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Non-scalpel procedure

This procedure usually takes 15-20 minutes, and follows these steps:

Step 1. The first step is to inject local anaesthetic into the skin at the side of your scrotum to numb the area.

Administer local anaesthetic

Step 2. Using a cautery or a fine instrument, the surgeon will make a small opening in the skin of the scrotum.

A small opening is made in the skin of the scrotum

Step 3. The tube is then cut and tied or cauterised and sealed.

The tube is cut and tied

Step 4. A small piece of the tube is then removed.

A small piece of the tube is  removed

Step 5. This is repeated on the other side. Sometimes a second entry point is made, or sometimes both tubes can be reached through the same opening. The surgeon places the tube back into your scrotum.

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Step 6. If necessary, a dissolving stitch or two will be used to close the incision or entry point and a dressing will be placed over the wound.

Stitches and dressing are applied