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Vasectomy - Westmead
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If you’ve chosen to not expand your family (or to not have children), you might be contemplating a vasectomy as a safe and effective method of permanent birth control. At MSI Vasectomy Westmead, we exclusively utilise our own ‘MSI open-ended, no scalpel’ approach, which reduces the likelihood of infections. Furthermore, our virtually painless needle technique* is regarded as the benchmark for vasectomy procedures.*Our painless needle technique means many patients report experiencing little to no pain when administered.
What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure and a permanent method of birth control for men. The procedure entails permanently interrupting the vas deferens, which are the tubes that transport sperm, preventing sperm release during ejaculation. As time progresses, the body naturally reabsorbs the sperm, resulting in semen production without sperm.
How is a vasectomy performed at MSI in Westmead?
For all of our vasectomies we only use the ‘MSI No Scalpel Open Ended technique’ and we use an inert permanent suture rather than a metal clip (which can fall off) or a dissolving suture (which can cause inflammation). We also use Bupivacaine local anaesthetic which has a longer duration of action and may protect from chronic post operative pain.
Below you can find more details about the type of vasectomy procedure we provide at MSI Vasectomy in Westmead:
No scalpel open ended technique
The “MSI no scalpel, open ended vasectomy is a contemporary method used for performing a vasectomy that uses a specialised tool to create a small puncture in the scrotum instead of making an incision with a scalpel.
This technique aims to minimise tissue trauma, bleeding, and discomfort, as well as accelerate the recovery process. Moreover, in the open-ended technique, one end of the vas deferens is intentionally left open, which reduces the risk of complications after the procedure.
You can choose to be sedated or have the procedure using a local anaesthetic. Please read the IV Sedation (IV) versus Local Anaesthetic (LA) to learn more about your anaesthetic options. Please note that a general anaesthetic option is not available.
Having a vasectomy in a Westmead with MSI
If you choose to have your vasectomy with MSI in Westmead you can expect the following:
The MSI No Scalpel Open Ended Technique uses an inert permanent suture rather than a metal clip (which can fall off) or a dissolving suture (which can cause inflammation). We also use Bupivacaine local anaesthetic which has a longer duration of action and may protect from chronic post operative pain.
How much does a vasectomy cost in Westmead?
Our Westmead vasectomy prices incorporate a number of additional services, including 24-hour aftercare, giving you round-the-clock access to our registered nurses. Below is our list of costs:
- From $690 with local anaesthetic with Medicare only
- From $750 with intravenous sedation with Medicare only
- Minimal or no gap with private hospital insurance
Please note that there may be some variations in your vasectomy fee. In order to determine exactly how much the procedure will cost you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.
Why choose MSI Vasectomy for your vasectomy in Westmead?
At MSI our doctors perform the most modern, effective and safest vasectomy procedure method (no scalpel, open-ended vasectomy), and only use technologies that have been approved for use in Australia. Our specialised team of practitioners ensure you receive the best standard of care before, during and after your appointment with us.
Our key points of difference are:
- We are the largest vasectomy provider in Australia
- Over 20 years of vasectomy experience
- High quality, standardised ‘MSI No Scalpel Open Ended’ technique with all our vasectomy doctors
- Minimal or No GAP with Private Health Insurance and from $690 out of pocket cost with Medicare
- Local anaesthetic and IV sedation options
Meet Dr Justin Low
National Director of Vasectomy Services
Justin is the National Director of Vasectomy Services at MSI Vasectomy Australia. He received his medical degree from the University of Sydney 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.
If you have any more questions about our Westmead vasectomy services please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime please find below our most frequently asked questions about vasectomies.
The ideal age to get a vasectomy is subjective and can vary depending on individual circumstances. However, it is commonly recommended that men who have completed their family and do not desire to have children in the future consider getting a vasectomy. Typically, men who are at least 30 years old or older are considered good candidates for the procedure.
As with all surgical procedures, vasectomy does come with the possibility of complications. The most common complications include pain, swelling, and bruising in the scrotum. In rare cases, men may experience infection, bleeding, or long-term testicular pain. However, with the use of the latest techniques, such as the “MSI no scalpel, open-ended” method, the risk of complications is minimal.
Vasectomy is a relatively common procedure and is a popular form of permanent contraception for men worldwide. In Australia, it is estimated that around 20% of men have undergone a vasectomy at some point in their lives.
Although vasectomy is considered a permanent method of contraception, it is possible to reverse the procedure through a surgical intervention called vasectomy reversal. However, the procedure doesn’t have as high a success rate as a vasectomy. The success of the reversal depends on several factors such as the time elapsed since the vasectomy, the type of vasectomy, and the patient’s age and overall health.
Vasectomy does not affect testosterone levels as the testes continue to produce the hormone after the procedure.
Typically you can resume sexual activity about a week after having a vasectomy. However, for the first 3 months, you will need to use another method of contraception, as it can take this long to clear the remaining sperm. You should keep using alternative contraception until a semen test shows a zero sperm count.
Vasectomy is a highly effective method of permanent contraception. The failure rate is very low, with approximately 0.1% of men experiencing vasectomy failure after the procedure. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of vasectomy is not immediate and requires a follow-up semen analysis to confirm the absence of sperm.
A vasectomy does not typically cause erectile dysfunction (ED), which is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. While some men may experience temporary pain or discomfort after a vasectomy, this usually resolves within a few days to a week.