What is the no-scalpel vasectomy nsv mean? Is this a newer procedure? And if it is, is it safe?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

Yes, it is safe. Instead of a scalpel, a sharp-pointed hemostat is used to make the opening. This not new, but often used in marketing to show that the latest methods are available at a particular urologist's practice.
Here is a short video I made with pictures explaining a no scalpel, no needle vasectomy: https://youtu.be/CDQ9Qx1mcIE

Published on Dec 30, 2018

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

Yes, it is safe. Instead of a scalpel, a sharp-pointed hemostat is used to make the opening. This not new, but often used in marketing to show that the latest methods are available at a particular urologist's practice.
Here is a short video I made with pictures explaining a no scalpel, no needle vasectomy: https://youtu.be/CDQ9Qx1mcIE

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Michael A. Werner, MD, FACS

The no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy is currently the gold standard of care. It involves a smaller incision. Most of the time no stitches are placed. It is faster. It has fewer complications. It has a better success rate. The only reason at this point to not undergo this type of vasectomy is if you cannot find a practitioner who knows how to do one.

Published on May 18, 2016

Answered by Michael A. Werner, MD, FACS (View Profile)

The no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy is currently the gold standard of care. It involves a smaller incision. Most of the time no stitches are placed. It is faster. It has fewer complications. It has a better success rate. The only reason at this point to not undergo this type of vasectomy is if you cannot find a practitioner who knows how to do one.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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