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ADVANTAGES OF VASECTOMY
• Vasectomy is a one time, low risk procedure, which is safe and effective
• Vasectomy is the most dependable method of birth control, including all forms of female birth control
• Vasectomy is covered by OHIP
• It eliminates the ongoing expense of other, non permanent birth control methods
• It relieves your worries of unplanned pregnancy
• A vasectomy DOES NOT protect men from the risks of sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs, STDs)
during unprotected sex
Traditionally, vasectomy requires the use of a scalpel to cut the skin of the scrotum over the right and the left vas deferens tube. Each vas is then divided and sealed, using various methods depending on the surgeon. The two incisions are then closed with stitches.
Before the incisions are made, the skin is 'frozen' using local anaesthetic, which is delivered using a needle placed into the scrotal skin over each vas.
NO NEEDLE NO SCALPEL VASECTOMY
At the Toronto Vasectomy Clinic, we perform vasectomies using the No Needle, No Scalpel method. The No Scalpel vasectomy method eliminates the need for a cut in the skin. Instead, a special instrument with a pointed tip (a hemostat) is used to create a tiny opening in the skin to gain access to the vas deferens. The vas on each side is then disrupted in four ways:
1. The vas is divided.
2. The two ends are separated.
3. The prostatic end is sealed with cautery.
4. Titanium clips are used to close the vas sheath over the prostatic end of the vas (fascial interposition method).
5. The testicular end of the vas is left open.
This method is known as the open-ended, fascial interposition technique.
The opening in the scrotal skin is so small, that it seals on its own without the need for stitches.
The No Needle method eliminates the need for a needle to freeze the skin. Instead, the local anaesthetic is delivered using a special instrument called the MadaJet®. The MadaJet® freezes the skin and underlying vas by using a high pressure spray rather than a needle.
The No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy is fully covered by OHIP.