No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Clear Lake and Houston, TX
What is a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a form of male birth control where the vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm from the testicles, is cut and sealed. This prevents any sperm from traveling to the penis from the testicles (where sperm is made) during ejaculation. We consider the procedure to be a permanent form of birth control, however, there are some procedures that can be done to attempt to reverse the vasectomy. Vasectomies are over 99.5% effective per current research, and more than 500,000 men in the United States choose a vasectomy every year.
Dr. Travis Green is an expert in the no-scalpel vasectomy technique and performs over 200 per year. To learn more about the vasectomy procedure and the advantages of our no-scalpel technique, give us a call at 281-957-9658 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green today.
Our procedure is fast, minimally invasive, and effective. We use a no-scalpel technique to make one small hole as an entry point to access both vas deferens. Through this tiny hole we are able to perform both sides. The no-scalpel technique has shown to decrease complications such as hematoma following the procedure. The procedure is done in our clinic and takes only 10-15 minutes. During the procedure, we will remove a segment of the tube, cauterize both ends, and tie both ends. We do not leave any permanent clips or suture inside the body at all. This makes healing and recovery very fast and easy. Normally, this opening is so small there is no need for any stitches on the skin.
Dr. Green is an expert in this technique and will guide you through everything you need to know throughout the procedure and recovery. Dr. Green is the leading practitioner for no-scalpel vasectomy in the Webster, Clear Lake, League City, Pasadena, Dickinson, Baytown, and Houston areas.
Will a vasectomy affect my orgasms or erections?
No, the sperm makes up such a small volume of your ejaculate that you are very unlikely to notice a difference. In addition, the penis is left completely untouched and the procedure has no effect on erectile function at all.
How Is the recovery?
Recovery is very minimal and often patients do not require any sort of pain medication at all. We simply recommend avoiding heavy activity and long periods of standing for the first 2 days post-procedure. You are able to care for yourself immediately following the procedure.
When can I have sex?
We recommend waiting 1 week following the procedure for any sexual activity. We then recommend using an alternate form of birth control for the first 8 weeks following the procedure, as there may be residual sperm in your tubes. After this time, we will check your semen for sperm to ensure sperm count has reached zero.
Schedule a Vasectomy Consultation
If you are interested in a vasectomy, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Travis Green to discuss your options. To contact Dr. Green, please call our urology clinic today at 281-957-9658. Dr. Green sees patients from throughout the Houston area including League City, Alvin, Galveston, Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Pasadena, and Baytown.