At Advanced Urology, we perform no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomies.
The no-scalpel vasectomy is performed using one single skin puncture, rather than cutting two large incisions on either side of the scrotum. It is a safe and minimally invasive vasectomy procedure with fewer side effects than that of the traditional vasectomy.
The no-scalpel vasectomy was first performed in the United States in 1985. It now has become the primary form of male sterilization.
Benefits of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy
- Fewer side effects and complications (10 times fewer hematomas, infections, and other complications)
- Less bleeding and less vasectomy pain
- Faster procedure with no or minimal suturing required
- Enhanced popularity and acceptance of vasectomy as the primary form of male sterilization
Recovery from Vasectomy
No-Needle Vasectomy Option for Anesthesia Delivery
Men who have a fear of needles or don’t want to feel pain when the needle is removed can opt for a no-needle vasectomy. During the no-needle vasectomy, the local anesthetic is delivered through the skin via a high-pressure sprayer to make the scrotum numb—decreasing the fear of needles and reducing the discomfort associated with a needle injection. However, there is no guarantee that the no-needle option will be less painful, on occasion the no-needle option does not provide as much numbing as desired. Additionally, there is the occasional risk of hematomas resulting along the cord. Patients should discuss the pros and cons of the no-needle vasectomy during their consultation prior to the procedure.