What is a no-scalpel vasectomy?

Is it as effective as a normal vasectomy?

Answers from doctors (3)


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Nov 03, 2017

This is actually a very good question and a clever marketing phrase. No scalpel means that a sharp hemostat makes an opening for the vasectomy...instead of a scalpel. There is still an opening it is just that a scalpel didn't do it. Now...the no scalpel instruments make the procedure quicker, easier for the surgeon and offers a quicker healing time. So...the procedure is better, but the whether the opening, as the name implies, is by a scalpel or hemostat is not a big difference to the healing process or how the vasectomy is achieved.

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

This is actually a very good question and a clever marketing phrase. No scalpel means that a sharp hemostat makes an opening for the vasectomy...instead of a scalpel. There is still an opening it is just that a scalpel didn't do it. Now...the no scalpel instruments make the procedure quicker, easier for the surgeon and offers a quicker healing time. So...the procedure is better, but the whether the opening, as the name implies, is by a scalpel or hemostat is not a big difference to the healing process or how the vasectomy is achieved.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


George Suarez, MD, FACS, FAAP

Published on Aug 04, 2015

Requires no incision, but only a small puncture to the skin. It is the preferred procedure for a vasectomy.

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Answered by George Suarez, MD, FACS, FAAP

Requires no incision, but only a small puncture to the skin. It is the preferred procedure for a vasectomy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Published on Aug 04, 2015

A no scalpel vasectomy is a super minimally invasive vasectomy procedure that involves no scalpel utilization at all and includes a couple very specific instruments that get the job done quickly efficiently and minimal trauma to tissues, so quicker healing time

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

A no scalpel vasectomy is a super minimally invasive vasectomy procedure that involves no scalpel utilization at all and includes a couple very specific instruments that get the job done quickly efficiently and minimal trauma to tissues, so quicker healing time

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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