Drs. Doug Stein and Jose Viladoms Introduce No-needle Vasectomy in Europe

 In April 2005, Dr. Jose Viladoms, a noted urologist and No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) Surgeon in Barcelona, Spain, invited Dr. Stein to demonstrate to No-Needle aspect of NSV at the Teknon Clinic. Eight patients were delighted to undergo the first No-Needle Vasectomies ever performed in Europe on Monday April 11.

On arrival, Dr. Viladoms, his wife Marta and son Jan treated Dr. Stein to the delights of living in Barcelona: sun, scenery, and some of the best food in the world. The bounty of the Mediterranean Sea: prawns and "mejillones" (mussels).
"Tallines" Risoto and shrimp made dark with octopus ink! "Fideuí"
The beautiful Teknon Clinic at sunrise. Drs. Jose Viladoms and Isidre Bonet used the MadaJet® to administer no-needle anesthesia. After a successful morning of 8 vasectomies, the first in Europe performed without needles.
Dr. Viladoms's reception area and lovely office manager, Elisenda. His office. The grounds of the Teknon Clinic with the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
Lunch with Jose's wife Marta and the Teknon Clinic Administration.  The beautiful architecture and setting of the Teknon Clinic were an ideal setting from which to launch No-Needle Vasectomy in Europe.
After a busy day at the clinic, Dr. Viladoms hosted Dr. Stein to a Grand Motorcycle Tour of Barcelona, a walking tour of Barcelona's Old City, and, of course, more tapas.
Later that week, Dr. Viladoms presented this new alternative to traditional needle-injection local anesthesia at the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Andrology Society in La Coruña, Galicia, in the beautiful northwest corner of Spain. On May 6-7, after providing the no-needle vasectomy to more happy patients, he presented his experience at the Catalan Urological Society Meeting in L'Alguer, Sardinia, (photos below) a small part of Italy in which people still speak Catalan. Thanks to Dr. Viladoms, information about No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy is spreading quickly throughout Europe!
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