A no-scalpel vasectomy is a simple procedure that allows for the permanent end of male fertility. The no-scalpel vasectomy method is done with 1 puncture in the scrotum. No stitches are used for the no-scalpel vasectomy.
The no-scalpel vasectomy is a short procedure that can be done in under half an hour at the Urology Associates of South Florida facility.
In a traditional vasectomy, the vas deferens — the tube leaving the testicles — is handled in a different way. The no-scalpel vasectomy requires less handling of the vas deferens. The end result is the same though, as the sperm can't leave the testicles. The patient will experience less pain and less post-operative complications as a result.
No, a no-scalpel vasectomy won't have any impact on the way the hormones function. It only interrupts sperm delivery, so the sex drive and potency is completely unchanged. Men are still able to ejaculate after a no-scalpel vasectomy. The ejaculate will simply be missing sperm, and since sperm makes up just 2-5% of ejaculate there won't be a noticeable difference.
A local anesthetic called Xylocaine is commonly used in a no-scalpel vasectomy. This anesthetic is much like novocaine and will prevent the patient from experiencing pain during the procedure.
Recovery from a no-scalpel vasectomy is usually quite easy. Patients should be driven home by a family member or friend since they'll still be under the influence of anesthesia. Most patients feel very little pain. It's best to remain off the feet for 1-2 days after the surgery to help prevent any potential complications. The anesthesia wears off around 1-3 hours following the surgery. Although pain is usually quite minimal, over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen are usually sufficient if any discomfort occurs immediately after the procedure. Patients can generally resume sexual activity in a few days, but should use protection until the doctor has checked their sperm specimens to verify sterility.
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