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Vasectomy for male fertility control

A vasectomy is the surgical procedure for permanent male sterilisation. It is an effective and permanent way to prevent pregnancy, and suits men who are certain they don’t want future children.

Vasectomies don’t have any lasting effects on sexual activity or performance, and the procedure is easier and less expensive than female sterilisation.

About five per cent of married men of reproductive age have vasectomies.

The vasectomy procedure involves cutting the vans deferens; the reserve of sperm in the seminal vesicles gradually depletes over about eight weeks before infertility is achieved, which is confirmed with a pathology test.


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Phone: 08 8396 3398
Address

635 North East Road
Gilles Plains, SA 5086

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Parking

Parking is available out the front of the centre.

Services
  • Skin cancer screening & treatments
  • Skin repair & cosmetic treatments
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Wound & scar management with LED Light therapy
  • Total body photography / mole mapping
  • Vasectomy procedures

Benefits of a vasectomy

Non-surgical

We use the non-scalpel vasectomy method, providing a surgery-free procedure for your comfort.

Highly effective

Vasectomies prevent pregnancies 99.85 per cent of the time.

Permanent

After undergoing a vasectomy, couples no longer need to use birth control.

Safe

A vasectomy has no long-term effects on your health and does not alter your hormones.

Doesn’t affect sex drive

Testosterone levels are unchanged, so hormones and sex drive are unaltered.

Quick recovery

Only a few days off work are required, with full recovery typically within a few weeks.

Almost painless

Vasectomies are performed with local anaesthetic, and mild discomfort is easily managed.

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The non-scalpel vasectomy procedure

 

With a no-scalpel vasectomy, the vas deferens (ducts that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra) are held with a clamp from outside the scrotum and a needle is used to make a small hole in the scrotum for access to the ducts. Two to three centimetres of tube are removed from each side. The top ends of the tubes are cauterised, and the bottom ends are left open.
You will remain awake throughout the procedure and receive pain relief via local anaesthetic.
The no-scalpel method results in less bleeding and a faster recovery while being just as effective as a conventional vasectomy.

 

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Why choose us?

 

  • Qualified doctors experienced in vasectomy procedures
  • Dedicated procedure rooms
  • Nursing support for your ongoing aftercare
  • Sterility confirmed with pathology testing
  • Short in-and-out procedure

 

Before your vasectomy

 

Please shave your scrotum in the days leading up to your procedure and wash thoroughly with soap and water the morning of. Please do not take aspirin, anti-inflammatories, or fish oil in the week prior to your procedure as these can increase bruising.

You should plan three days off work for recovery time. Should you have a complication such as excessive bruising, you may need several weeks to recover. You may drive yourself to and from the centre unless you are having medication for sedation, in which case you need a driver. Partners are welcome to sit in.

If you are likely to suffer excessive anxiety during the procedure, we can provide sedation via oral medication. This needs to be discussed at your first consultation.

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After your vasectomy

 

Men generally tolerate the procedure very well and are surprised how little pain they experienced. It is prudent to rest for the first 24 hours and then take things quietly for the next two days. Some pain over these three days is not unusual and you may use simple analgesia such as paracetamol or an ice pack for pain relief.

Some bruising visible under the skin is not uncommon but please report any excessive bruising. Showering and normal bathing is fine. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for five days after your procedure, longer if you are uncomfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the vasectomy procedure painful?
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Men generally tolerate the operation very well and are surprised how little pain they endured. Pain relief is via local anaesthetic.

It is prudent to rest for the first 24 hours and then take things quietly for the next two days. Some pain over these three days is not unusual and you may use simple analgesia such as paracetamol or codeine for pain relief.

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Can a vasectomy procedure be reversed?
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You should consider a vasectomy as non-reversible as we cannot guarantee that an individual can undergo reversal successfully.

In general, reversal is successful in the first 10 years after vasectomy, but the success rate drops after that. The cost of reversal is several thousand dollars. Our centre does not perform reversal procedures. You should ask your GP for a referral to see an appropriate surgeon.

Using IVF techniques, one sperm obtained by testicular biopsy can be injected into an egg to achieve pregnancy. There is a cost involved in this treatment.

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How long does the vasectomy procedure take?
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Vasectomy procedures usually take about 10 to 30 minutes.

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Will a vasectomy affect my sexual performance?
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No, a vasectomy will not affect libido, sex drive or testosterone. The purpose of the procedure is simply to prevent semen travel.

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Will a vasectomy damage my sexual organs?
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No. The vasectomy procedure is directed toward the vas deferens tube and doesn't involve any other sexual organ or tissue.

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Will a vasectomy increase my risk of cancer or heart disease?
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There has been no proven link between vasectomies and increased risk of cancers or heart disease.

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