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, sub-specialist 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.
How Does the Procedure Work?
The No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a delicate surgical procedure performed by Dr. Philip Werthman to block both of the male sperm ducts for patients who desire semi-permanent sterilization. (Baring surgical reversal, the procedure is permanent.) The procedure addresses only the ducts that supply the sperm, which makes up just three percent of the total ejaculate.
During the 10-minute procedure which results in no bleeding or scarring, less pain, and faster recovery, neither linear incisions nor sutures are required, as a special surgical instrument is used over the scrotal skin. The vas is located, separated out from nerves, clipped and cauterized, and then placed back into the scrotum and the area is covered with a bandaid.
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.
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