Urology Specialties, Conditions, Treatments & Technology

Non-Scalpel Vasectomy

There are different techniques in performing a vasectomy. The traditional method uses a scalpel and the modern method which is called the “no scalpel vasectomy”. Both the traditional method and the no-scalpel technique are safe and effective in experienced hands. Urologists usually take advanced training to learning the no scalpel procedure. The Institute of Michigan Urology utilizes the “no scalpel vasectomy” approach exclusively since this minimally invasive procedure allows for a quick recovery and minimal discomfort.

A local anesthetic is used in all cases to allow the patient to be comfortable during the procedure. During the past few decades, over 15 million no-scalpel vasectomies have been performed with this technique now used around the world. As the name suggests, the “No-Scalpel” method does not involve a scalpel, but a small opening is still necessary. The key to the No-Scalpel Vasectomy is the special instruments that allow the procedure to be done with generally less manipulation of the patient’s tissues.

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