Each year tens of thousands of men across the globe opt to undergo a procedure which will remove their ability to create sperm, this is called a vasectomy. There are of course many reasons why someone may decide that this is the right treatment for them, and it is always important to learn the facts before deciding on this type of procedure. The most common approach is the no needle no scalpel vasectomy and we have been inundated with questions about this approach, which is why we wanted to put together a quick list of answers to some of your most asked questions. We consulted with a urologist to bring you he most accurate information so let’s get stuck into those FAQs.
How is a Vasectomy Possible Without a Scalpel or Needle?
This is a very interesting approach to a vasectomy and it involves making a very small hole in the skin which is large enough to fit instruments through, which make their way into the scrotal sac, spreading the hole open every so slightly and thus reducing the need for any kind of cutting which would be done with a scalpel. The skin down there is very flexible and stretchy and that is why a small hole is all that is required to perform the procedure.
Is This New?
Many think that the no needle, no scalpel method is a novel one but it was in fact first developed in the early 80s in China, and then popularized throughout the USA during the mid-90s. There is in fact a wealth of experience in those who perform this procedure and whilst there are many who will prefer a traditional method of vasectomy, this is one which many patients prefer.
Is The Recovery Time Any Different?
One great benefit of doing the procedure in this fashion is that the recovery time is greatly reduced. With a traditional vasectomy which involves making an incision, the recovery time can be anywhere up to 10 days before the patient will be fully back on their feet, in the case of the no scalpel approach however patients can expect to be off their feet for no more than 4 days, pain free. Naturally the fact that the skin is able to heal much easier is the key reason as to why recover y is much easier with this procedure.
Does It Cost More?
The average cost of a vasectomy is $1,000 and no matter whether the patient opts for traditional methods or the no needle, no scalpel approach, the costs really don’t vary. The length of the procedure is the same and the instruments used are really very similar which is why the cost too is largely the same. Naturally this may vary depending on where you have the procedure done, but in general the prices remain the same across the board.
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