When considering a vasectomy, Western Sydney men can book an appointment with Vasectomy Australia, who offer the very popular no-scalpel technique. This process is both safe and effective with the significant benefit of a fast recovery period that will take roughly a week.
As one of the most affordable options of vasectomy Blacktown men can access, the duration of the procedure is under 30 minutes, and is performed by Dr Geoff Cashion, a well-respected surgeon who is one of the most renowned surgeons on this procedure in Australia. The no-scalpel vasectomy offers the lowest risk of complication, especially when in the hands of Dr Cashion.
Our Blacktown Vasectomy Clinic location is the preferred location for people in Western Sydney, servicing people from in and around Liverpool, Cabramatta, Castle Hills and the Hills Shire, Sutherland Shire, Penrith and the Blue Mountains.
What are the benefits of a vasectomy for me?
Men tend to consider the vasectomy procedure when they decide to no longer have children and they are looking for a permanent method of contraception. A vasectomy will close the sperm-carrying tubes meaning the chance of pregnancy is nil. The procedure itself is performed in under 30 minutes under a general anaesthetic.
Dr Cashion performs over 1500 vasectomies a year and is a popular option for men around Australia due to his affordability and skill. Men who wish to undergo this procedure can have a consultation via the clinic, or over the phone for a quick, life-changing process that gives peace of mind to those who no longer wish to risk an unexpected pregnancy.
Why do so many men choose Dr Cashion as their first choice?
Dr Cashion is a specialist when it comes to the no-scalpel vasectomy technique and his skill level has made him one of the busiest doctors in Australia. He was trained in medicine at the University of Queensland in 2002 and has since performed thousands of successful vasectomy procedures.
His credentials include being a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM).
Dr Cashion performs around 40 vasectomies a week thanks to his high skill-level and friendly approach.
What will a vasectomy procedure cost?
Dr Cashion bases his prices on the fees recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA):
|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
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We recommend reading the “Preparing for your Vasectomy” page which provides all of the information you will need. Our team is also on hand to answer any questions, to ensure you are completely comfortable before proceeding.
The procedure can be reversed, however, this is an expensive process and is not 100% effective. Reversals are not covered by Medicare, often with an associated cost upwards of $5000. Due to this, we recommend entering the procedure as if it is permanent.
Yes, operating a vehicle post-procedure will not be a problem at all.
Absolutely not, it is crucial that you understand the vasectomy procedure does not offer immediate results. Other forms of contraception must be maintained until our team has confirmed you are no longer at risk.
We will do a semen analysis three months after your procedure to confirm that you are sterile. It is important to account for remaining semen that may exist within your tubes post-procedure; it can take some time until it is completely clear.
Due to Dr Cashion’s in-depth experience, his patients are afforded a significantly reduced rate of complication. It is still important, however, to consider that all surgical procedures have an element of risk.
All risks will be detailed on the consent form, the primary ones being:
- Bruising, which is normal and will usually disappear after one week
- Mild pain and swelling, also normal and likely to decrease in a few days
Less common complications include bruising within the scrotum, a risk that can be significantly lowered by the avoidance of heavy lifting in the days after your procedure. You will require some time off work if this is a role within your job.
This depends on the type of work you do, roles with manual labour may need some downtime as you cannot lift anything heavy for the first week. Less physically demanding positions like office worked can be resumed straight away.
If required we can provide you with a medical certificate should you need to stay home after your procedure.
Not immediately, however, there is usually no issue with resuming sexual activity after one week. It is important to note that everyone has a different healing ability, so it is best to take it slow and ensure other forms of contraception are used until our team has validated the effectiveness of your procedure.