A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control that causes the man to be infertile while not inhibiting his sexual pleasure. The procedure is performed by separating the vas deferens, the tubes in a mans productive tract that delivers sperm into his ejaculate, thus making the man infertile. For many, this is much easier than having to worry about buying or using other forms of birth control.
No-Scalpel Alternative to Surgery
However, some men shy away from the procedure because they dont like the idea of a scalpel being used on such delicate parts. Before the introduction of what is now called a hemostat vasectomy the surgery used to leave the patient with a wound that needed time to heal and, if they were lucky, a nice scar.
Now, surgeons no longer need to use a scalpel. A hemostat vasectomy requires no cutting, heals quickly and leaves no scar.
During a hemostat vasectomy, a pointy device that resembles tweezers, known as a hemostat, is used.
First, the doctor or surgeon locates the vas deferens through the skin and holds it in place. Then, with the hemostats pointy end, a small hole is made in the skin and the vas deferens is pulled through.
The two ends of the vas deferens are then fused together using sutures, clamps or a laser. By doing this, the vas deferens is once more able to enter the ejaculate and the man becomes fertile again.
A hemostat vasectomy takes about ten minutes and can be performed in a doctors office or clinic.
The downside to a hemostat vasectomy is that some experts say that a doctor or surgeon must perform about ten to twenty of the procedures to be proficient. A hemostat vasectomy is a very difficult procedure and requires a lot of patience and skill.
A hemostat vasectomy is a good option for any man who wants the benefit of birth control without the side effects and inconvenience associated with most forms of contraceptives. It involves almost no downtime and requires no cutting. The best part is, it leaves no scar.
It is important to know that just because a hemostat vasectomy has been performed and the vas deferens has been severed, there may still be sperm in a mans ejaculate.
A man should use other forms of birth control for at least three months following a hemostat vasectomy to prevent from getting his partner pregnant. The procedure has a high success rate and is a great alternative to other vasectomy procedures.