Our Brisbane, QLD vasectomy doctor performs an “Open-Ended” vasectomy technique, where the vas tube from the bottom end is left open (uncauterized), while the end of the tube leading to the penis is cauterized.
As detailed above, fascial interposition is also performed to ensure the success of your vasectomy.
While studies are not conclusive, it is postulated that leaving one end open may permit sperm to leak out, resulting in less post-operative discomfort; this is because there is no sudden pressure back-up to the testicles.
The leakage does not increase risk of pregnancy, as the other end of the vas is sealed.
Sperm are simply reabsorbed back into the testicles in a natural process that causes no pain or pressure.
Studies also indicate that it reduces the time it takes for a vasectomy, and vasectomy reversal may also be easier to perform later, if desired.
Vasectomy reversals are not always possible, with the success rate varying based on the time since the original vasectomy procedure. Please don’t count on a successful reversal.
We do not recommend getting a vasectomy if you think you may eventually want a reversal.
You should consider vasectomy as a permanent contraceptive method.
Not all vasectomists around the world perform this open ended technique, and some prefer to cauterize both ends.
At Gentle Procedures our doctor is able to maintain our high success rates while also offering the potential benefits of an Open-Ended vasectomy.
With effective local anaesthesia and our no 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 a minimal amount of pain.
It will only hurt a little bit – and not during the procedure.
Laser vasectomy is not a medical procedure currently available to Brisbane men.
We are not aware of any vasectomy doctors in Brisbane, in Gold Coast, or in Australia, that offer laser vasectomy.
Sometimes no-scalpel vasectomy is confused with laser vasectomy. Some people may assume that because no scalpel is used and no stitches are required, a laser may be the tool applied to the operation – but this is not the case.
As detailed above our method involves the use of specialized instruments that obviate the need for scalpels.
The traditional scalpel is replaced with devices for puncturing a small hole and holding men’s vas tubes during the no-scalpel vasectomy procedure.
Laser Vasectomy – Maybe someday
The scalpel-less and minimally invasive vasectomy method used by Dr. Hunt at our Brisbane vasectomy clinic is one of the most modern, comfortable, and effective vasectomy methods available today.
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.