No Scalpel Vasectomy—Really.

For men seeking a vasectomy surgeon, the Centers for Sexual Medicine is the place where expertise meets comfort. The No Scalpel Vasectomy Technique is virtually pain free and lasts less than 30 minutes. We perform our procedure in the office and not in a hospital or surgical center. Dr. Gittens performs a specialized minimally invasive no-scalpel technique, which results in better pain control and fewer complications than the conventional vasectomy.

The vasectomy is an in-office procedure that is performed by separating the two tubes (vas deferens) on both sides of your scrotum responsible for sperm delivery. It should be considered a permanent form of contraception, although a vasectomy reversal can be performed successfully if necessary.

Nitronox™  –  Even MORE comfort during your vasectomy

Nitronox is a delivery system that provides a gas mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen. It is used to help ease discomfort during some medical and aesthetic procedures. If you experience any discomfort or anxiety during your treatment, you are able to inhale the gas mixture through a mask or mouthpiece, as needed. You’ll be fully awake, responsive and breathing on your own through the entire process. You will also be able to drive your self home afterwards.

Common reasons for wanting a Vasectomy

  • You are not interested in having any more children
  • It is less risky for you to have a procedure than your partner
  • Financially, it would be difficult to have another child
  • You or your partner can not use birth control or have side effects
  • Another child would put your partner’s health at risk
  • You have never wanted children

Is the vasectomy an effective form of birth control?

While a vasectomy is indeed the most effective form of birth control short of abstinence, it does not produce immediate sterility. It takes several weeks for patients to become sterile and this must be confirmed with a semen analyses before stopping alternative birth control methods.


Patients are asked to return home upon discharge and avoid strenuous activity for 48 hours. Use an ice pack 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off while relaxing after the procedure. Most men can return to work the next day.

Learn more about the no-scalpel gentle vasectomy.

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