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  • Conventional vasectomy

    During a conventional vasectomy, the doctor will make two small incisions on the scrotum to get to the vas deferens, which are then cut and sealed (tied or burned). The whole procedure takes less than 30 mins, requires only local anesthesia, and leaves behind dissolvable stiches on the scrotum.

  • Fascial interposition

    An optional step in a vasectomy to place an organic tissue barrier between the two ends of the detached vas deferens. It lowers chances of vasectomy failure as it prevents the ends from reconnecting.

  • No-incision vesectomy

    Similar to a conventional vasectomy except a tiny puncture instead of incisions is made to the scrotum with special forceps. Local anesthesia is still required but there are no stitches involved.

  • No-needle vasectomy

    Just like a conventional vesectomy except the local anesthesia is administered with a jet injector instead of a syringe. The anesthetic liquid goes under the skin via a high-pressured stream.

  • Open-ended vasectomy

    Performed like a conventional vasectomy, but the vas deferens are left opened on the testicular end after they are cut. Scar tissue will develop there and prevent any sperm from reaching the rest of the vas deferens. Open-ended vasectomy has two main benefits: less testicular pain due to lower pressure buildup and the possibility of reversibility.

  • Vas irrigation

    Vas irrigtation is an add-on to a vasectomy where sterile water or euflavine is injected into the distal end (not the end attached to the testes). It's used to help men become infertile immediately as leftover sperm in the semen can be viable for up to 20 weeks with just a vasectomy.