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Have you and your partner decided that you don’t want to have children? Or perhaps you’ve decided not to have any more? If so you may be considering having a vasectomy. At MSI Vasectomy Brisbane we only use the ‘no scalpel open-ended’ technique, which decreases the chance of infection. We also offer the choice of IV sedation or local anaesthesia for the procedure.
A vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure that involves cutting the tubes that moves sperm from the testicles to the end of the penis. After the procedure, the ejaculated semen will no longer contain sperm, making a vasectomy the most effective form of permanent contraception for Brisbane men.
A vasectomy should be considered irreversible and is only suitable for men who have decided not to have any or don’t wish to have any more children. A vasectomy reversal is expensive, not normally covered by health insurance and doesn’t have a 100% success rate.
At MSI Vasectomy we only use the ‘no scalpel open-ended’ technique, which decreases the chance of infection. We also offer a choice of using either IV sedation or local anaesthetic for the procedure.
Open ended vasectomy
At MSI Vasectomy we only perform open-ended vasectomies as this method allows the sperm to be naturally reabsorbed into the body, this means there is much less chance of complications such as congestive epididymitis.
This technique only closes the upper part of the tube, leaving the end connected to the testicle completely open. As a result, the sperm are still released within the scrotum, but the volume is very small.
No scalpel vasectomy
Before the no scalpel vasectomy technique, a conventional vasectomy would typically require a scalpel incision and stitches. The no scalpel technique only requires a single small puncture in the skin (with no stitches). This is done with a specially designed set of forceps that decrease the chance of infection.
At MSI Brisbane we provide a comprehensive service where both IV sedation (IV) and local anaesthetic (LA) are available, depending on your preference. Our LA *painless anaesthetic delivery technique means many patients report experiencing little to no pain when the local anaesthetic is injected.
Our vasectomy doctors will discuss all the details of both options with you so that you can decide which you prefer for the procedure.
At MSI Vasectomy we only use the ‘no scalpel open ended’ technique, which is fast, effective and decreases the chance of infection.
All of our vasectomies in Brisbane are carried out at Marie Stopes Bowen Hills MSI Day Hospital. A vasectomy here includes:
Marie Stopes Bowen Hills is eligible for private hospital insurance claims. If you don’t have private health insurance, prices start at just $690 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.
Brisbane vasectomy procedure?
At MSI Vasectomy we only use the most modern, effective and safest vasectomy procedure method (no scalpel, open ended), and only use technologies that are TGA-approved. All of our patients are fully supported by a specialised team of practitioners, ensuring you get the best standard of care before, during and after your appointment.
Our 4 key points of difference compared to other vasectomy providers are:
- We are the largest provider in the country
- We only use the high quality standardised ‘No Scalpel Open Ended’ technique
- Minimal or No GAP with Private Health Insurance and from $480 out of pocket with Medicare (depending on location)
- We offer both local anaesthetic and IV sedation (depending on location)
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 Melbourne in 1987 and completed the RACGP Family Medicine Program (FMP) in 1991 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993.
All of our vasectomies in Brisbane are carried out at Marie Stopes Bowen Hills MSI Day Hospital (8 Campbell St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006).
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 Brisbane vasectomy services please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime please find below our most frequently asked questions about vasectomies.
Do you still ejaculate after a vasectomy?
Yes, you do still ejaculate after a vasectomy. You will also not see a notable decrease in volume, as sperm forms less than 5% of your total ejaculate.
Is having a vasectomy painful?
You may feel some slight discomfort during the procedure but most men experience minimal or no pain during their vasectomy.
Are you put under for a vasectomy?
No, you are not put under for a vasectomy. At MSI Brisbane you have the choice of using a local anaesthetic or IV sedation, but having the procedure under general anaesthetic is not an option.
How effective is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is the most effective form of male birth control and the procedure has a failure rate of only approximately 0.1%.
Can I have a vasectomy reversed?
Although a vasectomy should be considered irreversible when you’re deciding whether it’s right for you, an operation to reconnect the tubes (known as the vas deferens) is possible if you want to attempt to recover your fertility. However, vasectomy reversals are very expensive, not normally covered by health insurance and don’t have a 100% success rate.
How long does it take for a man to become sterile after a vasectomy?
After a vasectomy, even though they’ve been disconnected, you may still have viable sperm in your vas deferens. It can take up to 3 months to clear the remaining sperm. You should keep using contraception until a semen test shows a zero sperm count.
How long does it take to recover from a vasectomy?
Recovery time after having a vasectomy will vary for every individual. A large number of men are able to be active on the same day as the procedure and others need to take a few days. It’s important to take the time to recover after a vasectomy as it will help ease any sensitivity or discomfort in the area.
Can you drive after a vasectomy?
It is possible to drive home after a vasectomy but we wouldn’t recommend it. Ideally, you should arrange an alternative ride home from our Brisbane clinic to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible and so that you can begin the healing process immediately after the procedure.