No-Scalpel Vasectomy Langhorne, PA

Our urologists have been the trusted provider for thousands of vasectomies to our local community. We are the top referral center in the Bucks County area for this procedure and strive to make the process as simple and efficient as possible for our patients. You will be sent an introduction packet with details of the procedure prior to your visit. After a brief initial consultation, we will schedule the procedure at your earliest convenience - usually within 2 weeks.

WHAT IS A VASECTOMY?

A vasectomy is a simple, safe, and effective form of birth control that blocks the delivery of sperm from the testes. The procedure is done in the office and usually only takes about 20 minutes. Over 500,000 vasectomy procedures are done each year in the United States and is a very effective (99.85%) birth control method.

WHAT IS A “NO-SCALPEL” VASECTOMY?

The No-Scalpel vasectomy is a technique used to do a vasectomy through one single opening. Using local anesthesia (Lidocaine), a puncture is made in the scrotum using special instruments allowing access to the vas deferens. There is no need for a scalpel and thus requires no suturing or stitches. The small opening will simply close on its own resulting in less pain discomfort and a quicker recovery.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

During a vasectomy, the two tubes (vas deferens) that transport sperm from the testicles to the urethra are cut and sealed. The testicles continue to produce sperm, but once the sperm reach the point of obstruction in the vas the body simply absorbs them. Since sperm only contribute to a small percentage of semen volume, you will not notice any change in ejaculation. After a vasectomy, active sperm remain in a portion of the vas, therefore, numerous ejaculations are required to flush out the sperm. So, until you have your semen analysis done to prove there are no sperm, continued contraception will be necessary.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY?

On the few days following the procedure, it is best to use an ice pack on the scrotum and to rest as much as possible. Most men undergo the vasectomy procedure on a Thursday or Friday and are usually able to return to work the following Monday. The scrotum may appear bruised and slightly swollen for up to a week. A small amount of blood or drainage from the incision is also normal. You can shower after the procedure; gently pat the area dry and apply antibiotic ointment (over the counter) followed by a gauze pad to keep the ointment in place.
To speed recovery, follow these tips:

  • Relax and stay off your feet as much as possible for the first 2-3 days.
  • Wear an athletic supporter or snug briefs/boxer briefs for support.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment applied to the opening twice a day until it heals.
  • An ice pack on your scrotum for the first 48-72 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Tylenol is best for mild discomfort. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or NSAID products.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, exercise, and sexual activity for at least one week.

WILL MY INSURANCE COVER A VASECTOMY?

Most insurance plans do cover your vasectomy. Our office will assist you in contacting your insurance carrier to verify your benefits and coverage prior to the procedure. If you are not covered by an insurance plan, our staff will be happy to discuss affordable payment options with you.

FINAL REMINDER:

You are not sterile until a semen analysis has been examined and determined to be free of sperm. Continued use of birth control is advised. A “post vasectomy” semen analysis can be done at most local labs but you may be restricted to a certain facility based on your insurance. Please clarify with the lab that is a “post vasectomy” sample and they will provide you with instructions. In the back of your initial consult packet, there are two prescriptions for a semen analysis to be given to the lab.


Schedule Your Vasectomy Consultation Today!

Our urologists at Urology Care Alliance have been the trusted provider for thousands of vasectomies to our local community. We are the top referral center in the Bucks County area for this procedure and strive to make the process as simple and efficient as possible for our patients.

(215) 750-6510

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