No-Scalpel/Minimally Invasive Vasectomies
A vasectomy is a simple procedure to create permanent male fertility control. The procedure is designed to simply block the flow of semen, which means it has no hormonal effects.
During a conventional vasectomy, the doctor will cut the tube through which semen leaves the testicle. The procedure takes 10-20 minutes to complete.
During a no-scalpel vasectomy, the doctor will create a small puncture. This allows the doctor to stop the flow of semen through the tube without the added stress and trauma caused by cutting.
Prior to each procedure, the doctor will apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
After the procedure, you should stay off your feet for 24 to 48 hours to decrease the risk of complication and injury. In most cases, you may resume sexual activity within 4 to 7 days post-surgery; however, you will remain fertile until all semen in your body has been ejaculated or absorbed into your body. To reduce the risk of pregnancy, consult with your physician and use proper birth control methods until your physician says otherwise.