No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Athens, GA
A typical vasectomy procedure requires that two small incisions be made on the patient’s scrotum in order to access the vas deferens. Our urologists utilize an even less invasive procedure that is often referred to as a no-scalpel vasectomy, or a keyhole vasectomy.
Meet Our Urologist
Board-certified Urologist David C. Allen, MD founded The Urology Clinic in 1984 and the Georgia Lithotripsy and Laser Center in 1990, both in Athens, GA. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Allen specializes in providing no-scalpel vasectomy procedures in Athens, GA. If you’re looking to undergo the vasectomy procedure, then Dr. Allen may be able to help you, too! Contact The Urology Clinic today to schedule an appointment at our urology clinic in Athens, GA. Give us a call at (706) 543-2718.
How Does a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Work?
Rather than making a sizable incision on the scrotum, the no-scalpel vasectomy is performed entirely through a puncture made in the scrotal sac. This hole is so small that stitches are rarely ever required after the procedure is complete. Topical anesthetic is applied to ensure that no pain is felt during the vasectomy.
The process is much the same as a standard vasectomy with the ultimate goal being to prevent the patient from having children in the future. To achieve sterilization, the vas deferens must be severed. These two tubes are responsible for transporting a man’s sperm to his semen, which is stored in the testes. By cutting the vas deferens, it becomes impossible for this sperm to travel outside of the body and potentially fertilize a woman’s eggs.
During a keyhole vasectomy, each of these tubes are gently manipulated until they protrude through the puncture site. Once your urologist has a clear visual of the area, the vas deferens are cut and blocked permanently.
What Are the Benefits of a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
Any type of vasectomy presents a number of advantages to each potential patient. Men who are looking to avoid future children in a way that is safe, effective, and affordable are often considered primary candidates for this kind of procedure.
Aside from the regular benefits of a vasectomy, the no-scalpel procedure also allows for:
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced risk of complications such as infection or bleeding
- The ability to resume sexual activities much sooner
- No scarring
- The ability to perform the procedure from one of our convenient urology clinic locations
Patients should expect a mild amount of discomfort following their no-scalpel vasectomy. This pain should begin to gradually decrease almost immediately, though a majority of our patients report feeling little to no pain at all.
We recommend that patients rest for at least one or two days post-procedure. Shortly after this period you should be able to return to regular activities. If you are unsure about whether or not it is safe to engage in any routine task, please consult with your physician.
More Questions? Ask The Urology Clinic!
Urologist David C. Allen, MD is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and has extensive experience performing safe and effective no-scalpel vasectomies in the Athens area. If you would like additional information about the no-scalpel vasectomy procedure, or would like to see if you are a candidate, please contact The Urology Clinic today at (706) 543-2718 to schedule an appointment with your urologist. Dr. Allen sees patients from Athens, Watkinsville, Danielsville, Jefferson, Winder, and the surrounding areas.