No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy Versus Traditional Vasectomy Comparison.

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

Traditional VasectomyNo-scalpel vasectomy refers to an innovative technique of performing vasectomy without the need for a scalpel. Using a sharp instrument, the skin is punctured and the vas is pulled through the skin. The vas is then cleaned, transected and the cut ends returned back ‘home’ in the scrotum.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a less invasive method of vasectomy that has been invented in China. Hundreds of thousands of men worldwide have undergone no-scalpel vasectomy over the past 20 years.  Prior to the invention of no-scalpel vasectomy, traditional vasectomy was performed with slightly larger incisions.

More than 95% of vasectomies performed at New York Urology Specialists are No-Scalpel Vasectomies.

With a no-scalpel vasectomy, a 1/4 inch puncture in the skin is made and the vas is cut, tied and cauterized through a tiny opening.

What is No-Needle Vasectomy?

No needle vasectomy refers to the way local anesthesia is delivered. Instead of using a needle to inject local pain medications around the vas and into the scrotal skin, a high-pressure MadaJet injector delivers pain-numbing medication through the skin to the vas. This minimizes the discomfort that people experience from needles. Studies show that no-needle vasectomy provides excellent pain control.  Most men rate pain during vasectomy as 0-1 on a scale of 1-10 when the procedure is performed at New York  Urology Specialists.

What is Traditional Vasectomy?

Traditional vasectomy is performed by making one or two incisions in the scrotum, each about 1 inch long. The surgeon then dissects the tissues to reach the right vas deferens and left vas. The most common technique involves cutting each vas and tying the ends. The skin is then closed with sutures.

Similar to no-scalpel vasectomy, a traditional vasectomy can be performed in our office under local anesthesia.  At New York Urology Specialists, open vasectomy, when necessary, is performed under local anesthesia with the patient experiencing little to no pain.  The procedure typically takes under one hour.

Depending on the situation, there is usually one midline incision on the scrotum (1-2 inches long) or 2 smaller incisions on the side of the scrotum.

Most men are able to return to an office type of work within 1-2 days.  Small sutures are usually removed within 1-2 weeks after the procedure or fall off on their own.

Anesthesia

Both no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy and traditional vasectomy can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.  However, it is fairly common for a traditional vasectomy to be performed under sedation or general anesthesia.

Risk Of Infection 

The risk of infection is small after traditional vasectomy but it is further decreased with no needle, no-scalpel vasectomy to much less than 1%.

Pain Score

No needle, no-scalpel vasectomy is associated with minimal discomfort and pain both during and after vasectomy.  Recovery and pain after traditional vasectomy while not severe, is more pronounced compared to no-scalpel vasectomy.

Length of Procedure

No-scalpel, no needle vasectomy can be performed in shorter times than a traditional vasectomy. No scalpel vasectomy typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform.

How Can You Get No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

Schedule an appointment with our experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists

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.

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

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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


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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:

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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.


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