Choosing a method of contraception is a very personal and important decision. When looking for permanent contraception, many couples choose a vasectomy, a surgical procedure that blocks both sperm ducts (called the vas deferens).
Vasectomy is the most common male sterilization procedure, with about 500,000 being performed in the United States each year. However, all vasectomies are not the same and all vasectomy doctors are not the same.
Dr. Philip Werthman is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top vasectomy and vasectomy reversal specialists. As a fellowship-trained, subspecialist urologist who has dedicated his practice to Andrology, Dr. Werthman has performed more than 2000 vasectomies. He has now pioneered a new breakthrough in the vasectomy procedure, The No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy.
What is a No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy?
This procedure requires no needles to inject the anesthetic. This makes it much more comfortable, and removes any fear that you might have about a needle approaching such a delicate area. In addition, no cut is made and no stitches are necessary. The procedure is performed through a small perforation. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to learn more about this procedure.
Dr. Werthman has been the “surgeon of choice” for thousands of men undergoing this type of vasectomy. These are just a few of the reasons that his patients and colleagues consider him to be THE expert vasectomy surgeon:
- Dr. Werthman’s practice is dedicated exclusively to surgery of the scrotum and vas. He is one of the few urologic surgeons in the United States who does’t practice general urology and specializes only in Andrology full-time. This limited practice gives him a deep, unique understanding of the male anatomy.
- Dr. Werthman has refined his techniques and procedures to be as painless as possible. Dr. Werthman pays great attention to the nuances of vasectomy that come with the experience of performing over two thousand no-scalpel vasectomy procedures. This is also why he has such a low complication rate.
- Dr. Werthman also specializes in treating post-vasectomy pain syndrome and understands its causes. By performing the surgery in the precise location to avoid the chance of back-up pressure building up, using a long-acting anesthesia, and including a powerful anti-inflammatory medication to prevent inflammation before it can start, he takes every possible step to make sure that each vasectomy he performs is successful and as pain free as possible.
- Dr. Werthman’s techniques are uniquely specialized for your comfort. To our knowledge, no other center incorporates these measures routinely during a vasectomy.
Select a link below to learn more about vasectomy procedures, and why you should schedule your vasectomy at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine.
Conventional vs. No-Scalpel Vasectomy
The No-Scalpel Vasectomy is favored by most patients who decide to have a vasectomy.Click here to learn why
Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligation
Male sterilization is a popular choice for many couples because it is safer and involves less risk.Click here to learn more
FAQs About Vasectomy
Vasectomy expert Dr. Philip Werthman answers all of the questions about vasectomy that his patients usually ask.Click here to get answers
Vasectomy Patient Information
We explain what to expect before, during and after your surgery, in a way that is easy to understand.Click here for more info