What to Expect
The no-scalpel vasectomy procedure is a simple male birth control solution, in which the tube leading from each testicle is sealed shut to stop sperm from continuing its journey out of the body. The tubes (one on each side) is called the vas deferens, which is where we get the name “vasectomy” (divide the vas). Instead of sperm traveling down the tube, the cut off tube blocks those sperm and the sperm is simply absorbed back into the body.
The testes will still produce sperm. The man’s sex drive does not change. Nothing else at all is changed in the male body. The man will still ejaculate like normal and regular fluids that always come out during ejaculation will be the same- except the sperm themselves. Without the sperm a woman can not get pregnant.
The purpose of a vasectomy is to prevent the delivery of sperms during intercourse. The vas deferens is a narrow duct that carries sperms from the testicles to the point of delivery.
The micro-surgeon Dr. Conners or Dr. Kacker locates the vas in the scrotum and then blocks sperm delivery by tying the tiny vas tube and cauterizing it. This blockage prevents sperms from leaving the body. Fingers are used to gently locate the vas under the skin in the upper portion of the scrotum. In the open-ended no-scalpel vasectomy, the end attached to the testicle is left open, serving as a “venting system” thus decreasing the chances for backup pressure and persistent pain.
During the vasectomy procedure a local anesthetic is sprayed – to numb the skin and the vas area, causing a sensation that most patients describe as similar to a thumping on your skin. Numbing is achieved within seconds. Very little, if any, discomfort is felt while making a tiny puncture in the scrotum. Using a small surgical instrument, the vas is then gently drawn out through the puncture, divided and tied off on the abdominal end. No stitches are needed to close this small puncture.
The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes.