“No Scalpel Vasectomy” was developed in China by Dr. Li Shunqiang 40 years ago. Since introduction over 15 million no-scalpel vasectomies have been performed throughout the world. As the name suggests, the “No Scalpel” method does not involve a scalpel, but a small opening is still necessary. The key to this technique is the special small pointed forceps used to create a tiny hole in the skin, instead of a scalpel incision. As with a conventional procedure, the vas deferens is then located and delivered through the hole, before a segment is removed. Generally the hole in the skin is closed with a suture or glue, but may be small enough to be left to heal spontaneously.
Surgeons who perform the No Scalpel method of vasectomy believe that their procedure produces less complications and discomfort with less bruising, smaller vasectomy scars, and faster recovery time. Other Surgeons who continue to use the standard technique may not believe that there is a significant advantage.
Our Consultants perform both Scalpel and No Scalpel Vasectomies, depending on which procedure is most suitable. Please contact us to make an appointment to discuss this further with one of our experienced Consultants. For further information about Vasectomy click here.