s office)
- Have someone drive you and pick you up
- If you live in the Ottawa area, please drop in to the office at least one week prior to appointment to pick up kit and prescription…out-of-towners will have prescription mailed to them
- Have map or directions to the doctor’s office
Our address is 29 Clemow Avenue, on the North-East corner of Clemow at Bank Street and is a dead-end street, only accessible from Bank Street. Do not rely on a GPS to get to our home office…they do not have the correct information for our location. Traveling
East on the 417 (Queensway), exit at Bronson (one exit after Rochester). Turn R onto Bronson at the end of the ramp and then immediately L before the Drummond Fuels gas station onto Imperial (which, bearing L, turns into Chamberlain). Continue to Bank Street which is the first main street. Turn R onto Bank. Clemow Avenue is the 4th street on the L (you cannot turn R). 29 Clemow is a large white stucco house on the North-East corner of Clemow at Bank (beside a small parking lot) with the office entrance at the R hand side (walk up the front path and the office entrance is on the right). You may park on Clemow itself or at a meter on Bank Street.
Traveling West on the 417 (Queensway), exit at Metcalfe (one exit after Nicholas/Mann) and continue straight (West) off the ramp on Catherine Street, do not go L or R. Follow Catherine past O’Connor and turn L onto Bank Street (the 3rd light off the ramp). You will going south under the Queensway and Clemow Avenue is the 5th street on the L (you cannot turn R). 29 Clemow is a large white stucco house on the North-East corner of Clemow at Bank (beside a small parking lot) with the office entrance at the R hand side (walk up the front path and the office entrance is on the right). You may park on Clemow itself or at a meter on Bank Street.
From the South end of Ottawa, Clemow Avenue is about 10 blocks North of Lansdowne Park. Driving North along Bank Street you will pass 5th Avenue, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, Glebe Avenue and then Clemow Avenue is on the R (you cannot turn L). 29 Clemow is a large white stucco house on the North-East corner of Clemow at Bank (beside a small parking lot) with the office entrance at the R hand side (walk up the front path and the office entrance is on the right). You may park on Clemow itself or at a meter on Bank Street.