Yes, you can. An alternative to traditional vasectomies, which require the use of a scalpel to cut the testicles for access to the vas deferens (the tube in the testicles that delivers sperm during ejaculation) in order to sever it, is a less invasive procedure known as the no scalpel vasectomy.

The no scalpel vasectomy requires two special instruments, one used to puncture the scrotal skin, and one to grasp the vas deferens. The use of a special high-pressure anesthetic is used to numb the skin and spread the blood vessels, at which point a puncture is made. From there the doctor can gently handle and sever the vas deferens.

The no scalpel vasectomy is a less traumatic procedure than the traditional incisional technique. Comparatively, the no scalpel route results in less bleeding, hematoma, infection, and pain. The procedure is also shorter than the traditional method and it significantly reduces recovery time over the older method.

For more information on the no scalpel vasectomy, call Urological Associates in Colorado Springs at (719) 634-1994.