Benefits of No-Scalpel,   No-Needle Vasectomy Under Local Anesthesia.

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD

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VasectomyWhat is Local Anesthesia?

Local anesthesia involves the administration of numbing pain medication around the area where the procedure is performed, in the case of vasectomy directly in the scrotum.  With local anesthesia, the patient is fully awake but does not feel any pain.

We use the “no-needle technique” for local anesthesia thus minimizing discomfort and pain.

General anesthesia refers to intravenous administration of anesthetic with the patient going to sleep (and not remembering anything after the procedure).

Safety and Efficacy of No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Studies have demonstrated that vasectomy can be safely performed under local anesthesia especially if no-scalpel and no needle technique is utilized.  Men typically experience minimal to no pain during the procedure.

Where to Get No-Scalpel Vasectomy in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer no-scalpel vasectomy procedure for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5922 or make an appointment online.  

We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. 

Rare to No Side Effects with Local Anesthesia

With local anesthesia, there are no risks of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and headache that can occur after general anesthesia.   A significant number of people who undergo general anesthesia experience transient side effects.

Recovery is Fast

Recovery after local anesthesia is literally instantaneous.  While we usually require that men wait 15-30 minutes after vasectomy before they go home, side effects are extremely rare.  Most men try to leave our office before the wait time is over.  Most men are able to go on with their day after vasectomy: going out, going home and watching TV the same night.

Return to Normal Activities is Fast

Because no systemic medications are administered when local anesthesia is administered, most men are able to go back to work or normal activities the next day, as long as they are comfortable.

No Need for a Companion

Whenever general anesthesia or sedation is administered, men are required to have a companion to take him home.  With local anesthesia, there is no need to have someone to accompany you home since your brain is not affected by local anesthesia.

Do you Perform Vasectomy Under General Anesthesia?

For men who desire vasectomy under general anesthesia, we do offer vasectomy under general anesthesia or sedation as an option.  Men who are very anxious may be well served by vasectomy under general anesthesia.  Typically, a few men a year choose to have vasectomy under general rather than local anesthesia.

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Vasectomy at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories: No-scalpel vasectomy for a 36-year-old man with no children.

Read RealStories: Vasectomy and Cosmetic circumcision for a 32-year old with 2 children

Read RealStories: Vasectomy and left hydrocelectomy for a 44-year-old man.

What You Need to Know:

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.
  • Extensive Experience: Hundreds of successful no-scalpel vasectomies performed under local anesthesia at the Vasectomy Center at New York Urology Specialists.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • 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.

What does Vasectomy Scar Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Vasectomy at New York Urology Specialists

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5922.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.

Vasectomy With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially-trained in no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy procedure. 

We also address common sexual and genital concerns in men. We understand the challenges that sexual and penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis, Scrotal, and Foreskin Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5922 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in no-scalpel vasectomy. 

He also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5922.

We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance.   Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.

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