All material provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for a physician's consultation.
couple Dr. Wherry
Patrick E. Wherry, MD Inc.
2505 Samaritan Drive
Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95124-4009

Bus: 408.356.7089
Fax: 408.356.0890

Email: Dr Wherry

View Directions

American Medical Systems
Northern California Prostate Cancer Center
Urological Surgeons of Northern California
no-scalpel vasectomy

No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy

We are continually refining the vasectomy process.

Only improved, proven techniques are used.

The Needle-Less No-Scalpel approach minimizes access size and improves wound healing

  • The vas deferens is divided

    • Open-Ended approach minimizes post-procedure discomfort and improves the chance of success if a reversal is performed

    • The use of cautery, along with tissue interposition, minimizes the possibility for reconnection

The inconvenience is minimal

  • Usually only two office visits are required

    • Initial consultation is 30 minutes
    • Vasectomy is 45 minutes
    • A follow-up assessment is not typically necessary

  • Any discomfort is typically insignificant

    • No shaving is required
    • The use of pre-procedure topical anesthesia almost completely "numbs" the access area
      • needle anxiety should not be an issue
      • sedation has not ever been necessary
      • A jet inoculation technique completely avoids needle usage and completes the "numbing" effect
    • Normal activities are only minimally interrupted
      • Pain medication is usually not needed
      • The patient is almost always able to drive home
      • Work, most exercise and sexual activity can usually resume within 24 hours.

    Vasectomy is both minimally invasive and maximally convenient

    Learn more

© 2010, Patrick E. Wherry MD Inc. All Rights Reserved.