By Ryan Dean
St. Louis (KSDK) -- Just how far will you go to get out of work for the next few days so you can watch the NCAA basketball tournament? Apparently, There are men willing to take what some would call "drastic measures" to stay home for the big dance.
Some urologists around the country report a spike in vasectomies this time of year. Doctors, such as, Stephen Jones, with the Cleveland Clinic say men purposely schedule around the start of the tournament so they can spend the next few days rebounding from surgery.
Dr. Jones says he sees a 50 percent spike in vasectomy operations in the days leading up to the NCAA tournament.
"The guys know they're going to be on the couch anyway so they might as well get the best out of it, " Dr. Jones said.
Some urology offices are actually promoting the idea of getting a vasectomy done for the tournament. The Oregon Urology Institute offers "Snip City." On its website, the promotion says men get a cooler, t-shirt and bag of frozen peas to go home with.
The Urology Team in Austin, Texas offers "Vas Madness" and the "Vasters." The later one calls for the procedure to be performed around golf's Masters tournament in April.
If you go to vasectomymadness.com you will be taken to a website run by Virginia Urology. It says, "spend three days on the couch watching hoops with your wife's approval."
If you're wondering, NewsChannel 5 could not find any urology offices in the St. Louis area that offer such promotions or see a spike in procedures around the tournament.