When it comes to a safe, effective and affordable vasectomy, Canberra men turn to the dedicated team at Vasectomy Australia, who perform the gold standard no-scalpel procedure in 30 minutes. Requiring only a local anaesthetic, Dr. Cashion performs his no-scalpel vasectomy technique which offers a speedier recovery allowing you to carry on with your life, uninterrupted.
Men all around Australia trust Dr. Cashion with this delicate procedure, that he performs more than 30 of per week; at one of the most affordable 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 same day. 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 do so many men trust Dr Cashion with their vasectomy?
Dr Cashion has been specialising in the no-scalpel and open-ended vasectomy technique over the past 3 years. As one of the busiest surgeons in Australia specifically for this technique, Dr Cashion performs around 2000 of these procedures a year.
Along with this, Dr Cashion is a former medical educator and supervisor of general practice registrars through James Cook University, and has a degree in medicine. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM).
You can trust one of the busiest and most in-demand vasectomy surgeons in the country with your procedure. Dr Cashion performs around 40 vasectomies a week and is well-respected in the medical community.
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||$214|
|Out of Pocket Cost||$536|
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.
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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.
Once you have had your vasectomy and paid for it, we will process your Medicare rebate on your behalf. You will usually receive your payment into the bank account you have nominated with Medicare within 48 hours. If you have not received the payment 1 week after your vasectomy please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will chase it up.
For more information about your Medicare rebate please visit https://vasectomyaustralia.com.au/medicare/