Vasectomy is a form of birth control for males who are sure they do not want any more children. It is an over 99% effective surgical treatment and is considered permanent. A vasectomy prevents the release of sperm but does not interfere with the actual ejaculation process. The Uro Center surgeons perform a no-scalpel procedure on patients under anesthesia. The procedure only takes about 20-30 minutes and in most cases you are able to return to work in 1-2 days with no heavy lifting for a week.