Dr. Guarín was awarded the prestigious Family Physician of the Year Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians in Iowa in 2017. He was also nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Physician of the Year national award in 2018.
Esgar Guarín, MD (Dr. G)
Dr. Guarín (pronounced goo-ah-reen) is a board certified physician trained in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. He was originally trained in Colombia at the Universidad de Santander – UDES, graduating at the top of his class. After getting certified as a foreign physician through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), he completed his training in Family Medicine in Baltimore, MD in 2009 at the Franklin Square Hospital Medical Center.
After serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Guarín completed a two year fellowship training in Maternal and Child Health (Pregnancy and Newborn Care) with the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University and the School of Public Health in Rhode Island.
Always interested in the provision of reproductive services, particularly those of minimally invasive nature, Dr. Guarín had the privilege of training in the non-scalpel / no-needle vasectomy technique with renowned Dr. Doug Stein in 2012. Since then Dr. Guarín has been performing his SimpleVas® Vasectomy technique with similar outcomes to those of his mentor.
As a board-certified Family Medicine specialist, dedicated to the practice of Reproductive Care, Dr. Guarin is committed to the promotion of vasectomies as the most effective method of permanent sterilization.
Why Do I Do Vasectomies?
For me it has been very simple: Because of the FAMILY.
1. We owe it to women, but also to ourselves
2. We owe it to our children
3. Empowerment of men, women, and families
We owe it to women, but also to ourselves
It is very clear that it has been easier, from the medical standpoint, to control the release of a single egg from an ovary every month than it is to try to control millions of spermatozoa being produced on a daily basis in the testicles. Thus, women have had to deal with a bigger burden when it comes to contraception, as the vast majority of available options are targeted to them. Even reproductive campaigns are almost always directed to females and rarely to men.
When the time comes for a permanent solution, men can certainly step up to the plate and choose to participate responsibly with a vasectomy; a procedure that is definitely LESS INVASIVE and slightly MORE EFFECTIVE than a tubal ligation.
We owe it to women to become active participants in permanent reproductive decisions. As they have already had their fair share in bearing children, we owe it to them to not have to carry an even heavier weight with the added risks of permanent contraception for women. We owe it to ourselves as men as well, to demonstrate that we care for and are responsible for contraceptive decisions.
We owe it to our children
About half of pregnancies that occur in the US are unplanned, which means that many people will be caught off guard and will be ill prepared to assume the demands of paternity/maternity. When we become parents, we are entrusted with a major responsibility, and not everyone is up for the challenge.
Families are the functional core of society and are intimate social laboratories where people grow either affect-rich or affect-deprived. The ‘classic’ or ‘traditional’ definition of family has morphed into a very enriching plurality, demonstrating that the number or gender of its members matters less than their efforts and intentions. Despite that plurality, making poor or untimely decisions regarding contraception can seriously affect the integrity of families and their members.
Poor contraceptive decisions can greatly affect children. Many individuals will accept and adapt to unplanned pregnancies by adjusting their resources and welcoming the new addition to their lives. Unfortunately, many others will struggle and will not adapt, thereby creating dysfunctional environments that, ultimately, will affect the growth and development of the child.
Empowerment of men, women, and families
A vasectomy EMPOWERS MEN because it shows that we care and are willing to be active participants in reproductive decisions. A vasectomy EMPOWERS WOMEN because it relieves them from the heavy burden of contraception. Finally, A vasectomy EMPOWERS FAMILIES because it allows them to allocate time, effort, and resources more efficiently for their growth and continued pursuit of happiness.