No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Poplar Bluff, Missouri (MO)

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.


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 Amit Chakrabarty, MD, MS, FRCS, FICS

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On behalf of our physician and staff, we would like to personally welcome you. Ever since our inception in 1996, we have strived to offer compassionate, personalized and state-of-the-art urological care to the people of North Alabama and surrounding areas. We work with our patients and their primary care physicians to help evaluate, recommend and treat medical conditions related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system.

We are committed to providing the most comprehensive and contemporary treatment to meet the urological needs of our patients. Dr. Chakrabarty is a leader in several areas of urology and is a national and international surgical proctor for several of these innovative procedures. Being in practice since 1980 across three continents, along with his sub-specialty training and competence, he offers a world of experience and expertise in all aspects of male, female and general pediatric urologic disorders.

If you or a loved one suffers from a urologic condition – whether it is a life-altering incontinence issue or life-threatening cancer – you can count on Poplar Bluff Urology to offer the treatment and support that you need to get better safely, quickly, effectively and with minimal morbidity.

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