Offering the No-Needle Technique
351 Hospital Rd #210
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Dr. Theodore Benderev founded Vasectomy.com nearly 20 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. He also provides online (virtual) consultations for those patients who prefer not to drive long distances.
The staff at Dr. Benderev's practice are known for their caring nature. Their experience with over 6,000 of Dr. Benderev's vasectomy patients helps to assure that all new patients are treated in the gentlest manner. Dr. Benderev's staff takes great pride in the fact that so many doctors and patients from Orange and adjacent counties refer many of their friends and family to him for their vasectomy and reversals.
Anthem Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer)
Community Care Network (CCN)
ChoiceCare Network (Humana)
Mission Affiliated Phys (MHAP), Mission Heritage (MHMG), Mission Internal (MIMG) HMO
United Healthcare/All Savers
Affiliated Health Funds
Admar / BCE Emergis
Please call office to confirm insurance coverage.
Please call office if "Out of Network"
Insurances Not Accepted*
Narrow Network/Covered California (Anthem and Blue Shield)
*In case there has been a change since this list was last updated, please contact your insurance to personally verify if our office is contracted under your insurance. This is a general insurance list and may not apply to your individual plan.
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 in Dr. Benderev’s hands generally takes less than 10 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 first 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 like "flick". Most patients report the procedure of vasectomy with Dr. Benderev is pain free. The No Needle technique of anesthesia is 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
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Urology, Northwestern University
Department of Urology
University of California at Irvine
Microsurgical Vasectomy Program
American Urological Association, 2000
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
American Board of Urology
Affiliations and Associations
American Urological Association