Vasectomy Testimonials

To see our most recent vasectomy reviews ...(1) click the locations pins on the map on our Home Page, then (2) click the stars in the pop-up boxes.

Most vasectomy candidates know someone who has had a vasectomy. Indeed, many are referred by men who have had vasectomies here. Others are referred by their primary care doctors or their wives' gynecologists who in turn have received feedback from other patients. These are up-front referrals and testimonials in themselves.

We invite all patients to come to the Tampa office or any outfield location on any vasectomy day. There, any candidate can speak with vasectomy patients as they leave after their procedures, usually another patient every 15 or 20 minutes, to learn firsthand the answer to the question, "How was it?"

Finally, here are a few older written vasectomy testimonials:

"I had this procedure done on the 20th of December of 2011. Before I do into detail, I would advise all men whom are considering a vasectomy to please disregard and ignore all of the negative stories and hearsay you've probably read courtesy of a simple internet search. If you want honest information, go read all of the provided details on Dr. Steins website, http://www.vasweb.com. The FAQ section covers everything and anything you've always wanted to know. Anyways, the procedure itself is truly painless. Not a scalpel or any sharp instrument for that matter was in sight during the whole ten minutes this procedure took. The anesthetic is delivered via an instrument that feels like nothing more than a rubber-band hitting the skin. Sure, it may be a wee bit uncomfortable but it is definitely not painful in any way, shape or form. After the numbing agent set in, I was unable to feel a thing and shortly after, I was done! It was over before I knew it and 100% painless as advertised. The recovery process took no more than three days and I was back to my daily schedule as if nothing even happened. The doctor even gave me a call the following day to see if I was doing alright! I write this review a year after my procedure to let you know that I still have a normal sex drive (often times much higher than usual) and my testicles look the same as the day I brought them into your office for this procedure. I do not feel like any less of a man and I am far from impotent. I thank you for offering such a wonderful service at such an affordable price as it has certainly changed my life in a very positive way.- Sean"

Thanks for doing such a great job! We Wanted you to know how much we appreciate all that you did for Glen - we were very impressed with the fact that you would call on "SATURDAY" to check to see how he was doing following his surgery. Something as simple as that made us feel good - good to know there are people out there that truly care about others. I guess you could say that is what makes you and your staff a "cut" above the rest! Sincere Thanks, Glen & Lynette.

Letter written to John Heilman, MD, Medical Director, Pinellas County Health Department, in 2/04:
Dear Sir,
In January I had occasion to be treated by Dr. Stein for a vasectomy. I had been told by Flo Concklin that the treatment would be mostly painless and over quickly. Never did she tell me that I would have the pleasure of the most wonderful treatment by a doctor whom I had never met. Never did she tell me that I would be made to feel completely at ease. Most certainly, I was not prepared to meet the most considerate doctor in this entire world. Nor did she tell me that she and all the others involved in my treatment would make this the most painless event I would ever go through. You should thank God each day for Dr. Stein and Flo and put a sweater around their shoulders and pray that they never get a cold and have to leave you. My bride (of only 19 1/2 years) was there and also was so very impressed with both of them also. You, Pinellas County and we are blessed to have them here in our town.
Thank you for seeing that they are here for us.
Thankful and Respectfully,
Patrick O.
PS: one of my boys later in the day of the operation asked my bride why daddy had to have his testicles taken off!! WE am (sic) still laughing.

Doc,
I just wanted to follow-up with you regarding my vasectomy procedure ( I was your 2:45 p.m. on Friday). All things considered, the experience was about as easy/pain-free as I imagine any surgical procedure can be. As an added bonus, it was a pleasure working with you and your assistant (Vivian?), to whom I suggest you consider giving a raise. I appreciated the no-nonsense approach you take to scheduling and performing the procedure and the easy, relaxing atmosphere your office provides. FYI - I fished in a tournament Saturday morning in my small boat and experienced no pain/discomfort. I also had a very active day on Sunday. Bottom line - I have had hangnails that caused me more problems. Assuming the procedure works (the lack of pain makes me suspicious that you really didn't do anything except swab Betadine on one of my favorite body parts!), I would rate the experience as an A+. Feel free to use me as a reference.
Regards, T B
P.S. - thanks for the check-up call on Sunday.
P.S.S. - I spoke with my wife about the 8 week/ 20 ejaculation testing schedule, and she advised me that, realistically, for me to reach that number of ejaculations was going to take more like 18 months if she is to be involved.

I had my vasectomy procedure completed around 2 o'clock yesterday (6/22). I was in class when you made the follow-up call. I am happy to report that I have absolutely no residual pain, discomfort, and tenderness and feel I could easily resume any activity I wished, but will wait several more days to ensure the blood vessels repair themselves sufficiently. Even after the procedure, I had minimal discomfort that can be likened to nothing more than a simple bruise on any other part of the body. If I have any questions, I will be sure to call, but I am fully satisfied with every aspect of the experience. I will plan a follow-up in August to ensure success of the procedure. If it would be beneficial, I would agree to act as a referral or provide a better written testimonial. Michael B.

I must admit it took me about five years to gather up enough courage to have a vasectomy. I did some research on the internet and learned about the No-Scalpel procedure. I learned that no Doctors in my county or neighboring county do the NSV procedure. Then I discovered Dr. Stein's website. I made an appointment for a Saturday Off-site location so I wouldn't need to take off of work. My wife accompanied me and can attest that I was extremely nervous; I am not even good giving blood or having my blood pressure taken! Dr Stein was absolutely wonderful. The whole procedure took about fifteen minutes. Dr. Stein talked to me and my wife with an engaging conversation the entire time and I never felt a thing. He was gentle, skilled, and personable to boot! We were more impressed that he called me on Sunday morning to see how I was doing. I relaxed, watched tv and visited with friends that weekend, returning to work on Monday and no-one ever knew. My wife and I are enjoying our wonderful relationship without the fear of pregnancy. Great job Dr. Stein, thank you for your wonderful care. William N. Melbourne , Florida

Greetings Dr. Stein,

Thank you for the painless and simple vas this last Sat. AM in Tampa [Planned Parenthood]. I was surprised at just how easy it was.
I've gotten your messages from my answering machine today and I see you tried to reach me at home yesterday.
All is fine. I remain without fever. The wound is clean and healing well. There is no swelling or tenderness of the scrotum or testes. I've limited my weekend activities as per instructions and will hold off mowing the lawn until next weekend.
Once again, thank you. You exhibit that rare quality of true compassion so seldom found in medicine in these days of HMO assembly line dr./pt. encounters.
I remain in your service, Dennis

Thanks Dr. Stein,

After spending the Thanksgiving holidays with our 2 young grand daughters, Kaffie and I are overjoyed to be "cured." We're also worn out. Young children are meant for young parents. We're your biggest fans. Please let us know if we can be of any service to you, including recommendations for your reluctant patients.
Happy holidays, Dennis & Kaffie

Dear Doc Stein,
It was 1 year ago today since you did my vasectomy. I have never been happier. It was the right thing to do, done by the right man for the job.
Thanx. Rick

Dr. Stein + staff [in this case Planned Parenthood Sarasota] were great. I will send everyone I know in for his services. Lee

Although I was very nervous about the procedure, Dr. Stein was very nice and made enough conversation to calm and distract me. The follow-up call the next day was also a very nice touch. [Procedure performed at Planned Parenthood Ft. Myers]

Doctor Stein, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism and genuine concern for your patients. You made a rather apprehensive situation completely tolerable and your follow-up phone call on Sunday almost floored me. At a time when many MD's would be more concerned with their tee-time or brunch at the country club you took time to care. Again, thank you for a pleasant experience. Very truly yours, Mark

Very friendly office environment that eased anxiety of procedure. Andy

The whole experience was very good. Everyone in the office was very nice. They took the time to answer questions. I never felt misled. I was also surprised at the low cost for the procedure. Dr. Stein is an asset to the medical community. Michael

I want to express my gratitude to you and your great staff. I was completely at ease, and felt more comfortable than I have ever been in a doctors office.
Jeff

This entire experience exceeded my expectations. I was comfortable with the procedure from start to finish. Dr. Stein and his staff made me feel comfortable, asked thoughtful questions and helped me schedule the appointment quickly. Truly a Great Team!!!
Ted

Dr. Stein's staff was very courteous and I did not have to wait at all. They made me feel very relaxed. I am definitely referring any of my friends to Dr. Stein. Thank you, Alex

I was a very easy painless procedure. A friend of mine had the needle and scalpel procedure done & he swelled for a couple of weeks & he had pain. I was a little concerned about it. Joe

I was very happy with the procedure. Dr. Stien (sic) is very good and made me feel very comfortable. I would very much recommened (sic) a friend to him or anyone else who is thinking of having a vasectomy. I am really pleased. And thank you very much. Corey

Thank you for being so friendly and professional at the same time. I had a good experience. Edgardo

I'd like to thank you all for making me feel comfortable with this very uncomfortable procedure. I would highly recommend anyone to your offices. Frank

Very impressed by the customer service aspect of your business. My initial phone call was very informative and convinced me to use your office in spite of the fact that you did not accept my insurance. The low fee definitely played a part. Video answered most questions. Extremely impressed that Dr. Stein himself called for follow-up (next day). Anonymous

I would like to say that this experience was not as bad as I thought it would be. I'm thankful after the fact that I went to Dr. Stein for this vasectomy. He is very good at what he does. Thank you. Anonymous

I had heard stories of pain and swelling before I had this done. I am extremely pleased as to the truth today. It was very mild discomfort. I would recommend you people to anyone. I can't thank you enough. Thanks.
Russell [Procedure performed at the Pinellas County Health Department clinic in Largo.]

The only painful aspect of the procedure for me was getting the vas tubes into place. Dr. Stein did an excellent job overall and it was easier than I thought it would be. Anonymous

Dr. Stein and the staff of PP were terrific. I was amazed at how easy & comfortable the whole procedure was. Dr. Stein is so personable & experienced that I felt very relaxed during the procedure. Also, if it was not for Dr. Stein, I would not have been able to afford this procedure. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Thank you so much,
Paul (procedure performed at Planned Parenthood in Ft. Myers)

Dr. Doug Stein is an excellent surgeon, he is very professional an friendly I will highly recommend him to other. Keep up the good job on educating other on vasectomy at the Health Department. Thank you.
Andre (procedure performed at the Pinellas County Health Department in Largo)

Thank you, the entire procedure and staff were very nice and relatively painless (all things considered). Procedure was very efficient. (procedure performed at the Pinellas County Health Department in Largo)

I really liked Dr. Stein's approach & method of the vasectomy. Everyone in the office was great! Anonymous

Very Courteous and friendly staff. This made the procedure very easy and less stressful. Dr. Stein was great as well in the consultation as well as during the procedure. It will be a pleasure to recommend you all to everyone seeking this procedure. Thank you. Kevin

Staff in office extremely upbeat. That helped a lot, when calling to schedule and while in the office. Dr. Stein is very easygoing, which eased the apprehension as the time came. I would recommend my friends to Dr. Stein without hesitation. Anonymous

Dr. Stein and his staff impressed me with their friendliness and professionalism. In particular, I appreciated the follow-up phone call from Dr. Stein. John

I had my vasectomy procedure completed around 2 o'clock yesterday. I was in class when you made the follow-up call. I am happy to report that I have absolutely no residual pain, discomfort, or tenderness and feel that I could easily resume and activity I wished, but will wait several more days to ensure the blood vessels repair them selves sufficiently. Even after the procedure, I had minimal discomfort that can be likened to nothing more than a simple bruise on any other part of the body. I am fully satisfied with every aspect of the experience. If it would be beneficial, I would agree to act as a referral or provide a better written testimonial. Michael

I appreciate the professionalism and more importantly the accuracy of the procedure. The instructions were exact for the procedure, pain, and recovery. I would have had the procedure years ago, had I known the simplicity and the comfort I received through Dr. Stein and staff. Thank you. By the way, the follow-up call (next day) made my day. Bryan

I don't have any questions, I just wanted to thank you for the AMAZING job you did for me in 2003. I had heard all the horror stories, but decided the procedure was something I had to do. Your site was very informative, your staff was easy to be around, you were on-time/quick/professional (something that is seldom said about Drs. these days), and maybe most important all was accomplished with a refreshing sense of humor. Plus it was cheap!

My painless procedure (and it REALLY was) was done on Friday afternoon, I rested that day, took it easy on Saturday, and played 18 holes of golf on Sunday. No pain, no bruises, no bleeding. I couldn't be any more satisfied. I've told all my friends who are in the market that it would be worth flying into Tampa just to have you perform the procedure.
Thanks again for the great work, Dan

I recently had a vasectomy by Dr. Stein and I was so nervous. I have had bad experiences with doctors in general, especially here in Fla. Dr. Stein, on the other hand, was not an egotist, nor did he treat me like a lot of other doctors do. He listened to my questions and answered them with patience and understanding. He made me feel comfortable and before I knew it, it was over. I had no pain or discomfort afterwards and Dr. Stein even called me the next day, to see how I was. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to have this procedure and might be hesitant, he is a wonderful man, and a quite skillful physician. Sincerely, Steve B, Spring Hill, Fla.

I would like to thank you for doing such a wonderful job. I had my procedure done back in August and it was practically pain free. I just called in today and found out I am clear. Not a single complication/ side affect noted to date. Thanks for making it as easy as possible to get this done. I highly recommend your services to anyone looking to have a vasectomy performed.
Thanks again, Tony

WE JUST WANT TO SAY WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE FROM THE FIRST EMAIL, SETTING UP APPT. WITH RECEPTIONIST AND THE WHOLE PROCEDURE WITH DR. STEIN. (EVERYONE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL). JAY SAID HE FELT COMFORTABLE IN A RATHER UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION. AND WHEN DR. STEIN CALLED TO CHECK ON JAY SUNDAY I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. WHAT A GREAT CARING DOCTOR. I THINK MANY WOULD AGREE THIS IS RARE. ANYHOW THANKS SO MUCH THE MCLEODS. PS JAY IS RECOVERING NICELY.... (Procedure performed at Planned Parenthood in Sarasota.)

I was very surprised at how simple the procedure was and how quick the recovery to normal activity. I know other men who had different types of procedures whose process seemed a lot more difficult. I am very happy with my decision and Dr. Stein as the physician. Wayne.

This was a much better experience than I had ever imagined based on friends who have had a vasectomy (not Dr. Stein's patients).
I would definitely recommend Dr. Stein to anyone.

I would like to let you know that everything has gone perfectly. The vasectomy is about the easiest thing I have ever done. My nervousness was completely unwarranted.

Very pleased with the procedure and result. Would highly recommend Dr. Stein's procedure. Had the procedure done about 1 year ago.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you have done with Andrew's vasectomy. It has made a world of difference in our relationship!

I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE PROCEDURE, AND I EXPERIENCED FEWER PROBLEMS AND LESS DISCOMFORT THAN FRIENDS WHO HAD VASECTOMIES USING ANOTHER TYPE OF PROCEDURE.

Dear Dr. Stein,
Just writing to tell you how much I appreciate (if that's the right word) my new vasectomy. I've told everyone I know that I've had dental cleanings that were more uncomfortable. Keep snippin',
Logan P.S. - Props to your great assistants!!

Painless procedure, slight pulling or groin strain sensation after and up to 3 months following surgery, heightened during sex. OK now!

One or the best decisions I have ever made. Extremely easy process and virtually painless. I would definitely recommend Dr. Stein to anyone interested in having a vasectomy performed. The entire staff is so easy to work with. Thanks again! Jeff

VERY HAPPY WITH PROCEDURE. NOT AS BAD AS I ANTICIPATED. VERY MINOR DISCOMFORT FOR 1 DAY AND EVERYTHING FINE AFTER THAT. EVEN HAD SEX A COUPLE DAYS LATER. USE ME AS A REFERENCE. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. MARCO

Dr. Stein and Vivian, I wanted to take a moment to thank you both on my experience with both of you the past week. You professionalism and personalities are wonderful; I enjoyed the brief time I had to interact with you. Saturday afternoon was a bit uncomfortable but Sunday and Monday are fine. No swelling or anything to concern over. I wish you both the best in the future. Thank you again. Rief

A great experience! No problems! I thought I would have some problems after listening to other men who had a vasectomy the 'old fashion way'. This was a piece of cake. Have told many others about you. My brother-in-law recently had his done by you after I suggested he check you out at VASWEB.com. You should be getting some other referrals in the future also. Thanks again! John 'Sperm Free Since 2005' LOL!!

Don't let your friends talk you out of it, it is no problem. Then it is no more worrying about someone else getting pregnant.

This was the most amazing experience compared to the stories I have heard from my friends who underwent the traditional vasectomy process. Thank you Doctor for your advanced and painless technology. Brent

I've always had a strong sex drive and the vasectomy hasn't changed anything. Everything feels the same , and not having to deal with contraception is a real plus for my wife and myself. I am completely happy and regret nothing. Thanks Dr. Stein.

Sometimes I get an "achey" feeling in my scrotum. I don't know exactly why, however it's not enough to bother with. Maybe the frequency of sex or longevity? Don't know Don't care.

It's great not having to worry about contraception and worrying if you might impregnate your wife.

I had slight aching in the testicles on occasion for a couple months after but no problems/differences other than that. Thanks.

I have recommended you to at least 10 women for their husbands. Wish we had done this years ago. It has been wonderful for us both! Thanks.

Thank you very much for making my life better ... it was the best $300 I've ever spent.

I WAS SUPER NERVOUS ABOUT THIS. I REMEMBER ALMOST CHIKENING OUT IN THE WAITING ROOM - MY HEART WAS RACING LIKE I JUMPED OUT OF A PLANE. I TOLD MYSELF SHIT YOU BETTER CALM DOWN BECAUSE I NEW I WOULDN'T COME BACK IF I DIDN'T GET THIS DONE NOW. I ALSO FIGURED THE PROCEDURE COULDN'T BE DONE IF I WAS THAT NERVOUS. THIS WAS RIGHT AFTER I TOOK A PILL. I CALMED MYSELF DOWN. THE DOC GOT ME ON THE TABLE & TALKED A LITTLE & TURNED ON SOME MUSIC & AFTER A FEW MINUTES I STARTED TO THINK I BETTER BRACE MY SELF BECAUSE I HAVEN'T HURT YET & THEN HE SAID HE WAS DONE. WOW! LOVE IT! NO PAIN! THANK YOU. - ALLAN

I HAVE REFERRED YOU MANY TIMES TO FRIENDS. VERY PAINLESS. THANKS.

I couldn't be happier, no regrets! Paul

THE WHOLE PROCESS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER - FROM THE INITIAL CALL TO YOUR GREAT RECEPTIONIST TO THE RECOVERY. YOU GUYS WERE GREAT!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! SINCERELY, SHAUN

If I would have known that older and younger women like sex more with a guy with a vasectomy, I would have had it at the age of 18. Thanks for all the sex Doc. Kenneth

My wife did all the research to find Dr. Stein and I'm so glad she did! Though it isn't a "fun" thing to do, the experience was good. I didn't even need an asprin - there was no pain. And my sex-life is at an all time "freedom" now w/out being concerned about having more children.

Well worth it! First 2 or 3 months some pressure in testicles, now just fine!

No complications. IN AND OUT OF OFFICE within 20 min. Slight discomfort for 1-2 days. 100% after the 2nd day. We refer Dr. Stein!

I never thought I could be more greatful for a Dr. for anything less than saving my life. I am extremely greatful to you Dr. Stein! Thank you so much for doing such a great job at a great procedure. No only was the opperation enjoyable but the results 10-fold. Again, THANK YOU!!! Dustin

If people knew how easy and painless this was I think a lot more would get it done. I couldn't be happier! - Brian

I can not tell any change except a better sex drive. Excellent people. Jeff

I'm really happy the way I recovered from the procedure. Well, I can tell you that the day after the procedure I was ready for a tennis match. I appreciated the way you treated me and I'm impressed with your level of professionalism and kindness. God bless your hands and let you offer care to patients for many years to come. I'm doing great; I'll send you the sample in a few more weeks. Thank you very much, Elemer

Dr. Stein & Staff: Thanks very much for your positive, friendly attitudes, your professionalism, and your expertise in handling my vasectomy last week. I was pleased with the short duration of the procedure and quick recovery time so far. I especially liked the follow-up call the day after ... nice touch! Best regards and thanks again, Dan

Dear Dr. Stein & Staff: Just wanted to let you know what a great experience I had with my vasectomy on 9/8/07. I will always be greatful for the care I received and I'll strongly recommend your services to my friends who may need a vasectomy in the future. Thanks again for providing such a great service, Paul

Dear Dr. Stein and team: Thank you very much for making my vasectomy a quick and easy procedure. The staff (well I only spoke to one young lady) was polite and seemed great to get along with. Doc you were awesome, I must admit I was frightend it went like nothing ever happened and the follow up call today was simply a huge relief. I am so glad I chose Dr. Stein the Vas guy!!!!!!

No worries so far Doug. :-)
You know what's ironic though? One of my buddies had a vasectomy last Friday as well. Not the NSV procedure but a traditional one. He was even put to sleep! He was laid up in bed and on the couch all weekend. I was up and about on Saturday and even went to see a movie. LOL Guess that's proof in the pudding that the NSV recovery time is much shorter than a traditional one, in addition to not as painful. :-D I'm glad I did some research and decided to have the NSV done.

Dear Dr. Stein and team: Thank you very much for making my vasectomy a quick and easy procedure. The staff (well I only spoke to one young lady) was polite and seemed great to get along with. Doc you were awesome, I must admit I was frightend it went like nothing ever happened and the follow up call today was simply a huge relief. I am so glad I chose Dr. Stein the Vas guy!!!!!!

Dr. Stein: SOME GREAT NEWS!! It seems you're a great doctor as it's now been 5 weeks and I never-never-never felt the slightest bit of pain. In fact, I never even felt one bit of discomfort. I know you mentioned to me I might have some delayed discomfort, but as of now and more than 15 ejaculations I feel wonderful and pain free. Roy

Dr. Stein, Thank you very much for your caring and excellent service. You are a tremendous credit to your profession. You have given me exemplary treatment and I will keep my word, to recommend you at every opportunity. Sincerely, Jorge

E-mail written to Flo Concklin, RN, Director of Men's Health Services, Pinellas County Health Department, in 10/08: JUST A SHORT NOTE, TO EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO YOUR PROGRAM! I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH THE ENTIRE STAFF'S DEMEANOR! EVERYONE FROM THE MOMENT OF ARRIVAL TO DEPARTURE, WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO SPEAK WITH. ALL HAD LOVELY SMILES AND SUCH GREAT PERSONALITIES! THAT'S RARE TO FIND THESE DAYS.....EVERYONE SEEMED TO ENJOY THEIR JOBS. MY HUSBAND AND I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL, THAT K. HAD THE VASECTOMY PERFORMED. I SINCERELY BELIEVE, THAT THE WELCOMING EFFECT IS WHAT LED HIM TO THE RIGHT DECISION. THANKS TO ALL..... HAPPY HALLOWEEN, TANYA

Dr. Stein ... I received a Vasectomy from you last week (Tue) Thank you again for what ended up being even easier than expected process and I must say the worst part was the mental drama in my head and the rubber band thing was not fun either :-). The call the next day was very unexpected and way more than I have come to expect from the medical community, you are truly one of kind. ... Thank you again and I have all ready had a few questions from friends. Needless to say in my mind there is only one place to go Dr. Stein / www.vasweb.com.

This is just a follow up to the procedure you performed on me last Friday, March 6. I am originally from Alabama, I have had several friends and relatives that has had this procedure performed on them. From the information I gathered from them, it would make you think twice. Soreness, a little swelling and out of work for a week and the list goes on.
Well I can truly say that the experience that I had in your office and during the procedure was not at all like anything I mentioned above. It has been a couple of days now and I have not had any kind of tenderness or problems from your perfected procedure.

I want to say THANK YOU to you and the Ladies in the office for the kind and professional treatment I received, most of all the day after personal phone call to check on me. Thank you again and if anyone ever needs reassurance about making this decision and using your service, just have them contact me I will gladly share my testimony with them.

Richie

Dr. Stein,
I want to thank you for the excellent vasectomy service you provided at the Planned Parenthood location in Sarasota. I was exceedingly nervous in the days leading up to the procedure. Your staff was helpful and your demeanor created a comforting atmosphere.

My procedure was scheduled for 10:00am on Saturday. I arrived at the Sarasota Planned Parenthood (PP) location at approximately 9:30. After having pre-registered on your website, there was little paperwork left to complete. Upon arriving I was first required to read and sign a few PP specific forms. After completing the forms I was given a single oral antibiotic by the PP staff. The initial sign in was completed by 9:45. After completing the PP forms your immensely helpful assistant escorted me almost immediately to the initial preparation room. My blood pressure was taken and we reviewed the information available on your website. The assistant joked with me a little to help alleviate anxiety and helped put me at ease. After the review was completed I was given a scrotal support garment and instructed to place this under my existing clothing. Within minutes of having donned the scrotal support and while wearing the clothing I had arrived in, you escorted me to the final procedure room. There was of course a sense of growing anxiety at this point but your professional, confident, and experienced attitude helped alleviate said anxiety.

I was instructed to stand on a stepstool at the end of the exam table and pull my pants, underwear, and scrotal support to about mid-thigh. I did not have to remove my shirt and thus was not subject to the cold, clinical feeling of many examination rooms. I was then instructed to sit on the table and lay back. Your extended leg support so that I was lying with only a slight incline to my upper back. At this point I had started feeling anxious about the madajet and subsequent procedure. For any of your future clients I can only describe any type of pain associated with the madajet as vastly overstated. It felt nothing like an injection and nowhere near as uncomfortable as a rubberband snap. Your description of it as a flick to the skin is completely accurate. There were initially two madajet sprays which began to numb the area and then two final sprays which were practically imperceptible. To answer the question of any future client, the madajet spray is placed on the scrotum but does not touch the penis or testicles. After the madajet sprays we carried on a conversation while you completed the procedure. I was only able to perceive the procedure at two points. First when you cauterized the vas tubes I noticed what I could only describe as a slight momentary itch and second there was a slight smell of burning hair. By the time I wondered how far along we were you had finished the procedure.

The procedure was exceeding simple and almost completely pain-free. As a comparison I find having blood drawn to be a far more intrusive and painful procedure. Generally I pass out while having my blood taken and yet at no point during the procedure did I feel even the slightest possibility of passing out. If I were to rate the overall procedure on a scale of 1-10 in terms of discomfort and pain I would place it at no more than a two. In comparison previous piercings have been at the very least a five and perhaps up to a seven. Once again, thank you for answering all of my questions, creating a comforting environment, and completing the procedure in an extremely short period of time.

-William

Dear Dr. Stein,
I am the type of guy that doesn't go to the doctor much. I've never had any type of procedure done at all. I came to you just three days ago for a vasectomy. The days leading up to the procedure, I was a nervous wreck. 15 minutes after meeting you (only 10 with my pants down) I was done and laughing in amazement that I had just had a vasectomy! Your conversation and method (no pain) made this procedure so easy. Was this all that I had been worrying about for the last week? I could not believe it. After leaving, I went and had breakfast at a restaurant, stopped by to see a few friends, then went home to relax the rest of the day. The recovery was just as easy. Let me a little something about you as well Doctor Stein. At the end of the procedure, my wife got a little light headed having been there with me during my vasectomy. You, being a total gentleman, got her a coke, some ice, and poured her a drink. This simple act showed me that, aside from being a great doctor, you are a good person and a good man. I give you thanks and the utmost respect. I will certainly send you referrals. Thank you again. Gene (procedure performed at Planned Parenthood Ft. Myers)

I do not nomally do things like this but your professinalism and your explinations throughout the proceedure were of the most professional mannerism I have evre experianced in my life but even beond that to recive a follow up call the next day not by a P.A. or N.P. or even a R.N. but by the Dr. himself is mind blowing experience. You Dr. Stine are a credit to your profession and if I could ever be a referance for you I'd be honnered to do so. (vasectomy performed at Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando on 11/11/2010)

Dr. Stein, I had my vesectomy performed at the planned parenthood office in Ft Myers on March 26th. My appt was at 9:30, and by 10:45, my wife and I were very comfortably eating breakfast at IHOP! By the time you instructed me to lay on the table (with my pants down) - it was time to go! I felt not a thing. I was waiting for you to begin when you finished. No pain! It has been 3 weeks and all is great. No side effects, no pain, nothing! If it werent for my wife who was in the room with me through out the procedure, I would not believe the procedure was performed! To all of the men out there who are skeptical or afraid, DONT. This is the best pain free procedure and has not affected my sex life whatsoever! If anything, I am much more relaxed knowing I can not father again! Thank you so much, you are a great doctor and a true gentlemen! I do not know of any other doctor who gives you his home and personal cell phone for you to contact in case of any issues! Furthermore, Dr. Stein himself makes the follow up call. Absolutely fantastic! Miguel A. of Naples, FL

I had been considering getting a vasectomy for a few years now. I spoke to a few Doctors, and even a few people that had them, but never got an easy feeling about it. Once I read about Dr Stein and his approach, I decided to make the move. 3 days after my procedure, I am very comfortable, no issues, even got a reassuring call on a Sunday at my home from Dr Stein himself.

Dr Stein is the epitome of professional medical care, and I strongly encourage ANY man considering this procedure to make the same choice that I did. This is a totally voluntary testimonial. Thank you Dr Stein ! Andy C.

Dear Dr Stein

I had my vasectomy on Thursday 27 October 2011. Your website said it would be painless or very close to it. I have to admit I had my doubts. However, it truly was one of the easiest procedures I have ever had. One of the testimonials likened it to less than having a tooth filled and I have to agree. The website described the anesthetic device like a rubber band snap, that doesn't even come close to describing it. It was so light that I barely felt it on the right side and even though I felt it on the left it was not at all uncomfortable. More like I knew it had happened where on the right side I only knew it had happened because you told me it did.

I was never into contact sports, being a runner, so the "weirdest" part of the whole thing was wearing the athletic supporter. It does provide the needed support and I highly recommend following your instructions.

As far as the "incision" site, you cannot really call it that since it is completely gone already in after only 4 days. I can barely see where the procedure was performed. Everything looks great.

Your staff is to be highly commended. For some men, it's a bit embarrassing to discuss this kind of procedure with a woman. I was immediately put at ease by your staff and their very professional manner.

The afternoon after my procedure I had to run around to fill a different Doctor's prescription and had no problems getting in and out of the car or driving. My car is a manual transmission model and I was concerned about shifting. I brought my son along in case he had to drive. Driving was no problem at all. I could have left him at home. When I got home I looked at the "incision" site and changed the gauze pad then climbed in bed and watched an NCIS marathon. Quite honestly, I have been milking it for all it's worth.

All in all, it was a worthwhile experience and I would have no problem recommending you to anybody who asks. It was so mild that I didn't have to take any pain medication or use ice. I hate ice except in drinks anyway.

Please feel free to publish my testimonial or use me as a reference. Anthony M., Land O' Lakes

Dr. Stein: I wanted to share my excellent experience with you! I had a very painless proceedure that lasted less then ten minutes on a Saturday morning. I rested, watched tv for that Saturday afternoon, went to church and shopping on Sunday, and was back to normal by Monday night! I still can't believe how painless and quick the recovery time was!! Thank you again. Greg, Jacksonville

I just wanted to express my thanks for a professional experience. After much research, I decided to go through with my surgery. I could not believe how quick and pain free the procedure was. It's been 24 hours and I feel great. Thank you doctor for doing everything to ensure that was informed and comfortable during the entire process. I am looking forward to years to worry free sexual experiences with my wife. Thank you. Chris, Aventura