are several options to consider when a couple decides they do not
want to have any more children. The only permanent solutions
are vasectomy or tubal ligation.
A vasectomy is a procedure that can be done
in the office with a local anesthetic. Dr.
Hendricks now performs this procedure without the use of needles utilizing
a new device that instills the anesthetic with significantly less, if any,
pain than the traditional needle method. The benefit and decreased anxiety
for patients is tremendous using this advanced technique. This device
has just recently become available and can be viewed at www.noneedlevasectomy.com.
Dr. Hendricks does vasectomies using the no needle approach with both the
scalpel-free technique as well as using a scalpel. The amount of pain and discomfort
using the scalpel is no greater than the scalpel-free technique, but he will
gladly do whatever technique the patient prefers. Many urologists use
the no-scalpel technique simply to market their practice more, but there is
really no added benefit to using that technique. Dr. Hendricks has performed
hundreds of vasectomies using each technique.
Napa Valley Urology schedules most of their vasectomies on Friday. This
allows for the working male to only need to take one day off work and return
to work the following Monday.
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Valley Urology Associates