Vasectomy is a quick and relatively painless surgical procedure which ensures permanent sterilisation in men. The tubes that carry sperm from a man's testicles to the penis are cut, blocked or sealed with heat. You will be able to return home the same day.
A vasectomy has no effect on sex drive or ability to enjoy sex. You will still have erections and ejaculate normally. The only difference is that your semen will not contain sperm.
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The procedure involves the skin of the scrotum being numbed with a local anaesthetic to prevent any pain. Small incisions are made on each side of the scrotum through which the surgeon can reach the vas deferens tubes. Each tube is cut and a small section removed, then the ends are sealed. The incisions are then stitched. The operation will take between 15 and 30 minutes. The stiches will dissolve and will not need to be removed.
It’s common to have some mild discomfort, swelling and bruising of your scrotum for a few days after the vasectomy. If you have pain or discomfort, you can take painkillers, such as paracetamol.
Do not hesitate to contact us for advice if you are still experiencing considerable pain despite taking painkillers.
It’s common to have blood in your semen in the first few ejaculations after a vasectomy, which is not harmful.Wearing close-fitting underwear, such as Y-fronts, during the day and at night will help to support your scrotum and will also help ease any discomfort or swelling.
It is usually safe for you to have a bath or shower after your operation – check with your consultant what is suitable for you. Make sure you dry your genital area gently and thoroughly.
You can have sex again as soon as it is comfortable to do so, although it is best to wait for a couple of days. However, you will still have sperm in your semen immediately after the operation, as it takes time to clear the remaining sperm in your tubes. It takes an average of 20-30 ejaculations to clear the tubes of sperm. You will need to use another method of contraception until you have had a clear semen test.
Once the operation has been carried out successfully and semen tests have shown that there is no sperm present, long-term partners may not need to use other forms of contraception.
All our services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.
Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility. The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway. The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways.
Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds. We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.
Whether you’re paying for yourself or using private medical insurance, accessing our services is really easy.
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If you are paying for your procedure or treatment with medical insurance, you will need to liaise closely with the insurance provider throughout the process.
Before attending your first appointment, you should contact your insurance company to check that that your condition is covered for all stages of treatments.
You will need to visit your GP and ask them to refer you to The LivingCare Group at Thorpe Park Clinic for a private procedure. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then either you or your GP can contact us to arrange your first appointment.
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We understand that immediate access to healthcare is sometimes essential. With our self-pay service, there are no waiting lists. Within 24 hours, you will be offered a consultation date to see a medical professional that is convenient for you. Our expert team can then give you an assessment and treatment within 1 week of your consultation.
Your consultation and any tests, scans or investigations will be charged separately, however all of these costs will be quoted to you before anything commences and you are under no obligation to continue your treatment with us unless you are happy to do so.
OUR PRICE & HOW TO BOOK.
Paying for yourself:
To book an appointment, all you need to do is contact us on 0113 249 4655, alternatively you can email us here. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment. You may also request a virtual appointment if you would prefer.
Vasectomy: £1300 (This price includes: consultation, procedure and aftercare)
I have private medical insurance:
To book an appointment using private medical insurance please contact our administrative team on 0113 249 4655. Please ensure you have your medical insurance registration details to hand. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment.