No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure

Before the vasectomy you will be given a mild sedative to relax you.  When the local anesthetic is injected into the skin of the scrotum you will feel some discomfort.  But as soon as it takes effect you should feel no pain.

In a no scalpel vasectomy Dr. Berg feels for the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp.  Instead of making two incisions Dr. Berg makes one tiny puncture with a special instrument.  The same instrument is used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be reached.  The tubes are then blocked using the same methods as a conventional vasectomy.

There is very little bleeding with the no-scalpel technique.  No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening, which heals quickly, with no scar.

How Long Does the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Surgery Last?

The surgery, depending on the individual patient, takes about 10-15 minutes.  The surgery is done right in our office.

Afterwards, let’s be honest – you will be sore for a couple of days, and you might want to take a mild pain medication.  The discomfort is usually less with the no-scalpel technique, because there is less injury to the tissues.  Also, there are no stitches.  You will be provided with complete instructions about what to do after surgery.

You should not do any heavy physical labor for at least 72 hours after your vasectomy.  Many men have their vasectomies on Friday so they can take it easy over the weekend and go back to work on Monday.

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