Vasectomy is the most popular form of permanent birth control for men, and about 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy every year. At Emory Healthcare we routinely perform the no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV), which is an innovative technique by which we can perform the entire procedure through a tiny puncture site in the scrotal skin. With the NSV, a tiny puncture hole is used and blood vessels are spread apart instead of cut (as is commonly done during a traditional vasectomy) obviating the need for a scalpel during this procedure. The no-scalpel vasectomy has been shown to have lower rates of bleeding (hematoma), lower rates of infection, and lower level of pain during the procedure when compared to a traditional vasectomy.

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Therapies

To learn about diagnosis, treatment, and therapies, please visit Emory Urology Services.