Every year, about 500,000 men in the United States have a vasectomy to prevent unintended pregnancies. The team at Spokane Urology in Spokane, Washington, offers no-scalpel vasectomy procedures that are less invasive than conventional vasectomies. This procedure can also reduce your risk of developing infections and other complications so that you can recover faster. To learn more about the benefits of a no-scalpel vasectomy, call Spokane Urology or book an appointment online today.
A no-scalpel vasectomy is a permanent form of male birth control. After the procedure, you will no longer be able to fertilize an egg because your semen won’t contain sperm.
The team at Spokane Urology offers a no-scalpel vasectomy, which is less invasive than a traditional vasectomy, so you recover faster and with fewer side effects.
The primary difference between a traditional vasectomy and a no-scalpel vasectomy is the method of accessing the vas deferens. These ducts carry sperm from your testicles.
In a traditional vasectomy, the surgeon makes incisions on each side of your scrotum to access the vas deferens. During a no-scalpel vasectomy, the Spokane Urology team holds the vas deferens with an external clamp. They use a needle to create a hole in your scrotum.
Through the hole, your provider pulls out the ducts to cut, burn, or tie them off. After treating the ducts, your physician replaces the vas deferens to their original place.
Recovery from a no-scalpel vasectomy is relatively simple. You can expect to have some discomfort or pain right after your procedure that’s treatable with over-the-counter medications.
The small needle holes heal on their own. However, you’ll need to change the dressing over the treatment area daily to prevent an infection from developing. If you have swelling, you can use ice packs to reduce it for the first few days after your procedure.
You’ll need to avoid having sex for about a week as your skin heals. The team at Spokane Urology might advise you to avoid strenuous activities like heavy lifting for at least a week.
No-scalpel vasectomies are typically faster than a traditional vasectomy. The team at Spokane Urology does the procedure in the office. You can expect to go home soon after it’s done.
Another benefit of a no-scalpel vasectomy is the reduced risk of side effects and complications like infections and blood clots.
To find out if a no-scalpel vasectomy is the right choice for you, call Spokane Urology or book a consultation online today.