Am I awake during the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy?

On an advertisement I've seen for a vasectomy doctor, it states they use a no-needle anesthesia technique where they spray lidocaine or something. Does that mean I will be awake and coherent for this procedure? If so, I do not think I will be able to do that?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Yasmin Bootwala M.D.

You are routinely awake for a vasectomy. However, if there are issues with anatomy or a patient has a high level of anxiety or if the initial procedure failed, I would recommend sedation or general anesthesia be used.

Published on Oct 15, 2019

Answered by Yasmin Bootwala M.D. (View Profile)

You are routinely awake for a vasectomy. However, if there are issues with anatomy or a patient has a high level of anxiety or if the initial procedure failed, I would recommend sedation or general anesthesia be used.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

You will be awake but the skin overlying the vas deferens and the tubes themselves are numbed by the injector.

Published on Apr 25, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

You will be awake but the skin overlying the vas deferens and the tubes themselves are numbed by the injector.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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