Each year, about 500,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States as men take control of their health and futures. A new, state-of-the-art technique called “no scalpel” vasectomy is being used with increasing frequency because it results in less bleeding and swelling than traditional methods.
What is the purpose of vasectomy?
The purpose of vasectomy is to permanently prevent sperm from being released during ejaculation. The surgery itself is simple, but it is a permanent procedure that should be considered carefully before undergoing.
Vasectomy is considered by many men to be a rite of passage into fatherhood. The reasons why men opt for vasectomy vary, but most commonly include:
-The desire for children, but not with their current partner or spouse;
-The desire to have children in the future with another person;
-The inability to have children due to health concerns or other factors (e.g., age).
Why no scalpel vasectomy?
For understandable reasons, many men are nervous about having a vasectomy – a surgical procedure performed on a highly sensitive part of the body. Fortunately, Dr. Byrne of Desert Sky Urology performs no scalpel vasectomy.
Scalpel vasectomy is the most common method of vasectomy in the United States, and it involves cutting a small hole in the skin of the scrotum. The doctor then inserts a small tube called a resectoscope into this hole and uses it to remove part of each vas deferens (the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles).
There’s also no scalpel vasectomy, which is also known as “keyhole” vasectomy or “no needle” vasectomy. In this procedure, instead of cutting a hole in the skin, the doctor uses a special instrument called an occlusive device to block off each vas deferens without making any cuts.
No scalpel vasectomies have many benefits over traditional scalpel procedures—including less pain and swelling afterward, less bleeding after surgery, faster healing times and recovery times, less scarring and tissue damage from surgery (since there aren’t any cuts), no stitches required after surgery (just adhesive strips), and fewer complications overall.
The Benefits of No Scalpel Vasectomy
- The procedure is carried out with a specialized instrument that does not require an incision. No-scalpel vasectomy is faster, presents a lower risk of infection and complications, and has a much shorter recovery time than traditional vasectomies.
- No-scalpel vasectomy is an outpatient procedure. The surgery is performed in a doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic. It can be performed as a standalone procedure or as a part of other procedures such as a vasectomy reversal.
- No-scalpel vasectomy uses a local anesthetic to numb the area prior to the procedure so that patients do not feel any pain. There is no need for general anesthesia, and after the procedure, patients often can go home within a brief recovery period.