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At BPH Canada, Dr. Zorn and his team of dedicated specialists offer the Zorn EZ Vasectomy™ – a tear-free no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy procedures for their patients.
With regards to outcomes following a vasectomy procedure, experience does matter. With over 18 years of experience, Dr. Zorn is a highly trained board-certified urologist that has performed over 10,000 of vasectomy procedures. All procedures have been performed through a 3 mm single opening.
Given Dr. Zorn’s extensive experience with tear-free no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy, he can perform the procedure quickly and efficiently. A typical Zorn EZ Vasectomy procedure performed by Dr. Zorn takes about 15 minutes or less. It is not uncommon for patients to have little or no discomfort after their vasectomy procedure. Experience is essential when it comes to optimal outcomes with vasectomy procedures.
The Zorn EZ Vasectomy™ is a no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy procedure.
A No-Needle Vasectomy uses a pressure-activated injector device to deliver local anesthesia without a needle. It creates a high pressure spray that allows the anesthetic agent to penetrate the scrotal skin without causing pain. The instrument was invented specifically for patient comfort as it reduces the fear & trauma associated with Needles, or “fear of needles.”
A No-Scalpel Vasectomy or NSV is a vasectomy using a special instrument that is used to make one tiny puncture, instead of making two incisions as in a traditional vasectomy. The same instrument is then used to gently stretch the opening so the tubes can be reached. Through the tiny opening, both tubes are temporarily lifted out and then blocked.
A Tear-Free Vasectomy is a term branded by an elite group of board-certified urologists dedicated to the art of performing a minimally invasive vasectomy using only the most modern techniques to maximize efficacy and minimize patient discomfort.
Our Vasectomy specialist will only make one hole in the middle to perform the entire procedure as opposed to one incision on each side of the scrotum with a traditional vasectomy.
Compared to the more conventional approach, studies have shown the following for a no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy:
It is preferable to do a vasectomy through a tiny central opening versus making larger cuts requiring sutures and a more complex recovery. The addition of a skin glue closure is also seen as a benefit by most men undergoing vasectomy.
The Zorn EZ Vasectomy™ offers a quick and simple way to get your vasectomy procedure done.
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The Zorn EZ Vasectomy™ uses only the most modern techniques to maximize efficacy and minimize patient discomfort.
A Zorn EZ Vasectomy guarantees the patient the most modern and up-to-date techniques are used to increase the probability of a successful vasectomy. Although the risk of pregnancy after a vasectomy is only 1 in 2000, it is reassuring to know that the chances of persistent motile sperm after a vasectomy can be minimized with the excellent surgical technique.
To perform a vasectomy procedure, Dr. Zorn will first inject lidocaine to numb the skin.
A no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy requires the use of a pressure-activated injector device or specifically the MadaJet Needle-free Injection which injects anesthetic agents through a a fine jet stream with virtually no pain. This jet injection technique holds the physiological advantage of providing higher levels of tissue anesthesia, while using lesser volume.
Next, the vas deferens are identified manually and isolated using the standard three-finger technique. Subsequently, the skin is opened using a no-needle no-scalpel technique.
Fascial interposition involves capping the ends of the vas deferens with a small cap of tissue that surrounds the vas thereby preventing two divided ends from touching each other after the procedure and forming a new connection during the healing process. Removing a small segment of vas during the procedure creates some distance between the two divided ends and further decreases the probability of a new connection forming.
Finally, mucosal cautery is employed during a Zorn EZ Vasectomy using a needle tipped electrocautery to form a long segment of scar in the inner aspect of the vas to prevent sperm from being able to pass if a new connection is able to form despite fascial interposition and separation of the vasal ends.
The tiny skin defect is approximated with skin glue or a small suture.
The total time to perform a vasectomy procedure is approximately 15 minutes.
Due to the numbing cream, patients will not experience any pain throughout the procedure. The Lenis Needle-free system is significantly less painful than a traditional needle injection. Most patients describe it as being gently snapped with a rubber band.
After a vasectomy, it is important to avoid strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, exercise, or sexual activity for 3-5 days. It is typical to have mild discomfort that can be relieved with Tylenol or ibuprofen. Ice should be applied to the area indirectly for 20 minutes every few hours while awake for the first day to reduce swelling and discomfort.
A topical antibacterial such as Bacitracin or Neosporin should be applied to the wounds 2-3 times per day for several days. It is important to avoid submerging the wound in water such as in a bath or swimming pool. These activities can allow bacteria to enter the wound and lead to infection. It is OK to take a shower even the day of the procedure, but the area should not be washed vigorously or scrubbed with a brush.
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There are very few possible complications associated with the Zorn EZ Vasectomy.
The complications that can arise are generally short-lived and resolve with ice, rest, anti-inflammatories, and time.
Long term safety with a Zorn EZ Vasectomy™ is considered excellent, although all of the following are possible:
Very infrequently a post-vasectomy syndrome may occur which is associated with prolonged scrotal discomfort. Typically, this can be relieved with anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and the symptoms should resolve with time.
Following a vasectomy, early failure rates are most likely related to unprotected intercourse too soon after the vasectomy procedure when the sperm has not been cleared from the vas deferens. Typically, a semen analysis performed 3 months following the vasectomy procedure confirming no sperm in the ejaculate is sufficient to indicate to the patient that he is clear to have unprotected intercourse.
Late failures after vasectomy can theoretically be attributed to recanalization of the vas deferens. Vas recanalization rates are quoted at 1 in 1000 vasectomy procedures according to the literature. Dr. Zorn uses a combination of techniques including cautery, suture ligature, and fascial interposition to help mitigate the risk of vas recanalization following a vasectomy procedure.
The vasectomy procedure takes about 15 minutes to perform and is tolerated very well by our patients. To add to patient comfort during a vasectomy procedure, we prescribe Valium to be taken 1 hour prior to the procedure. Additionally, we recommend to patients that they bring an iPhone or personal music player with earphones to make their vasectomy experience more relaxing. With the combination of Valium and music, it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the vasectomy procedure.
Before your vasectomy:
Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, perhaps vasectomy is not right for you. We definitely recommend that you consider vasectomy a permanent form of contraception when making your decision.
Pre-vasectomy Sperm Banking (cryopreservation) is a good idea in almost anyone considering a vasectomy.
Zorn EZ Vasectomies provide a safe and virtually painless alternative to conventional vasectomy using a scalpel. Studies show that tear-free vasectomies have a complication rate eight times lower than conventional approaches and involve less discomfort.
Zorn EZ Vasectomy is different from a conventional vasectomy in the way our doctor gets to the vas tubes, not in the way that the tubes are blocked. In addition, effective and long-lasting local anaesthesia helps make the procedure virtually painless.
A vasectomy procedure is not immediately effective. There are still sperm that are left in the vas deferens beyond the point where the tube is divided. These sperm are viable and capable of causing an unplanned pregnancy. Effective birth control should be resumed after the vasectomy procedure until a negative semen analysis is documented and confirmed by Dr. Zorn.
A semen analysis should be performed 4 months after the procedure and it is important to have at least 50 ejaculations prior to the analysis to clear the tubes of any remaining sperm. The semen analysis will be performed at your local laboratory. You do not have to make a follow-up appointment to review the results. Dr. Zorn will call you to review the result on the phone.
For the first day or two after vasectomy, you may experience mild discomfort in your scrotum or abdomen. Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or ibuprofen should help. Our doctor may also send you home with narcotic pain medication.
Since you will be taking Valium, it is important that someone is there during the procedure and available to drive you home. Immediately following a vasectomy, there is a slight risk of bleeding into your scrotum. Contact your doctor if you experience:
Three months following the vasectomy, patients are requested to obtain a semen analysis to confirm that there are no viable sperm remaining prior to withdrawing any form of prophylaxis against pregnancy.