No-Scalpel Vasectomy with Gentle Procedures Clinic Queensland

Book an appointment for a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedures at Gentle Procedures.

Dr David Hunt offers the minimally invasive, single puncture no-scalpel, no artificial clips vasectomy at the Gentle Procedures Vasectomy Clinics Queensland clinic locations in Bowen Hills, Underwood, Varsity Lakes, and Toowoomba.

He believes it to be one of the most comfortable methods in practice today and is proud to offer the best vasectomy experience he can for Brisbane men.

No-scalpel vasectomy procedures in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Gold Coast

No-scalpel vasectomies at our clinic provide a virtually painless alternative to conventional vasectomy using a scalpel.

Studies show that no-scalpel vasectomies have a complication rate eight times lower than conventional approaches and involve less discomfort – especially when coupled with effective local anaesthesia, as we do at our Brisbane vasectomy clinics.

Gentle Procedures is a leader in the introduction of the no-scalpel, open-ended, no artificial clips vasectomy procedure. Our medical team has world-class training and support, and we are proud to operate at the highest standard of care.

We offer the premium service of open-ended no-scalpel vasectomy with minimal wait time.

Please contact us with your questions, or to book a vasectomy appointment online or  you can reach us during clinic hours at 07 2103 2322

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Why choose a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure for Queensland Men?

A No-scalpel vasectomy is different from a conventional vasectomy in the way the doctor gets to the tubes, not in the way he blocks them. In addition, effective 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 no-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 cauterisation.

The first image below (at left) shows how the vas tubes are accessed via the small opening. The centre image gives you an idea of the actual size of the cut that will be made during your no-scalpel vasectomy. The third image is just shown so you can compare the no-scalpel technique with the cuts made for a conventional vasectomy.

No-Scalpel procedure:

Pulling out one of the two vas tubes

No-scalpel procedure:

No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening

Conventional vasectomy:

Two moderate incisions stitched closed.

Ensuring Sterilisation – Fascial Interposition

Dr Hunt carries out what many studies describe as a crucial step, called fascial interposition.

This step involves tying the sheath or covering of the vas over one end of the cut tube with a dissolving thread, to create a natural barrier between the two cut ends. Fascial interposition can be accomplished by using metal clips or dissolving thread/suture. When metal clips are used, they are left permanently in the scrotum once applied.

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 no-scalpel vasectomy technique. No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening, which heals quickly, without a scar.

no scalpel vasectomy

Dr Hunt’s preference is to use dissolving suture, so as not to leave any foreign material in the body. This why our procedure is known as no-scalpel, no artificial clips vasectomy.

Benefits of No-Scalpel Male Vasectomy in Brisbane

Studies have shown an eight times lower complication rate, quicker healing, and less intra-operative discomfort for a no-scalpel vasectomy compared to the more conventional approach. We feel that it is clearly preferable to do a vasectomy through a tiny central opening versus making larger cuts requiring sutures and a more complex recovery. The addition of fascial interposition and skin glue closure are also benefits for most men undergoing vasectomy.

Vasectomy Basics – How Does Vasectomy Prevent Pregnancy?

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, mix with semen (from the prostate and seminal vesicles), and come 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, ejaculations are essentially unchanged. Only change is: No more sperm, no more pregnancy!

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedures

Before Vasectomy

To understand what happens during a No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure, review this diagram to see how the male anatomy normally functions. The testicles produce sperm that travel through a pair of tubes called the Vasa Deferens. You can easily feel them through the scrotal skin, like firm spaghetti-sized tubes on either side of the penis. These tubes carry sperm from the testicles out through the penis.

After Vasectomy

The No Scalpel 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 Dr Hunt and your No Scalpel Vasectomy from start to finish.

Our Brisbane, QLD vasectomy doctor performs an “Open-Ended” vasectomy technique, where the vas tube from the bottom end is left open (uncauterised), while the end of the tube leading to the penis is cauterised.

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 doctors around the world perform this open ended technique, and some prefer to cauterise both ends.

At Gentle Procedures Clinic Queensland 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 minimised.

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 specialised 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.

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