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Choosing to have a vasectomy is often a big decision and once you have decided to get the procedure, you don’t want to wait months to make an appointment or receive surgery. When you go through the NHS there are often long wait times and it can be difficult to schedule the procedure around a busy life.
Going private for your vasectomy means you can arrange the procedure at a time convenient for you, without waiting months for available appointment times. If you wish to discuss the procedure before your appointment, we also offer a consultation service where you can meet with our surgeon who will be able to talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you might have.
A vasectomy is 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy and we offer vasectomy in Shrewsbury and vasectomy in Wolverhampton depending on where you are based.
As a private provider our specialists have minimal waiting lists which means that when you have made your decision to have a vasectomy, we will provide your private vasectomy without any delays, whilst ensuring that you have been given all the relevant information once you have booked to ensure you understand the procedure and its outcome.
Our vasectomy clinics are fortnightly in Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton and no GP is referral needed as both of our surgeons accept self-referrals.
You should feel fully informed once you have booked your vasectomy with Summerfield Healthcare as we send out a comprehensive vasectomy paperwork pack for you to read thoroughly before attending our clinic, however our surgeon will also be able to answer any questions you have about your procedure when you arrive at our clinic.
We are competitively priced at £499.00 and this includes semen analysis. If you prefer you can request a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss whether a vasectomy is right for you, for a cost of £100.00.
We run regular male sterilisation (vasectomy) clinics in Shrewsbury in Shropshire and vasectomy clinics in Wolverhampton.
A vasectomy, or ‘male sterilisation’ is a minor operation which cuts off the vas deferens (the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles to your penis). It is considered to be one of the most effective long-term methods of contraception and permanent..
Although many men feel daunted by the prospect of a vasectomy, the procedure is straightforward for an experienced surgeon and will take around 15-20 minutes.
The process involves injecting a local anaesthetic into the scrotum before making a small incision, this allows the surgeon to reach the vas deferens which are responsible for producing sperm. The vas deferens are then divided, tied and sealed.
The wound is then cleaned and dressed. Stitches are used to seal the wound but they are dissolvable to prevent the need for follow up.
The procedure is carried out on both sides of the scrotum, but there are some instances where the procedure can be successfully carried out through a single incision.
Summerfield Healthcare provides regular Vasectomy clinics in Shrewsbury and Vasectomy clinics in Wolverhampton.
The cost of a vasectomy with Summerfield Healthcare is £499.00.
Your vasectomy will be carried out using local anaesthetic and will take around 15-20 minutes.
Following your vasectomy, any pain can usually be managed with mild painkillers. Most men only experience minor discomfort and mild swelling for a couple of weeks.
Depending on your occupation, most men need less than two days before returning to work but should avoid heavy lifting or sports for at least one week.
We recommend that you take it easy for at least two days after the surgery and that you have someone else drive you home after the procedure. This is because the anaesthetic may affect your ability to drive your car and the movement may also cause discomfort.
Although recovery time differs for every man, most men are back to all their normal activities within a few weeks, if not less.
You can help the recovery process by wearing tightly fitting underwear. This will help reduce movement, pressure, and swelling, and will help healing to speed up.
You should also take care to clean the area well and dry it gently but thoroughly to avoid any infection or other complications.
Around 1 in 400 men experience post vasectomy pain which is mild to moderate pain lasting months to years after their vasectomy. These odds are roughly the same as that of experiencing permanent tooth pain after a routine filling so there is no need to be alarmed by them. In most cases of PVP the pain can be managed and will go away over time and with treatment. However, if you have concerns about PVP you should talk to your consultant before going through with the procedure.
You should try to avoid sex and masturbation, as well as ejaculating for at least a week to allow for healing, however aside from the immediate short term a vasectomy will not affect your sex drive or ability to have sex. You will still be able to have erections and produce the same amount of semen when you ejaculate. Because sperm itself forms such a small part of seminal emission, it is unlikely you will even notice a difference after the surgery.
The vasectomy surgery has no impact on testosterone, the hormone in charge of sex drive, so there is no side effect or lasting lack of sex drive.
Your body will still continue to produce sperm, but this will be naturally reabsorbed by the body.
It is important to remember to continue to use contraception for the first few months after the surgery. It takes around 30 ejaculations to clear the active sperm left in your system and Summerfield Healthcare will arrange for semen analysis 16 weeks after the procedure to ensure no sperm remains in your semen. This is included in our service for no extra cost.
A vasectomy is considered to be permanent, as they are very difficult to reverse. A vasectomy reversal is not generally available on the NHS.
However, reversing a vasectomy to restore fertility is possible for many men who have undergone the procedure. A vasectomy reversal is not always guaranteed to restore fertility and is often most effective within 10 years of the vasectomy, and even then the success rate of a reversal is only 55%.
You should be absolutely sure you want this procedure before going through with it and should consider it permanent. If there is still a chance that you may want children in the future then you may want to consider other contraceptive options that may be better suited to you.
We do offer an extended consultation appointment with our surgeon if you wish to discuss the procedure and its effects beforehand. We will not be able to undertake your procedure on the same day as your consultation if you choose this option. The cost of a pre vasectomy consultation is £100.
Our friendly and professional team are ready to assist you with booking your vasectomy in Wolverhampton or Shrewsbury. You can book online or call us (for a pre consultation please call).
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
Qualifying from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1988 Mr Garnham became a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2000, working from New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.
Specialising in vascular and general procedures, his surgical interests include varicose veins, thoracic outlet, arterial surgery, non-scalpel vasectomies.
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