NCAA Tournament keeps N. Idaho vasectomy clinic busy

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - It's the time of year college basketball fans have been waiting for. But chances are, watching games at work will land you a foul with the boss.

Some men have found a legitimate way to stay at home. Urologists at North Idaho Urology say they have seen twice as many patients this March, compared to other months.

"When a patient comes in and they're a little anxious, it's pretty easy to set them at ease when they're talking about March Madness," said Dr. Randil Clark.

The urologist estimates he's done at least 1,000 vasectomies over the course of his career. He's heard all the puns and jokes that tie into the tournament.

"They're endless. And things that we often couldn't repeat [on TV]," Clark said. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes.

"The horror stories that are heard from friends are way beyond reality."

Clark said if you want to get the most bang for your buck, schedule surgery on a Thursday. That way you can take the rest of the week off.

"They have an easy weekend and a little ice pack and watch the tube -- and that is a natural for the end of March."

North Idaho Urology is offering $100 off vasectomies for men who book an appointment in March. The procedure typically costs around $950 but some insurance companies cover the cost.

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