A local anaesthetic is given for the outpatient surgery. A small incision is then made on the testicles with an electrical scalpel. The spermatic ducts are lifted out and transected. The doctor will insert a tube into the openings of both spermatic ducts and, using specialised instruments, will then encase the tubes with a two-part protective cap. The valve will then be connected to the prepared openings of the spermatic ducts, which are then put back into the testicles. The inner layer of skin is stitched with absorbable thread and the outer layer is sealed with Dermabond; a fast-acting skin adhesive. The duration of the surgery is about 30 minutes.
The surgery is performed exclusively by specially trained urologists.
The outpatient surgery, including the required treatment of local anaesthesia, takes approximately half an hour.
The surgical insertion of the SLV is similar to undergoing a vasectomy. The risk of side effects or permanent damage can therefore also be counted as extremely low.
You will receive a local anaesthetic for the surgery, but after that you do not need to take any medication or hormonal supplements. As a result you also avoid any medicinal side effects and extra costs.
Yes. To ensure that it can be properly disinfected for surgery, your entire genital area should be completely shaved. Additionally, the upper thigh area should also be shaved in order to mount the electrodes of the high-frequency surgical equipment.
You will receive a local anaesthetic before the surgery. The sensation of pain depends completely on the individual. After the surgery you can take a precautionary painkiller.
No, because of the use of high-frequency electrical equipment (electrosurgery), blood vessels are immediately sealed as incisions are made.
The scrotum’s inner dermal layer will be stitched with absorbable thread that dissolves on its own after a few weeks. The wound will be sealed externally with a medicinal instant adhesive called Dermabond, which also sterilises and waterproofs. For the first few hours after the surgery you will only need a compress with a plaster to protect the incision.
Taking a short shower is no problem. For a full bath, on the other hand, you should wait until the cut is completely healed and the instant adhesive has fallen off.
No. The inner stitching will dissolve on its own after a while. After a fews days, when the cut under it is fully healed, the instant adhesive on the outer surgical suture will fall off the testicles like a normal scab.
Blue marks caused by clotted blood may occur, as with all operations, but these will disappear after a few days. Should you experience any additional bleeding or other unexpected symptoms, you need to immediately seek assistance from a urologist.
Within the folds of the scrotum the tiny scar would be very difficult to see.
It would be best for you to rest for one day, after that you will be fit enough to go back to work.
You will be able to become physically active again after one week.
It is recommended that you wait approximately one week after the surgery before having sex again.
No. You can keep both SLVs implanted for your entire life.