Vasectomy is one of the safest and most effective methods of permanent birth control. It is much safer and less expensive than the other most common contraceptive surgery, tubal ligation. For these reasons, some 500,000 men in North America choose vasectomy each year. The physicians at Central Arizona Urologists would be happy to discuss this procedure with you. When you are ready it can be scheduled at either of our offices in Phoenix, Arizona.
Conventional vasectomy blocks the vas deferens, preventing sperm from being added to man’s ejaculation fluid (semen). A local anesthetic is given, and one or two incisions are made in the scrotum with a scalpel. The two vas deferens are exposed, cut, and blocked. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy
A safer, less invasive procedure, the No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy reduces vasectomy’s already low complication rate.
Developed in China in 1974, the no-scalpel technique differs in how the two vas deferens (vasi) are reached using instruments to make a single small scrotal opening and subsequent retrieval of the vasi.
More recently, the no-needle technique uses a jet injector instrument to transmit anesthesia through the skin using high pressure. Worldwide more than 15 million have had the procedure. Click here for a video highlight on this procedure.
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Benefits of the No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy
No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy uses an advanced technique to anesthetize the scrotum more effectively. It requires no scalpel to enter through the skin. Instead, the physician avoids complex surgery by carefully isolating the vas deferens using the fingers of one hand. The vasa are then fixed just below the scrotal skin with an instrument designed to hold firmly without pinching.
A single small opening in the skin is made with a pointed forceps. The vasa are then delivered through the skin, cut, and sealed in a conventional way. When the operation is complete, no sutures are needed to close the tiny opening.
Answers to Common Questions
If you are ready for a vasectomy, or for more information, then call 602-242-1556 for an appointment with a physician at either of Central Arizona Urologists offices in Phoenix, Arizona.
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