"I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure; much less complex
than I could have ever imagined."
me, it was completely painless. No-needle vasectomy was so much better than what
- Gary H.
"I had been putting this off for a long time. I wasn’t too
anxious about what would happen after the anesthesia took effect, but the thought
of a long needle was very disconcerting. The procedure was almost completely painless
and it was over before I knew it."
Testimonials on record
No needle approach offers patients new, less-invasive option for vasectomy
new surgical approach called “no needle vasectomy” is now offering men a new,
less-invasive treatment option for permanent male birth control.
no needle jet anesthetic technique, originally pioneered in North America, was
introduced to the U.S. urological market at the 100th annual meeting of the American
Urological Association (AUA) in San Antonio May 21-26, 2005.
In a traditional
vasectomy, an anesthetic is delivered via a needle into the scrotum to numb the
area before the surgical procedure. With this new procedure, the anesthetic is
delivered into the target area with a no needle jet injection – decreasing the
fear of needles and removing needle injection pain.
technique vs. no needle approach
The traditional method of vasectomy involves inserting
a needle into the scrotum to anesthetize the area around each vas deferens prior
to surgery - a key reason why the procedure can be painful.
With the new, no needle approach to vasectomy, the
physician can anesthetize the surgical area with a jet anesthetic device, which
delivers the numbing agent without use of a needle.
Key Benefits of No Needle Vasectomy
According to physician experts in this field, the three key benefits
of the no needle approach to vasectomy are that it:
Simplifies the surgical technique,
Lowers patient fears, and
Reduces pain in men undergoing the procedure.
Clinicians: Procedure is ‘Remarkably Effective’
Information about the new no needle vasectomy technique was presented in
a study published in the Journal of Urology by Ronald S. Weiss, M.D.*,
and Philip S. Li, M.D.* They presented their findings at the AUA meeting in San
In a study of 465 patients, Drs. Weiss and Li reported the
no needle jet injection anesthetic technique to be "remarkably effective,"
and to be a “simple and safe approach with high patient satisfaction.” Low pain,
and anesthesia without a needle, were welcomed by many men.
“My patients have responded exceptionally well to the no needle
approach for vasectomy,” said Dr. Marc Goldstein, an international medical authority
in vasectomy at Cornell University.
Similar no needle techniques have
been commonly used for anesthesia in dentistry and other areas of medicine. In
2001, Charles "Chic"
L. Wilson, M.D., of Seattle, Wash., initially described this technique for
“No needle vasectomy represents a significant technological
advance for physicians in providing our patients with a virtually painless form
of vasectomy,” said Dr. Ted Benderev, a
urologist in Laguna Hills, California. “Most of my patients, who typically are
concerned about needles, report no pain. As more couples learn about this new
form of permanent birth control, I expect that more men will step up to the plate
in place of their wives.”
* PHILIP S. LI, M.D.
- Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Cornell Institute for
Reproductive Medicine, Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical Center of
Cornell University, The New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia
and Cornell (PSL), New York, New York.
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