Vasectomy Procedure What you need to know
The vasectomy procedure offered at Direct Access Vasectomy is referred to as no-scalpel, open-ended vasectomy. Here we outline the procedure and risks.
What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a terrific option for those who have completed growing their family and are looking for worry-free sex without the hassle of regular contraception such as condoms, pill or intrauterine devices.
The vasectomy procedure is simple and the ultimate objective is redirecting sperm so that pregnancy is prevented. All other aspects of sex are unaffected.
Erections, sensation, orgasm and ejaculation fluid (cum) remain exactly the same after the procedure, as they were before.
The Vasectomy Procedure
Vasectomy at Dr Simon's Melbourne clinic takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
Here's the typical steps in the no-scalpel vasectomy procedure:
A local anaesthetic is injected into the area using a fine needle. A tiny hole 5mm-8mm long is made in the scrotum.
The vas deferens is divided and the testicular end of the tube is left open to help prevent congestion in the testis. A tiny layer of tissue is placed between the two ends of the vas to stop them re-joining.
The same procedure is performed on the other side but through the same hole. The skin edge is clipped together without stitches.
You will rest and can return to sex and physical activities within a few days. You will need to use back-up contraception until your follow-up test 3 months after your vasectomy procedure.
What happens during a vasectomy
Watch this video where Dr Simon demonstrates the vasectomy procedure. In this procedure, the vas deferens are gently divided. Vas deferens are the tubes that carry sperm from each testicle up to the base of the penis.
Risks of Vasectomy
No medical procedure is without risk. However, no-scalpel vasectomy is minimally invasive and considered to be low-risk.
Risks to be aware of:
- Early pregnancy, due to forgetting to use contraception during the first three months after the vasectomy procedure
- A natural re-joining of the tubes, which can occur even if the procedure goes perfectly on the day
- Bleeding and infection after the vasectomy. Rest and support reduces this risk
- For the vast majority, pain will disappear within 1-2 weeks. Although a small number of men (1-2%) may develop longer term pain beyond 3 months
Frequently Asked Questions
It takes approximately 20-30 minutes for the procedure, although most patients are at our clinic for 45 minutes in total.
A fine needle is inserted into the scrotum to numb the area so you won't feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure.
Your booking from start to finish
Vasectomy means you can enjoy hassle-free, worry-free sex. We're here to take care of you throughout the vasectomy process.
You should feel well-informed to make the right decision for you and your family
If you decide to book a procedure, our friendly reception team will help you choose a date
Dr Simon and the team will ensure you are comfortable and well-cared for on your procedure day
Follow up test
3 months after vasectomy get your follow-up test to confirm you are sterile and can have worry-free sex!