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Vasectomy - Surgical Techniques

Vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure that requires minimal hospitalization

Vasectomy now can be performed by various simple surgical techniques. These includes:

a) Conventional vasectomy
b) No scalpel vasectomy
c) Percutaneous Vasectomy

Conventional vasectomy:
Vasectomy is a simple surgery in the sense that it can be performed as a day care or out-patient procedure and the patient can leave the hospital on the same day. Usually, patients are given anti-anxiety medicines one hour before the procedure. This helps the patient to relax and be more co-operative during the procedure. The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Conventional technique, a small, appropriate cut (incision) is made on skin and a segment of the vas is removed through the opening. The cut ends are then tied off using a synthetic thread (suture) or a clip (similar to a stapler pin). Use of a clip reduces the failure rates to nearly 1%. In some cases, electric current to heat the vas may also be used to block the lumen of the tube.

No-scalpel vasectomy:
A technique, that was most popular in China during 1974 has the distinct advantage of being performed quickly, is associated with reduced complication (bleeding and/or infection) and the patient experiences minimal pain (bearable) following the procedure. No scalpel (blade) is required and therefore no cuts are made. All that is required is one or two small skin punctures and hence no scar is left behind following the surgery. In addition, it can be performed in 40% less time.

Percutaneous vasectomy:
The Chinese deserve special credit for their expertise in yet another technique called as percutaneous vasectomy. The vas is blocked using a chemical mixture, containing phenol and cyanoacrylate. During the procedure, a blue dye is injected into the left vas and a red dye into the right vas. The patient is required to pass urine at the end of the procedure. The success of the procedure is determined on the basis of the urine color. If the patient voids red color urine, it means that the left tube was not ligated properly and vice versa. If brown urine passes, then both sides are completely sealed. Although the chemical mixture has been found to be non-carcinogenic (does not induce cancer), it has not been approved by the FDA for use in the U.S.

A number of studies are now being conducted to determine the suitability of using laser or high frequency ultrasound waves for vasectomy.

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Tom57 

Having had a traditional bi-lateral vasectomy myself over 29 years ago, I can tell you that it is a very easily done procedure with minimal pain. I had my surgery done in very early afternoon and was working already that evening due to the fact that I had to as I was a dairy farmer and had cows to be milked. Other than the milking and routine chores, I did take it easy for several days and tried to ice my scrotum area whenever possible. I had a very quick recovery, went for sperm check in two months and was given the "all clear" for safe sex. Best decision my wife and I did during our entire marriage. Forgot to mention that we had two children and our family was complete before having the vasectomy. I am writing this for educational purposes hoping that it will encourage men contemplating vasectomy to go ahead with it.

rassammy 

CAN YOU JUSTIFY THAT IT IS 100% SAFE ON NOT GETTING A WOMAN PREGNANT? SAMUEL ASARE GHANA

danewbeat 

can you get someone pregnant after having a Vasectomy done in 3 years?

skatman 

Is this article real? The author must be in third or fourth grade. There are grammar errors all over the place and that is what makes me deem this article completely unprofessional. Although the information was helpful, the author should see to it that he/she take a grammar class prior to wtiting another medicle article.

corn_nut26 

is it possible for a women beinging 25 with a man being 55 with a vasectomy to have it reversed and still able to produce healthy sperm to have a family together?

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