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What is a Vasectomy?

A Vasectomy is a male form of contraception which is very safe.

It is usually performed under either local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. Prior to any planned vasectomy patients should be advised that they should consider all options available.

Patients are advised during a vasectomy consultation that there is a possibility of failure of the procedure – which may be early failure, where motile sperm is found within the sperm test after surgery. In these instances the surgery would usually need to be carried out again.

In other cases there is a spontaneous re-canalisation where the sperm tubes can join up in possibly 1 : 2,500, but overall is a very safe technique. The other risks of surgery are bleeding, infection and bruising, which generally occurs in less than 5% of patients. On occasions it may take quite some time before the sperm disappears from the ejaculation, and this is a phenomenon known as ‘rare non-motile sperm’.

Patients are advised used to give a sperm test at 14 and 16 weeks following vasectomy. If the sperm tubes (vas deferens) are easily felt the procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia as a day case. In some cases where the sperm tubes are difficult to feel or the patient has needle-phobia, then the vasectomy can be performed under general anaesthetic.

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Male Reproductive System

The male reproductive system is made up of the external genitalia. The shaft of the penis consists of two erectile bodies called the corpus cavernosum, which comprises a mass of smooth muscle, and endothelial-lined vessels and spaces (lacunae), richly supplied with nerve endings.

The urethra, which is the channel for urine and ejaculate, runs along the underside of the corpora cavernosa and is surrounded by the corpus spongiosum. The enlarged, bulbous shaped end of the corpus spongiosum forms the glans penis. The foreskin is a loose fold of skin that adults can retract to expose the glans penis.

The frenulum is the area under the penis where the foreskin is attached. The testes hang outside the abdominal cavity of the male within the scrotum. They begin their development in the abdominal cavity but descend into the scrotal sacs during the last two months of fetal development.

This is required for the production of sperm because internal body temperatures are too high to produce viable sperm. The testes also produce the male sex hormones.

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Male Fertility Treatment in London

Fertility treatment is something many medical professionals focus on. Although this is often a focus solely on woman’s fertility treatment Male fertility treatment is just as important although finding a specialist can be a lot more difficult when it comes to men.

Men can be affected by numerous different conditions that can affect their fertility and Prof. Suks Minhas a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist at the Imperial College, London can help with many of them. Prof. Suks Minhas is one of the only dedicated andrological surgeons in the UK and is a leading medical expert in the field as well.

As a leader in the field of men’s health and a professional, experienced Consultant Urologist Prof. Suks Minhas is a man who can help with a wide variety of issues especially those based around male fertility. Fertility problems can make people feel embarrassed and will commonly cause stress and depression and many men who suffer from such issues will often feel like there is no help available.

Prof. Suks Minhas is looking to change that and he can help with a wide variety of issues at his London clinic. He also has strong ties with the Lister Hospital as well and booking an appointment or making an enquiry is easy. Don’t suffer in silence help is available and Prof. Suks Minhas is a professional you can count on.

Areas of Expertise 

Male fertility problems are Prof. Suks Minhas main area of expertise, he has written about the subject numerous times and is considered a leading expert on the subject. He is also currently a board member of the European Society of Andrological Surgery as well so his expertise goes further than just the UK.

With such an illustrious career and a wealth of experience in an often neglected field Prof. Suks Minhas is a man whose opinion and expertise have significant weight to them. Whether you are after a consultation of seeking treatment for a pre-existing condition he can help.

Male fertility issues/ conditions can take numerous forms and Mr Suks Minhas can help with a wide-range of them. This includes issues like: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, testicular pain, lumps and cysts, Pyronies disease, undescended testes and male urology.

He can also assist with other areas affecting male fertility like penile and testicular cancers, circumcision, vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, penile reconstruction and penile implants. Even this impressive range of expertise is still a small sample of the things Prof. Suks Minhas can help with. So, if you need help with an issue not mention is this list but it is affecting your fertility get in touch.

Treating Male Fertility 

Male infertility care is something that is not often considered by many people and is suffering from serious neglect when it comes to public opinion. The charity Fertility Network UK surveyed men looking for help to become Father’s and found the many had found the care they had received to be insensitive and inadequate.

Male infertility and fertility problems/ conditions deserve more attention and Prof. Suks Minhas is helping shine a light on these issues. Men often feel ignored at best and completely excluded at worst but Prof. Suks Minhas is looking to change that with his London clinic which specialises in male fertility treatment.

There is certainly a lack of options for men when it comes to issues regarding fertility but now with Prof. Suks Minhas London clinic, men will be able to get professional help and consultations for a wide-range of issues. So, if you are suffering from a fertility problem or fear you might be help is available so get in contact today.

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About Mr Suks Minhas

Mr Suks Minhas

MD FRCS Urol
NHS post: Imperial College Healthcare, London

Mr Suks Minhas is a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist at Imperial College, London.  A recipient of the prestigious Karl Storz Telescope, an award given to specialists who have made a significant and lasting contribution to British Urology, he is recognised as a key international opinion leader in his field, and has been consistently voted one of the top private doctors in the UK by Tatler magazine.

Mr Suks Minhas specialises in treating problems affecting the male genitals and is one of the UK’s only dedicated andrological surgeons. In addition, he has published extensively on the subject (including a recent textbook on Male Sexual Dysfunction), chaired scientific meetings both nationally and internationally in the field of andrological surgery, and regularly receives invitations as an international speaker on the topic. Suks is also referee to a number of scientific journals and a member of international guideline committees, and is actively involved in the teaching and training of surgeons in the UK.

He was chairman of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Section of Andrology and is currently a board member of the European Society of Andrological Surgery. Suks also works closely with The Lister Fertility Clinic at The Lister Hospital, one of the largest fertility centres in the UK. He also works closely with Dr Sheryl Homa from Andrology Solutions, who offer patients sperm freezing and storage services.

He was chairman of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Section of Andrology and is currently a board member of the European Society of Andrological Surgery. Suks also works closely with The Lister Fertility Clinic at The Lister Hospital, one of the largest fertility centres in the UK. He also works closely with Dr Sheryl Homa from Andrology Solutions, who offer patients sperm freezing and storage services.

Areas of expertise:

  • Male infertility and treatment for azoospermia (no sperm) including microdissection TESE
  • Penile problems
  • Surgical sperm retrieval including PESA, MESA and micro-dissection TESE vasectomy and microsurgical reversal of vasectomy
  • Penile and testis cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction/impotence
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Testicular pain and lumps
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Penile reconstruction
  • Penile implants/prosthesis
  • Surgery of the testis and penis
  • Hydroceles, varicocele, epidymal cysts, lymphoedema of the scrotum, surgery of the penis, including circumcision, frenuloplasty, penile reconstruction for balanitisxeroticaobliterans, lymphoedema of the penis and disorders of the suspensory ligament of the penis.