The first vasectomies were performed in the 1800s, with the first vasectomy in the United States in 1897. Traditionally, the vas tubes were accessed by cutting into the scrotum with a scalpel. During the 1970s in China, Dr. Shunqiang Li developed a more gentle technique using a very fine tool to access the tubes through a tiny puncture. This no-scalpel technique has been shown to have fewer complications and most patients find the method to be surprisingly gentle. Dr. Stein and Dr. Curington use the no-scalpel technique and have taught many other physicians this method of minimally invasive vasectomy.
Dr. Li Shunqiang
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