No Scalpel Vasectomies

Blacketts Medical Practice in Darlington is now performing the no-scalpel procedure at a special clinical suite in its Bondgate premises.

GPs Andrew Michie and Andrew Baines have been performing the operations for the past eight years at the town’s Dr Piper House, under arrangements with the Co Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that makes a man permanently unable to father a child by keeping sperm out of semen.

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Why would I prefer a no-scalpel vasectomy?

The no-scalpel vasectomy is a simple technique used to perform a vasectomy in a less traumatic fashion.

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What are the advantages?

Because the no-scalpel vasectomy is less traumatic, it takes less time and it has been documented to decrease post operative complications and recovery time.

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