Traditional v. no-scalpel. Does it really matter?

To clarify, the answer is yes.

Vasectomies are a permanent form of male birth control. They have originally performed in an operating room under anesthesia. And, the procedure was followed up with several days of recovery. Now, no-scalpel vasectomies are certainly the preferred method and most medically prudent.


There are several reasons to choose a no-scalpel vasectomy.

  • Reduced pain. No-scalpel vasectomies result in less bleeding, bruising, infection and pain. For a no-scalpel vasectomy, a doctor pokes a pin-hole sized puncture rather than cutting the scrotum’s skin.
  • Saves time. The average no-scalpel vasectomy takes half of the time of a traditional vasectomy. Men are also able to return to work and obligations within 48 hours after no-scalpel vasectomies.
  • Fast recovery. Most men return to work within 48 – 72 hours of no-scalpel vasectomy. However, traditional vasectomies often require men to recover for a full week.

Also, throughout his career, Dr. Bates has performed more than 2,000 no-scalpel vasectomies. He often recommends men schedule no-scalpel vasectomies during the March to recover with guilt-free NCAA college basketball watching couch time.

To conclude, JRMC does not require a referral from a primary care physician for no-scalpel vasectomies. Patients may also request appointments online without questions.

The ball is in your court. Call and schedule your vasectomy directly with Dr. Bates. Schedule direct: (701) 952-4878.