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 to 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.