Dr. Bob Reddoch is a well known and respected emergency department physician and educator in eastern Ontario practising for over 25 years. He now focuses his clinic practice on two procedures including No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy.
Dr. Reddoch performs vasectomy procedures in Ottawa and in Cornwall, with men coming to the clinics from across Eastern Ontario.
Dr. Reddoch underwent extensive training with Dr. Neil Pollock, a foremost authority on vasectomy and creator of the Pollock Technique, which reports an outstanding success rate of over 99.9% in the last 20,000 patients. In 2011, Dr. Reddoch was the first physician to introduce Dr. Pollock’s advanced techniques to Ontario.
Dr. Reddoch does not use local hospitals because that could mean a long wait for you to have the procedure. By setting up his own private centres, Dr. Reddoch has created a convenient situation for patients – you can be seen for your consultation and have your vasectomy within just days of calling the office at 613-933-9997.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy Trends and Clinical Benefits
In recent years, vasectomy has experienced a steady growth in its popularity among those seeking permanent contraception. This trend suggests that more and more people are recognizing the overall convenience, safety and reliability of this procedure.
Now, with the introduction of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and no needle technique, this procedure has become even more simple. The No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy method practiced at Reddoch Clinics is the world’s most advanced vasectomy method, and offers the optimal outcomes with the least discomfort.
No-Needle anaesthesia permits our doctor to administer the necessary freezing without puncturing your scrotal skin – dramatically reducing bleeding, discomfort, and anxiety.
Dr. Bob Reddoch (standing) with the clinic team. Sitting (left to right): Candace Pittman (clinic staff, secretary, phone support), Sherry Smith (clinical lead, surgical assistant), Stephanie Abraham-Reddoch (office manager)
No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Ottawa
NSV was developed in China in 1974 by Dr. Li Shunqiang. By 1985, an international team made up of members from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Access to Voluntary and Safe Contraception (AVSC), formerly the Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception, were visiting China to study alternative vasectomy procedures, including NSV.
In 1988, after careful observation and review of the NSV procedure, they decided to introduce the technique to North America. Since then, over 1,000,000 No-Scalpel vasectomies have been performed in North America and nearly 20,000,000 in China, and the numbers around the world are growing.
Our Ottawa vasectomy clinic is a Canadian user of this advanced method and has been performing NSV with great success for many years.
NSV Benefits vs. Conventional Vasectomy
NSV is a simple, gentle and elegant office procedure that many studies show has significant advantages over conventional vasectomy. NSV is comparatively faster, has a swifter recovery time, safer (one-eighth the rate of bleeding and infection) and can be virtually pain-free.
With a conventional vasectomy procedure, a doctor would make two incisions, one on each side of the scrotum, perform the procedure, and then stitch up the incisions. The stitches would then have to be removed about a week later.
With this new approach there is no knife, no cutting incision, no stitches and no-needle. Men who have undergone NSV express amazement at the minimal physical discomfort they experienced both during the procedure and during recovery.
Men who were previously not considering vasectomy because they feared the scalpel can now feel comfortable, relaxed and confident with this simple procedure.
Vasectomy Long Term Considerations
Choosing to have a vasectomy is a serious decision because it is carried out with the intention of creating permanent sterility.
Notwithstanding this, our experience with patients over the years has shown that a significant number of men who opt for a vasectomy later change their minds about their desire to have children within a number of years after their vasectomy is done. Reasons for this include death of a spouse, death of a child, divorce, separation or just changing their minds. That is why we encourage everyone to consider sperm storage. Sperm can be cryogenically frozen and preserved for years, which provides an insurance policy for the future. No one ever thinks that they will be the one to change their mind.
Sperm Storage Option Before Vasectomy
Currently we refer our vasectomy clients to the Ottawa Fertility Centre for sperm storage. For more information about the centre you can visit their website at www.conceive.ca. The required initial blood test and semen analysis take 3-4 weeks to process.
When Dr. Reddoch is satisfied that the analysis of your semen sample intended for storage at Ottawa Fertility Centre is an adequate sample for cryopreservation, our staff will inform you and you can proceed with booking your vasectomy.
Vasectomy reversal is not a reliable way to recover fertility, so we recommend sperm storage for any man that may have a chance of wanting to conceive again someday.
Before the vasectomy you will not need any sedatives. No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy is virtually painless. Afterwards you may be sore for a couple of days and should take a mild painkiller. The discomfort is less with the no-scalpel technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.
You should not do any heavy physical labour for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner. Many men have their vasectomy on Friday, so the can take it easy over the weekend and go back to work on Monday.
The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Your body will continue to produce the hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen. Vasectomy won’t change your voice, beard, your muscles, your sex drive, your erections, or you climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.
In Dr. Reddoch’s hands it is extremely effective! In fact, the success rate of Vasectomy with the Pollock Technique has been better than 99.9%, which is amongst the highest in North America. Our Ottawa & Cornwall vasectomy clinics performs up to this standard.
No, after a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm in your system. It usually takes 2-3 months plus 20 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some other form of birth control until a semen test confirms that your semen is sperm free.
Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institutes of Health and by the World Health Organization, have concluded that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy is surgery, and all surgery has some risks, such as bleeding and infection. But serious problems are uncommon.
Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, perhaps vasectomy is not right for you. Pre-vasectomy Sperm Banking (cryopreservation) is a good idea for almost anyone considering a vasectomy. Ask our staff for details.
OHIP covers vasectomy completely when you come to our clinic for a separate consultation appointment before your surgery. You also have the option of using our online registration process (with a $55 fee) and this will enable you to have a single clinic visit for both physical examination and surgery, coupled with a telephone consult with Dr. Reddoch.