When it comes to a safe and affordable vasectomy, Canberra men turn to Vasectomy Australia and their lead surgeon Dr. Geoff Cashion who can perform the procedure in 30 minutes. Requiring only a local anaesthetic, Dr. Cashion performs his no-scalpel vasectomy technique which offers a speedy recovery that takes most men roughly seven days.
Men all around Australia trust Dr. Cashion with this delicate procedure, that he performs around 40 of per week; with the bonus of offering one of the lowest vasectomy costs Canberra can offer.
What is Vasectomy
Many men reach a point in their lives where a vasectomy procedure is an ideal form of sterilisation, offering a permanent contraception method. This simple surgical procedure closes the sperm-carrying tubes in the male anatomy meaning a man’s semen no longer carries sperm or presents the risk of unwanted pregnancy.
The procedure itself can be performed in 30 minutes and allows you to drive yourself home afterwards as it does not require a general anaesthetic. It is a non-scalpel, gentle technique that can be worked in with most schedules due to its quick recovery time.
The whole process can happen quite quickly as you have the option of a consultation and procedure within 48 hours. If better suited, you can also have a phone consultation with Dr. Cashion and use our online bookings platform to select the most relevant vasectomy clinic location in Australia to you.
Why is Dr. Cashion a desirable option for my procedure?
Dr. Geoff Cashion has over 17 years experience as a doctor and now specialises in the no-scalpel vasectomy technique that sees him perform around 1500 procedures a year across multiple locations in Australia.
Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2002, Dr. Cashion is a former medical educator and supervisor of general practice registrars with James Cook University and is a fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM).
His in-depth skills and exceptional track record have led to him being one of the busiest vasectomy surgeons in the country.
What will the vasectomy procedure cost me?
Vasectomy Australia offers an affordable option for men to undergo this procedure based on the fee recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) as follows:
|Less Medicare Rebate||$233|
|Out of Pocket Cost||$362|
The total fee is payable on the day of your procedure and any relevant Medicare rebate can be credited to your account straight away.
Frequently Asked Questions
The speedy recovery of the vasectomy procedure is one of the reasons why it is such an attractive option for most men. You will likely feel a little tender for a few days and will need around three months to allow your semen to clear any remaining sperm. You should not consider the vasectomy a sufficient form of birth control until you have been given the all clear that your semen is free of sperm.
In minimal cases there may be a risk of bruising or infection, however, this can be minimised with supportive underpants and sufficient rest. If you are experiencing pain, it is important to avoid aspirin, however, anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen is fine to use.
It is also crucial to refrain from heavy lifting or extreme movement in the week after your vasectomy. If you work in an office or desk-based role, you will be able to return to your position the following day after your procedure, however try not to sit for long periods. Bike riding and contact sports should be avoided for roughly 2-3 weeks.
The non-scalpel vasectomy offered by Dr. Cashion and Vasectomy Australia is available across Australia. The scalpel free vasectomy Canberra men can access is available at the Gynaecology Centres of Australia Queanbeyan.
Other areas within New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia include:
- Brisbane – Taringa 7 Day Medical Centre
- Logan – Logan Central Medical Centre
- Morayfield – Morayfield 7 Day Medical Centre
- Rockhampton – CQ Doctors
- Mackay – City GP Superclinic
- North Shore – Neutral Bay Medical Centre
- Eastern Suburbs Sydney – Enmore Medical Practice
- Western Sydney – Blacktown Doctors and Medical Centre
- Newcastle – Cooks Hill Family Practice
- Wollongong – Oche Medical Centre
- Central Coast – Gynaecology Centres of Australia
- Gladstone Park Melbourne – Gladstone Park Superclinic
- Melbourne – Bay St Family Medical Centre Brighton
- Berwick – Casey Superclinic
- Adelaide – Trinity Garden Medical Centre
A vasectomy is a simple procedure where the vas deferens (vas) is cut to cause sterilisation in a male. The vas is a tube that carries sperm from the testicles where it is made to the penis. On the way, sperm is joined by semen so your ejaculate contains both sperm and semen.
Sperm makes up a very small percentage (less than 5%). Because we are only stopping sperm being made most men will not notice any change in the volume of their ejaculate after a vasectomy.
There are a couple of methods that a vasectomy can be performed:
- Traditional Vs No-Scalpel: The traditional method involves using a scalpel to make an incision on each side of the scrotum to access the vas. The No-scalpel method uses blunt dissection and usually only involves one hole being made through which the vas from both sides is accessed. The no-scalpel technique results in lower complication rates such as bruising and bleeding.
- Open-ended Vs Closed-ended: The open ended technique means that the end of the vas attached to the testicle is left open. Why does this matter? Well after a vasectomy the testicle is going to continue to make sperm and this sperm needs to go somewhere.
By allowing it to be released into the scrotum we reduce the incidence of “congestion” or the feeling of pressure from sperm backing up (think of a kinked hose with the tap running). The closed-ended technique means the testicular end of the vas is clamped with a suture or a clip.
If you are asking yourself this question, you should really think twice about getting a vasectomy.
Yes, vasectomies can be reversed. But you should consider this procedure as permanent contraception. Reversals are not 100%, very expensive (from $5000) and are not covered by Medicare.
We do everything we can to reduce the rate of complications but all surgical procedures have risks you should be aware of. A full list of potential complications are outlined fully in your consent form. After your vasectomy, most men will notice some level of;
Bruising: You may notice some bruising in the days after your vasectomy but this will usually disappear after about a week
Mild pain and swelling: This commonly settles a few days after your procedure .
Less common potential complications include a scrotal haematoma: This is a large bruise within the scrotum. You can reduce your chance of getting a haematoma greatly by following our instructions regarding lifting heavy objects in the days after the procedure.
If you work in a job that requires heavy lifting, make sure you get some time off work or ask for light duties Infection. We try to reduce the chance of you getting an infection by adhering to strict infection control protocol. Most infections are mild and are treated with oral antibiotics.
Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome (PVPS): This complication can occur anytime after a vasectomy. There is little agreement on what causes PVPS.
In most cases pain will resolve eventually but in rare cases a specialist review is required and even additional surgery or a reversal may be required in an attempt to resolve the problem. These procedures are not always successful
The procedure does not work immediately and you must only consider yourself fertile once we have told you the vasectomy was a success. We request you do a semen analysis at 3 months to confirm that you are sterile. This will give you plenty of time to “clean out the pipes”!
It’s really important not to lift anything too heavy for the first week. If your job doesn’t involve much heavy lifting you can often go straight back to work, but if you are in a job with a lot of lifting you may wish to take some time off or request light duties.
We can provide a medical certificate if you want to stay home.
Most men can resume sexual activity after about 1 week.
No. You can book directly through us
Some men recover quite quickly from vasectomy while others may take up to 2 weeks. The average time to feel back to normal is about 7 days.
At this stage we only offer vasectomy under local anaesthetic. For sedation or general anaesthetic we recommend you obtain a referral to a urologist.
This term is mentioned quite a bit but the reality is laser vasectomy does not exist. Some vasectomists (including myself) use a hyfrecator to cut the vas which is what some may be thinking of when using this term.