Gentle Procedures Clinic is a Canadian leader in the introduction of the no scalpel and no needle vasectomy surgical procedure.

Our surgical team has world-class training and support, and we are proud to operate at the highest standard of surgical excellence.

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No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy Surgery

At Gentle Procedures, our doctors use the no scalpel vasectomy technique where instead of making two incisions using a scalpel, the doctor makes one tiny puncture and grasps the tubes with special instruments.

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

How is the No Scalpel Vasectomy Different?

Our non scalpel procedure doesn’t use needles or scalpels. Only a tiny puncture is required, rather than incisions, with no sutures. The small opening is often closed by the following day and recovery times are faster than with the older method.

Studies show that no-scalpel vasectomies have a complication rate eight times lower than conventional approaches and involve less discomfort.

No-Needle Anesthesia – Now in Saskatchewan

Our clinic also offers a different method of anesthesia called “No-Needle” anesthesia, which eliminates the need for a needle entering the scrotum.

This is accomplished by using an air pressure device which is quicker, safer, and more comfortable for patients.

Every man prefers a needle-free vasectomy procedure.

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Does a Vasectomy Hurt?

With no needle ansesthesia 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 ensures the optimal result with the least amount of pain.

It will only hurt a little bit – and not during the procedure.

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What is a Vasectomy? How Does it Work for Male Sterilization?

The testicles produce sperm cells that travel through a tube called the vas deferens (vas). The vas tubes pass through the prostate before joining with the vas on the other side to become the urethra, which exits through the penis.

The goal in a vasectomy is to block the right and left vas. In doing so, you prevent sperm from getting into your semen.

You will ejaculate semen without sperm, and of course a man cannot make his partner pregnant without sperm.

There is no visible difference in the quantity or quality of your semen.

How is a Scalpel-Less Vasectomy Performed?

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 a conventional vasectomy, the doctor makes two cuts into the skin and lifts out each tube in turn, cutting and blocking it. Afterwards, 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.

This line accurately represents the actual size of the puncture: | . Through this tiny opening both tubes are temporarily exposed and then blocked, using heat cauterization.

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No-Scalpel Vasectomy: Exposing one of the two vas tubes

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No-Scalpel Vasectomy: No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening

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Conventional Vasectomy: Two moderate incisions stitched closed.

Benefits of No-Scalpel Male Vasectomy

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. Not all vasectomy providers prefer this technique, because it is much harder to learn how to do a vasectomy through a tiny central opening than it is to make sizeable cuts requiring sutures.

Open-Ended Type Vasectomy

Our doctors perform an “Open-Ended” technique, where the vas from the bottom end is left open (uncauterized), while the end of the tube leading to the penis is cauterized.

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.

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.

Not all vasectomists around the world perform this technique, and some prefer to cauterize both ends.

At Gentle Procedures our doctors are able to maintain our high success rates while also offering the potential benefits of an Open-Ended vasectomy.

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Ensuring Sterilization

After the vas tubes are separated, our doctors also carry out what many studies describe as a crucial step, called Fascial Interposition. This step involves securing a sheath of tissue over the one end of the cut tube to create a physical barrier between the two cut ends.

Please call us at 306-955-2250 with questions or to schedule.

You may also choose to book a consultation directly, or go ahead and register for your vasectomy procedure when ready.

Important Questions Before a Man’s Vasectomy

You will want to be certain that you are content with the number of children you have. If you have a child under six months of age, you might want to wait because of the “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)”, a condition where a child can die after a few months of life for no apparent reason. Six months of age is often considered the threshold at which SIDS is least likely to occur. Although SIDS is not common (1 in 2000 infants), this might possibly affect the timing of your plans for vasectomy.
Choosing to have a vasectomy is a serious decision because it is carried out with the intention of creating permanent sterility. Our experience with patients over the years has shown that some men who opt for a vasectomy later change their minds about their desire to have children. Reasons for this include death of a spouse, death of a child, divorce, separation, or just changing their minds.

The decision on whether to store sperm as a way to potentially conceive a child in the future is an important one. Conception using stored sperm is not certain, and the necessary medical insemination process can be costly. Cryogenic sperm storage is a good insurance policy, but is not a fully reliable method. If you are concerned to ensure future ability to conceive a child, then the vasectomy itself should be reconsidered.