In 1991 a ground breaking publication in the Journal of urology cited a clear advantage of the no-scapel vasectomy over conventional vasectomy. (Journal of Urology, Vol. 115, pages 341-344). These advantages have held true to the present day. Dr. Perlow has been practicing the No-Scapel vasectomy since 1990. In all, he has performed over 3000 vasectomies.
The No-Scalpel vasectomy usually takes about 10-15 minutes to perform and is done in the office under local anesthesia. No-Scalpel vasectomy differs from the conventional procedure in that only a small opening is made in the center of the scrotum. There is minimal, if any, bleeding. Additionally, no sutures are required and patients go home with only a small band-aid. Usually plain Tylenol or Advil is all that is needed for discomfort following the procedure.
When a man decides to have a vasectomy, he has two procedure choices, the traditional vasectomy and the no-scalpel vasectomy. Both take about 10-15 minutes to complete in an outpatient setting and involve a local anesthetic. During the no-scalpel method, the surgeon feels for the vasa deferentia tubes under the skin of the scrotum and holds them in place with a clamp. A tiny hole is made in the skin and the surgent pulls the tubes out through the hole and cuts each vas deferens and ties it closed or cauterizes it.
In clinical practice, both procedures are safe and effective and recovery is generally similar. Discover our safe alternative to conventional vasectomy without “going under the knife” – and without affecting your potency. During safe, in-office surgery, and under local anesthetic, we perform the newest “no scalpel” vasectomy procedure. Our revolutionary treatment eliminates conventional incisions, for treatment and recovery that’s faster and more comfortable than ever. You’ll leave in less than an hour, wearing a band-aid and probably wondering why you didn’t have it done sooner. No scalpel means less discomfort and faster recovery. This simple birth control procedure eliminates scalpel incisions, for treatment and recovery that’s faster than ever. No hospitalization is required, and the procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
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