How does the No Scalpel Vasectomy differ from a Conventional Vasectomy?
With No Scalpel Vasectomies, the surgeon makes one tiny puncture with an instrument, which is then used to gently stretch the opening it has made so that the vas deferens can be reached and blocked using the same method as conventional vasectomies. There are no sutures so the wound heals far more quickly leaving no scar.
Dr Strawford is an experienced vasectomy surgeon and has received extensive training in this procedure and is a member of the British Association of No Scalpel Vasectomists. He offers no-obligation consultations to discuss all aspects of the procedure which is free of charge with the NHS at Glastonbury Surgery.
How long will I need to take off work?
You should be able to return to light work the day after the procedure. Although please allow 2-3 days to be on the safe side. If your job is very physical or involves heavy lifting, a week off work is recommended.
How painful is the procedure?
There is little discomfort with the local anaesthetic and once this has worn off any pain felt is only slight and can be treated with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
How long will the procedure take?
The actual procedure will only take 20 to 30 minutes.
In safe hands
The No Scalpel Vasectomy has very low rates of post operative complications of bruising, swelling, and pain; and is now the preferred method of sterilisation as endorsed by the Family Planning Association and Royal College of Surgeons.
GLASTONBURY SURGERY OFFERS NO SCALPEL VASECTOMIES ON THE NHS WITH VERY SHORT WAITING TIMES. ASK YOUR GP TO REFER YOU TODAY.