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For men who are done having children or do not want any at all, a vasectomy is the most effective form of birth control.

At la Unidad de Urología in Tijuana, Mexico, you can undergo a vasectomy with a board-certified urologist for an affordable price.

Why do patients from Mexico and the United States choose Dr. Luis Herrera for vasectomy?

What Is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves severing the vas deferens, the small tube responsible for carrying sperm from the testicles to the urethra. When sperm is no longer present in the semen, the chances of sexual intercourse resulting in pregnancy are zero.

Contrary to popular belief, the surgery will not affect your sex life or increase your chances of developing prostate cancer. Although your testes will continue to produce both sperm and semen, the sperm is naturally absorbed by your body.

Outside of abstinence, a vasectomy is the best method of birth control available. It has a failure rate of less than one percent and most pregnancies that occur after the procedure are a result of the patient failing to wait until sperm cells are no longer present in the ejaculate.

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A vasectomy procedure involves severing the vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering the urethra.

Take Control Book Your Vasectomy Today

Men who are certain they don't want any more children can find great peace-of-mind after a vasectomy. Dr. Luis Herrera and his team at la Unidad de Urología in Tijuana, Mexico, are always ready to meet new patients and help them achieve a better quality of life. You can request a consultation right now by filling out our online form or calling:

(619) 392-8516

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Come see us at our state-of-the-art offices in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Dr Luis Herrera is the best of the best! I had an easy and smooth experience with him he is at the top of his  field and very easy to communicate with.. all and all my best experience with any doctor ever! His follow up care is excellent he answers ALL emails very quickly with compassion and top knowledge (I sent endless emails!) I am endlessly thankful to dr Herrera and  give him top recommendation  five star experience!!
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How Is a Vasectomy Performed? A Treatment Timeline

Dr. Herrera performs vasectomy procedures out of the offices of la Unidad de Urología in Tijuana, Mexico. Our offices are on the sixth floor of the NewCity Medical Plaza Building in the high-end Zona Rio district. Our urologist can also perform the procedure in a local hospital, but this will increase treatment costs.

Dr. Herrera performs no-scalpel vasectomies, so the incisions are extremely small and result in very minimal scarring. The typical surgery follows these steps:

Treatment is painless and will be completed in 30 minutes or less.
Treatment is painless and will be completed in 30 minutes or less.


To prepare you for the treatment, one of our nurses will shave and clean your scrotum and surrounding areas.


Once the area has been thoroughly prepared, Dr. Herrera will administer anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. 

Locating the Vas Deferens

Dr. Herrera will feel for the vas deferens, the small tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra, under the skin of the scrotum. Once he finds the tubes, he will hold them in place with a clamp.

Cutting the Vas Deferens

Dr. Herrera will expose the vas deferens by making a very small incision in the scrotum with a hemostat (surgical scissors). He will pull part of the tube through the incision and sever it, removing a small section of the tube. He will seal the severed ends and place them back in the scrotum.


Dr. Herrera will conclude the procedure by closing the surgical wound with dissolvable stitches.

Vasectomy Recovery

The overall procedure can be completed in Tijuana, Mexico, in about 30 minutes, and you can return home the same day. You may feel sore and experience some swelling that first week. Dr. Herrera will provide postsurgical instructions to expedite healing. Taking an over-the-counter pain medication and applying an ice pack to your scrotum can help alleviate any discomfort. Resting and wearing tight-fitting underwear or a protective garment can also reduce any remaining discomfort.

Most patients can return to all normal activity, including sexual intercourse, within the week. However, because you will need to ejaculate at least 20 times to eliminate all remaining sperm in the vas deferens, the surgery is not considered immediately effective. We recommend wearing a condom for the first three months to ensure the sperm is completely gone. Dr. Herrera can also perform a specialized semen analysis in-office after three months to verify the effectiveness of your procedure.

Due to Dr. Herrera’s experience and advanced techniques, scarring will be virtually unnoticeable. After your procedure, ejaculatory function remains the same and patients should not notice a change in their libido or erectile function. During ejaculation, you will still produce semen, but it will no longer contain sperm.

A Common Solution

*According to the Urology Care Foundation

Vasectomy Cost

A vasectomy performed in our state-of-the-art offices in Tijuana, Mexico, costs $700. We can also operate at a nearby hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, for $700. In contrast, a vasectomy procedure in the United States usually costs between $2,000 and $3,000.

You may be tempted to think that because urological care in Tijuana, Mexico, is more affordable, it must be lower quality, but that's not true at all! Dr. Luis Herrera is one of the most highly trained urologists in the entire Southern California region, and he produces great results with the most modern technology and techniques.

Permanent birth control doesn't have to take a big bite out of your savings. Contact our practice in Tijuana, Mexico, today to get the family planning control you need for a price you can afford.

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Jorge Garduño


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Great MD, he did a excellent job a few years ago(vasectomy), but years later my wife and me wanted to have more kids so he reverse my other surgery and now we hay have twins.

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David Parwani


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He is the best. I contacted him and his repose was very quick. When I met him he was very professional and caring. I was for a  week under his care. And he would make sure every day that I was well  feeling better and happy with the treatment.  I would give him 10 stars if I could. Thank you Dr. Herrera for being there for me.

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Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy is considered a permanent birth control technique. However, modern urology and Dr. Herrera's expertise ensure that no door is closed forever. Dr. Herrera can perform vasectomy reversal at his offices in Tijuana, Mexico, even if your initial surgery was over 10 years ago.

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Dr. Luis Herrera

Unidad de Urología Dr. Luis Herrera

Dr. Luis Herrera is a board-certified urologist practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, just a few minutes south of the border. He provides patients from throughout Mexico as well as medical tourists with a variety of advanced urologic treatments, including vasectomy, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, and laser kidney stone removal surgery. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • La Sociedad Mexicana de Urología
  • The European Association of Urology
  • The American Endourological Society
  • The American Urological Association

For more information, or to request an appointment, please contact us online or call (619) 392-8516.

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