A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control, except abstinence. Statistics show that around 600,000 men, in the United States alone, choose vasectomy for birth control each year.
The no-scalpel vasectomy, originally developed in China in 1974 and first introduced in the United States in 1984, is an innovative approach that is less traumatic and results in less pain and fewer postoperative complications than a traditional vasectomy. This technique performs the vasectomy through a puncture made in the scrotum. The puncture is so small that it seals itself after the procedure, eliminating the need for stitches and resulting in less discomfort, quicker procedure time, and a decreased risk of surgical complications.
Another benefit of this approach is that a numbing agent is administered via an anesthetic spray, applied to the scrotal skin and the vas deferens itself, rather than via a needle.
The entire procedure takes about 10-30 minutes, depending on the surgeon’s technique and the patient’s anatomy.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please call The Urology Group of Princeton at 609.924.6487.