Welcome to the Gentle Procedures Clinic. We are dedicated to upholding the highest international standards of male surgical care while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect.
Our vasectomy clinic team understands the situation of men requiring a vasectomy surgery. We do our best to provide a private and personalized experience for our clients.
We are proud to offer you a world-class vasectomy procedure at our Plano, Texas clinic location. We are leaders in the provision of no-scalpel no-needle vasectomy in DFW. This simple, quick and virtually painless procedure is done in a surgical suite at our clinic.
You can have a complete consultation and procedure in under an hour.
We are in-network with most Texas insurers that cover vasectomy, and you can request a co-pay amount confirmation from your insurer. We also offer no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy for $585 with cash payment in Texas.
Why a No Scalpel Vasectomy?
No-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy surgery with Dr. McAuliff is covered by most major insurance companies and offers you all of the following benefits:
Convenience of a single clinic visit.
Quick procedure – 1 hour in the clinic.
Our Dallas clinic team is proud to offer world-class surgical methods, and flexible booking options.
You can choose to have a single clinic visit for pre-surgical consultation and your vasectomy procedure. Post-procedural follow-up is done by phone, so you don’t need to travel unnecessarily.
You can also choose to book a pre-procedure consultation appointment prior to your surgery if that is your preference. Give us a call with your questions, or go ahead and request an appointment if you are ready.
Dr. Tim McAuliff, MD is a board-certified physician in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with an extensive medical background of having performed more than 4,000 safe, successful outpatient and clinic procedures and has a broad spectrum of experience in patient care within the hospital, clinic, and emergency department settings.
Dr. McAuliff has chosen to make No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy a primary focus of his clinic. He underwent extensive training with Dr. Neil Pollock, a foremost authority in this procedure. Dr. McAuliff is offering his patients techniques that are highly advanced, minimally invasive and have been performed safely on over 50,000 patients.
Dr. McAuliff performs vasectomies at Gentle Procedures Clinic’s Dallas location. He does not use local hospitals because that could mean a long wait for you to have the procedure. By setting up his own private vasectomy centre, Dr. McAuliff has created a convenient situation for patients – you can be seen for your consultation and have your surgery within just days of calling the office at 469-931-0684.
In recent years, vasectomy has experienced a steady growth in its popularity amongst those Texans seeking permanent contraception. This trend suggests that more and more people are recognizing the overall convenience, safety and reliability of this procedure. Now, with the introduction of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and no needle technique, this procedure has become even more simple.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Dallas
No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) was developed in China in 1974 by Dr. Li Shunqiang. By 1985, an international team made up of members from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Access to Voluntary and Safe Contraception (AVSC), formerly the Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception, were visiting China to study alternative vasectomy procedures, including NSV.
In 1988, after careful observation and review of the NSV procedure, they decided to introduce the technique to North America. Since then, over 1,000,000 No-Scalpel vasectomies have been performed in North America and nearly 20,000,000 in China, and the numbers around the world are growing.
Our DFW vasectomy clinic uses this advanced method and Gentle Procedures Clinics across North America have been performing scalpel-free vasectomies with great success for many years.
No scalpel vasectomy is a simple and elegant in-office procedure that many studies show has significant advantages over conventional vasectomy. NSV is comparatively faster, has a swifter recovery time, safer (one-eighth the rate of bleeding and infection) and can be virtually pain-free – especially when coupled with no-needle anesthesia – as done at our Texas vasectomy clinic.
With a conventional vasectomy procedure, a doctor would make two incisions, one on each side of the scrotum, perform the procedure, and then stitch up the incisions. The stitches would then have to be removed about a week later.
With this new approach there is no knife, no cutting incision, no stitches and no-needle. Men who have undergone NSV express amazement at the minimal physical discomfort they experienced both during the procedure and during recovery.
Men who were previously not considering vasectomy because they feared the scalpel can now feel comfortable, relaxed and confident with this simple procedure.
Dallas Vasectomy Clinic – FAQ
Is there any discomfort during the procedure?
Before the vasectomy you will not need any sedatives, but it is an option if you would prefer. We will offer to arrange one ahead of time because we have found some patients feel more relaxed. If so, you will need someone to accompany you and drive you to and from the clinic. No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy is virtually painless. Afterwards you will likely be sore for a couple of days and should take a mild painkiller. The discomfort is less with the no-scalpel technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.
How soon after my vasectomy can I go back to work?
You should not do any heavy physical labour for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner. Many men have their vasectomy on Friday, so they can take it easy over the weekend and go back to work on Monday.
Will the vasectomy change me sexually?
The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Your body will continue to produce the hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen.
Vasectomy won’t change your voice, beard, your muscles, your sex drive, your erections, or your climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.
Does No-Scalpel Vasectomy work?
NSV is extremely effective! In fact, the success rate of vasectomy in our clinics has been better than 99.9%, which is amongst the highest in North America. Our Dallas vasectomy clinic offers the same procedure with Dr McAuliff.
Will I be sterile right away?
No, after a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm in your system. It usually takes 2-3 months plus 20 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some other form of birth control until a semen test confirms that your semen is sperm free.
Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy safe?
Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institutes of Health and by the World Health Organization, have concluded that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy is surgery, and all surgery has some risks, such as bleeding and infection. But serious problems are uncommon at our Dallas clinic.
Can a No-Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?
Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, perhaps vasectomy is not right for you. Pre-vasectomy Sperm Banking (cryopreservation) is a good idea for almost anyone considering a vasectomy. Ask our staff for details. Our Texas vasectomy clinic does not offer reversals.
How much does a vasectomy cost in Texas?
Health insurance often covers vasectomy and you can confirm the cost in your case if you contact your insurance company. You also have a direct pay option. If you have a high deductible such as $1,000 or more or don’t have health insurance, we offer a reduced rate of $585, payable with cash or credit card on the day of the procedure. Please see the Vasectomy Costs page for more information on vasectomy pricing.
When can I start having sex again?
As soon as you are comfortable, after a minimum of seven days, but remember to use some other kind of birth control until your semen analysis confirms you are sterile.
How long will a No-Scalpel Vasectomy take?
The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes. It is a simple procedure that can be performed in our procedure rooms in our Dallas clinic (rather than the hospital). After your procedure, we recommend that you have someone to drive you home, or that you extend your stay at our clinic to be sure that your are fully recovered before driving yourself home.
What are some potential benefits of open-ended vasectomy?
Open-ended vasectomy is where, once the vas tube is cut, the end from the testicle is left open (i.e. not cauterized), while the end of the tube leading to the penis is closed. Studies have suggested that this could be the ideal way to block the vas end. There may be less post-operative discomfort because there is no sudden pressure back-up to the testicles.