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No Scalpel Open Ended Vasectomy - Adelaide

20 years of vasectomy experience in Australia

Highest standard No Scalpel Open Ended technique

IV Sedation or Local Anaesthetic available

Minimal or no Gap with Private Health Insurance

Bulk Billing for all post vasectomy sperm tests. (most providers charge $70-$80)

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Are you considering having a vasectomy in Adelaide? At MSI Vasectomy, we offer an easy, fast procedure with fewer complications by using our ‘gold standard’ technique. As part of our commitment to increasing access to vasectomy services, we are very excited to partner with Norwood Day Surgery to provide quality vasectomy care.

Our new model of care allows you to have your vasectomy in a premium facility, with the option of intravenous (IV) sedation or local anaesthetic (LA). Our vasectomists are trained to deliver LA using our ‘*painless delivery anaesthetic technique’. Depending on your level of private hospital insurance and your excess, you could pay just a $50 booking fee.

What is a vasectomy?

A vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of permanent contraception. It is a minor surgical procedure that involves separating the cut end of the tubes that move sperm from the testicles to the penis. After treatment, the ejaculated semen will contain no sperm, as they are instead reabsorbed into the body through the tissue, instead of being integrated into the semen.

An open ended vasectomy only closes the upper part of the tube so the sperm are still released within the scrotum, but the volume is very small.

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Our vasectomy services
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Below you can find more details about the type of vasectomy procedure we provide at MSI Vasectomy Adelaide:

Open-ended vasectomy

An open ended vasectomy only closes the upper part of the tube which means the sperm are still released within the scrotum, but the volume is very small. They are naturally reabsorbed into the body, lowering the chance of having congestive epididymitis and other complications.

No-scalpel vasectomy

We only use the no scalpel vasectomy technique at MSI. The procedure only requires a single small puncture in the skin which means there’s no stitches needed. We also use a specially designed set of forceps which decreases the chance of infection.

Anaesthetic options

At MSI Adelaide we offer both IV sedation (IV) and local anaesthetic (LA). Our LA *painless anaesthetic delivery technique means many patients report experiencing little to no pain when the local anaesthetic is injected. Learn more about your anaesthetic options here.

MSI Vasectomy has championed the rights of Australians to access high-quality, reliable family planning and vasectomy services for the last 20 years.

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Having a vasectomy in Adelaide at a private day hospital

All of our vasectomies in Adelaide are carried out at Norwood Day Surgery. A vasectomy at this private hospital includes:

How much does a vasectomy cost in Adelaide?

Vasectomies in Adelaide are eligible for private hospital insurance claims. If you don’t have private health insurance, prices start at just $695 with a Medicare card. Most men with hospital cover will be eligible for vasectomy and the hospital will contact you a few days prior to your procedure date to confirm. You can also contact your health fund and quote item number 37623.

Why choose MSI for your vasectomy in Adelaide?

For the last 20 years, we at MSI Vasectomy have championed the rights of Australians to access high-quality, reliable family planning and vasectomy services. In that time, over 600,000 men have trusted us with their sexual and reproductive health needs. Our 4 key points of difference to our competitors are:

  • We are the largest vasectomy provider in the country
  • We only use the high quality standardised ‘No Scalpel Open Ended’ technique with all our vasectomy doctors
  • Minimal or No GAP with Private Health Insurance and from $480 out of pocket with Medicare (depending on location)
  • Both local anaesthetic and IV sedation available (depending on location)
Dr Justin Low
National Director of Vasectomy Services

Justin’s current role is National Director of Vasectomy Services at MSI Vasectomy Australia which involves education, training and maintaining vasectomy surgical standards across the country.

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 presents to General Practice groups regularly around the country on the topic of vasectomies and has been interviewed on ABC Radio National, Sydney Morning Herald “Good Weekend”, Men’s Health Magazine and Channel 9’s “Today” morning show.

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Where to get a vasectomy in Adelaide

All of our vasectomies in Adelaide are carried out at Norwood Day Surgery (42 Nelson St, Stepney SA 5069).

How to book a vasectomy in Adelaide with MSI

If you’d like to get in contact with us to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have, you can fill out our online contact form. Or if you’re ready to book your vasectomy appointment you can fill out our online booking form.


If you have any more questions about our Adelaide vasectomy services please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime please find below our most frequently asked questions about vasectomies.

As vasectomy is a safe, minor procedure and so risks or complications are rare. However, minor infections and Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome can occasionally occur. You will be informed about any possible risks and complications at your consultation.

A vasectomy should always be considered a permanent form of contraception and irreversible. However, an operation to reconnect the vas deferens is possible if you want to attempt to recover your fertility. It’s important to note though that a vasectomy reversal is expensive, not normally covered by health insurance and doesn’t have a 100% success rate.

Anyone over the age of 18 can legally get a vasectomy in Adelaide. However, there are other considerations to take into account around emotional maturity and preparedness. You should take the time to consider if a vasectomy is right for you before undergoing the procedure.

Even though a vasectomy is the safest and most effective permanent method of birth control it will not protect you from getting STIs. If you don’t use protection, you are still at risk of catching an infection.

You should avoid sexual intercourse for at least 7 days after your vasectomy procedure and for the first 2 to 3 months after, you use another method of contraception. This is because it can take this long to clear the remaining sperm. You should keep using contraception until a semen test shows a zero sperm count, otherwise, you may be faced with an unwanted pregnancy.

No, having a vasectomy has no direct impact on your ability to perform sexually or your sexual desire. It also doesn’t affect the production of testosterone or your ability to get an erection or ejaculate semen.

It’s common to have some mild discomfort, swelling and bruising for a few days after the vasectomy. However, most men are able to return to work the day after their procedure (if they work behind a desk or counter). You should avoid strenuous exercise for at least a week though to give your body enough time to heal.

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