No Needle Vasectomy in Chico, California (CA)

Vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of male birth control, providing permanent sterilization by severing the vas deferens (a duct that carries the sperm from the testicle to the urethra.)

Traditionally a vasectomy is performed under localized anesthesia, administered through injections of lidocaine via two needles into both sides of the scrotum, numbing the area around the vas deferens. Many men avoid vasectomies because they are afraid of the painful needle stick. No needle vasectomy uses a high-pressure jet injector to spray the lidocaine directly into the scrotum, thus avoiding the use of traditional needles.

Advantages of No-Needle Vasectomy

In addition to less pain, there are several advantages no-needle vasectomy has over traditional vasectomy.

Requires less anesthesia: Doctors use less anesthesia during no-needle vasectomy than during traditional vasectomy. Targeting the surgical area more effectively reduces the volume of anesthesia needed.

Numbs the area faster: One study found no-scalpel vasectomy with traditional needle anesthesia took 60-90 seconds to numb the surgical area, while no-needle anesthesia took just 10-20 seconds. This adds up to significant cost savings on anesthesia as well.

Less fear: Patients report a high level of satisfaction and less fear before and after undergoing no-needle vasectomies. Patients rave about the use of no-needle technology in other fields such as dentistry. Based on success rates with no-needle vasectomies and dentistry, no-needle technology shows much promise for future clinical use.

Experience Matters

Select an experienced doctor to perform your no-needle vasectomy. Learning the no needle procedure takes time, and without sufficient experience, doctors can misfire the high pressure jet injector and numb their fingers instead of the scrotal area.

If you are considering a vasectomy for permanent birth control but are afraid of scrotal injections, a no-needle vasectomy could be a great option for you. Talk to your doctor to learn more.


About Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Steven Sterzer MD went to medical school at the University of Utah, graduating in 1975. He completed his hospital internship at the Baylor College of Medicine and his hospital residency at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sterzer and his dedicated staff have helped thousands of people with urological issues. Offering state-of-the-art, personalized care in a safe and confidential environment.

Dr. Sterzer's practice provides traditional and sophisticated treatments that you’d often find only at a large hospital in a big city. For delicate health problems, Dr. Sterzer offers conservative or aggressive options and makes it a point to educate his patients during the process. If you are in need of a well-qualified urologist in the Chico area, Dr. Sterzer is your man!

Featured Specialist for No Needle Vasectomy in Chico, CA

Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Call Now: (530) 962-5012
24 Hanover Lane
Suite A
Chico, CA 95973-0428

Request Appointment

This form is currently unavailable.
We encourage you to call if you have questions or wish to setup an appointment.

(530) 962-5012

By clicking the "Submit" button, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and to the use of cookies described therein. Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI). We are committed to your privacy. By clicking Send Message you agree that the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.

More Services from Steven K. Sterzer, MD