Why Come To Our Center For Your Vasectomy?

Dr. Theodore Benderev has performed thousands of vasectomies and is known for his professionalism and calm expertise. His practice in Mission Viejo is a state of the art facility with a kind, caring and knowledgeable staff. He founded Vasectomy.com and is the first known physician to perform the No-Needle Vasectomy technique in California. He is a board certified urologic surgeon.  You can learn more about Dr. Benderev and his techniques at www.Vasectomy.MD.

You May Be Asking Yourself, What Is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a relatively simple out-patient surgery to interrupt the flow of sperm from the testicles to the outside. This procedure is done by closing the vas deferens, which are small tubes that transport sperm from the testicles to the urinary system, allowing the later release of the sperm to the outside.

You may not have known that vasectomy surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in men in America. There are over 500,000 performed in the United States alone each year!  Vasectomy cost can vary greatly by area and physician, though the procedure is frequently covered by insurance.  While Dr. Benderev is extraordinarily experienced in and dedicated to the practice of vasectomy, he has maintained his fees in the standard range.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) was originally developed in China in the early 1970’s by Dr. Li Shunqiang. It was found to greatly reduce complications found with standard vasectomies. Over 15 million men have undergone the NSV.

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) is unique in that there is no incision made in the scrotum. Instead, special forceps are usually used to separate the layers of tissue and make a single opening approximately a quarter of an inch in diameter in the middle of the scrotum. Recovery is faster than with the standard vasectomy. Bleeding, swelling, infection and other complications are generally less. So is the amount of resultant discomfort after the procedure. In fact, one study noted up to 4 times less infections and up to 20 times less bleeding. No skin stitches are needed and scarring is minimal.

No-Needle Anesthesia Vasectomy

More recently, the No-Needle Vasectomy has been popularized as a highly effective means to deliver anesthesia to the vasectomy area without a needle. Dr. Benderev first brought this technique to California in approximately 2002.

Using a high pressure jet injector the anesthetic solution is passed into the vas with the sensation similar to a small rubber band “flick” on the skin. Most patients report the procedure of vasectomy with Dr. Benderev is pain free. The No Needle technique of anesthesia can be used together with the No-Scalpel Vasectomy. Physicians require additional training for these procedures and, therefore, you may choose to ask whether your physician has experience with them.  Dr. Benderev generally performs both of these techniques in each patient in under 10 minutes.

What a Vasectomy Is Not:

  • It isn’t as invasive as the corresponding procedure for women – tubal ligation.
  • A vasectomy is usually painless, especially when the “No-Needle” anesthesia technique is used in experienced hands.
  • It isn’t a solution for sexual or marital problems.
  • It shouldn’t be considered uniformly reversible. You may have heard of someone who had the procedure reversed? This works many times, but you can’t count on it. A vasectomy should be considered permanent.

What Vasectomy Doesn’t Do:

  • It doesn’t affect male hormone levels, since testosterone is released directly into the bloodstream, without any relationship to the vas deferens tube.
  • It shouldn’t affect sexual function, sex drive or sensation. The semen appears essentially the same, though the sperm cells are missing.
  • It doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Vasectomy also doesn’t make you sterile immediately, because sperm stored in the lower part of the vas deferens may be viable for many weeks after vasectomy. That’s why sperm counts are not taken until at least 8 weeks after the procedures.
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