With the exception of abstinence, a vasectomy is the most effective method for preventing pregnancy. At Premier Medical Group, with offices in Kingston and Newburgh, New York, board-certified urologist, Jaspreet Singh, DO, performs the no-scalpel vasectomy at the office to keep the procedure as pain-free as possible. To schedule an appointment to discuss your vasectomy, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment using the online tool.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that sterilizes men to prevent future pregnancies. It’s one of the most effective forms of birth control and more than 500,000 men undergo the procedure each year in the United States.
During a vasectomy, Dr. Singh cuts the tube, known as the vas deferens, that delivers sperm to your ejaculate.
The no-scalpel vasectomy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure that produces the same results as the traditional vasectomy, but with less pain.
During a traditional vasectomy, the surgeon makes one or two incisions to gain access to your vas deferens, then cuts the tube, and closes each end. The scrotal incisions are then stitched closed.
During a no-scalpel vasectomy, Dr. Singh feels for your vas deferens in your scrotum and holds it in place with a clamp. He then makes a tiny hole in the stretched tissue, pulls the vas deferens through, cuts the tube, and sutures the openings. The ends of your vas deferens are then put back in place.
Because the scrotal skin is stretchy, once your vas deferens is back in place, the tiny hole created by Dr. Singh naturally closes. So there’s minimal bleeding and no need for stitches.
Dr. Singh performs your no-scalpel vasectomy at the office. He offers in-office anesthesia from a board-certified anesthesiologist to make your experience as pleasant and pain-free as possible.
Once you’re comfortable, Dr. Singh performs your no-scalpel vasectomy, which takes 20 to 30 minutes. After your procedure, he has you remain at the office until you’ve recovered from the anesthesia.
Dr. Singh recommends you arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure and take it easy for the rest of the day. Though you may need to restrict some of your activities, including sexual intercourse, most men can return to work the day after their vasectomy.
You should be fully healed from your vasectomy within a week of the procedure and can resume many of your usual activities, including sexual intercourse.
However, you will need to continue to use another form of birth control until all the sperm left in the tube that leads to your ejaculate has cleared, which may take up to three months or 20 ejaculates.
If you change your mind about your vasectomy, the procedure is reversible. However, the longer you wait to reverse your vasectomy, the lower your risk of a successful outcome.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about the no-scalpel vasectomy, call Premier Medical Group or request an appointment online today.