Highly Experienced Vasectomy Doctors
At MSI Australia we pride ourselves on the quality and dedication of our staff. Our vasectomy doctors have trained at some of the best universities and have years of experience behind them. All of our medical staff are dedicated vasectomy professionals who are committed to ensuring your procedure is as simple and painless as possible.
Meet our expert team of vasectomy doctors
Dr Justin Low
National Director of Vasectomy Services
Justin has been performing vasectomies over the last 12 years. He presents to General Practice groups regularly and has been interviewed on ABC Radio National, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Channel 9’s “Today” morning show, Studio10 and SBS Insights.
Justin received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1987 and completed the RACGP Family Medicine Program (FMP) in 1991. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993.
Justin is an experienced vasectomy surgeon and has performed over 9000 vasectomies to date. He presents to General Practice groups regularly around the country on the topic of vasectomy and has been interviewed on ABC Radio National, Sydney Morning Herald’s “Good Weekend”, Men’s Health Magazine and Channel 9’s “Today” morning show.
His current role is National Director of Vasectomy Services at MSI Australia (previously known as Marie Stopes Australia), which involves education, training and maintaining vasectomy surgical standards across the country.
Michael received his medical degree from University of Western Australia in 2003 and completed the Diploma of Children’s Health in 2006, Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2007 and Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery in 2010. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2009 and completed vasectomy training through “Advanced Surgical Procedures” course at UWA in 2010. He has had extensive surgical and emergency medicine experience in the hospital system. He has been performing vasectomies for over 10 years now and is an experienced vasectomy surgeon performing over 1000 vasectomies a year across Perth.
Dr Gary Beckhurst
Gary received his medical degree from Melbourne University in 1977 and completed the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) in 1980 and the Certificate of Family Planning (Cert AFFPA) in 1981.
He has had extensive experience in Gynaecological Surgery and all aspects of Family Planning in his 40 years of experience as a doctor including managing pregnancies and delivering over 1400 babies. He is a very experienced vasectomy surgeon having performed thousands of vasectomies over a period in excess of 35 years.
Dr George Eskander
George received his medical degree from the University of Sheffield UK in 2009 graduating with Honours. He received a Certificate of Specialist Skills in Vasectomy and Associate Membership of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health, UK in 2016 and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners [RACGP] in 2015.
He received a Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK [MRCGP] in 2014, a Diploma of Child Health [DCH], UK in 2012 and a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists [DRCOG], UK in 2012. He has had extensive surgical and emergency medicine experience in the hospital system. He is an experienced vasectomy surgeon performing vasectomies across Perth.
Dr Matthew Valentine
Matthew received his medical degree from Adelaide University in 2000 and completed the ADF Aviation Medical Officer Course in 2003. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2006.
He has had extensive surgical and emergency medicine experience in the hospital system and also served as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Air Force both here and overseas. He is an experienced vasectomy surgeon who now performs over 1000 vasectomies a year across QLD.
Dr Patrick Ruane
Dr Hamish McLachlan
Hamish received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2019. He has since held teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He has further qualifications in minor surgeries and is an excellent vasectomist performing vasectomies across Melbourne.
Dr Nikolas Katelaris
Dr Tim Berwick
Tim graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2013. He has been involved in extensive procedural work and is an experienced vasectomist who trained under well-known retired Newcastle vasectomist, Dr Allan Sacco. He now performs vasectomies in both Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Dr Alfredo Aiello
Dr Aiello is a very experienced procedural doctor and a vasectomy specialist. He has worked as a specialist General Surgeon in Argentina and holds a University Specialist degree in General Surgery, from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. He has now lived in Australia since 2008 and achieved his AMC in 2009 and FRACGP in 2012. He provides vasectomies across Sydney for MSI Australia.
If you have any more questions about our vasectomy doctors please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime please find below our most frequently asked questions about vasectomies.
A no-scalpel technique is minimally invasive and uses a specialised instrument to puncture a small hole in the scrotum. The vas deferens are then cut to prevent sperm from being released during ejaculation. This method is often preferred due to its lower risk of complications, shorter recovery time, and reduced discomfort compared to traditional vasectomy methods.
After a vasectomy procedure, it typically takes at least 3 months for all remaining sperm to be cleared from the vas deferens. During this time, an alternate form of contraception should be used. Once the procedure is considered successful, which is confirmed through a follow-up semen analysis, the patient is considered sterile
The full vasectomy fee can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the location, provider and whether the procedure is performed in a public or private setting. Patients may be eligible for a Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebate which can help to offset some of the costs associated with the procedure. The rebate amount varies but it typically covers a significant portion of the cost. You can find out more information on our cost page.
Yes, a vasectomy can be reversed through a surgical procedure called vasovasostomy or vasoepididymostomy. However, the success of the reversal depends on various factors, such as the length of time since the original vasectomy and the amount of scarring that has occurred.
No, a vasectomy only prevents pregnancy and does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Patients should continue to use condoms or other forms of protection to prevent the spread of STIs.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with vasectomies. These may include pain, swelling, bleeding, infection, and a small risk of long-term pain or discomfort. However, these complications are rare and most patients experience only mild discomfort after the procedure.
Patients can usually resume sexual activity within a week of the procedure, once any discomfort or swelling has subsided. However, it is important to continue using another form of contraception until a follow-up test confirms that the vasectomy was successful.
During the procedure, patients are usually given a local anaesthetic, which numbs the scrotum and prevents pain. Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, but this typically subsides quickly. After the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and supportive care. Find out more info here.