What is no-scalpel vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a permanent birth control method. During a vasectomy, both of the vas deferens (the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles to the penis) are surgically cut. Rather than making an incision in the scrotum with a scalpel, special microsurgical tools are used to make a small hole and perform the procedure. Patients experience less pain and faster healing.
What happens after a vasectomy?
After a vasectomy patients still ejaculate normally — just without the sperm. Everything looks and feels the same as before the procedure.
How long does it take to become effective?
Because sperm that were produced prior to the vasectomy will still be in the body for a few weeks, vasectomies are not immediately effective. You will still need to use another method of birth control until you have a negative semen analysis. Our patients typically have one performed six to eight weeks following the procedure.