No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Riverside
A typical vasectomy procedure requires that two small incisions be made on the patient’s scrotum in order to access the vas deferens. We utilize an even less invasive procedure that is often referred to as a no-scalpel vasectomy, or a keyhole vasectomy.
If you’re interested in a minimally invasive vasectomy with less recovery time, contact vasectomy specialist Dr. Howard Aubert today to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (951) 585-1800 or request an appointment through our secure online form. Our urology clinic in Riverside, just a short drive from Corona, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Ontario and Upland.
Why Does a Man Choose to Have a Vasectomy?
The most obvious reason for men in the Inland Empire have a vasectomy is to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, especially if alternative birth control methods are not desirable or appropriate.
For example, a medical condition may prevent the woman from taking certain birth control medications, or you may wish to spare your partner a tubal litigation. This is an invasive, complicated, and potentially dangerous surgery that carries a higher risk and failure rate than a vasectomy.
A man may have a vasectomy for reasons other than not wanting (anymore) children. This can include a pregnancy may be dangerous or even life-threatening for your partner, or to avoid passing on a hereditary disease, disability or genetic disorder.
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. A 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 Dr. Aubert 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 in the Inland Empire area 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 same day procedure from our convenient location in Riverside
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.
Dr. Aubert recommends 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 our office.
Schedule a Vasectomy in Riverside Today
If you would like additional information about the no-scalpel vasectomy procedure, or would like to see if you are a candidate, please contact our urology clinic in Riverside, CA today! Call us at (951) 585-1800 or request an appointment through our secure online form. Dr. Howard Aubert is conveniently located for the same day procedure for men near Corona, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Ontario and Upland.