The no scalpel vasectomy (NSV) technique was created in 1974 by Dr Li Shunqiang in the province of Sichuan, China.
It is a safe and minimally-invasive technique with a much lower percentage of complications in comparison to a conventional vasectomy. It was first introduced into the Western medical community in 1985 by Dr Marc Goldstein from the Weill Cornell Medical Center – New York Hospital.
Dr Goldstein was the first American urologist trained in the no scalpel vasectomy technique, or ligation of vas deferens by clamping method under direct vision, as it was known in China. Since then, more than 20 million men have undergone no scalpel vasectomies in China.
Results have shown 10 times less bruising, infections and other complications, a percentage of 0.4% for the no scalpel vasectomy compared to 3.1% for the conventional vasectomy.
80% of American doctors that practice no scalpel vasectomies report that patients experience much less pain and bleeding during surgery.