Leading Vasectomy Expert: Los Angeles
By: Dr. Gary Bellman on May 19, 2017
Here at Southern California Urology Institute, Dr. Gary C. Bellman performs vasectomies as a simple way of contraception. It remains one of the most effective forms of birth control, and in recent years, has become easier to do with minimal discomfort to patients. The reason being a method called the No-Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy.
What is No-Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy?
Carried out as an in-office procedure, the no-needle, no-scalpel method includes using a special instrument is used to make a tiny puncture in the skin and stretch the opening so the vas can be cut and tied. This approach produces very little bleeding, and no stitches are needed to close the punctures, which heal quickly by themselves. The newer method also produces less pain and fewer complications than conventional vasectomy.
This vasectomy technique has the least amount of associated complications such as bruising and scarring. It also reduces discomfort, both during and after the vasectomy procedure, with recovery time up to 50% percent faster than a traditional vasectomy. The typical operating time is very short at just about 10-15 minutes.
How effective is the procedure?
A vasectomy of any type is considered as one of the most effective means of protection from pregnancy. Although no procedure is totally safe or effective, the failure rate for a vasectomy is less than 1% (By comparison, the failure rate for condoms is 12% or more). Couples who want a highly reliable and permanent form of contraception often opt for a vasectomy where the success rate is over 99%.
Who are the best candidates for vasectomy?
Because this is a personal decision, there are no absolute rules, and the best answer lies in being informed. However, there are some suggestions to consider as to who is a good candidate. Before making a decision, discuss these and all related issues with your spouse, and seek the advice of a specialist.
For a vasectomy consultation, Dr. Gary C. Bellman's friendly office staff can be best reached at the contact listed below.
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West Hills, CA 91307
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