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A Win-Win During March Tournaments

Hospital news | Monday, March 18, 2019

Prairie du Chien, WI – For college basketball fans considering a vasectomy, March may be the ideal time to schedule a consult suggests Dr. Jonathan Rippentrop, a member of the board-certified urology team at Crossing Rivers Health.

“A vasectomy is a quick in-office procedure that will have you back in your recliner, same-day, for recovery- just in time to watch the big basketball tournament,” Rippentrop explained. “We recommend resting a day or two after the procedure and you should be completely recovered within a week.”

“The procedure is done pretty simply, in the office – meaning men can drive themselves here and also drive home,” added Dr. Steven Mindrup, another member of the urology team at Crossing Rivers Health. “The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes – it’s very safe operation with a low complication rate.”

“The only change a vasectomy should make in a man’s life is that he will no longer be fertile,” shared Rippentrop. “The operation is safe, easy and effective, but it's also permanent. There's no guaranteed way to reverse the operation.”

According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, it has been estimated that only about 15 out of 10,000 couples get pregnant during the first year after a vasectomy.

Important information about vasectomies, including a list of frequently asked questions, a video featuring additional explanation by Dr. Mindrup, and an option to request a consult appointment, can be found at crossingrivers.org/march. Consult appointments can be scheduled easily, without a primary care provider referral, by calling Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care at 608.357.2525.

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