Dear Reed, Does it make sense to send out my Vasectomy specimen for biopsy following a Bilateral Vasectomy and Adult Circumcision? I hear the additional charge can be $200 to $250.
Most urologists do not have any question if they removed a segment of vas assuming they make 2 independent incisions laterally in the scrotum. The only problem that occurs so infrequently is the same side was done twice. If you are single and worried about a “paternity suit” you might consider this to head the action off at the pass. Retain a copy of the vas biopsy report.
One of your best assurances that your urologist did a bilateral vasectomy is the absence of sperm in your ejaculate.
The incidence of re-canalization following is so low and so lacking in sufficient concentration for all purposes, you are sterile. But for safety, you may to consider a re-do and not have to worry at all. So in short, we may keep your vas both sides in 2 independent biopsy bottles for several months in case you reconsider, otherwise they’re discarded.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami