No-Scalpel Vasectomy

No-scalpel Vasectomy

Vasectomy is the surgical technique used for male contraception. It consists of securing the deferent ducts to prevent the spermatozoa produced in the testicle from being expelled with ejaculation. To increase the rate of success several maneuvers are used, apart from the section itself, such as the internal electrocoagulation of the ends of the ducts and the use of fascial interposition.

Conventionally, for performing a vasectomy, two incisions with a scalpel were made, one in each duct. Currently, the vast majority of urologists and andrologist use a single incision to locate and sever the two ducts.

No-scalpel Vasectomy was developed in 1974 by Dr. Li Shuinquiang and later introduced in Western medicine by Marc Goldstein in 1985. It is a safe, efficient, much faster (50%) and minimally invasive technique, because it does not need a scalpel or stitches and significantly reduces complications when compared to conventional vasectomy (from 3,1% to 0.4%). A no-scalpel vasectomy wound heals spontaneously within 72 hours after surgery.