At Intramed Medical Centre Dr. Crouse provides No-Scalpel, No-Needle Vasectomy. He has been performing the No-Scalpel technique since 2002 and believes it to be a quick, effective and comfortable method.
No-scalpel vasectomies at our clinic provide a safe and virtually painless alternative to conventional vasectomy using a scalpel. Studies show that no-scalpel vasectomies have a complication rate eight times lower than conventional approaches and involve less discomfort – especially when coupled with no-needle freezing, like we do at Intramed.
Intramed Medical Centre is a Canadian leader in the introduction of the no scalpel and no needle vasectomy procedure. Our surgical team has world-class training and support, and we are proud to operate at a high standard of care.
Please contact us for a consultation today if you are considering vasectomy. You are in good hands with Dr. Crouse and Intramed, where we perform between 2000 and 3000 vasectomies annually.
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What is Different About a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
No-scalpel vasectomy is different from a conventional vasectomy in the way the doctor gets to the tubes, not in the way he blocks them. In addition, an improved method of local anesthesia, the no-needle method, helps make the procedure virtually painless.
In a conventional vasectomy, after the scrotum has been numbed with a local anesthetic, the doctor makes two cuts in the skin and lifts out each tube in turn, cutting and blocking them. Then the doctor stitches the cuts closed. The third image below (far right) shows the incision and stitches with a conventional vasectomy procedure – different from our no-scalpel technique.
In a no-scalpel vasectomy the doctor locates the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp. Instead of making two incisions, the doctor makes one tiny puncture with a special instrument. The same instrument is used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be reached. This line accurately represents the actual size of the puncture. (I) Through this tiny opening both tubes are temporarily lifted out and then blocked using heat cauterization.
The first image below (at left) shows how the vas tubes are accessed via the small opening. The centre image gives you an idea of the actual size of the cut that will be made during your no-scalpel vasectomy. The third image is just shown so you can compare the no-scalpel technique with the cuts made for a conventional vasectomy.