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.

William O. Brant, M.D., FECSM, FACS

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William O. Brant, MD FACS FECSM, is a board-certified urologist, specializing in sexual dyfunction, disorders of the penis, Men's health, Peyronies diesease, male urinary incontinence, scrotal and testicular problems, and prosthetic surgery. He attended Dartmouth College (undergraduate) and the University of Washington, Seattle (graduate) and then ... Read More

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

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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

Stephen J. Summers, M.D.

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 South Jordan Health Center. I care for patients with most urologic disorders and have special interests in the management of complex or recurrent kidney stones, prostat... Read More

Specialties:

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

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital
3rd Floor, Room 3A100
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Appointments
(801) 213-2700
Redstone Health Center 1743 W Redstone Center Dr. #115
Park City, UT 84098
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(435) 658-9262
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 213-4500