Vasectomy on the Go - About the No-Needle No-Scalpel Procedure [Rosenblum Urology]

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The No-Needle spray injector is used to numb the skin and vas deferens. The vas tubes are then accessed through a single small opening in the skin created using the No-Scalpel technique. Small portions of the tubes are then removed and the ends are sealed.

The relevant anatomy and the result of the procedure is show above.

A Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure intended to cause sterility in men. It has become increasingly more popular over the last decade with more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choosing the procedure every year.
Its popularity can be attributed to several factors. Vasectomy is safe and nearly 100 percent effective without limiting the sexual experience of either partner. The procedure is also relatively painless and costs less than other forms of permanent birth control. It is usually covered by insurance. Compared to a tubal ligation in a woman, vasectomy offers more effective results, less discomfort, shorter procedure times, faster recovery periods and fewer complications.
A vasectomy prevents sperm from becoming part of the semen, the fluid ejaculated from the penis during sex. Sperm are produced in the testes and pass through thin tubes called vas deferens. A vasectomy usually entails the removal and sealing of a tiny section of each tube (vas deferens) which results in the blockage of the flow of sperm. No glands or organs are removed and hormone production remains unaltered. Sperm continue to be produced but are absorbed by the body.
The vasectomy has no effect on a man’s sexual function including his erections and ejaculations.
The No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a superior approach to the more traditional or conventional vasectomy. The scrotal skin is numbed without a needle using a jet spray of local anesthetic. Specialized instruments are used in Dr. Rosenblum’s trained hands to make a small single mid-line puncture in the scrotum to access each vas deferens.  No scalpel is used. Through this opening each vas is then cut and cauterized which essentially welds each end closed. The procedure takes about 20 minutes. This minimally invasive technique is a major improvement over the "conventional" scalpel vasectomy as it produces less tissue trauma.  Less tissue disruption means less potential for bleeding and swelling, as well as a faster and more pain free recovery.
Vasectomy is not immediately effective because there are still sperm in the remaining vas deferens. It takes a number of ejaculations over a period of time to eliminate the sperm. Until semen analyses shows there are no remaining sperm, another form of birth control must be used. Vasectomies are almost 100 percent effective.

To learn more about the No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and whether it is right for you, please contact us toll-free at 1-877 MD URINE or 610-933-1133.

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