What is No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Overview

No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a simple, effective surgical procedure on the scrotum. After vasectomy in Cairns you will not father any more children and so is a permanent fix for couples who want to enjoy lovemaking without the worry of pregnancy. Even if you are single or separated, vasectomy gives you control of your fertility.

The procedure occurs under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 15-minutes.  Guidelines in Australia and the United States strongly recommend No Scalpel Vasectomy as the least invasive method of vasectomy with the lowest rate of complications such as bleeding or post-operative pain. Dr Goldstein prefers No-Scalpel Vasectomy and most men will have No Scalpel Vasectomy on the day of their surgery. Occasionally, some men have Open-Ended Vasectomy as an alternative.

Vasectomy cuts the tubes supplying sperm from the testes to the ejaculatory ducts at the base of the penis, where the sperm would normally mix with fluids to make semen. Think of vasectomy as a “plumbing fix” where the supply of sperm to the ejaculatory ducts is interrupted. Even after vasectomy, sperm are still made by the testes but after vasectomy there is nowhere for them to swim.

Key Points

  1. No-Scalpel vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure to prevent unexpected or unwanted pregnancy and;
  2. The procedure is a permanent family planning option and;
  3. The procedure is essentially a plumbing fix so that sperm no longer mix into the semen and;
  4. Will not effect sexual function.

No-Scalpel Technique

To access your tubes, an injection is given on both sides to make you numb and this stings for a few seconds and goes away quickly. Once under local anaesthesia, Dr Goldstein will make a small hole in the scrotum using a vasectomy forceps and ring clamp. Following this, he clamps the tubes and gently removes the delicate blood vessels to prevent bleeding. Then the cut ends of the vas are clipped and cauterised to ensure the sperm do not get through. There are no sutures or dressings after the surgery and you only need a follow-up check if you want one.

After No Scalpel Vasectomy, you will ejaculate normally but there will not be be any sperm in the ejaculate. For this reason semen analysis (“a semen sample”) confirms a successful procedure. The surgery preserves your existing sexual function and testosterone levels.

You may click here to see a video of the No-Scalpel Technique

Please note this is general information only.