- Surgical Options: Traditional vs No Scalpel Vasectomy, Brisbane
Surgical Options: Traditional vs No Scalpel Vasectomy, Brisbane
There are two different vasectomy procedures available to Brisbane men. The ‘traditional’ way and an improved method: the ‘No-Scalpel Open-ended’ vasectomy. Brisbane clinic, Queensland Vasectomy, specialises in ‘No-Scalpel Open-ended’ vasectomy, which is not only more affordable but also safer, has a lower risk of side effects and has a faster recovery time. According to Dr Sheehan, most men are back at work two days after their ‘No-Scalpel Open-ended’ procedure.
During a traditional vasectomy, a small needle is inserted into each side of your scrotum to deliver a local anaesthetic and the doctor then makes a 2-cm incision on each side to expose your vas deferens. Each tube then has two stitches placed around it, about 1 cm apart. The middle section is then cut out and removed. Two stitches are then required to close the scalpel incision.
A traditional vasectomy is often done under a general anaesthetic, which carries a small but not insignificant risk.
No Scalpel, Open ended vasectomy
Instead of having to make two separate incisions, a single piercing is used, a bit like an ear piercing, in order to gain access to your vas deferens. Your vas deferens are then interrupted using a very fine cautery wire and a layer of connective tissue is placed between the two ends to divide the vas deferens tubes and form a barrier to prevent them re-joining. A tiny titanium clip holds everything in place. No stitches are required and the opening heals within a few days without leaving any scar. Please note that the “spray anaesthesia” is no longer available.
With this improved vasectomy method, the risk of complications are greatly reduced and most men are back to work after 2 days.
Both forms of vasectomy can be reversed, however it is an expensive procedure that must be performed by a microsurgeon and there is no guarantee of success. A vasectomy reversal is more likely to be successful if done within 10 years. Many doctors believe that a ‘No-Scalpel Open-ended’ vasectomy is easier to reverse because traditional methods remove a small section of the vas deferens. A vasectomy should be considered a permanent method of contraception.
Dr Sheehan performs the ‘No-Scalpel Open-ended’ vasectomy Monday to Friday as well as the first Saturday of each month. Same-day counselling and vasectomy.
To book your vasectomy with Dr Sheehan call Queensland Vasectomy clinic, Brisbane on (07) 3180 1505 or contact us online.
Is a vasectomy the right choice for you? Call Doctor Sheehan and the team at Queensland Vasectomy to book an appointment to discuss your options.