A “WBS” vasectomy (PL “Wazektomia bez skalpela”) means no-scalpel vasectomy. It is considered the least invasive, safe surgical method and does not require long recovery. The procedure involves gentle removal away of the scrotal skin with a sharp instrument, without using a scalpel or extensive skin incision. At a later stage, the procedure is the same as in classic vasectomy: it consists in cutting and ligation of the vas deferens. There is no need for sutures, it is usually sufficient to apply a healing aid to the skin.
The choice of this method is associated with less invasiveness and less post-treatment pain.
The first stage of the procedure is topical anaesthesia of the scrotal skin. The next step is palpation of the vas deferens: a doctor identifies the course of the vas deferens under the skin with their fingers. The vas deferens are held at the skin surface with special forceps. The skin is disinfected and then dissected at a length of about 6 mm. It is done with special forceps. Once the vas deferens is exposed, it is brought outside and held in place. The doctor then cuts the vas deferens and both ends are coagulated. The end of the vas deferens farther from the testicle is ligated using insoluble surgical threads or a titanium clip. While the end of the vas deferens closer to the testicle remains open: this allows the sperm to escape from the testicle into the scrotum and be absorbed by the body. At the last stage of the procedure, the vas deferens are retracted into the scrotum and healing preparation is applied to the skin. After one-hour medical observation, the Patient may leave the clinic. During the first few days after the procedure, physician’s instructions should be followed and a follow-up should take place a few days after the procedure.