Every year, more than 500,000 men have vasectomies in the U.S. For men, it’s reassuring to know that there is no chance of an unwanted pregnancy. For couples, it’s comforting to realize that a vasectomy is far safer, less painful and less expensive than a tubal ligation.
So, why do some men resist getting a vasectomy? The most common reasons are concern about a doctor doing a procedure around their “private parts” and fear of pain during or after the procedure. Also, some men are afraid that a vasectomy will negatively affect their sex life. Wrong!
- A vasectomy should not affect your production of testosterone
- A vasectomy should not affect your ability to get an erection
- A vasectomy doesn’t significantly change the volume of your ejaculation
In fact, since the risk of an unintentional pregnancy is essentially removed, a No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy may make your sex life more spontaneous and enjoyable.
At the Advanced Vasectomy Center of Pacific Coast Urology we specialize in the remarkable No Needle/No Scalpel Vasectomy. It’s a procedure that uses NO needles and NO scalpels, takes 15 minutes to perform and let’s men resume most activities within 48 hours!
At Advanced Vasectomy, Dr. Robert Pugach is the medical director of the leading practice in Southern California for the No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy and has performed thousands of these procedures. Dr. Pugach believes that a vasectomy should only be performed by well-trained, experienced urological specialists. While other doctors, like family practitioners, general surgeons and gynecologists, perform vasectomies, only urologists have the many years of urological training that includes the anatomy of this very delicate area.
Dr. Pugach and his staff are committed to using minimally invasive techniques to maximize the opportunity for an excellent outcome while minimizing discomfort. It’s what you expect and deserve.
How is a No Needle No Scalpel VASECTOMY Performed?
Dr. Pugach performs the No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy in the comfort of his office. A local anesthetic is used via a jet sprayer to numb the area of the vas deferens. As soon as the aerosol liquid touches and anesthetizes the skin, it passes through the skin to numb each vas tube below it. Dr. Pugach recalls his vasectomy experience and says the initial spray feels like a slight rubber band snap sensation and then the area is numb.
At the Los Alamitos office, vasectomy patients watch their favorite television show on a flat screen TV mounted on the ceiling. The procedure is over so quickly that most men don’t finish watching their selected program!
The actual procedure is completed with using a scalpel. How is this possible? Instead of cutting the skin, a very small opening (3/16 of an inch) is made in the scrotum to allow the vas deferens to be sealed on both sides. You may have a sensation of mild pulling during the procedure. Because the scrotal skin is very elastic, the skin opening begins to close by itself the moment your vasectomy procedure is completed. Since the scrotal skin seals by itself no stitches are needed.
What is the No Needle No Scalpel VASECTOMY Recovery Process?
After both sides of the vas deferens are sealed patients can immediately dress and are discharged home. The local anesthetic begins to wear off after an hour or so but men report no or minimal discomfort. If you prefer, you can drive yourself home after your No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy as our patients typically don’t require sedatives or pain medications.
Upon returning home you should take it easy for a few days and relax with your feet up on the day of your procedure. Men are advised to avoid any strenuous activity for the first week. Activities such as working out at a health club, jogging, lifting heavy items or cycling should be avoided during the first week.
You will be given care details during your consultation and after your procedure.
How Soon After my No Needle No Scalpel VASECTOMY can I Resume Sexual Activity?
Dr. Pugach advises men to wait one week or less before resuming sexual activity. Once your vasectomy is complete, no sperm is mixed with seminal fluid so the ejaculate is considered “sterile.” However, multiple ejaculations are required to clear sperm out of the vas deferens before a patient can be considered to be sperm free. Until you receive the results of your post-vasectomy semen sample and it is found to be without sperm, you must use some type of birth control to make sure you don’t impregnate your partner. That’s why it’s important to return to our office so we can check a sperm sample after the procedure.
How Can I know if my No Needle No Scalpel VASECTOMY Worked?
You are asked to collect your semen at home and bring the specimen to our office so Dr. Pugach can examine to assure that no sperm are present. It typically takes approximately 20 ejaculations to clear the sperm out of the semen and you must use some type of birth control to make sure you don’t impregnate your partner.
Please note, if you travel a long distance to have your No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy, we can usually make an arrangement with a medical laboratory near your home for your semen analysis.