No-Scalpel, No-Needle Vasectomy
Vasectomy is a surgical form of birth control for men that is permanent
unless reversed by another procedure. At AUI, we perform no-scalpel, no-needle
vasectomy, which requires a smaller opening in the skin than traditional
vasectomy does. It is just as effective as traditional vasectomy and usually
takes about 15 minutes, followed by one to three days of rest at home.
Vasectomy works by preventing sperm from being released during ejaculation.
A doctor clamps, cuts or cauterizes the vas deferens, which is the tube
that connects the testicles (which produce sperm) with the urethra (where
sperm and semen are ejaculated out of the penis). After vasectomy, semen
is still ejaculated during orgasm, but sperm is not.
In no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy, rather than cut the skin of the scrotum,
a doctor pierces the skin with a small clamp, then widens the clamp, creating
a small opening. This produces less bleeding and fewer complications.
Afterward, the opening may be closed with sutures, but will likely be
small enough to close with a bandage.
Vasectomy is 99.85% effective and does not reduce a man’s sex drive,
ability to achieve erections or sensation of orgasm. No-scalpel, no-needle
vasectomy results in less discomfort and faster recovery for patients.
Vasectomy.com is a great online resource for more information.