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Friday, 19 Oct 2018

"No-Scalpel" Vasectomy

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The no-scalpel vasectomy is the safest and most dependable method of permanent contraception available to men today and has become the technique of choice for urologists.

It was originally developed in China by Dr. Shunqiang Li in 1974 and gained acceptance in the US in 1991. Since then, more than 500,000 vasectomies are performed every year in the US and in over 15 million men overall.

The no-scalpel vasectomy has been proven to be a superior method of gaining access to the vas deferens as compared to the conventional technique, and is associated with a 10-fold reduction in complications.

After the local anesthetic is administered, a tiny opening is made in the scrotum using forceps. The vas deferens is cut and cauterized before being returned to the scrotum and the opposite side is then addressed in the same manner. The small remaining opening in the skin is then allowed to heal naturally without stitches.

Dr. Loisides was the first to introduce the no-scalpel vasectomy to the Westside of Los Angeles and has performed hundreds of these procedures.