At the Pollock Clinics we use an Open-ended technique as opposed to Closed-ended to block the vas tube.
What this means is that in our approach, once the vas tube is cut, only the upper end of the tube is cauterized
(ie. blocked) while the lower end leaving the testicle is left open (ie. unblocked).
Many studies show that the Open-ended technique can reduce the risk of long term congestive pain in the
This approach not only has no detrimental impact on the success rate of the procedure (which is better than 99.9 at our clinics),
but it creates only half of the thermal cautery damage because only the upper ends of
the tubes need to be cauterized.
To understand what happens during a No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure,
first review the above diagram to see how the male anatomy
normally functions. The testicles produce sperm that travel through a pair of tubes called the Vasa Deferens. You can
easily feel them through the scrotal skin, like firm spaghetti-sized tubes on either side of the penis. These tubes carry
sperm from the testicles out through the penis. The NSV procedure simply interrupts the flow of sperm by cutting the
sperm tubes and blocking their ends (see diagram below).
Before making the decision to have your NSV, why not take a virtual run-through of the preparations, procedure, and
recovery to see what you can expect from Dr. Pollock and your NSV from start to finish.