Theodore V. Benderev, MD

Theodore V. Benderev, MD


26732 Crown Valley Parkway

Suite 327

Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (Get Directions)

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General Information

--- Offering the No-Needle Technique ---

Dr. Theodore Benderev founded nearly 10 years ago with the vision of educating the public using the Internet about the important role of vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.

In his practice in Southern California, Dr. Benderev performs the gentler No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals. Unlike many practices providing group consultations, he continues to provide a private consultation in a comfortable, professional setting.

The staff at Dr. Benderev's practice are known for their caring nature. Their experience with over 2000 of Dr. Benderev's vasectomy patients helps to assure that all new patients are treated in the most gentle manner. Dr. Benderev's staff takes great pride in the fact that so many patients from Orange and adjacent counties refer many of their friends and family to him for their vasectomy and reversals.

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Physician Profile

Dr. Benderev is the first known doctor to use the No-Needle Anesthesia Technique for vasectomies in California and has performed over 2000 vasectomies.

A practicing urologist for over 20 years, Dr. Benderev has earned a reputation with patients and physicians for specialized less-invasive procedures and caring manner. He is also the founder of Find out more about Dr. Benderev

A respected urologist, clinical innovator and researcher, Dr. Benderev performs the No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal Microsurgery through his clinical practice in Mission Viejo, California. Dr. Benderev is the author of many scientific articles (see article authored by Dr. Benderev in eMedicine) and has lectured extensively on vasectomy and related topics.

Dr. Benderev has practiced in Mission Viejo since 1987 and is recognized for his contribution of innovative new technology in various areas of urology. He holds many United States and international patents for Urology technologies.

In addition to his clinical and professional skill and experience, Dr.Benderev has a reputation for his expert technique and calm and friendly interaction with patients and colleagues.

Services Provided

No-Scalpel Vasectomy

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) was originally developed in China in the early 1970's by Dr. Li Shunqiang. It was found to greatly reduce complications found with standard vasectomies. Over 15 million men have undergone the NSV.

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) is unique in that there is no incision made in the scrotum. Instead, pointed forceps separate the layers of tissue and make a single opening less than a quarter of an inch in diameter in the middle of the scrotum. This vasectomy procedure generally takes less than 15 minutes. Recovery is faster than with the standard vasectomy. Bleeding, swelling, infection and other complications are generally less. So is the amount of resultant discomfort after the procedure. In fact, one study noted up to 4 times less infections and up to 20 times less bleeding. No skin stitches are needed and scarring is negligible.

No-Needle Anesthesia Vasectomy
More recently, the No-Needle Vasectomy has been popularized as a highly effective means to deliver anesthesia to the vasectomy area without a needle. Dr. Benderev brought this technique to California in approximately 2002.

Using a high pressure jet injector the anesthetic solution is passed into the vas with the sensation of a small rubber band "flick". Most patients report the procedure of vasectomy with Dr. Benderev is pain free. The No Needle technique of anesthesia can be used together with the No-Scalpel Vasectomy.

Physicians require additional training for these procedures and, therefore, you may choose to ask whether your physician has experience with them. For urologists, vasectomy is a natural extension of their other duties.



University of Maryland

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine


Urology, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Faculty Appointment

Clinical Professor
Department of Urology
University of California at Irvine

Additional Education

Microsurgical Vasectomy Program
American Urological Association, 2000

Professional Affiliations

Orange County Urologic Society (Past President)
American Urological Association
Society of University Urologists
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Western Section American Urological Society
Orange County Medical Association
American UroGynecological Society


Mission Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo, CA (former Chief of Urology)
University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA
San Clemente Hospital and Medical Center, San Clemente, CA


Diplomate, American Board of Urology

Awards & Honors

A. Bradley-Gaither Memorial Prize for Excellence in Genito-Urinary Surgery

First Prize Clinical Research - "Anchor fixation and other modifications of the endoscopic bladder neck suspension" Western Section American Urological Association Meeting, October, 1992.

Award for Outstanding Achievement - "A new endoscopic bladder neck suspension for the outpatient treatment of stress urinary incontinence" 1993 Video Urology Times

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology

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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday
  • Monday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Tuesday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Thursday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Friday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Saturday