DR SATISH SINGH
MBBS, MS, FRCS(Glasgow), MRCGP, FRACGP
DR SUMAN MUSKU
M.B.B.S, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCGP, FRACGP
At your pre procedure appointment one of our surgeons will explain everything to you and any options. On the day of the procedure you will be at the Clinic for approximately 1 hour. The Vasectomy will be done in our treatment room. Afterwards you should be able to drive and we recommend rest for the balance of the day.
Normally we recommend that you take the day of the procedure off work and you will be back the next day.
The pre-procedure appointment will be covered under medicare as a bulk-billed consultation. Once you decide to book for the procedure then you will pay the $699 on the day of booking. Upon presentation of the receipt to medicare you will receive a medicare rebate of $195.40 there fore the total out of pocket cost is $500
Wyndham Vasectomy Centre is based at Hoppers Lane General Practice, we are part of a very busy medical clinic. Vasectomies are just some of the procedures and services we offer. We are able to absorb many of the overheads across our practice that others can’t so that we can provide a great value vasectomy. Our experienced surgeons (trained in the United Kingdom) have done hundreds of vasectomies both here and in the UK, which has produced a leading provider of quality vasectomies.
A vasectomy usually takes about 30 minutes, and at Wyndham Vasectomy Centre is done under a local anesthetic. Local anesthetic takes a few minutes to be effective and most men are usually comfortable during the procedure. For a few days after the vasectomy some may experience a mild ache in the testicles which usually settles on Panadol or neurofen. Men should rest for 24 hours afterwards and avoid heavy physical work and sexual activity for a few days.
Yes, semen is made in the seminal vesicles and the prostate gland. These are not affected by a vasectomy. Sperm make up only 2 to 5 per cent of the ejaculate so you will not be able to notice any difference in the volume of your ejaculate.
Yes, sperm continue to be made in the testes after a vasectomy. After time, however, production of sperm is often reduced.
The sperm, which are made in the testicles, cannot pass through the vas deferens once they have been cut and tied, so they are reabsorbed by the body.
It usually takes about 15-20 ejaculations after the operation before you flush out any remaining sperm from the seminal vesicles. You should use an alternative method of contraception during this time. After 2-3 months you should give a semen sample which will be tested to see if any sperm are still present in your ejaculate.
There is no evidence that vasectomy decreases testosterone levels or sex drive.
More than 99 per cent of vasectomies are effective at preventing pregnancy. Very rarely, the 2 cut ends of the vas deferens can join together and form an open channel for sperm again — usually in the first 2-3 months after the operation.
Having a vasectomy should always be viewed as a permanent measure. However, it can be possible to have a vasectomy reversed in an operation called a vasovastostomy. This operation is more complex than the original vasectomy and takes longer. It often needs to be done under general anaesthetic. The surgeon has to find the 2 ends of the severed vas deferens and cut off the ties and any scar tissue. Then the 2 new ends have to be very carefully sewn together in a skilful operation. Various statistics are given for the proportion of reversals that are successful — success is most often achieved within 5 years of the original vasectomy. Following micro-surgery to reverse a vasectomy, there is gradual recovery of sperm count in most men, but the level of recovery is variable. Factors such as age and time passed since vasectomy are 2 factors that may influence the level of recovery.
There is currently no consistent evidence from clinical trials that shows an association between prostate cancer and vasectomy.