When it comes to experience and innovation – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead. Better Science Means Better Care. We specialize in minimally invasive, no-needle, no scalpel vasectomies. Nearly all our vasectomies are performed in the convenience and privacy of office settings under local anesthesia.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual and reproductive health in men. He is one of the few urologists who performs no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomies. We see patients from all parts of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey as well as other parts in the USA, Canada, South America and the Caribbean and other international patients. .
No Scalpel Vasectomy in NYC
Experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists are pleased to offer no-scalpel, no-needle minimally invasive vasectomy at its offices in New York City. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is trained in the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy procedure. The vasectomy procedure is usually done under local anesthesia in our office. In New York State, a mandatory 30 day waiting period is required after initial consultation before vasectomy is performed. This law is designed to prevent ‘rush’ decisions that some men may regret later.
What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy refers a surgical procedure designed to induce infertility in males. Vasectomy is a very effective contraception method with failure rate less than 0.05% (1 in 2000) which is much better than condoms or “the Pill” used by women.
Vasectomy procedure involves making a small incision in the scrotal skin which allows the urologist to isolate and transect the vas deferens. Vas deferens carries the sperm from the testicle to the outside. Once the vas deference is cut, the sperm cannot leave the testicle and the man is sterile.
Vasectomy is a permanent irreversible method of male birth control. Vasectomy is much less expensive than other contraceptive methods including tubal ligation in women. Read about vasectomy costs at New York Urology Specialists. Recovery after vasectomy is much quicker than after tubal ligation.
How Effective is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is very effective and much more effective than condoms or the ‘pill” in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Long term success rate of vasectomy is 99.9%.
Vasectomy is not effective immediately as there is residual sperm in the “tubing”. It typically takes 3 months for a man to become sterile. The man should continue using other birth control methods after vasectomy until two post-vasectomy semen specimens show no sperm. These are usually performed 12 weeks after the vasectomy.
Vasectomy is less invasive and less risky than tubal ligation in women. It is also less costly.
Read real stories of men who underwent no-scalpel vasectomy at New York Urology Specialists.
Who is a Candidate for Vasectomy?
Men who are not interested in having children in the future are appropriate candidates for vasectomy. Age when men get vasectomy varies depending on individual circumstances.
How Many Incisions are Made for No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
At New York Urology Specialists, over 90% of no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomies are performed through one small opening in the scrotum usually less than 1 cm long. Learn the differences between no-scalpel and traditional vasectomy.
What Other Options are Available for Men for Birth Control?
A number of other options are available for birth control for men. These include abstinence from sexual intercourse, male condoms and coitus interruptus. These options are not as effective as vasectomy.
What Other Options are Available for Women for Birth Control?
The number of contraceptive options is wider for women. These include female condom, contraceptive pills or implants for women, tubal ligation and IUD (intrauterine devices). Tubal ‘plugs’ are also available as an option.
Would I Need to use Condoms after Vasectomy?
After your vasectomy is performed by the urological surgeons at New York Urology Specialists, we advise to continue using the same birth control methods that you were using before vasectomy. Residual sperm takes about 12 weeks to leave the reproductive tract and may lead to pregnancy if other methods of contraception are not used during this period.
We routinely require two semen analyses after vasectomy to verify that vasectomy has been successful. Until we verify using 2 semen analysis that there are no sperm, we advise that you rely on other contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy.
Did You Know?
- Vasectomy is one of the most effective birth control methods.
- Most men are able to return to work in 1-2 days
Vasectomy & Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Vasectomy does not protect men from getting sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Vasectomy does not prevent transmission of STDs from a man with an infection to a woman.
While vasectomy is effective in protecting you from pregnancy, we advise that you continue using safe sex methods such as abstinence and condoms to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
What is the Recovery Time after Vasectomy?
Recovery after no-scalpel vasectomy is fairly quick. Most men are able to resume their normal activities within a few days. Most men experience mild soreness and pain for a few days after vasectomy that may last up to 1-2 weeks after the procedure.
Return to Work After Vasectomy
Each man has a different threshold for pain. Many men working in office environment are able to return to work in 1-2 days. Men who work in more physically demanding environment (walking/lifting/etc) may need to take more time off to recover after vasectomy.
Pain during Vasectomy under Local Anesthesia
Most men who undergo vasectomy at New York Urology Specialists report pain score of 2-3 out of 10 during vasectomy, with 1 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain of their life. Over 95% of no-scalpel vasectomy procedures are performed under local anesthesia.
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Can Vasectomy be Reversed?
While vasectomy is considered a non-reversible contraceptive method, it may be possible to reverse vasectomy. While success rates of vasectomy reversal can be as high as 90%, there is no guarantee. In addition vasectomy reversal is a costly procedure. We advise that men who are not certain of whether they want more children rely on other reversible methods of birth control.
If you had a vasectomy and now have a change of your mind or heart and want to have children after vasectomy, please contact us to discuss pregnancy options after vasectomy. A number of options including vasectomy reversal may be appropriate.
Who Performs Vasectomy?
Our no-scalpel vasectomy specialist, Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is an experienced urologist who uses no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy technique at our vasectomy clinic location in Manhattan. He uses no-scalpel vasectomy techniques with very low failure rate of less than 1/2,000.
What is the Cost of Vasectomy?
The cost of vasectomy varies and so does the experience and qualifications of who performs it. At New York Urology Specialists, you can be assured that your vasectomy is performed by an experienced, board certified urologist. The Vasectomy Center at New York Urology Specialists offer by far the best value for vasectomy in NYC. For our current rates, visit our vasectomy costs page. Insurance coverage for vasectomy is often available.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for your Vasectomy?
- All vasectomies are performed by a Board certified urologist experienced in performing vasectomies, not an assistant. Our vasectomy dr is one of the most experienced specialists who perform no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy in NYC.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer no-needle, no scalpel vasectomy.
- We offer vasectomy under local anesthesia which avoids the risks, costs and recovery from general anesthesia. Most men are able to return to office work and other normal activities the next day.
- Experience: Hundreds of Successful No-Scalpel Vasectomies performed under local anesthesia at the Vasectomy Center at New York Urology Specialists.
- We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking vasectomy in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx and New Jersey.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in New York area.
He has successfully performed hundreds of no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy procedures in adults under local anesthesia.
Read commonly asked questions about vasectomy: FAQ.
When you choose to have a vasectomy procedure, we are hear to help you to make the right decision. We are transforming the care for effective male contraception in NYC and nationwide by a concerted effort to improve care for men.
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For Your Convenience: Evening and Weekend Vasectomy
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer convenient office hours including evening weekday and weekend morning hours. We perform procedures including vasectomies in the evening, convenient for men who want to see urologist after work. Our vasectomy clinic in NYC is one of the top vasectomy centers in New York area. We also perform consultations and vasectomy procedures on weekends, typically Saturday afternoons. We are conveniently located near you. Most patients are able to reach us in less than 1 hour.
Vasectomy and Circumcision in One Procedure
For patients who want to have a no-scalpel vasectomy for birth control and who need or want to have circumcision, we offer combined vasectomy and circumcision procedure that can be performed in one setting. Circumcision can be performed for treatment of phimosis or foreskin inflammation as well as for aesthetic or hygienic reasons.
What You Need to Know:
- Ejaculation After Vasectomy: What You Need to Know
- Is There Special Preparation Necessary Before No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
- Real Stories – No Scalpel Vasectomy in New York City
- Recovery After Vasectomy
- Vasectomy in Infertile and Sub-fertile men with low sperm counts
- Vasectomy in Men without Children: Is it Possible? Is it Advisable?
Learn More About:
- Patient Testimonials
- Benefits of No-Scalpel Vasectomy Under Local Anesthesia
- Vasectomy Cost
- Vasectomy Risks and Side Effects
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