Are you looking for a safe and easy vasectomy, Newcastle men can have performed in under 30 minutes? Vasectomy Australia performs this procedure under local anaesthetic with a no-scalpel technique that allows for a quicker recovery, meaning you can resume usual activities within seven days.
Dr. Geoff Cashion performs around 40 of these procedures per week, with one of the lowest vasectomy costs Newcastle can offer. His open-ended no-scalpel vasectomy technique is proven to have the lowest risk of complications possible.
What is Vasectomy
The vasectomy procedure is a male sterilisation technique that creates a permanent method of contraception via a surgical procedure. By closing the sperm-carrying tubes called the vas deferens, sperm is no longer able to access the urethra meaning there is no chance of pregnancy.
The vasectomy procedure is quick and able to be performed in under 30 minutes, and does not require a general anaesthetic. Dr. Cashion performs over 1500 vasectomies a year with this gentle technique that allows for a fast recovery and return to work, all at an affordable price.
You can have your consultation and the procedure on the same day in our clinic, or speak to Dr. Cashion for a free phone consultation if you still have questions. Online bookings are also available for a range of locations around Australia.
Why Choose Dr. Geoff Cashion?
Dr. Geoff Cashion has been practicing medicine for over 17 years and was trained in Florida, USA by one of the world’s leading vasectomy surgeons, Dr. Doug Stein.
Dr. Cashion specialises in the no-scalpel technique at his multiple locations across Australia, and is one of the busiest doctors in the field, performing around 40 vasectomies a week. Many men have trusted his skills in ensuring they no longer have to worry about an unplanned pregnancy with their partner.
Born in Brisbane, Dr. Cashion graduated from the University of Queensland in Medicine in 2002 and is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM). He is also a former medical educator and supervisor of general practice registrars through James Cook University.
How much does the vasectomy procedure cost?
The vasectomy cost Newcastle men are charged, is based on the fee recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA):
|Less Medicare Rebate||$233|
|Out of Pocket Cost||$362|
We require that the total fee be payable on the day of your procedure. Your Medicare rebate can be credited to your account on the same day in most cases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Recovery after the vasectomy procedure is very simple. You may feel a little sore initially; however this will only last for a few days. It will take around three months for your semen to become clear of sperm, at which point you will no longer require any birth control methods during intercourse.
There is the risk of bruising or infection, however these are quite low and can be minimised by resting and wearing underpants that provide ample support.
We recommend that you avoid aspirin as well as heavy lifting or extreme movement for a week after the vasectomy. Desk-based roles, however, can be resumed the day after having your vasectomy.
It would also be best to avoid sitting for long periods of time, bike riding, and contact sports for around 2-3 weeks.
For those who are no longer wanting to have children, the vasectomy procedure provides peace of mind for both men and women, leaving almost zero risk of pregnancy once completed
Dr. Cashion performs the no-scalpel procedure at a range of vasectomy clinic locations across Australia with a focus on Sydney vasectomy services, including other areas within New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia.
For those interested in a New South Wales based clinic, your options include:
- North Shore – Neutral Bay Medical Centre
- Sydney City – Enmore Medical Practice
- Western Sydney – Blacktown Doctors and Medical Centre
- Wollongong – Oche Medical Centre
- Central Coast – Gynaecology Centres of Australia
- Canberra– Gynaecology Centres of Australia Queanbeyan
Other clinics accessible across Australia include:
- Melbourne – Gladstone Park Superclinic
- Melbourne – Bay St Family Medical Centre Brighton
- Berwick – Casey Superclinic
- Brisbane – Taringa 7 Day Medical Centre
- Logan – Logan Central Medical Centre
- Morayfield – Morayfield 7 Day Medical Centre
- Rockhampton – CQ Doctors
- Mackay – City GP Superclinic
- Adelaide – Trinity Garden Medical Centre
Bookings can be made over the phone or online by selecting the clinic you wish to visit.
The vasectomy procedure itself costs $595, but if you have Medicare, then a rebate of $233 is possible. Your out of pocket cost would then only be $362.
A vasectomy is a simple procedure where the vas deferens (vas) is cut to cause sterilisation in the male. The vas is a tube that carries sperm from the testicles where it is made to the penis.
There are a couple of ways to categorise the procedure methods:
- 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.
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
The procedure does not work immediately and you must consider yourself fertile until we tell you the vasectomy was a success. We request you do a semen analysis at 3 months to confirm 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.