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At the Vasectomy Montreal clinic, our doctors use the “No Scalpel Vasectomy” technique where instead of making two incisions using a scalpel, the doctor makes one tiny opening and grasps the tubes with specialized instruments.
No-scalpel vasectomies at the Vasectomy Montreal clinic provide a safe, simple and virtually painless alternative, with faster recovery time and lower complication rates compared to conventional vasectomies.
This elegant technique doesn’t use needles or scalpels. Only a tiny opening is required, rather than incisions, with no sutures. The small opening is often healed and closed on its own by the following day.
The no-scalpel technique differs from conventional procedure in the way in which the vas deferens is located, rather than how it is blocked. Studies show that no-scalpel vasectomies have a complication rate eight times lower than conventional approaches and involve less discomfort.
What is a Vasectomy?
The testicles produce sperm cells that travel through a tube called the vas deferens. The vas deferens (or “vas”) passes through the prostate before joining with the vas on the other side to become the urethra, which exits through the penis. The goal in a vasectomy is to block the right and left vas. In doing so, you will ejaculate semen without sperm. A man cannot make his partner pregnant without sperm.
No-Scalpel vasectomy is different from a conventional vasectomy in the way the doctor gets to the tubes, not in the way he blocks them. In a conventional vasectomy, the doctor makes two cuts into the skin and lifts out each tube in turn, cutting and blocking it. Afterwards, the doctor stitches the cuts closed.
In a no-scalpel vasectomy, the doctor locates the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp. Instead of making two incisions, the doctor makes one tiny puncture with a special instrument. The same instrument is used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be reached. This line accurately represents the actual size of the puncture: | . Through this tiny opening both tubes are temporarily exposed and then blocked, using heat cauterization.
Benefits of No-Scalpel Vasectomy
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Is it the right time for my vasectomy?
Should I Store Sperm?
Choosing to have a vasectomy is a serious decision because it is carried out with the intention of creating permanent sterility. Our experience with patients over the years has shown that some men who opt for a vasectomy later change their minds about their desire to have children. Reasons for this include death of a spouse, death of a child, divorce, separation, or just changing their minds.
The decision on whether to store sperm as a way to potentially conceive a child in the future is an important one. Conception using stored sperm is not certain, and the necessary medical in-semination process can be costly. Cryogenic sperm storage is a good insurance policy, but is not a fully reliable method. If you are concerned to ensure future ability to conceive a child, then the vasectomy itself should be reconsidered.
No-scalpel vasectomy is associated with few and infrequent complications, although with any surgical procedure there are occasional problems. Even though complications are rare, do not hesitate to consult with the Vasectomy Montreal clinic if you have any questions. Remember, early treatment (if any is needed) is always best. Our team is there for you before and after your procedure.
Most Common Complications Post-Vasectomy
Rates are quoted worldwide and do not represent our outstanding low rates of complication.
- Bleeding (usually mild) into the scrotum (1/100).
- Scrotal hematoma, which is where a larger bleed into the scrotum causes a grapefruit sized tender scrotum (1/2000).
- Minor Infection rate requiring antibiotics (1/100).
- Major infection requiring hospital admission for abscess treatment, with usually IV antibiotics and sometimes incision of the abscess (1/1000).
- Epididymitis resulting in swelling of the epididymis, which is where sperm is normally stored (1/50). This almost invariably resolves with anti-inflammatories, ice and rest.
- Sperm granuloma is a painful lump made of leaked sperm that develops at the site where the tube was cut (1/500). It also almost invariably resolves with anti-inflammatories, ice and rest.
- Post-vasectomy pain syndrome is a rare complication of chronic pain in the scrotum that can persist (1/1000). Rarely, some men may not completely re-cover from this, or it may resolve on its own, or through another surgical procedure. Certain medications may be used to control the symptoms.
- Post-vasectomy failure is a rare outcome, where men manage to impregnate their partner even after a successful vasectomy verified by semen tests showing no motile sperm (1/2000).