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Watch This Vasectomy Clinic Turn March Madness Into ‘Vas Madness’

March 02, 2020

While you’re laid up on the couch recovering from your vasectomy, you may as well have something fun to watch, right?

For the second year, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is offering a Vasectomy Clinic timed with the height of March Madness, the annual college basketball playoff tournament. The clinic is planned for Saturday, March 21, at Tallwood Men’s Health, 10 Birdseye Road, Farmington.

Dubbed “Vas Madness,” the period around the spring tournament marks peaks in vasectomy procedures, according to doctors and healthcare systems nationwide. In 2016, Athena Health Network researchers noted a 30-percent spike in vasectomies during the first round of the three-week tournament over the numbers recorded in an average week.

“We typically suggest men take 48 hours at home to kick up their feet and recover after a vasectomy. What better way this year than with a comfortable chair, an ice pack and your favorite college basketball team?” said Dr. Jared Bieniek, medical director of Tallwood Men’s Health.

A vasectomy is a simple, in-office procedure for permanent male birth control. A urologist performs the minimally-invasive procedure through a small skin opening and cuts the vas deferens, the tube carrying sperm, on both sides. This prevents the flow of sperm into the ejaculate fluid that can lead to pregnancy.

Registration for the Vasectomy Clinic is required and space is limited. Patients must schedule a consultation before March 21 to have the procedure done that day. Another option is to have the consultation done March 21 and schedule the procedure for another day.

Call Tallwood Men’s Health at 860.678.5700 to reserve a spot. For information about vasectomies, vasectomy reversal or other men’s health concerns, click here.