No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure vs. Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure

As could probably guess, the main difference between a no-scalpel vasectomy procedure and a scalpel vasectomy procedure is the presence of a scalpel. However, this one difference carries many implications.

Local Anesthetic

Because of the way the anesthesia is delivered, patients experience less pain using the no-scalpel method.

Reaching the Vas

Traditionally, the scalpel is needed to make a small (usually no more than an inch) incision to the scrotal skin to reach the vas (the tube responsible for carrying the sperm). This, of course, requires sutures. A no-scalpel vasectomy uses dissecting forceps to make a tiny hole (<5mm) to reach the Vas and requires only a sterile gauze dressing (band-aid).

Procedure and Recovery Time

The scalpel vasectomy procedure time usually runs anywhere from 20-45 minutes. The no-scalpel vasectomy takes about 15 minutes. Because there is less damage done to the tissue, pain and recovery time is much less than a scalpel vasectomy.

Ultimately, the no-scalpel vasectomy procedure accomplishes the same thing as a traditional vasectomy; letting a man continue with his sexual activity without sperm. The main difference is the means to reach the vas (tubes).


Not everyone qualifies for a no-scalpel vasectomy; however, 90% of all men qualify. The main reason being the location of the vas tubes and how close they are to the surface of the scrotum.

Dr. Berg has been performing no-scalpel vasectomies for 20 years. His experience combined with his outstanding staff means that most patients are in-and-out of their appointments within an hour.

If you are considering the no-scalpel vasectomy, call our offices to ask us additional questions or schedule an appointment.

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