This is now generally accepted in the UK as a sensible and effective method of birth control. It is especially suitable method when in the opinion of the husband and wife/partner their family is complete and other methods of contraception have proved unacceptable or inefficient.
Vasectomy is a minor operation usually performed under local anesthetic and will not affect a man’s sexual power. Indeed, it may enhance a marriage by increasing the freedom of intercourse.
No scalpel and no stitches Vasectomy are the latest advancements we offer for our patients.
The No-Scalpel Technique
The No-Scalpel technique is to do vasectomy through one single puncture, this made into the scrotum and through this puncture the vas grasped and brought out using a special instruments, a small segment of the vas removed, the testicular end dropped back into the scrotum (open end vasectomy) and the upper end cauterized , the procedure repeated for the second vas through the same puncture. The edges of the puncture closed by applying a special clamp and no skin suture required. It represents a significant improvement over conventional techniques in that it is more elegant and less traumatic.
Complications are rare but as with any surgical procedure, the primary complications of vasectomy are an infection and bleeding 0.2%, these risks are significantly lower than the standard technique. Also important is the fact that the vas deferens can grow back together. This is called re-canalization and occurs only rarely, less than 0.5% of the time. Transient swelling of the epididymis (Epididymitis) occur in less than 0.2% and usually subside with anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen. Chronic testicular pain is also rare condition (1-3%) and its exact pathology is unknown and rarely requires reversal.
It is important that each patient understands that vasectomy is approached as an irreversible procedure. While vasectomy can be reversed surgically at times, its successful reversal cannot be guaranteed.
After The Operation
Following your procedure, it is important that you remain off your feet as much as possible for 24 to 48 hours. This is important to minimize the chance of post-surgical complications. After that most men are able to resume work unless it is physically very strenuous. Sexual activity, sport, and heavy lifting to be avoided for one week.
The operation does not immediately make you sterile since there are many sperms in the storage space between the cut tube and the end of the penis and time must be allowed for these to be flushed out at each intercourse. The policy of this Centre is to have two sperm tests one at 12 weeks and another at 16 weeks. In general the greater the number of ejaculations in the weeks following the operation, the shorter the time taken to clear the storage system. Most men clear the sperm from their semen within four months. In some cases, however, further test may be requested and exceptionally a second operation may become necessary.
See next page article regarding our experience in No scalpel technique.
The benefits of having your surgery here are:
- No Scalpel-No Stitches Vasectomy, with open end technique.
- Lower risk of complications and minimum post-vasectomy pain.
- Friendly and welcoming healthcare environment.
- Continuity of care.
- Quick access to treatment.
- No hospital appointments and visits.
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