These Three Friends Got Vasectomies On The Same Day From The Same Doctor


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As most great decisions do, this all played out in a
group chat.

1. These
three couples have known each other for years.

These three couples have known each other for years.

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Lisa Diaz

The couples — Lisa and Paul Diaz, Sabrina and
Basilio Santangelo, and Vanessa and John
Lambrechts — each have two kids and live in the
LA area.

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2. They
go on vacations together, watch their kids grow
up together, and recently, the husbands got
vasectomies together.

They go on vacations together, watch their kids grow up together, and recently, the husbands got vasectomies together.

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UCLA Health

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3. All
three couples had already been considering the
long-term birth control option.

All three couples had already been considering the long-term birth control option.

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Lisa Diaz

“My husband Paul and I decided we were very
happy with our family size and had been talking
about possibly closing up shop so that we can
soon ditch the diapers phase and get on with
our lives,” Lisa told BuzzFeed Health. “And no,
I was not about to get back on the pill or have
[a tubal ligation], so my husband was open to
learning more about the procedure.”

“It was my idea first,” Sabrina told BuzzFeed
Health. “We always knew we wanted two kids.
We’ve been blessed with two healthy boys, so it
was the perfect time.”

“Vanessa and I talked in the past that we
didn’t want more than two kids,” John told
BuzzFeed Health. “Why risk it? I heard the
surgery was a quick recovery and she had
already been through childbirth, so that was my
contribution.”

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4.
Luckily, they all happened to have a mutual
friend who works at the department
of urology at UCLA Health: John’s sister,
Sylvia Lambrechts. When they asked Sylvia for
advice, she recommended the same doctor to all
three.

Luckily, they all happened to have a mutual friend who works at the department of urology at UCLA Health: John's sister, Sylvia Lambrechts. When they asked Sylvia for advice, she recommended the same doctor to all three.

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Sabrina Santangelo

Lisa and Sabrina asked Sylvia for a
recommendation in their group chat. They later
found out that John and Vanessa were on board,
too.

“We started a group chat with all of us over
text and came to realize Sylvia or her office
had booked us the same day, one right after the
other,” said Lisa.

And so, all the guys all got snipped on
December 16, 2016.

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5. During
a
vasectomy, a urologist cuts and blocks the
tubes that deliver sperm from the testes
(called the vas deferens).

During a vasectomy, a urologist cuts and blocks the tubes that deliver sperm from the testes (called the vas deferens).

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Their urologist, Dr. Jesse Mills, director of
the men’s clinic at UCLA Health, told BuzzFeed
Health that the procedure typically takes
anywhere from 10-30 minutes, so he was able to
do all three vasectomies in one afternoon.

Mills performed a no-scalpel vasectomy, where a
small hole is poked right over the vas deferens
(rather than the larger incision made in a
standard vasectomy), minimizing pain, risks,
and recovery time.

“It’s like pulling a worm out of a tiny hole in
the ground. Once you pull out a loop of it,
then you just put two little titanium clips on
either end, take out that segment and put it
back like it was never there.”

Recovery usually takes about a week, and Mills
said patients should refrain from heavy
activity or lifting to minimize pain and
swelling.

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6. In the
US, male sterilization is
much less common than female sterilization
(tubal ligation), despite it being a
more effective and
lower risk procedure.

Interestingly, the reverse is true in Canada
and the UK, where vasectomies are actually
more common than tubal ligations.

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7. “It
was definitely a ‘better’ experience having
your friends go through it with you. There is
strength in numbers,” said Basilio.

"It was definitely a 'better' experience having your friends go through it with you. There is strength in numbers," said Basilio.

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UCLA Health

“There was pain, as to be expected, followed by
a few days of soreness, but overall it was fast
and easy,” said Basilio. “The procedure was
done on a Friday afternoon, and by Sunday I was
OK and went to brunch with my family.”

“The procedure was fine. It was a little
uncomfortable at first but a couple of days
later I felt 100%,” said John. “I think most
guys are a little worried of having a knife by
their family jewels but once you get past that
it’s really not that bad.

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8. And
the wives were very appreciative.

And the wives were very appreciative.

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Lisa Diaz

“I am so grateful to my husband for taking one
for the team and we are both feeling a sense of
relief knowing that there will hopefully be no
surprises!” said Lisa.

“I really enjoyed being pregnant, but with
anything there is always a risk and seeing as I
birthed two beautiful boys naturally, I felt it
was fair for daddy to do this,” said Sabrina.

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9. “My
advice would be just to get it done. You have
to ice your jewels constantly for about three
days, and pop a few Advil,” said Basilio. “But
overall I healed quickly and I’m happy I did
it.”

"My advice would be just to get it done. You have to ice your jewels constantly for about three days, and pop a few Advil," said Basilio. "But overall I healed quickly and I'm happy I did it."

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Lisa Diaz

“I feel by the second day I was back to normal
and could go along with my usual routine,” said
John. “I would highly recommend it to others.
It’s fast and easy and gets the job done.”

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10. “We
are a very close group of friends, our kids
were born months apart, we’ve traveled together
before kids, and now with kids, and we’ve
shared some pretty awesome milestones
together,” said Basilio. “We never thought we’d
share this!”

"We are a very close group of friends, our kids were born months apart, we've traveled together before kids, and now with kids, and we've shared some pretty awesome milestones together," said Basilio. "We never thought we'd share this!"

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