Discuss the minimal and necessary points of preoperative counseling for men who are considering vasectomy
Employ the most effective and safe surgical techniques for vasectomy
Determine the best time and technique for post-vasectomy semen analysis
Identify when a vasectomy has failed and should be repeated
Perform a state-of-the-art minimally invasive vasectomy
This course will use real cases to illustrate the most important points in the AUA Vasectomy Guideline, which is the first and only evidence-based guideline on this topic and the gold standard for vasectomy surgeons. The audience will be encouraged to participate in these cases discussions. Cases will focus on preoperative counseling and preparation for vasectomy, surgical and anesthetic techniques, and postoperative management of the vasectomy patient. Many practical tips will be included and there will be a robust discussion of a number of ethical dilemmas related to vasectomy. The course will be interesting to anyone who performs vasectomy or counsels patients about contraception and family planning.