Our doctors offer Non-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy at the Gentle Procedures Ireland vasectomy clinics. They believe it to be the least invasive method in practice today and are proud to offer a comfortable and convenient vasectomy experience for Irish men.
Non-scalpel vasectomies at our clinics provide a safe and virtually painless alternative to conventional vasectomy using a scalpel. Studies show that non-scalpel vasectomies have a complication rate eight times lower than conventional approaches and involve less discomfort.
Gentle Procedures is a leader in the introduction of the non-scalpel no-needle vasectomy procedure. Our Irish surgical team has world-class training and support, and we are proud to operate at the highest standard of surgical excellence.
We offer the premium service of non-scalpel no-needle vasectomy with minimal wait time.
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Non-scalpel vasectomy is different from a conventional vasectomy in the way our doctor gets to the vas tubes, not in the way that the tubes are blocked. In addition, effective and long-lasting local anaesthesia helps make the procedure virtually painless.
In a conventional vasectomy, after the scrotum has been numbed with a local anaesthetic, the doctor makes two cuts in the skin and lifts out each tube in turn, cutting and blocking them. Then the doctor stitches the cuts closed.
In a non-scalpel vasectomy, the doctor locates the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp. Instead of making two incisions, the doctor makes one tiny puncture with a special instrument.
The same instrument is used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be reached. This line accurately represents the actual size of the puncture. (I) Through this tiny opening, both tubes are temporarily lifted out and then blocked using heat cauterization.
The first image below shows how the vas tubes are accessed via the small opening. The next image gives you an idea of the actual size of the cut that will be made during your non-scalpel vasectomy. The third image is just shown so you can compare the non-scalpel technique with the cuts made for a conventional vasectomy.
Our Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway & Dundalk clinics also offer a method of anaesthesia which eliminates the need for a needle entering the scrotum.
This is accomplished by using an air pressure device which is more comfortable for patients – shown here in the animated image.
Men generally prefer to avoid a needle in the scrotum and even though there can be some mild discomfort with the air spray anaesthesia, it is the much-preferred option.
The animated image here shows both standard anaesthetic injection with a syringe and the no-needle option with an air injector.
You can compare the two techniques and see how the air injector pushes the anaesthetic through the pores in the scrotal skin with a burst of air.
The fine tubes are then gently placed back into the scrotum and the tiny opening heals within days and soon becomes invisible. There is very little bleeding with the non-scalpel technique. No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening, which heals quickly, without a scar.
Studies have shown an eight times lower complication rate, quicker healing, and less intra-operative discomfort for a non-scalpel vasectomy compared to the more conventional approach.
It is preferable to do a vasectomy through a tiny central opening versus making larger cuts requiring sutures and a more complex recovery. The addition of a skin glue closure is also seen as a benefit by most men undergoing vasectomy.
Non-scalpel procedure: Pulling out one of the two vas tubes
Non-scalpel procedure: No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening
Conventional vasectomy: Two moderate incisions stitched closed.
We offer virtually painless non-scalpel vasectomy with thorough follow-up and 24 hour access to our doctor.
Sperm are made in a man’s testes. During sexual climax, the sperm travels through two tubes (the right vas and left vas) in the scrotum, mixes with semen (from the prostate and seminal vesicles), and comes out of the penis. In a vasectomy, these tubes are blocked so the sperm cannot reach the semen. As a result, you will ejaculate semen without sperm.
A man cannot make his partner pregnant without sperm.
Also keep in mind that the sperm makes up a minute portion of the ejaculate, approximately 1% of the volume. Therefore, you will not notice any change in the ejaculation post-vasectomy. Your sexual experience, erections, performance, and ejaculations are essentially unchanged. The only change is: No more sperm, no more pregnancy.
The vasectomy procedure simply interrupts the flow of sperm by cutting the sperm tubes and blocking their ends. Before making the decision to have your NSV, please review the preparations, procedure, and recovery to see what you can expect from our Doctors and your NSV from start to finish.
There are no life-threatening complications associated with NSV (Non-Scalpel Vasectomies). The complications that can arise are generally short-lived and resolve with ice, rest, anti-inflammatories, and time.
Long-term safety with NSV is considered excellent, although all of the following are possible:
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With effective local anaesthesia and our non scalpel technique, the pain is minimized. You will likely have some aching or other minor discomfort in the day or two after your surgery, but you can be sure that our gentle vasectomy procedure offers good outcomes with the least amount of pain.
It will only hurt a little – and not during the procedure.
Laser vasectomy is not a medical procedure currently available in Ireland, or indeed anywhere in the world that we are aware of.
There do not appear to be any vasectomy doctors in Dublin, Ireland, or elsewhere, that offer laser vasectomy.
Sometimes non-scalpel vasectomy is confused with laser vasectomy.
Some people may assume that because non scalpel is used a laser may be the tool applied to the operation – but this is not the case in our experience.
As detailed above our method involves the use of specialized instruments that eliminate the need for scalpels.
The traditional scalpel is replaced with devices for puncturing a small hole and holding men’s vas tubes during the non-scalpel vasectomy procedure.
The single-puncture non-scalpel vasectomy technique employed at Gentle Procedures Ireland vasectomy clinics offers a comfortable vasectomy experience, with minimal pain during the recovery period.
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The scalpel-less and minimally invasive vasectomy method used by both Dr. McMahon and Dr. Kerin at our Limerick, Dublin, Cork, Galway & Dundalk vasectomy clinics is a modern, comfortable, and effective vasectomy method.
Lasers are not used for vasectomy – but if a good laser vasectomy technique is developed we will definitely examine its potential benefits relative to our current methods.