What steps can be taken to ensure the no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) is successful?

Updated: Jan 19, 2016
  • Author: M David Stockton, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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A calm and quiet surgical environment is helpful for patient relaxation. Consider recommending that patients bring a music player and headphones to wear during the procedure.

The 3-finger technique of securing the vas is essential to the correct application of the specialized instruments of NSV.

Be sure to take meticulous care to attain hemostasis, sealing even the smallest perivasal blood vessel to avoid hematomas.


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