Considering a Vasectomy? Explore Our No-Scalpel Technique

You’re ready. You’ve had all the children you want to have (even if that’s none), and you’re now looking for a permanent, reliable form of birth control. A no-scalpel vasectomy provides that, and more. 

Alex Lesani, MD, a skilled and compassionate Las Vegas, Nevada urologist, is an expert in the male sterilization procedure called the “no-scalpel vasectomy.” Just as it sounds, there’s no cutting involved. Here’s how it works.

A punch, not a cut

When you get a no-scalpel vasectomy, Dr. Lesani doesn’t use a knife to cut into your scrotum and seal off the vas deferens tubes that transport sperm during an ejaculation. Instead, he uses a pointed clamp to make a small puncture (or two) in your scrotum.

How small is the puncture? So small that you won’t even need stitches afterward. It heals on its own.

One tool does it all

The same pointed clamp that Dr. Lesani inserts in your scrotum performs the vasectomy itself. He uses the clamp to cauterize each of your vas deferens tubes, clamping down on and sealing them with heat so that they can’t transport sperm outside of your body.

Safer than scalpels

Because Dr. Lesani doesn’t have to open you up with an incision, you’re less likely to develop an infection or complications after your no-scalpel vasectomy. Your healing time is accelerated, too.

You’re done in 30 minutes

A no-scalpel vasectomy is so fast that you can have it done on your way home from work. The entire procedure only takes 20-30 minutes. 

After your vasectomy, you should avoid baths, swimming, and immersing your lower body in water until you’ve healed. You should also take off at least a day or two from work, because you will be sore.

Dr. Lesani and our team give you full postoperative care instructions, so you’ll know what to do. In the meantime, you can read our blog on recovering from a vasectomy. 

You’re also not quite ready for worry-free sex. You need to refrain from sex for at least couple of weeks while you heal. Your body tells you when it’s feeling frisky and healthy again. However, you can’t rely on being sperm-free yet, because…

Sperm are persistent …

You must continue using birth control for several months. You probably have some residual sperm in your tubes. Dr. Lesani tests your sperm count about three months and 20-30 ejaculations after your procedure. When you have a sperm count of zero, you can discontinue other forms of birth control.

… And then they’re gone

After Dr. Lesani determines that you have a sperm count of zero, you don’t have to worry about the little guys anymore. Even though it’s theoretically possible to get someone pregnant up to a year after a vasectomy, the procedure is 99% effective. The only way to beat those odds is to abstain from sex entirely, and that’s just not any fun. 

Schedule your no-scalpel vasectomy by calling our helpful office staff at 702-470-2579, or book your appointment online.

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