When it comes to getting a vasectomy there are men all over the world who have this performed on a daily basis and it is one of the most effective forms of birth control that there is. Over the years the approach towards the vasectomy has changed and the current model is both the fastest, the least painful and the most efficient that we have ever had. Currently, in most countries that you go to, you will find that the no scalpel vasectomy is the most commonly used method.
To those of you who perhaps are not aware, here we are going to discuss the no scalpel vasectomy vs traditional methods and see why they are different, what makes them different and why the traditional option is rarely used. Let’s take a look.
Prior to the 1990s the traditional scalpel approach was used and that would traditionally be used to make two incisions in the scrotum, which would ensure that sperm could no longer enter into semen, thus making the man sterile. What the surgeon is looking to sever here is called the vas deferens and in the past the only way to those sperm-producing ducts was through the scalpel approach.
The Modern Technique
The modern technique is no too different from that tradition approach in that the vas deferens is held with a clamp. The key here however is that a needle is able to be inserted into the duct which then severs its link to the urethra. The newer approach is less painful and we have seen a great number of benefits in this approach, both for the patient and for the surgeon.
The Key Differences
Back in 2014 there was a review carried out on this particular form of treatment and it found that through the new method there were 5 times fewer infections beneath the skin, a massive reduction and something which has of course given many more men the confidence that they needed to go and get this procedure. In terms of benefits to the surgeon they are able to carry out this procedure with much greater speed and that means that they can do more patients throughout the day. Another benefit is that this means that there is no need for sutures and for the patient it means significantly less pain and less bleeding.
Finally we have to look at the patient experience to see just how beneficial this new way of doing things can really be. Not only is the surgery quicker and less painful but there is also the added benefit of a much quicker recovery time. In fact most patients are only warned about physical exercise for 48 hours as a precaution, the chances of actually causing any further damage to the area are very low indeed, and that is because of the more modern approach.
Over half a million men in the USA alone have this procedure done each year, pain and hassle free.