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No scalpel vasectomy overview.

Thank you for your interest in our practice regarding a no scalpel vasectomy.  Dr. McHugh is Georgia’s most experienced board certified urologist performing both vasectomies and microscopic vasectomy reversals.

Although vasectomies can be performed most any day of the week, our most common day is Friday. Scheduling a vasectomy is usually not a problem, as Friday is reserved all most exclusively for performing vasectomies.  Dr. McHugh performs  between 20-30 vasectomy a month and has done thousands during his career.

We accept most insurances and your cost is based on the allowable for your particular plan. We will assist in you estimating that amount before the procedure.

Our all-inclusive price for self pay patients is $950.00. (Consultation and the procedure.) For self pay  patients preferring conscious sedation in our on site accredited surgery center, the all inclusive fee is $1300.00. This is facilitated by a certified anesthesiologist and is included in the fee.

For patients who prefer conscious sedation, this is available on Thursdays. We have a certified anesthesiologist, an accredited surgery center and can assure you a safe, pain free and anxiety free experience.

Here are a few informative links to review:

Vasectomy eBook by Dr. McHugh

After the Vasectomy bullet points

A Vasectomy in pictures-YouTube  (Over 4000 views on YouTube!)

A Vasectomy in pictures-Website.

Website Vasectomy Page

A member of our team will be reaching out to you to answer any questions you may have and to schedule, if you like, a vasectomy consultation.

Thank you! We look forward to participating in your care.

John McHugh

Patrick Shelow
Patrick Shelow
30/07/2022
Really can’t speak highly enough about Dr. McHugh’s office. The procedure was very fast and Dr. McHugh explained everything he was doing which brought ease to the entire procedure. I typically have to tell doctors that I need more lidocaine and they brush me off until they can see the original shots did not work. Dr. McHugh took what I said seriously and even stopped to add more through the procedure. Was very nice to be listened to and taken seriously. Recovery has been easy with relatively no pain at all. Something that so many folks dread should take comfort in knowing you’re in good hands by having your procedure preformed in this office.
Zack Helm
Zack Helm
20/07/2022
I recently had a minor complication with a Vasectomy in Ohio and very little feedback from my doctor. I started googling my problem and found Dr. McHugh had graciously given feedback to folks who had the same problem I had across the county. I was so uncomfortable that I decided to give his office a call. His nurse Megan was extremely kind and offered me great advice. Dr. Mchugh even called personally and helped answer all my questions and looked at my test results. The Dr. gained no benefit from helping me at all and quite frankly could have ignored me. I'm so grateful I got to speak with him and would put my full confidence in him performing my vasectomy.
Erik B
Erik B
17/07/2022
Dr. McHugh and staff were Above and Beyond my expectations, Vasectomy was quick and painless and recovery with the provided “Instructions for after your Vasectomy” worked out well, only experienced some minor soreness that went away after the 2nd day. Thank you.
Pablo Mercado
Pablo Mercado
09/07/2022
Best experience! Would recommend it to any of my family or friends.
Austin Hicks
Austin Hicks
09/07/2022
Wonderful experience! Dr. McHugh is very professional and makes you feel at ease from beginning to end. I would recommend him and his team to anyone!
Nicholas Barnes
Nicholas Barnes
08/07/2022
My vasectomy reversal here was great. I'm only one day in but have had less swelling and pain than when I had the original vasectomy done. Thanks to Dr McHugh and all his amazing staff I have high hopes that even after almost 9 years, my reversal will be a success.
John Addington
John Addington
05/07/2022
Cody Batten
Cody Batten
04/06/2022
Autumn Febus
Autumn Febus
01/06/2022
Snip snip complete. My experience is one all should have (if you decide). Doctor and staff was very professional. Way easier than what I was expecting. I cannot express my thanks for how I was cared for the whole time. Highly recommend !
Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
21/05/2022

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Vasectomy bruising-A concern?

A common question after a vasectomy and as well microscopic vasectomy reversals is “What is the significance of skin bruising around the vasectomy site?” More importantly to the patient inquiring about this is, “Is anything wrong or does anything need to be done?”

Continue reading Vasectomy bruising-A concern?

No scalpel vasectomy overview.

Thank you for your interest in our practice regarding a no scalpel vasectomy.  Dr. McHugh is Georgia’s most experienced board certified urologist performing both vasectomies and microscopic vasectomy reversals.

Although vasectomies can be performed most any day of the week, our most common day is Friday. Scheduling a vasectomy is usually not a problem, as Friday is reserved all most exclusively for performing vasectomies.  Dr. McHugh performs  between 20-30 vasectomy a month and has done thousands during his career.

We accept most insurances and your cost is based on the allowable for your particular plan. We will assist in you estimating that amount before the procedure.

Our all-inclusive price for self pay patients is $950.00. (Consultation and the procedure.) For self pay  patients preferring conscious sedation in our on site accredited surgery center, the all inclusive fee is $1300.00. This is done with a board certified anesthesiologist.

For patients who prefer conscious sedation, this is available on Thursdays. We have a board certified anesthesiologist, an accredited surgery center and can assure you a safe, pain free and anxiety free experience.

Here are a few informative links to review:

Vasectomy eBook by Dr. McHugh

After the Vasectomy bullet points

A Vasectomy in pictures-YouTube  (Over 4000 views on YouTube!)

A Vasectomy in pictures-Website.

Website Vasectomy Page

A member of our team will be reaching out to you to answer any questions you may have and to schedule, if you like, a vasectomy consultation.

Thank you! We look forward to participating in your care.

John McHugh

Patrick Shelow
Patrick Shelow
30/07/2022
Really can’t speak highly enough about Dr. McHugh’s office. The procedure was very fast and Dr. McHugh explained everything he was doing which brought ease to the entire procedure. I typically have to tell doctors that I need more lidocaine and they brush me off until they can see the original shots did not work. Dr. McHugh took what I said seriously and even stopped to add more through the procedure. Was very nice to be listened to and taken seriously. Recovery has been easy with relatively no pain at all. Something that so many folks dread should take comfort in knowing you’re in good hands by having your procedure preformed in this office.
Zack Helm
Zack Helm
20/07/2022
I recently had a minor complication with a Vasectomy in Ohio and very little feedback from my doctor. I started googling my problem and found Dr. McHugh had graciously given feedback to folks who had the same problem I had across the county. I was so uncomfortable that I decided to give his office a call. His nurse Megan was extremely kind and offered me great advice. Dr. Mchugh even called personally and helped answer all my questions and looked at my test results. The Dr. gained no benefit from helping me at all and quite frankly could have ignored me. I'm so grateful I got to speak with him and would put my full confidence in him performing my vasectomy.
Erik B
Erik B
17/07/2022
Dr. McHugh and staff were Above and Beyond my expectations, Vasectomy was quick and painless and recovery with the provided “Instructions for after your Vasectomy” worked out well, only experienced some minor soreness that went away after the 2nd day. Thank you.
Pablo Mercado
Pablo Mercado
09/07/2022
Best experience! Would recommend it to any of my family or friends.
Austin Hicks
Austin Hicks
09/07/2022
Wonderful experience! Dr. McHugh is very professional and makes you feel at ease from beginning to end. I would recommend him and his team to anyone!
Nicholas Barnes
Nicholas Barnes
08/07/2022
My vasectomy reversal here was great. I'm only one day in but have had less swelling and pain than when I had the original vasectomy done. Thanks to Dr McHugh and all his amazing staff I have high hopes that even after almost 9 years, my reversal will be a success.
John Addington
John Addington
05/07/2022
Cody Batten
Cody Batten
04/06/2022
Autumn Febus
Autumn Febus
01/06/2022
Snip snip complete. My experience is one all should have (if you decide). Doctor and staff was very professional. Way easier than what I was expecting. I cannot express my thanks for how I was cared for the whole time. Highly recommend !
Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
21/05/2022

Review - 1 - Social Post

Brightest Vasectomy in the sky?

Most casual observers will think of the North Star as the brightest star, in fact it is Sirius. (The North Star is known for its dependable location in the sky, not its brightness.)

According to Greek mythology, Sirius was the dog of the hunter Orion, and the ancient Romans placed the star in the constellation Canis Major (Latin for “Greater Dog”). The Romans thus referred to the sweltering period when the rising of the sun and Sirius converged as the “dies caniculares” or “days of the dog star.”

By the 1500s, the English world began to call the same summertime point on the astronomical calendar as the “dog days.”

Check out our free eBook on: Everything you’d want to know about “the brightest” no scalpel vasectomy in Georgia.

Dr. McHugh is Georgia’s most experienced no scalpel and microscopic vasectomy reversal urologist. 

Common vasectomy question: Where does the sperm go?

This was a post done at our practice website that addresses a very common question. Click here.

Now you know!!!

After the Vasectomy Bullet Points

You have had your vasectomy…here are some “after the procedure” instructions and a heads up on potential issues that are peculiar to  having a vasectomy.

  • The small opening at the midline of the upper strotum does not have a suture and will close on its own.  A thin film of Neosporin ointment daily is recommended. Any spotting/oozing is usually corrected with pressure to the incision site for 30 minutes.
  • You can shower the day after the procedure, but don’t let water hit the procedure site directly.
  • Ice to the scrotum after the procedure helps with swelling and with discomfort. (Lidocaine is used at the opening and along the course of the vas tubes so there is anesthesia for an hour or so after the procedure.)
  • You’ll be given something for pain, this is to be used in an “as needed fashion.” If you don’t have pain, don’t take it or use Advil or Aleve. Taking a half a pill is acceptable.
  • Try to be off your feet with the scrotum elevated strictly for the first 24 hours and then as much as possible for the next two days. Most patient who have the procedure on a Thursday or Friday take it easy over the weekend and return to work on Monday. If you have a strenuous job, you may want to gradually get back into your routine.
  • For the first week after the vasectomy, compression underwear to stabilize the scrotum and elevation of the scrotum with a rolled sheet when sitting can reduce any swelling.
  • No sexual activity for one week.
  • No unprotected sexual activity until we have evaluated two negative specimens. It takes approximately 25 ejaculations to clear the tube beyond the vasectomy site. (A couple can achieve pregnancy if there is unprotected sexual activity before the sperm has completely cleared.) We recommend evaluation of specimens as a rule at 6-8 weeks.  It is not about the time since the vasectomy, it is about the number of ejaculations.
  • Even though the opening is in the middle of the upper scrotum, the vasectomy sites are on the left and right underneath the skin. Discomfort, bruising or asymmetrical swelling is not uncommon, but should slowly improve over several days.
  • Each patient is given two specimen containers after the procedure and there are several options regarding checking the post-vasectomy specimen.  Dr. McHugh examines semen specimens with a microscope at no expense. (The best days for dropping off the specimen is Monday, Wednesday and Friday-but it best to call to be sure he is available to examine.) For out of town patients, specimens can be taken to a local hospital for a “post vasectomy” semen analysis (we can fax an order) or use online test kits such as spermcheck.com.
  • It is not unusual, maybe 5-10% of specimens, will have a rare sperm. This just means that more time/ejaculations are necessary to completely clear all of the sperm. We will require two consecutive completely negative evaluations.
  • There are no special instructions about the specimen. If you obtain the specimen in the morning and drop off later in the day, this is not a problem. We are not doing a formal count, only the presence of absence of sperm. We will call you back with the results that day.

Concerns you may have after the procedure-How to contact us.

  • If any issues arise that you have questions about, feel free to contact us using the form below.
  • We will be happy to speak to you (770) 535-0000 or if you feel it is necessary, we will arrange for an examination  in the office at no expense to you.
  • Our email: ngurology@gmail.com (Dr. McHugh replies on weekends!)
  • You also can utilize our text to email option. (You text your comment/concern and it comes immediately to our email.  We check our email numerous times a day and on weekends.)  The response comes back to you as a text. Here’s the number: 770-376-5616

Thank you for allowing us to participate in your care.

Vasectomy and Lewis and Clark-Today in history.

The Lewis and Clark expedition took 2 years, 4 months and ten days, but it should not take you that long to figure out where you should have your vasectomy or microscopic vasectomy done.

Board certified anesthesia, board certified urologist, practice owned accredited urological surgery center and over 30 years of experience are all good reasons help you “Discover” your urologist.

No scalpel vasectomy:  Dr. McHugh’s eBook on vasectomies-Everything you’d want to know.

Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal: Common questions Dr. McHugh addresses in his complimentary reversal phone conversations.

Let us help you on your “Journey!”

Let’s get started!

Instructions after the Vasectomy Reversal

Bullet points/instructions for the post vasectomy reversal operative period:

  • You can shower but for the first two to three days, don’t let water hit the operative site directly.
  • A thin layer of Neosporin over the suture sites daily is recommended.
  • A formal dressing is not required but one 4×4 gauze between underwear and the sutures may be more comfortable.
  • The sutures dissolve-but not all at the same time. Some separation of the skin in areas is not uncommon and resolves.
  • The feeling of a “lump” under the skin above either testicle is not uncommon, this is where the body is reacting to the surgical procedure. (It is not uncommon to have this on one side but not the other.)
  • Compression underwear for three weeks. (This is preferred to the traditional “jock strap.”)
  • No sexual activity for three weeks. Slowly returning to your normal exercise at that time can resume as well.
  • The more you can be off your feet the first week following the procedure the less swelling you will have. Some bruising of the skin around the suture sites is common.
  • Patients can walk and even drive if necessary after 5 days if wearing compression underwear and being careful. Again, the more you are off your feet the better.
  • The testicles begin producing normal sperm again in 4-6 months, depending on the length of time from the vasectomy. (The longer the interval from the vasectomy, the slower return to sperm production.)
  • If you desire to have an evaluation of a semen specimen to check for the presence of sperm, one would wait until the 4-6 month period after the reversal. The presence of sperm is a very good sign, however it is not unusual for a longer interval is required for the return of sperm.  A specimen can be given to our office and can be quickly evaluated for the presence of sperm. If a formal semen analysis is desired which provides an actual count of sperm, an order can be placed to your local hospital negating having to travel to Gainesville.
  • If pregnancy occurs, it is usually in the 6-18 month time frame.
  • If pregnancy occurs…we’d appreciate a picture.
  • Finally…we appreciate the opportunity to participate in your care.
Georgia’s most experienced No Scalpel Vasectomy and Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal urologist.  
770-535-0000

Vasectomies? We do a boatload of them!

Learn more: Vasectomy eBook by Dr. McHugh

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