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Over 500,000 vasectomy procedures are done each year in the United States. A no-scalpel vasectomy is a new, simple, and safe surgical procedure for permanent male fertility control. The tube (called a “vas”) which leads from the testicle is cut and sealed in order to stop sperm from leaving. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Since the procedure simply interrupts the delivery of sperm it does not change hormonal function – leaving sexual drive and potency unaffected. The “No-Scalpel” technique is a technique to do the vasectomy through one or two small punctures. This puncture is made into the scrotum and generally requires no suturing or stitches.
It represents a significant improvement over conventional vasectomy techniques in that it is less traumatic and shortens recovery time.This procedure is done with the aid of a local anesthetic called “Xylocaine” (similar to “Novacaine”). The actual interruption of the vas which is done with the “No-Scalpel” technique is identical to the interruption made with conventional techniques. The “No-Scalpel” technique is simply a more elegant and less traumatic way for the surgeon to control the vas and proceed with its interruption.Our surgeons are experts in the procedure, and have performed it countless times. If you are interested, contact us and we will set up a consultation relevant to your specific situation. Thanks for thinking of us when considering your healthcare choices – we are glad to be able to provide great service to you!