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Non-scalpel vasectomy – Dr. Reed – Miami

Dr. Reed, What is a non-scalpel vasectomy.  Is it more expensive or better than a simple vasectomy?

Hershal

Dear Hershal,

A “non-scalpel” vasectomy has been in public awareness for about 20 years, and we can do that if you wish.  In my opinion this is more of a promotional; gimmick, as the procedure is virutally identical.  In the non-scalpel approach the vas is retained by the thumb and index finger of the surgeon against the scrotal skin.  A wheal of local anesthesia is injected into the skin.  This reduces the tensile strength of the tissue and makes it possible for a sharply pointed scissors using a spreading (not cutting) technique to open the skin exposing the vas. The rest is virually the same.

In the traditional approach, a scalpel is used to make a knicking incision.  We’ll do it either way.  Fee is the same, $500

Cordially,

 

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami
1-305-865-2000

 

 

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Non-scalel vasectomy instruments, pointed scissors (used for spreading not cutting) and vas retention forceps or ring forceps

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