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Vasectomy- No Needle, No Scalpel

We are proud to be among the first to use the innovative approach of the "No Needle No Scalpel" Vasectomy.

Vasectomy is one of the most common male surgical procedures done in the United States as a means of birth control and family planning.

At Riverside Urology we perform vasectomies on an almost daily basis utilizing the “No Needle No Scalpel” method. The area being worked on is obviously a “sensitive” one and we know that and will help you make this as simple as possible. If you are diligent in following the instructions you’ll find that what is anticipated to be an uncomfortable situation, is really just a minor inconvenience.

So what’s the process?

There are 2 appointments; the consult and the procedure. We hold time on our schedule daily for vasectomy consults which means we can typically get you in to see the doctor for your consult within a few days.

The attached three documents need to be completed and submitted at the consult along with your insurance card and photo ID.


Medical History


Most insurance companies cover the procedure but you may still have an out-of-pocket expense such as coinsurance, copay or deductible. We would suggest that you contact your insurance carrier and inform them that you are considering having an in-office vasectomy and provide them with the Billing Code of 55250. They can tell you what your responsibility will be for both the consult and the procedure. Our office does not charge a “facility fee” making us one of the most affordable vasectomy providers. Payment is due at time of service.

At the consult the doctor will review the anatomy, discuss the procedure, answer your questions, do a brief exam and review pre and post op instructions.

Vasectomy Pre and Post Op Instructions

On the day of your procedure you’ll need a driver to and from the office. Plan for about an hour from arrival to departure.

Immediately following your procedure the 2 most important things are rest and ice. If you follow the post op instructions you should experience a quick recovery.

The comment we hear most often following the procedure is, “I worried about that for nothing!”

What is the No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy?

In a traditional vasectomy a needle is used to inject the anesthetic into the scrotum to numb the area and a scalpel is used to make an incision. In the no needle approach the anesthetic is delivered by a fine spray. A small puncture entry offers men a less invasive and more comfortable option for the procedure.

Key Benefits of the No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy.

According to physician experts in this field, the 3 key benefits of the No Needle No Scalpel approach are:
        1. Simplifies the surgical technique
        2. Lowers patient fears and enchances patient comfort
        3. Reduces or eliminates pain

This techique was developed in the 1970s and was introduced at the American Urological Association (AUA) meeting in 2005 and has resulted in patient comfort and faster healing. It is ideal for patients who are less than 250lbs.

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"I was interested in a vasectomy so called and was amazed at how quickly they got me in for my initial consult."

"I had it (vasectomy) done and in the end it was way easier than I expected."

"I called around and was happy to find out Riverside Urology didn't charge a facility fee."

"Dr. Riemenschneider and his staff made my vasectomy experience as pleasant as possible."

"Excellent process and all the staff was great. Much easier than I anticipated. Followed the post-op info and everything went fine. Thank you.” 08-04-15

“I was very pleased with the personable service. Prior to contacting Riverside I had tried to call other urologists to inquire about vasectomy and never actually reached a person to speak with. Riverside Urology answered the phone the first time and everything went smoothly and pleasantly all the way through the process. I highly recommend Dr. Herb and his team. Thank you.” 08-07-15