Tobyhanna, PA 18466
The No Scalpel Vasectomy was developed in China in 1976. This procedure was discovered by a team of U.S. Healthcare practitioners visiting China in 1985. The technique was introduced to the U. S. in 1988. Dr. Moyer was one of the initial urologists in Pennsylvania trained in this technique and has used it exclusively since 1990.
The No Scalpel Vasectomy is a simple operation that makes it impossible for a man to father a child. During this procedure the two tubes that carry the sperm are cut and blocked so the sperm cannot mix with the semen. Without the sperm in the semen, a man can no
longer make his partner pregnant. After a vasectomy there is no effect upon a man's sexual function.
The procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. There is a minimal amount of discomfort when the anesthetic is injected, which only lasts a few seconds. A small puncture is then made in the scrotum (sac) and the tubes are elevated, severed and tied. There maybe some soreness for a few days afterward but a day of rest, ice pack and Tylenol is generally all that is required for relief of discomfort. Most men refrain from heavy work for 48 hours. Refrain from intercourse for one week post-surgery.
Vasectomy does NOT cause sterility immediately after the procedure. It takes between 15 and 20 ejaculations to clear out any remaining sperm left in the tubes. A semen specimen must be checked after the vasectomy to be sure there are no remaining sperm. This should be collected at twelve (12) weeks after the procedure is performed. Protection must be used during intercourse throughout this time period to guard against pregnancy. If any sperm are present, a second specimen will be required in an additional month, continue