Vasectomy in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (PA)

For men who are done having children or are sure they do not want children, a vasectomy is a sterilization procedure that is nearly 100 percent effective. This makes it an efficient form of birth control.

During a vasectomy, the tubes that transport sperm from the testes 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, thus making the man sterile and unable to produce children.

This outpatient procedure is brief (typically less than 30 minutes) and is often performed by a urologist in a medical clinic or office setting. Hospital stay is not necessary since a vasectomy is an uncomplicated technique that only entails small incisions and routine surgical instruments—the patient is only required to stay in the physician’s office for a short recovery period (usually less than an hour) and is then sent home to rest.

With 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.

While there are several variations of this method, all end with the vas deferens tubes being occluded or sealed off. The most common and advantageous include: ·
         

  • No-needle vasectomy: The same techniques used in a traditional vasectomy to occlude the vas deferens are used here, 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.

  • No-scalpel vasectomy: Rather than a scalpel, the surgeon uses a special clamp that has extremely sharp tips to pierce the skin of the scrotum. The vas is then pulled and separated from the scrotal sac without having to cut the blood vessels or nerves adjacent to the scrotum. Once isolated, the vas is sealed off by way of sutures or electrical cautery.

Throughout these procedures, other techniques may be used, such as fascial interposition, in which tissue is placed between the cut ends of the vas deferens as a means of providing a barrier. The tissue is stitched into place and helps prevent procedure failure. It is often combined with intraluminal cautery, where one or both sides of the vas are electrically burned closed.

A vasectomy should be considered permanent and the male undergoing the procedure should be sure that he is done having children or does not want children in the future. The procedure can be undone by way of a vasectomy reversal, but it is more complicated and success is not guaranteed. 


About Jeffrey Lee Rosenblum, MD, FACS

Dr. Jeffrey Lee Rosenblum is a Board Certified urologic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who specializes in performing the No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure. Each of Dr. Rosenblum's patients receives individualized care allowing them to make an informed decision. Dr. Rosenblum has invented and patented various medical devices. He has hosted his own radio program, "Keep Your Health In Tune With Rosenblum". Dr. Rosenblum has published numerous articles and is active in public speaking and teaching. Healing through excellence, innovation and compassion is the mantra of his practice.

Vasectomy On the GoSM is the vasectomy method Dr. Rosenblum developed to provide the quickest, easiest and most comfortable way of doing No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomies - Getting patients back on the go to their active lifestyles as soon as possible. www.VasectomyOnTheGo.com

Professional Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Urologic Association
National Association of Medical Communicators
Society for Urology and Engineering
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Urologic Association of Pennsylvania
Chester County Medical Society
American College of Surgeons

Appointments

Member-AT-Large, Executive Committee, The Chester County Hospital 1998-2001
Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, Brandywine Hospital & Trauma Center 1996-1998

Certifications

American Board of Urology
Fellow American College of Surgeons

Awards & Honors

Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Rosenblum was named to the "Top Doctors In The Philadelphia Area" for urology in the Main Line Today Magazine, December 2001, December 2009, and December 2012
First Prize,1992 and 1993 Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology Conference, New York Academy of Medicine/National Kidney Foundation/American Urologic Association

Hospital Affiliations

Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, PA
Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli PA
The Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA
Brandywine Hospital & Trauma Center, Coatesville, PA
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA
Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

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