A vasectomy is performed for contraceptive reasons and will render the patient sterile and incapable of having further children. The procedure takes 30 minutes and can be performed under local anaesthesia in the clinic rooms at Urology Associates or under general anaesthesia in a private hospital. It involves a small puncture in the scrotum and removal of a small segment of the vas tube (the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles) on each side. The procedure that we use in called a "no-scalpel" vasectomy or NSV. There will be some dissolving stitches (sutures) and you will be able to drive home after the procedure.
The procedure does not cause immediate sterility. Other forms of contraception must be used until you provide two consecutive sperm samples which are proven to be clear of sperm. After your procedure, you will be given two specimen containers and instructions on what to do with the samples and how to get the results.
Vasectomy is a simple procedure that should be considered to be irreversible. Whilst surgery for revision can be performed, its success is not guaranteed and is a more major procedure than vasectomy itself. If you are unsure if you have completed your family, continue to use alternative contraceptive measures until you are sure that you do not wish to have any further children.
Urology Associates is a Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for vasectomy. Phone us today to book your vasectomy on 03 355 5129 - no referral is required!
Please note that we do require a non-refundable deposit prior to the day of the procedure to cover costs in the event that you do not attend.