Procedure

How is a No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy Performed?

At Vasectomy Docs your vasectomy is performed in the comfort of our office and typically is completed in 15 minutes or less without a scalpel and usually without a needle.  How is this possible?  The steps are as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. You lie on the exam table and your scrotum is washed with an antiseptic solution and draped with a sterile covering.
  2. A local anesthetic is used via a jet sprayer to numb the area of the vas deferens.
  3. A very small opening (3/16 of an inch) is made in the scrotum to allow the vas deferens to be sealed  on both sides.   No scalpel is used and no stitches are required!

Vasectomy Procedure AnatomyThe No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy is typically completed without discomfort. You may have a sensation of mild pulling during the procedure.  After both sides of the vas deferens are sealed you may immediately dress and you are discharged home with instructions to take it easy for 2 to 7 days, depending upon your usual level of activity.

Frequently Asked Questions on What You Should Do After Undergoing a No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Q:  How quickly does the anesthetic wear off and will I experience pain?

A:   The local anesthetic begins to wear off after an hour or so.  The majority of men report feeling no pain.  Some, uncommonly, describe a mild discomfort or aching feeling.

Q: Can I drive myself home after my No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

A:  Yes!  Because our patients typically do not require sedatives or pain medication, driving is usually safe

Q:  What should I do when I get home?

A:   Upon returning home you should take it easy with your feet up on the day of your procedure.  Your Vasectomy Doc will  give you additional care details during your consultation and after your procedure

Q: Am I allowed to exercise, do yard work or other such activities immediately after my vasectomy?

A:  No, while you can return to a desk job or a job involving walking, you should avoid any strenuous activity for the first week.  Activities like working out in a gym, bicycling or jogging or lifting heavy items should be avoided during this first week.

Q: What type of underwear should I wear?

A:  We advise you to wear snug cotton briefs or athletic supporter for about one week after your vasectomy.

Q:  When can I resume sexual activity?

A:  We advise you to wait one week or less before resuming sexual activity.  Be sure to ask your Vasectomy Doc about this for his specific recommendations during your consultation. And, until the results of your post-vasectomy semen sample are analyzed by your Vasectomy Doc and found to be without sperm, you must use some type of birth control to make sure you don’t impregnate your partner.

Q:  Will a vasectomy affect my sex life and performance?

A:   No, a vasectomy should not negatively affect your sex life.  Specifically:

  • A vasectomy should not affect your production of testosterone
  • A vasectomy should not affect your ability to get an erection
  • A vasectomy doesn’t significantly change the volume of your ejaculation

In fact, since the risk of an unintentional pregnancy is essentially removed, our No Needle/No Scalpel Vasectomy may make your sex life more spontaneous and enjoyable…the “bedroom bonus”!

Q:  When will I know if my vasectomy worked?

A:   We will ask you to collect your semen at home and bring the specimen to one of our conveniently located offices to be examined to assure that no sperm are present.  (If you travel a long distance to have your procedure with us, we can usually make arrangements with a medical laboratory near your home for your semen analysis.)  It usually takes approximately 20 ejaculations to clear the sperm out of the semen.  A vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of birth control!

Q:  Should I expect any complications?

A:  Complications are uncommon. An infection can occur in 1-2% of men undergoing a vasectomy according to the May, 2012 American Urological Association guidelines.  A doctor is available by phone 24/7 after your No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy.

Other than permanent abstinence, there is no safer or more effective way of achieving permanent birth control than having a vasectomy !

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