When it comes to a safe and affordable vasectomy, Rockhampton 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 as he performs around 40 per week, with the bonus of offering one of the lowest vasectomy costs Rockhampton can offer.
What exactly is a vasectomy?
Many men reach a point in their lives where the vasectomy procedure is an ideal form of sterilisation which offers 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 no-scalpel, gentle technique that works into most schedules due to the fast recovery times.
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 at no cost and use our online bookings platform to select the most relevant vasectomy clinic locations 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.
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||$219|
|Out of Pocket Cost||$431|
A $100 deposit must be paid on booking to secure your appointment. The balance is payable on the day of your procedure. Once you have paid the full amount you will be provided with an invoice/receipt to claim your Medicare rebate.
Please note that your Medicare rebate is based on the balance of $550 payable at the clinic. Your deposit of $100 will not count towards your Medicare Safety Net.
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 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. 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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Vasectomy reversals often cost thousands of dollars and are not covered by Medicare. They are also not guaranteed to work. It is for these reasons that you should not undergo the vasectomy procedure if you think you will one day wish to reverse it.
It would be best if you approached this decision with the idea of permanent contraception in mind and be completely comfortable with this before deciding to move forward.
In the following days after your procedure you will be able to masturbate with no discomfort or issues of any kind. Full sexual function can be carefully resumed after roughly a week. You will not experience any change to your erections, sex drive or ejaculation post-procedure, in fact, some men report an increase in stamina post-procedure.
There may be a slight difference in the amount of ejaculate, but the peace of mind you receive thanks to zero risk of pregnancy or requirement of contraception is the biggest benefit of the procedure.
As mentioned above you must not rely on your vasectomy as a safe form of birth control for roughly three months. This can happen quicker but you will need confirmation from our team that your semen is indeed free of sperm before you can comfortably consider yourself in the clear.
This procedure is exceptionally safe, and creates no increased risks of long term complications.