Consultation with Queensland Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a generally safe procedure.

Vasectomy is a generally safe procedure that requires the skills of an experienced doctor. It is quick and easy, and you can return to work after three  days. You can resume sexual activity after two weeks, while taking your doctor’s advice on alternative contraception until your sperm count comes back as zero. 

All of our doctors are highly trained and experienced. 

Vasectomy is an easy, quick procedure; it only takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

This is a simple procedure performed under local anaesthesia, so you will be awake during. The doctor makes two small incisions in your scrotum, where he inserts a fine needle into each of your vas deferens (tubes that carry sperm). The tubes are then blocked off with tiny clips or cauterised with heat—this usually takes less than 30 seconds per side!

While the procedure itself is not painful, you may experience slight discomfort during the insertion of local anaesthesia and after the procedure. We take every precaution to avoid this by using topical creams and a light general anaesthetic prior to drilling the hole into the scrotum (spermatic cord). You will experience very little if any pain post-procedure as long as you follow our after-care instructions (which will be provided to you by your doctor).

After your consultation, you will be given all the information you need to make an informed decision about undergoing a vasectomy. This includes:

  • How long the procedure takes
  • What happens during and after the procedure?
  • How long it takes to recover and when you can go back to work
  • If there are any complications that may occur with this procedure,

You do need to rest for a couple of days following your vasectomy. However, it is perfectly fine to return to work within three days so long as your job doesn’t involve extreme physical labour, such as lifting heavy objects. It is also completely normal to go back to your regular activities within a couple of weeks, including sports and exercise. Please keep in mind that you can resume sexual relations after about two weeks or after our laboratory has tested your sperm sample twice for sperm content (usually about three months after procedure).

Dr Sheehan is a highly experienced doctor, who specialises in vasectomy. Dr Sheehan has performed more than 8000 vasectomies, roughly five percent of all the vasectomies performed in Australia. On average, he performs 50 vasectomies per week from his clinics in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. . 

We hope this article has helped you learn more about the vasectomy procedure and its benefits. You can get more information by watching the video below or you can call us at (07) 3180 1505. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have!