Advanced Urology Associates No Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure
Did you know that conventional vasectomies have been performed since the 1800’s? However, the no scalpel vasectomy procedure began in 1974 and has since been performed around the world on millions of men. Introduced to the United States in 1988, the no scalpel procedure is thought by many to be one of the most effective forms of birth control.
What is a No Scalpel Vasectomy?
The no scalpel vasectomy uses a method that allows doctors to complete the procedure using a single puncture without the use of a scalpel.
What is the Difference Between a No Scalpel Vasectomy and a Conventional Vasectomy
With conventional vasectomies, the scrotum is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then the doctor makes two small cuts in the skin of the scrotum and lifts each tube out through the incision and cuts them. The tubes are now blocked so the sperm cannot reach the penis. The doctor then stitches them closed.
With “no scalpel” vasectomies, the doctor numbs both the skin and the nerves to the vas deferens (“the tubes”). Instead of making two incisions, the physician typically creates a single tiny opening with a special urological instrument in the scrotum, which is then used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be easily accessed.
The tubes are then blocked by cauterizing (sealing them shut) and then tying off each end. With this gentle technique, there are no stitches needed to close the tiny opening. There is minimal bleeding and the 20 to 30-minute procedure is done in the office in a private, relaxing environment.
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What are the Benefits of a No Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure?
- There is no scalpel
- The procedure is faster
- The recovery time is faster
- The procedure is completed in-office and does not require a trip to the hospital
- There are fewer complications
- There is less discomfort
- It is just as effective as a conventional vasectomy
Advanced Urology Associates provides vasectomy procedures for patients in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Kankakee, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenox, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Tinley Park and Woodridge.