No Needle Vasectomy in Voorhees, New Jersey (NJ)

During a vasectomy, the tubes that move sperm from the testicles and out the urethra are cut and then tied or sealed in such a way that sperm is unable to enter the ejaculate and result in fertilization of the female egg. A traditional vasectomy is effective at achieving this end goal: sterilization. However, because it requires a needle, the approach can cause pain and, for those who have a fear of needles, distress.

As a way to allay these concerns and to provide for a more comfortable, pain-free experience, the no-needle vasectomy was introduced. But in order to go into this approach, one must first understand how a traditional vasectomy is performed.

During a traditional vasectomy, a needle is used to numb the scrotum with a local anesthetic. Two tiny incisions—one on each side of the scrotum—are then made with a scalpel, as to allow the surgeon to pull each vas deferens tube to the surface so that it can be isolated and separated from the scrotal tissue. Once the tubes are secluded from the scrotum, they are sealed off using sutures or are burned using electrical cautery.

The same techniques used to occlude the vas deferens are used with a no-needle vasectomy, but there is an exception. Instead of using a needle to inject anesthesia, a jet-injection tool is utilized. Known as a hypospray injector, the numbing instrument uses a small explosion of compressed air to force medication deep enough into the scrotal tissue to permit a nearly pain-free surgery.

Whether a traditional vasectomy or no-needle vasectomy, both are brief outpatient procedures that often take less than 30 minutes to completely perform. Since neither vasectomy is complicated, only requires a few tiny incisions and uses standard surgical instruments, a hospital stay is not necessary. The patient will only need a short recovery period (typically less than an hour) in the physician’s office or clinic before being sent home to rest.  

About Randy Brett Ackerman, MD

Offering the No-Needle Technique

Board certified in urology, Dr. Ackerman has been in private practice for over 14 years. He is a graduate of Cook College and received his medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his surgical residency and his urologic training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Ackerman is an expert in vasectomy, in addition to general urology. Dr. Ackerman`s specific areas of urologic expertise include female incontinence; Laparoscopic Bladder Neck Surgery; male sexual dysfunction and male infertility.

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17 W. Red Bank Avenue
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Woodbury, NJ 08096

Professional Affiliations

American Urological Association
Camden County Medical Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society


Certified, American Board of Urology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Hospital Affiliations

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Virtua – West Jersey Hospital – Voorhees
Virtua – West Jersey Hospital – Marlton
Virtua – West Jersey Hospital – Berlin
Underwood Memorial Hospital

Featured Specialist for No Needle Vasectomy in Voorhees, NJ

Randy Brett Ackerman, MD


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