VASECTOMY PATIENT JOURNAL PART 3 — “I LOOKED DOWN AND HE WAS RIGHT. THERE WAS A BAND-AID DOWN THERE. A KID’S BAND-AID …. AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT’S DR. LIEBERMAN AND HIS SENSE OF HUMOR.”
In a five-part blog series, USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. gives you an honest, patient’s perspective on both his vasectomy and his interactions with USLV — which we found to be both insightful and entertaining. We hope you do, too. Here is part three of his journal series.
A vasectomy can be an awkward issue for a man to face. Finding the right doctor — as recent USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. from Bath, Pa., explains — can ease that awkwardness and make you feel more confident about having the procedure done.
“Well, I chose Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley because it’s a name I knew. I see their advertising a lot, I guess,” recalls Scott. “When I called to make the appointment, I was given Dr. Lieberman. Turned out he was perfect for me.”
“I went to a consultation to meet with him first. He asked if my wife and I had kids, if we wanted more, if we were prepared to NOT have more. He explained the significance and permanence of the procedure — which I was not expecting, but appreciated. He really made me consider my decision.”
“He then did a play by play of the procedure — what would actually happen. He has a great bedside manner and a very dry wit … sense of humor … which I liked and really helped me. I think he could tell I was nervous even at this stage and so he tried to keep the mood light. I really liked him. He was right for me.”
“I told him I was worried about the pain and that I wanted to be knocked out for it. But he assured me I wasn’t going to feel anything by doing it his way (local anesthetic). He told me he does at least three of these a week this way, I think, and that he definitely knew what he was saying about it not being painful and to trust him.”
“I remember he said kinda tongue-in cheek, ‘When we’re done, we’re just gonna put a band-aid on it.’ I thought it was his way of jokingly saying this is not really not such a big deal.”
“After the procedure, when I took a shower in the morning I looked down and he was right. There was a band-aid down there,” describes Scott laughingly. “A kid’s band-aid that had those yellow minions from the movie ‘Despicable Me” on it. And I thought to myself … that’s Dr. Lieberman and his sense of humor!”
Follow Scott B.’s honest first-hand account of his vasectomy performed by Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley in upcoming posts.