What equipment is required to perform a no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV)?

Updated: Jan 19, 2016
  • Author: M David Stockton, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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See the list below:

  • Vasectomy tray

    • Needle, 1.5 inch, 27 gauge, attached to syringe, 10 mL

    • MadajetXL modified jet no-needle device (optional)

    • Plain lidocaine, 2%, total of 10 mL

    • Large rubber band to retract penis

    • Towel clips, 2

    • Gauze pack, 4 x 4

    • Straight hemostat

    • Fine point Iris scissors

    • Allison forceps with teeth, 2

    • Hemoclip applicator and medium clips

    • Suture, 4-0 (eg, chromic or polyglycolic acid [Dexon]; optional; for fascial interposition)

    • Needle driver (optional; for fascial interposition)

  • Specialized NSV instruments

  • Instruments to occlude the vas

    • Handheld cautery with disposable tip and sterile holding sheath

    • Bovie cautery unit with disposable needle point

  • Athletic supporter

  • Ice pack

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