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Vasectomy Surgery

Thinking of a Vasectomy?

You’re not alone! This decision might conjure some nerves, but relax—it’s a straightforward, safe procedure that many men choose for peace of mind and family planning. Imagine freedom from the worry of surprise bundles of joy and owning part of life’s big decisions with confidence.

So, let’s chat about snipping away those uncertainties with a touch of humor and a good dose of accurate info. Whether you’re the careful planner or the bold decision-maker, a vasectomy is a choice worth snipping into! – Continue below for pre-op advice, booking procedure and post-op information.

What is a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is like a permanent ‘set it and forget it’ solution in the world of birth control. It’s a quick, outpatient procedure where a doctor safely and skillfully snips and seals the tiny tubes that carry sperm. No worries, your daily routines and even your, ahem, performance remain just as stellar as ever!

Think of it as putting your reproductive engine on cruise control—still fully functional, just with a bit more predictability. It’s the ultimate move for those who are certain they’re done with diapers and ready for more adventure without the surprise pit stops.

Do I need a Vasectomy?

Wondering if you need a vasectomy? Let’s break it down, buddy! If you’re certain that your parental team is complete, or you’re just not into surprise additions to the family roster, a vasectomy might just be your answer. Consider it the ultimate jersey retirement in the game of fatherhood. You get the peace of mind that comes with knowing the scoreboard won’t change unexpectedly. So, if the thought of this worry-free future sounds appealing, it might be time to have a chat with your doctor about taking this lighthearted leap!

Pre-Op Information

Decided a Vasectomy is what you need?

We encourage you to please watch this video for a detailed information about your vasectomy.
Dr Will Carlino explains what you can expect before, during and after your surgery.
Albeit extremly low, we explain any potential risks, or complications that may occur during or after the vasectomy.

Once you have finished watching the video and you would like to proceed to arranging your vasectomy, please follow the steps below.

How to Get Started.

Book a Pre-op Consult

Call our practice to book a pre-op consult, this consult outlines the procedure and information about what to expect following the vasectomy. It also provides an opportunity to answer any questions or concerns you may have.   We will require pre-payment of your consult prior to you being seen. This is a one off fee which is payable online, in-practice, over the phone or direct credit.

Surgery is Booked

If you wish to proceed with your Vasectomy, we will require you to:

  • Provide consent to complete the surgery
  • Make a 50% deposit for the vasectomy
  • Surgery time is then booked
  • Post surgery remaining 50% of surgery is paid

After your vasectomy you will need to have arranged transportation.

Post-Op Follow Up

Following your procedure we will follow up with post-op information and to check in on your wellbeing.
Further along you may receive a survey about your vasectomy.

The information gained from this allows us ensure we continue to provide the possible care to our patients and to improve the way to provide vasectomys.

Have more Questions?

What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilisation or permanent contraception. It involves cutting and sealing the tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra.

Are there any risks or complications with the procedure?

As with any surgical procedure, there are small risks such as infection, bleeding, or pain. Serious complications are rare, and most issues can be managed with proper medical care.

Is the procedure painful?

Most patients experience only mild discomfort during and after the procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and pain relief medication can be provided for any post-procedure soreness.

Is a vasectomy reversible?

While vasectomy reversal surgery is possible, it is not always successful and should not be relied upon as a guaranteed option. Vasectomy should be considered a permanent form of contraception.

Will I need follow-up appointments after the procedure?

Yes, follow-up appointments are important to ensure the success of the vasectomy. Typically, a semen analysis is conducted a few months after the procedure to confirm that no sperm are present.

What is the recovery time after a vasectomy?

Recovery time varies but typically includes a few days of rest. Most men can return to work and normal activities within a week, but it’s advisable to avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least a week.

How effective is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It is considered one of the most reliable forms of contraception available.

Will a vasectomy affect my sexual function?

A vasectomy does not affect sexual function. Men will still produce the same amount of semen, but it will not contain sperm. Erectile function, sex drive, and the sensation of orgasm remain unchanged.

How soon can I have sex after a vasectomy?

It’s generally recommended to wait about a week before resuming sexual activity. It’s important to use another form of contraception until a semen analysis confirms the absence of sperm, which typically takes about 8-12 weeks post-procedure.

Can a vasectomy malfunction or fail to prevent pregnancy?

While vasectomy is highly effective, there’s a very small chance of failure if the tubes naturally rejoin. Regular follow-up semen analyses help to ensure that the procedure remains effective.