Each year, greater than 500,000 men in the United States take control of their fertility by having a vasectomy. The urological experts at Illinois Urological Institute, with offices in Wheaton and Geneva, Illinois, provide minimally invasive, in-office, no-scalpel vasectomy to make family planning affordable and easy. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
No-scalpel vasectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to cut or seal your vas deferens — the tube that carries sperm from the testes to the semen — to stop the sperm from reaching the semen to help prevent pregnancy.
After the procedure, your body still produces sperm, but it’s reabsorbed by your body instead of released through ejaculation. With the exception of abstinence, a vasectomy is more effective at preventing pregnancy than any other form of birth control.
The no-scalpel vasectomy is a quick procedure that takes approximately one hour. When compared with a traditional vasectomy, you can expect less pain, less bleeding, and much faster recovery time.
At the start of the procedure, to ease any discomfort, the surgical expert administers a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, they gently poke a tiny hole in the scrotum. Finally, they seal or cut the ends of the vas deferens to stop the flow of sperm.
Because the tiny hole of a no-scalpel vasectomy is so small, stitches are not required.
Expect to fully heal within one week of your no-scalpel vasectomy. Posttreatment, the team at Illinois Urological Institute provides you with complete aftercare instructions. For example, while you heal, they recommend refraining from any activity that may lead to an erection, including intercourse or masturbation.
You can resume sex within one week of your vasectomy but must continue to use an alternative form of birth control for a minimum of three months and 12 to 15 ejaculations. Although new sperm can’t reach your semen, sperm remains in your vas deferens — beyond the location of the vasectomy.
Following your vasectomy, you schedule a monthly appointment at Illinois Urological Institute for a semen analysis until you receive a negative result on three consecutive visits. Most men test negative after three months, but you may require eight or more months to obtain a clear result.
For a minimally invasive vasectomy, call today or schedule an appointment online.