A vasectomy is an incredibly common procedure which helps men to become sterile, once they believe that they have finished their family planning. This is a procedure which is very quick, has a high rate of success and which has advanced over the years to become the hassle and stress free procedure which it is in the modern day.
Today then we are going to take a look at the no scalpel vasectomy vs traditional methods and find out what exactly is different about the two. We know that in the modern age this is a treatment which is safer and swifter than ever before, but what exactly is it about this modern technique that makes the difference? Let’s take a look.
Before the 1990s came around the traditional approach used a scalpel in the vasectomy. This scalpel would have been used to make two incisions in the scrotum which would then cut the vas deferens, which is where the sperm would travel to the semen. At the time, this was the only way in which this area of the genitals could be cut, there simply wasn’t an alternative.
The Modern Technique Which Is Used
There really isn’t much of a difference in terms of the procedure in the modern age, although the consequences of using this particular technique are greatly improved when compared with the more traditional technique. In the modern age we see the vas deferens held with a clamp, and then a needs is inserted into the duct which then severs its link to the urethra. This is a far less painful way of severing the link and because it is less invasive it ensures that there is faster recover time.
Understanding The Differences Between the Two
Back in 2014 we saw results of a study which was carried out, which investigated the key differences between these two approaches. What that study found, or at least the most important information which was found, was that through the modern procedure, patients were actually 5 times less like to have infections beneath the skin. This of course is a huge advancement and a very compelling reason as to why the modern procedure is preferred.
Not only this, the new procedure is able to be conducted faster, more efficiently and with much higher rate of success than ever before. By success we are referring to the success of the operation regarding any additional injuries. In the main both procedures are just as successful as each other. As mentioned the recuperation time is vastly quicker thanks to this non-invasive procedure and that is something which gives so many men great hope and more confidence when it comes to signing up for this kind of procedure.
There is little doubt that the modern procedure is far superior to the traditional approach and there looks to be no need or call for any further advancements in the way in which vasectomies are carried out.