Vasectomy Services in Portland

DrSnip has an outpatient clinic conveniently located in Portland

We want your experience to be simple and convenient. We offer morning and afternoon appointments weekly, including Saturdays. For patients with atypical working hours or who travel frequently, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

When it comes to family planning and contraception, there are many different options available. At DrSnip, we are happy to discuss these options with you, and you can always talk with your doctor as well. There are both temporary and permanent solutions. If you’re wanting a more permanent solution, a vasectomy could be a great option. 

In making the decision of whether vasectomy is right for you, it’s important to understand that vasectomy is not an easy procedure to reverse. It should only be chosen if you’ve decided not to have any (or more) children. 

While no one can predict the future, it’s important to consider the possibility of unforeseen changes in your life or the lives of your partner and children. We consider vasectomy to be a permanent procedure.

If you are thinking of vasectomy as an option for you, DrSnip can help! We offer this service in the Portland area and are happy to assist in answering any questions. 

Why Choose a Vasectomy:

  • It is a quick and effective procedure to achieve permanent sterility.
  • It is incredibly safe and is performed about 500,000 times annually in the United States. 
  • 99.5% effective.
  • It does not affect a man’s sex drive, hormones, or sexual performance. 

Things To Consider:

  • It is a permanent procedure, so you likely won’t be able to reverse it once you get it done.
  • It can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months after the procedure before you are completely sterile.
  • It doesn’t protect you against sexually transmitted infections, so you must still use condoms after the procedure.
  • You will have to abstain from sex on the day of your procedure but can begin engaging in gentle sex within the week after.

What If I Want My Vasectomy Reversed?

Getting a vasectomy is a very big, life-altering decision. We consider vasectomy to be a permanent procedure. 

However, If your life plan changes unexpectedly, the options for having children after a vasectomy include adoption, attempted vasectomy reversal, or pregnancy by artificial insemination using either frozen stored sperm, fresh donor sperm, or sperm surgically withdrawn from the testes. 

All forms of assisted fertility involve a considerable commitment of resources and are not generally covered by health insurance

The Vasectomy Procedure

Our procedure is quick, effective, and minimally invasive. We do not use a scalpel, nor even a needle for anesthetic. 

The entry point is so small we completely numb the area using a hypospray device, which injects a tiny stream of lidocaine through the skin using pressure alone. Just two quick “pops,” one for each vas, and you are instantly and thoroughly numb.

We achieve the most successful result while affecting as little as possible. We use the same entry point to access both vas deferens. No tissue is removed, nor permanent clips left inside.

Vasectomy Services by DrSnip

DrSnip is a leading provider of vasectomy services in Portland. We are known for providing excellent service and for having a friendly and skilled staff that is always ready to help our clients. 

Our team is dedicated to making your experience the best it can be from start to finish. From scheduling appointments and checking insurance to answering questions throughout the process, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Each of our doctors joins us with at least a decade of patient care experience and is trained extensively in our DrSnip Vasectomy Technique —collectively, they have performed more than 35,000 procedures to date.

We also offer semen testing to ensure your vasectomy was successful. If it was not, we will re-perform the procedure at no cost to you. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Vasectomy Services in Portland

How long does a vasectomy take? 

We can perform your consultation and procedure in a single visit. During your consultation, we will discuss your procedure, your other birth control options, and your reasons for considering a vasectomy.  We will answer any questions you and your partner may have.  

After your consultation, if you are ready to proceed, the doctor will perform the procedure. This entire office visit can be completed in as little as 90 minutes.

How much does a vasectomy cost? 

Vasectomy is usually covered by insurance plans. If your plan covers the procedure, your cost is determined by your insurance company. If the procedure is not covered by insurance and you are paying out of pocket, please feel free to call us to discuss.

What are the risks of a vasectomy? 

The risks of a vasectomy are very low. You may experience some bleeding or infection, and there is always a low risk of complications like a blood clot.

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What our patients are saying

Matt Eads

This was a very easy procedure. It was comfortable, they were very friendly, it was quick, and it seems recovery has been easier than it was for my friends who had it done elsewhere with perhaps a different technique. Overall I’m very happy with the whole process.


I was referred to Dr. Snip by a friend who was also a patient. My experience was nothing short of spectacular. Though the name sounds comical, the Doctors and Staff were extremely sensitive and professional. They ensured that I completely understood the procedure, thoroughly answered my questions, and when the procedure was done, Doctor Wilson personally checked in with me to ensure I was doing well. The process was minimal and the discomfort after was minor. They even gave me a nifty multi-tool which I jokingly referred to as my "Snip Kit" ? Very happy with my experience and would TOTALLY recommend Dr. Snip to any guy thinking about having this done.

Geordy Greene

I was referred by a friend who had used them before and had a great experience. Scheduling was super easy and the staff was amazing. They called to clarify everything and go over all the steps before the procedure. The day of was equally easy and comfortable, Dr. White was very easy to talk to and made things very easy. He explained everything very clearly and made sure I was on board with moving forward. The procedure was relatively painless and over much quicker than expected. Even the follow up was great and I got a call from Dr. White the next day and after dropping of samples. He was very hands on with communication which I appreciated. Highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to refer a friend as I was.

Brett Faulds

From start to finish the experience was great. I needed to change providers last minute and they got me scheduled with only 4 days notice. Office staff was timely and helpful with insurance billing info. Dr. White was great as well. Highly recommend these folks for the snip.

Benjamin Briner

They do one thing, and they do it right.

Chris Stewart

I wasn't sure where to go for a vasectomy but Dr. Snip came highly recommended at my work. The entire trip lasted about 45 minutes including consultation. Everything was explained thoroughly and when it came time for the procedure, it went quickly and professionally. Dr. White made sure everything was in good order and clean before discharging me. He even called the next morning to make sure everything was going well. Definitely consider this place for your procedure.

Cole Stevens

The whole experience was great! They were very flexible with scheduling, courteous, and knowledgeable. I felt at ease the entire time. They made sure I knew what to expect and made very clear what I could do at home to make the process smoother at home. They also have a wonderful sense of humor and bedside manner to keep your mind at ease during the procedure. What a great pocket knife too! I will certainly recommend.

Craig Gocha

Absolutely amazing experience.

Greg Noel

Don’t let the tongue in cheek name fool you, they are very professional and very conscientious of COVID protocols. They billed straight to my insurance and I didn’t have to do a thing. They were able to get me in just before the New Year. Watching the ball drop has a completely different meaning to me now. Everyone was friendly and kept the overall feeling light. It was quick and painless. The procedure itself was over in minutes and I was out the door to my waiting ride. Call me nuts, but I even watched the whole surgery as it was performed (100% optional, but fascinating, if you’ve got the stomach for it. Pro Tip: don’t eat spaghetti for dinner that night). I sacked out on the couch afterwards, as directed (couldn’t we all use an excuse to spend the day on the couch?), but I felt like I could have gone on with a regular work day right after. I was feeling a little teste when I got home so I took 3 ibuprofen but that was it. The next day the gauze came off and I put on a bandaid to try out my Pulp Fiction’s Marcellus Wallace impression, but I’m sure I was fine at that point without. Just over a week after the procedure I can’t even see the scar. It’s like nothing ever happened.

Jesse Shao

Friendly staff, clean facility, and extremely quick and painless process. Consultation took the bulk of the hour I was there, and the procedure was less than 10 minutes. The Doctor struck a perfect balance of conversation, instruction / heads up, and humor through it as well. For getting snipped, I can safely say it was oddly a pleasant experience. That takes skill. I am now at home healing with little to no pain, even the day after I was up and about doing light chores around the house.


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