Vasectomy is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Vasectomy’s are considered to be permanent. However, it takes around three months from the time of the procedure for a vasectomy to begin working.
Our doctor performed non-scalpel vasectomy (NSV). It is a minimally invasive procedure under local anaesthesia. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes. NSV leaves a small 3-4 mm hole at the front scrotum. No stitches are required.
Steps in the no-scalpel vasectomy
A certain area of skin in front of the scrotum will make num by 1% or 2% Xylocaine with Adrenaline 1:100,000 if you don’t have an allergy to it.
Once the tubes are located by the doctor, electrocautery use to open skin about 3-4 mm to bring out the tube.
Use diathermy to stop bleeding and a small piece of tube (1-2 cm) is removed.
Electrocautery to the internal lining of the tube lumen.
The ends of the tubes are then sealed with diathermy.
Sometimes the doctor will place surrounding tissue between the two ends of the cut tubes to increase the chance of the vasectomy working.
No stitches will be needed, and the wound will cover up with dry dressing for a couple of days.
Further advice will be provided
$ 401.45 after your Medicare rebate
Total price $600 but you get back a Medicare rebate $198.55
You are asked to pay $50 deposit when you book online or over the phone for the procedure. It is not a booking fee but goes towards the total price of your vasectomy
Naturally, you would expect to lose a deposit if you don’t turn up for the procedure.