Vasectomy - Chevron Advanced Medical

Vasectomy

Vasectomy Clinic Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
Completed your family? Thinking of having a vasectomy? Come and see Dr Than Tun at Chevron Advanced Medical - no referral needed. We are conveniently located in the heart of Gold Coast, with free 2h parking in front.

Dr Tun has been performing vasectomy on the Gold Coast for over a decade. He is a general practitioner with a Fellowship in Surgery (FRCS - Ireland, 2003) and General Practice (RACGP - Australia, 2006). He performs no-scalpel vasectomy under local anaesthetic, so there is minimal down time. You are in safe hands given Dr Tun's surgical skills and experience. Dr Tun also performs circumcisions on adult males.


Cost:
The fee is $700
(you will get a rebate of $270 from Medicare, resulting in an out of pocket expense of $430)


How to book your vasectomy:
You don't need a referral to get a vasectomy. If you have decided to proceed with your vasectomy, there are 2 ways of booking.

Option 1: Book Online with Dr Than Tun.
Option 2: Call us on (07) 55388811. Please provide your full name, date of birth and phone number. We will give a courtesy call to confirm your appointment one day prior to your procedure.

    If you would only like a consult about your vasectomy options, choose "Standard Consult" instead of "Vasectomy". Before your appointment, please make sure you have read our vasectomy FAQs below about what the procedure entails and how to prepare for it.


    Vasectomy Gold Coast
    Dr Than Tun after attaining Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2003.



    Vasectomy - general information
    Vasectomy is simple, safe and highly effective. It does not affect a man's sexual drive, ability to have an erection or to ejaculate. The ejaculate will no longer contain sperm, but there will still be semen. It is generally preferable over surgical options for the woman, depending on your circumstances. Although there is a slight possibility that vasectomy can be reversed, please consider it as a permanent form of contraception. Discomfort following the procedure is often mild and easily relieved. Rest is advised for a few days and return to work is generally possible in a few days.


    Before the procedure: preparing for your vasectomy
    There are some simple things you can do to get ready before your appointment:

    1. Shave pubic hairs around the genital region, especially the area around the base of the penis. 
    2. Shower thoroughly and bring comfortable, supportive underwear. 
    3. Arrange for someone to drive you home. Whilst this is not a necessity, it is probably best for your comfort and safety. 
    4. If you are a new patient to the clinic, please arrive 5 minutes in advance to fill in a "new patient registration form" as well as a "consent form". 


    During the procedure
    Dr Tun performs a no-scalpel vasectomy. The procedure can last from 30 minutes to an hour. Here is what you can expect to happen during the procedure:

    1. Routine cleansing with antiseptic solution around the operation site. 
    2. Administration of local anaesthetic. This will sting as the anaesthetic penetrates the scrotal skin, which will then become numb quickly. 
    3. Sterile drapes will be placed over you to guard against infection. 
    4. A small puncture is made in the scrotum to create an opening. 
    5. Either the right or left vas deferens is lifted through this opening. You may feel a tugging sensation during this process. 
    6. The sheath around a section of the vas is removed. 
    7. The vas is then cut and a section of it is removed. 
    8. One end of the vas is tied shut outside the sheath. The other end of the vas is tied inside the sheath.
    9. The opposite vas deferens is then lifted through the scrotal opening and steps 5 to 8 are repeated.
    10. The puncture in the scrotum is so small that it heals by itself without the need for additional stitches. 


    Afterwards: care following the vasectomy
    The local anaesthetic will wear off after a couple of hours, after which you will start to feel some discomfort and pain. Do not take Aspirin as it may worsen bleeding. Here are a few tips to facilitate recovery time:

    1. Go directly home and rest. 
    2. Use pain killers. Panadol or Panadeine Forte is advised. Never use more than directed. 
    3. Keep your feet elevated. 
    4. Plan to stay off your feet as much as possible for 2 days and have a few beers. 
    5. Wear comfortable underwear/briefs that supports the scrotum (not boxers). 
    6. There is no need to apply ice to the area, unless the procedure was difficult. 
    7. If you have any concerns, book an appointment to see Dr Tun. 
    8. Your semen will be collected (usually at home) and sent for semen analysis 3 to 4 months following the vasectomy to ensure that no sperm remain. Until then, you will need to use some form of contraception (or abstinence) to prevent pregnancy. 


    Risks and complications
    Vasectomy is a low risk procedure comparable with other minor surgical operations. If you have any specific concerns or fears (either before or after the procedure), book an appointment to see Dr Tun. 

    • Allergic reaction - to local anaesthetic. Some men may experience itching and hives. If you are allergic to local anaesthetics, please inform the doctor. 
    • Bruising and bleeding - painless bleeding may occur following the vasectomy. This collects under the skin in the scrotum, which may appear bruised and swollen. As the scrotal skin is very thin, the bruising will appear worse than it actually is and is a normal reaction following a vasectomy. 
    • Infection - this is a general risk for all surgical procedures. To lower the risk, vasectomy is performed under sterile conditions in our treatment room. 
    • Postoperative pain - some degree of aches and pains in the scrotum is normal following a vasectomy. This discomfort should ease within 24 - 48 hours. 
    • Pregnancy - your partner may fall pregnant if you fail to abstain from sex without using alternate forms of birth control / contraception during the waiting period (usually 3 to 4 months) - until testing for live sperm is completed. 
    • Sperm granuloma - rarely, you may experience a dull ache in the testicle/s for an extended period of time following the vasectomy. If this condition occurs, it usually resolves by itself within 6 months without treatment.


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