Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure performed to block the passage of sperm from the testes and therefore to provide a permanent method of birth control. There are different techniques performed for vasectomies, Dr Judd McClelland uses the no scalpel (keyhole) technique. No Scalpel vasectomies are becoming the preferred vasectomy technique as they are less invasive, less painful and have fewer complications than other vasectomy options.

An hour consultation is required with Dr Judd McClelland which will include a consultation prior to having the procedure on the same day, this will ensure that you are suitable for a non-scalpel vasectomy. The procedure itself generally only takes up to 30 minutes.

A referral from your regular GP is not required but can be helpful for your medical history if you are not a current patient at this practice.

The day of your vasectomy you will need to:

  • Avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen
  • Shave the scrotum and pubic area
  • Wear firm underpants rather than boxers for a few days prior where possible
  • Thoroughly clean the groin and scrotum
  • Food and fluid should be avoided 4 hours before the procedure

After your vasectomy you should:

  • Although you may be able to drive yourself home, it is preferable to have someone else drive you home. 
  • Lay flatly the remainder of the day
  • Apply ice packs at intervals
  • Take it easy for a day or two
  • Most men can return to work after 2-3 days but should avoid heavy work and sport for 7-10 days.

Vasectomy Fees:

$795 with a Medicare rebate of $198.55, leaving an out of pocket expense of $596.45. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking your consultation. 

For more information or to make an appointment please phone our friendly reception team on 07 5589 7555.