Vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed to make a man sterile or unable to father a child. It is a permanent male birth control measure and a means of contraception used in many parts of the world.

Generally, vasectomy leaves the patient unchanged except that the vas deferens—the tubes leading to the testes—are blocked. The testes still produce sperm, but the sperm die and are absorbed by the body. The level of testosterone remains the same and all male sexual characteristics remain the same. For most men, the ability to have an erection is unchanged.

A total of nearly 50 million men have had vasectomies, a number equal to about five percent of all married couples of reproductive age. Approximately half a million vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. Nearly one out of six men over age 35 has had a vasectomy.

Blake D. Hamilton, MD

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4.8

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Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.Dr. Hamilton has several areas of interest and expertise.His primary interest is minimally invasive kidney surgery. This began at the Cleveland Clinic in the 1990’s, where he was in the forefront of urologic laparoscopy. From there, he brought to Utah extensive experience in laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery. He has been... Read More

Specialties:

Endourology, General Urology, Laparoscopy, Stone Disease, Urology, Vasectomy

Locations:

University Hospital
Urology
801-213-2700

James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM

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Dr. Hotaling is a fellowship-trained urologist specializing in Male Infertility and Men’s Health. He completed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in history and biophysical chemistry.  He then went to Duke for medical school and completed a 6-year residency at the University of Washington, where he t... Read More

Specialties:

Andrology, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Urology, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center 801-587-1454
University Hospital 801-587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 801-587-1454

Osman N. Sanyer, MD

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4.9

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Osman N. Sanyer, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who welcomes family medicine and pediatric patients to his practice. He received both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He then went on to complete a family medicine residency at the University of Rochester. Dr. Sanyer currently holds... Read More

Stephen J. Summers, MD

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4.9

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As a general urologist I see both men and women of all ages with a variety of urologic complaints. Currently I see patients at both the University of Utah main campus, as well as at the new Farmington Health Center. I care for patients with most urologic disorders and have special interests in the management of complex or recurrent kidney stones, p... Read More

Specialties:

Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy, Male Incontinence, Stone Disease, Ureteral Stricture, Urethral Stricture, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Vasectomy

Locations:

Farmington Health Center 801-213-3200
University of Utah Hospital
3rd Floor, Room 3A100
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Appointments
801-213-2700
Farmington Health Center 165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84025
Map
801-213-2700
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
801-213-2700