When the time comes to make the decision of having a vasectomy, Central Coast men have easy access to Dr. Geoff Cashion of Vasectomy Australia. As a well-respected vasectomy surgeon, Dr. Geoff Cashion can perform the procedure in 30 minutes with only a local anaesthetic required. Dr. Cashion performs a no-scalpel vasectomy technique that is favoured by men all over Australia as it offers a very quick recovery of around seven days.
Dr. Cashion has an in-depth knowledge of this procedure and performs around 40 vasectomies per week for men all over the country. Vasectomy Australia also offers one of the lowest vasectomy costs Central Coast men can access.
What is a vasectomy for?
The vasectomy procedure is an option for men who have decided they no longer wish to have children. This once-off procedure offers a permanent contraception method by closing the sperm-carrying tubes, called the vas deferens, meaning a man’s semen can no longer be the cause of an unwanted pregnancy.
This peace of mind comes via a procedure that can be performed in 30 minutes. You will be able to drive yourself home afterwards, as there is no need for general anaesthetic. The process does not involve a scalpel, and offers very fast recovery times.
Simply book a free consultation with Dr. Cashion and go ahead and have the procedure the same day if you wish. A phone consultation with Dr. Cashion is also available and you can book your appointment online at the various vasectomy clinic locations available throughout Australia.
Why should I choose Dr. Cashion to perform my procedure?
With over 17 years of medical experience, Dr. Geoff Cashion is an expert at no-scalpel vasectomies. He performs this technique around 1500 times per year, making him a very trusted option for men all over Australia.
Dr. Cashion is a former medical educator and supervisor of general practice registrars with James Cook University. Regarded for his skills and exceptional track record, many men feel confident and safe leaving this delicate procedure in his hands.
What should I expect the vasectomy procedure to cost?
|Less Medicare Rebate||$219|
|Out of Pocket Cost||$431|
The total fee is payable on the day of your procedure. In most cases we can arrange to have your Medicare rebate credited to your account within 48 hours.
* The $100 booking fee is an administrative fee to secure your appointment. There is no Medicare rebate for this fee should you have reached your Medicare Safety Net threshold.
Frequently Asked Questions
Quite the opposite, many men are surprised at how quick the recovery from a vasectomy procedure can be. At most you will feel a little sore for a few days after the procedure and need to limit the liveliness of your actions.
It will take approximately three months for your semen to clear the existing sperm before you are in the clear and at no risk of pregnancy. You will require a check to ensure that your vasectomy is at a point where it can be considered as a sufficient form of birth control.
Rare cases may experience some bruising or infection, however, Dr. Cashion is an expert vasectomy surgeon who minimises this risk. You can also assist in your healing process by wearing supportive underpants and ensuring you have sufficient rest. Be sure to avoid aspirin, if you are struggling with any pain. Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen is fine to use.
Heavy lifting, extreme movement and intense exercise should be avoided for about a week after your procedure, as should any job roles that involve similar actions. Working in an office is fine as long as you do not sit down for long periods. Sporting activities such as bike riding and contact sports should be avoided for roughly 2-3 weeks.
- North Shore – Neutral Bay Medical Centre
- Eastern Suburbs – Enmore Medical Practice
- Western Sydney – Blacktown Doctors and Medical Centre
- Wollongong – Oche Medical Centre
- Newcastle – Cooks Hill Family Practice
Most procedures take about 15-20 minutes.
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 (north of $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 that 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 specialist review and even additional surgery or reversal may be required to attempt to resolve the problem. These procedures are not always successful.
Some men recover quite quickly from a 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 a vasectomy under local anaesthetic. For sedation or general anaesthetic we recommend you obtain a referral to a urologist.