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Dr Ladd Scriber is a native of Crossett and completed medical school and residency at UAMS.  He has been practicing in Jonesboro since 1975.  He performs traditional vasectomies and is available every other Friday. 

Dr Joseph Kueter performs single-incision vasectomies on Friday afternoons.  He is originally from Jonesboro and completed medical school and residency at UAMS. He has been practicing in Jonesboro since 2002.

Dr Emma Jacobs performs scalpel-less vasectomies.  She attended medical school at UAMS and residency at Indiana University.  She has been practicing in Jonesboro since 2015.  She is available every other Friday and by special appointment.  

Dr Rudolph Bowens is originally from Florida and completed medical school and residency at Indiana University.  He has been practicing in Jonesboro since 2018.  He is available Thursdays and by special appointment.


Alneter Jackson, Practice Manager, schedules procedures and handles billing issues. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a safe and effective method of permanent birth control for men. During this outpatient surgery, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles (the vas deferens) are cut, clamped or otherwise sealed. This prevents newly created sperm from being ejaculated in the semen. 


Who can have a vasectomy?

Men who are done having children.  Although there are vasectomy reversal procedures, you should not have a vasectomy until you are done having children and it is considered a permanent procedure. 


Does it hurt?

We believe in making your vasectomy as painless as possible.  Therefore, you receive sedation before we begin the procedure as well as a local anesthetic (numbing medicine).  You also will be given pain medication to take afterwards.


Do I need someone to drive me?

Yes, because of the sedation you cannot drive yourself.  Your driver does not have to come into the procedure room with you but they can if you prefer.


How long will I be off work?

You will need to rest for several days after the procedure.  No lifting objects (including children) over 10 pounds for 1-2 weeks.  If you cannot avoid lifting during your job you may need to take off. 


Can I take a selfie?

We do not allow photos or videos during the procedure.  You can take all the pictures you want before and after!


How much does it cost?

Most insurance will cover all or part of a vasectomy.  If not, self-pay patients will be out of pocket no more than $1000.  This includes the procedure and followup semen analysis.


Does it work immediately?

NO, it takes several weeks for live sperm to clear.  DO NOT assume you are sterile until your semen sample has been reviewed. 

How will I know it worked?

Follow this link for a testing kit to be sent in 8 weeks after the vasectomy.


How will my sex life be affected? 

Testosterone levels and erections are not affected by vasectomy.  Remember, only a small piece of tube (vas deferens) is removed, NOT your testicle that makes testosterone.  You will not notice a change in your ejaculate or orgasms.   


How effective is a vasectomy?

Vasectomies are more than 99 percent effective.  In the first year after a vasectomy, only one to two women out of every 1,000 becomes pregnant by their partner.


How do I schedule an appointment? 

Call 870-206-2012 to schedule.  Because we are a part time clinic, you may have to leave a voicemail.  We will call you back!

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