No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Gainesville, Georgia (GA)

Sharp instruments near your groin might make you apprehensive, so if you’re seeking a vasectomy but are uncomfortable with incisions down there, the no-scalpel method is the best solution.

How a no-scalpel vasectomy is performed

The no-scalpel vasectomy is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient-basis. Your surgeon touches the scrotum to feel for the vas deferens (the tubes that transport sperm) and holds them in place. Your surgeon then injects a local anesthetic using a tiny needle to completely numb the site. A small hole is opened on the scrotum with sharp forceps, then stretched out so your vas deferens can be pulled through. Your vas deferens is then severed, cauterized and closed with two titanium clips.

Recovery after surgery

Like a traditional vasectomy, you will experience some temporary pain, mild discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. You’ll need to use ice packs for the first 36 hours to minimize swelling. Recovery time  is typically five days, and you’ll need to avoid strenuous physical activity.  You may resume work after two days (unless your job involves heavy lifting).

You will need to refrain from sexual activity until you are completely healed. Also, you will not be sterile right away, so you will need to use secondary forms of birth control until your doctor verifies that your sperm count is zero.

Costs

No-scalpel vasectomies are generally covered by insurance. Your total out-of-pocket cost depends on your deductible, doctor visit co-pays and co-insurance. For those without insurance, you’ll need to talk to your doctor concerning costs.


About John C. McHugh, MD

In November 2008, Northeast Georgia Urological Associates opened a new, state-of-the-art surgical facility to provide you with an alternative the hassle of outpatient hospital procedures.  This state licensed facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.

Since one of the largest impediments to the couple desiring a vasectomy reversal is cost,  having our own facility both streamlines the process and minimizes the cost. Not having to go to a hospital makes the procedure more efficient for the patient and makes it is much more cost effective and affordable.

The vasectomy reversal patient can take comfort in knowing that the urologist and the anesthesiologist are board certified physicians and that the procedure is performed with microscopic instrumentation in an accredited facility.

At Northeast Georgia Urological Associates we have performed several thousand vasectomies in our 30 year career in Northeast Georgia. We utilize the No Needle No Scalpel technique and whether we perform your procedure in our office with oral and local sedation or general anesthesia in our Surgery Center you can rest assured we will do everything we can to make your procedure pain free.

Featured Specialist for No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Gainesville, GA

John C. McHugh, MD

Urologist

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660 Lanier Park Drive
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Gainesville, GA 30501

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