Reddoch Clinics is a Canadian leader in No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy.

Our clinic team has world-class training and we are proud to operate at the highest standard of medical excellence. We are part of the Gentle Procedures Clinic network, with over 25,000 no-scalpel vasectomies performed.

Please call the office any time at 613-933-9997 for more information or to discuss your options – or go ahead and send us your contact details via the form to the right and we will call you back to answer your questions.

You can also go ahead and request a consultation appointment now. Your consultation appointment and vasectomy procedure are fully covered by OHIP. Quebec residents are also welcome as private clients.

Arranging a No Scalpel Vasectomy in Ottawa or Cornwall

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) procedure is fully covered by Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP) with two appointments at our clinic. The first appointment is for consultation and the second is your surgery.

To arrange for your NSV, we require a referral from your doctor, another physician, or a nurse practitioner. Please go ahead and contact us even if you don’t have your referral in hand. We can guide you on how to get the referral from a local clinic if you have questions, and your appointment can be planned while the referral is pending.

Single Clinic Visit with Online Registration

You also have the option of visiting our clinic just once if you decide to use our online registration form. In this case you will have a telephone consult with Dr. Reddoch coupled with a single clinic visit for both your physical exam and surgery. Your physical exam will be done just prior to the vasectomy procedure if you choose the online registration option.

Online registration is an non-insured service that will cost $55. With online registration you will also receive your post-surgery supplies free of charge. These include an athletic supporter, gauze, etc.

If you wish to have just a single clinic visit and are OK with the $55 fee for online registration, please go ahead and register now. Many men choose online registration to be able to have their vasectomy procedure completed with just one appointment at the clinic.

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The No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique

To understand what happens during a No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure, first review this diagram to see how the male anatomy normally functions. The testicles produce sperm that travel through a pair of tubes called the Vasa Deferens. You can easily feel them through the scrotal skin, like firm spaghetti-sized tubes on either side of the penis. These tubes carry sperm from the testicles out through the penis.

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The NSV procedure simply interrupts the flow of sperm by cutting the sperm tubes and blocking their ends.

In the After Vasectomy image you can see how the vasa tubes have been cut and blocked at the upper ends. The lower ends are not blocked, permitting sperm to leak out and be reabsorbed.

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The Vasectomy Consultation Appointment

To begin with, you will have an initial consultation. When you arrive at the office you are given a detailed information package to review and a short personal medical history sheet to fill out.

Once you have completed the history sheet and read through the material, you will have your consultation with Dr. Reddoch.

At this time you will be examined and you will have a chance to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have in a relaxed, friendly and professional setting.

When you decide that you want to proceed, every effort is made to book an appointment for the procedure on a day convenient for you. A popular choice for many men is to schedule the procedure for a Friday so that they have the weekend to recover.

At Reddoch Clinics every surgical procedure is done only by Dr. Reddoch and not by other physicians.

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure

When you arrive at Dr. Reddoch’s office in Ottawa or Cornwall on the day of your surgery you are taken into the procedure room.

You keep your shoes and socks on and simply lower your pants, underwear and athletic support. You lay down on the table, and then your scrotal area is cleansed. This should cause no discomfort.

An elastic is then gently placed around your penis which is lifted back away from the scrotum.

The elastic is then clipped to your shirt. You are then covered with a surgical drape and the scrotum is brought through an opening in the drape. You are now ready for Dr. Reddoch to start the procedure with no-needle anaesthetic application with our air applicator.

After putting a little freezing solution into the scrotal skin, (not into the testicle), you should not feel any discomfort. No-needle no-scalpel vasectomy as performed at the Reddoch Clinics is the most advanced and comfortable vasectomy method available anywhere in the world.

No-Needle Anesthetic Application

The freezing involves an air jet injector that delivers a spray of anesthetic under high pressure through the skin, virtually painlessly and very effectively. Oral sedative medications are almost never required.

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Vas Tubes Blocked and Replaced

Once the area is frozen, Dr. Reddoch locates the tubes one at a time. He gently holds each tube between his fingertips, and grasps them with a specially designed ringed clamp. With a pair of special forceps, he makes one tiny puncture into the skin of the scrotum. This small line “l” , approximately 2 millimetres, represents the true size of the puncture. With the same instrument he gently lifts the first tube out through this opening.

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No-Scalpel Vasectomy: Exposing one of the two vas tubes

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No-Scalpel Vasectomy: No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening

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Conventional Vasectomy: Two moderate incisions stitched closed.

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Cauterization vs. Cutting & Tying

You should be aware that once the tubes have been brought out through the tiny 2mm opening in the scrotum, approaches among physicians on how to block them differ. For example, some procedures involve just cutting and tying the ends of the tube. Others cauterize (burn) the ends. Still others affix metal titanium clips to the ends. Combinations of any of these are also possible. Dr. Reddoch prefers to use a highly-effective and safe technique known as the Schmidt method, developed by American urologist Stanwood Schmidt (description follows).

Once the sperm tube is lifted out of the scrotum, it is cut and the upper end (abdominal) is cauterized. The cauterization on the end of the tube stimulates the formation of a strong scar that blocks the tube. This procedure is carried out on both sperm tubes.

Some studies suggest that when the tube is cut, the testicular end should be left open (called Open Vasectomy), and that doing this may, in fact, reduce the likelihood of post-vasectomy pain. Further studies are needed.

The open-ended vasectomy is the technique currently performed at Reddoch Clinics. It is our belief that there may be some benefit vs. other methods, and we wish to do our best for our patients. Dr Reddoch and the nursing team work hard to stay abreast of the vasectomy body of knowledge in medical journals and invest in ongoing training and development of their medical skills.

Fascial Interposition and Closure

Dr. Reddoch then carries out the next step, that some studies suggest increases the success of the procedure, called fascial interposition. This step involves bringing the fascial sheath, or covering of the sperm tube, over one end of the cut tube to create a natural barrier between the two cut ends.

Fascial interposition can be carried out using titanium clips or with a dissolvable thread. Dr. Reddoch’s preference is to use a dissolvable thread, thereby leaving no foreign metal bodies in the scrotum.

Dr. Reddoch then gently places the separated ends back in the scrotum, and the same procedure is done through the same small opening on the other sperm tube. The opening is finally covered with a gauze pad, and you can pull up your athletic support and clothes.

In Dr. Reddoch’s hand the one small skin opening is so tiny that it closes itself without the need for stitches or any other skin closure material. This tiny opening heals quickly and virtually without a trace. You can shower after your surgery without any problems, (of course no scrubbing of the surgical area should be done).

The no-scalpel vasectomy method, fascial interposition, and open-ended vasectomy are all procedural choices we have made (along with no-needle anesthesia) that prioritize the patient experience and long-term results of our surgeries. We care about your outcomes.

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Post-Vasectomy Sperm Disposition

Everyone seems to wonder what happens to the sperm after their vasectomy. The testicles will continue to produce sperm that will in turn leak out the lower ends of the cut vas tubes. The sperm cells are surrounded and broken down by the body’s waste removal cells into their component parts, which are either excreted or recycled. This process causes no concerns of any clinical significance.

To view the entire procedure. Check out the video page.

Our procedure is so simple and easy that after having something to drink and relaxing for few minutes, men have no trouble driving home on their own. So at the Reddoch Clinics, you do not have to bring a driver with you.

Post-Vasectomy Recovery

After the vasectomy you should rest for 48 hours, even if you don’t feel like you need to. Most men can return to work by the second or third day after the procedure. If your work involves heavy labour you should take up to a week off, but if you do light work you can get away with just a few days off.

After the procedure there may be some soreness, and some men take a mild painkiller. Others report that they experience virtually no pain afterwards. Your vasectomy doctor will recommend Tylenol in the days after your surgery to minimize discomfort – along with an ice pack for your scrotum.

Please review more detail on post-vasectomy care.

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