Why Should You Learn the No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

Quality patient care and consistent cash flow, learning the no-scalpel vasectomy can help you to obtain both. It was developed to increase the acceptability of vasectomy and lower the risk of complications. Today, patients love the no-scalpel technique. In fact, many teaching organizations have made it a standard for training physicians and residents. Should you learn the (NSV) No-Scalpel Vasectomy? To help you to decide, consider the following...
  • In the U.S. more than 1/2 million men each year search for vasectomy services.
  • NSV results in almost 10% fewer complications than conventional vasectomy.
  • Today, patients tend to opt for minimally invasive procedures.
  • Performing NSV requires no large initial investments & procedural costs are low.
  • NSV can be performed in about 10 minutes, giving it an excellent time/revenue ratio.
How is NSV done?

Two unique instruments are used to perform the procedure: a specially designed vas fixation clamp (ringed forceps) and a curved surgical hemostat. After anesthesia, the fixation clamp is used to encircle and secure the vas without penetrating the skin. Then the hemostat is used to puncture the skin and vas sheath and to stretch a small opening in the scrotum. The vas is delivered with the same hemostat and occluded employing any effective method.

This simple, safe technique carries some significant benefits. Patients love the procedure's suture-less, single small wound and its reduced post-operative swelling. Moreover, because the opening is so tiny, there is much less risk of infection, recovery time is usually shorter, and the healed site is virtually invisible.

Is NSV just a marketing gimmick?

The "No-Scalpel" Vasectomy is something of a misnomer. The name was given to help reduce the anxiety that men commonly associate with vasectomy. Also, the term "no-scalpel" underscores the fact that "cutting" is not involved and therefore there is less bleeding, less pain, and no stitches.
However, because these benefits are so important to men considering vasectomy, both the term "NSV" and the actual less invasive procedure tend draw men to practices with NSV physicians.

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