4 Benefits of a No-scalpel Vasectomy

4 Benefits of a No-scalpel Vasectomy

You want to do your part in terms of family planning and get a vasectomy, but you’re not too keen on the idea of knives anywhere near this sensitive area. Well, the good news is that knives (scalpels) are optional in today’s vasectomies.

Each year in the United States, more than half a million men undergo a vasectomy, and it’s a good bet that many of these are no-scalpel vasectomies.

Our team of men's health experts presents a few of the advantages of the no-scalpel vasectomy that we offer here at Arizona Urology to help you better understand the procedure.

1. No knives out

The primary benefit of a no-scalpel vasectomy is in its name — no scalpels. To perform a vasectomy, we need to access and clip off your vas deferens — the tubes that deliver sperm from your testes into your semen.

Traditionally, we accomplished this by making small incisions in your scrotum to access and tie off these tubes. With a no-scalpel vasectomy, we only make tiny puncture holes in your scrotum, through which we can pull each vas deferens through to cut and clip them.

So, after we perform your no-scalpel vasectomy, you won’t have any incisions or sutures to deal with.

2. You go home the same day

Not only do we perform your no-scalpel vasectomy right here in our offices, we do so on an outpatient basis, and you can head home within an hour or less.

3. Shorter recovery

Thanks to the lack of incisions, your recovery after a no-scalpel vasectomy is much easier since there’s less blood, less bruising, and far less tissue damage.

In fact, most of our patients report that they’re back to business as usual, including sexual activity, after about a week or so.

4. Near-perfect protection

While this benefit isn’t unique to the no-scalpel vasectomy, it’s worth mentioning that all vasectomies offer superior protection against unplanned pregnancy — nearly 100%.

It’s important to note that you need to wait for this protection after your vasectomy — about 2-3 months — because we want to make sure that any sperm caught on the fertilization side of the vas deferens flush out. 

Usually, we check your sperm count at about the 10- to 12-week mark before we give you the green light. So, while you wait for the all-clear, you must use an alternative form of birth control.

As you can see, our no-scalpel vasectomies have many benefits, and we’re pleased to offer our patients this important service. 

If you’d like to learn more about our no-scalpel vasectomy, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our locations in Phoenix, Goodyear, Gilbert, or Glendale, Arizona, to schedule a consultation.

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