Effective, Fast, and Minimally Invasive – Vasectomy in Elk Grove

Dr. Chirag A. Patel is a no-scalpel vasectomy specialist, providing safe and permanent male birth control solutions to the Elk Grove community.

While the idea of a vasectomy makes many men uncomfortable, the procedure is a safe and highly effective family planning tool. Dr. Chirag A. Patel offers no-scalpel vasectomies that allow patients to successfully prevent unwanted pregnancies for the long-term.

Benefits of No-Scalpel Vasectomy

A no-scalpel vasectomy – also known as a no-needle vasectomy or a keyhole vasectomy – is a minimally invasive male contraceptive procedure. Although standard vasectomies involve surgical intervention and substantial recovery time, the no-scalpel vasectomy is a simpler, more comfortable process that yields the same results. Here are a few advantages no-scalpel vasectomies have over standard vasectomies:

  • No-scalpel vasectomies are faster, often taking only 20 minutes from start to finish

  • Lower risk of complications and infections

  • Quicker recovery time

  • No scarring

  • No sutures/stitches

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure in Elk Grove

Both standard and no-scalpel vasectomies achieve male sterilization by blocking the transfer of sperm from the testicles into the semen. No-scalpel vasectomies differ in that they don't require incisions; a tool called a surgical dissecting clamp is used to expose the vasa deferentia so that they can be sealed. The hole created to expose the vas deferens is so small it doesn't require stitches, and can simply heal on its own. There are no needle injections of anesthesia necessary; in order to numb the tissues, anesthesia is sprayed into the surgical site. No-scalpel vasectomies are outpatient procedures, so the patient can go home on the same day.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Recovery in Elk Grove

Recovery time post-procedure is relatively short – most men can resume normal, non-strenuous activities 48 hours after the surgery. Discomfort is minimal, and although a dull pain is normal after the anesthesia wears off, it can typically be successfully addressed through the use of an over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol. Physical exertion such as running or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 4-7 days after the procedure.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Cost in Elk Grove

A 45-minute no-scalpel vasectomy costs $590. We also take the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield

  • CareCredit

  • Cigna

  • HealthNet

  • Molina/Golden Shore

  • Multiplan/PHCS

  • TRICARE (with some variation between the various subtypes)

  • United Healthcare

Vasectomy Doctor, Elk Grove

As an advocate for proactive family planning, Dr. Chirag A. Patel treats a diverse set of patients all over the world. He performs no-scalpel vasectomies in developing countries and provides consultations and training to local health care workers.

Vasectomy Near Me in Elk Grove

The Northern California Vasectomy main clinic is located in Elk Grove, and also offers a Saturday clinic in Redding. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please visit our contact page.