The Vasectomy Procedure

For Women
Vasectomy Information Source for Wives and Partners
Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligation vs. EssureĀ®
Questions and Answers

How long does a No-Scalpel Vasectomy take?

Usually about 10 minutes by Dr. Benderev.

The Steps of our No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy

  1. You will partially disrobe and lie on the exam table.  Your privacy will be respected, as you can expect only Dr. Benderev to be present during the procedure.  No assistant is used.
  2. The scrotum will be washed and draped to guard against infection.  
  3. He will apply a local anesthetic using the "No-Needle technique". The needle is usually avoided with this technique by using a special jet sprayer for the anesthetic.  You will likely feel a "flick" on the scrotal skin.
  4. After the local anesthetic is administered, one tiny (1/4 inch) opening is made in the middle of the scrotum just below the penis.
  5. The right and left vasa tubes are lifted through this opening. Each side is done separately. The vas is snipped without sensation. Using an "open-ended technique", Dr. Benderev then cauterizes (heat seals) the far end of the vas and buries it within adjacent tissue using a tiny titanium clip (entitled "fascial interposition") before returning the vas back into the scrotum. The same procedure is done on the opposite side. While most patients do not feel anything during the procedure, it is possible that you may feel a mild pulling sensation or pressure during this process.

  1. The opposite vas deferens is then lifted through the opening for the same procedure. The remaining opening can heal with closure by stitches or naturally without stitches.



Check out Theodore Benderev, MD on Yelp

Home | No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy | Anatomy & Terms | Risks & Complications | Alternatives | What to Expect | Vasectomy Procedure | Vasectomy Reversal | Dr. Benderev | Request an Appointment | Contact Us

Site content copyright © 1999-2022 Theodore V. Benderev, M.D. All Rights Reserved. 1-888-VASECTOMY (888-827-3286)

The content of this site is provided for information only and not for medical advice.  This site makes no claims as to the accuracy of its information and is not a substitute for direct consultation with your health care professional.

Dr. Ted Benderev is a well known urologist since 1990 who has performed more than 10,000 vasectomy and vasectomy reversal procedures. His practice is conveniently located in the Orange County communities including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Corona, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, San Clemente, Tustin, Westminster, and adjacent Inland Empire counties of Riverside and San Bernardino, San Diego and Los Angeles.