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Keyhole procedure. Once you have made the decision to have a vasectomy, you don’t want to wait months to have the procedure.
Going private for your procedure means you can arrange it at a time convenient for you – if you wish to discuss the procedure before your appointment we can also offer a consultation appointment with our surgeon.
Vasectomy is 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy and our non-scalpel keyhole technique causes less bleeding and a faster recovery.
A vasectomy is a permanent 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.
The process involves splitting the tubes and sealing each end to stop the flow of sperm into your semen, the cuts in your skin are then closed using dissolvable stitches.
The non-scalpel technique has become popular since the 1980s as it causes less bleeding and a faster recovery. Also referred to as a ‘keyhole vasectomy’ the surgeon uses locking forceps to puncture a small hole through the skin.
Summerfield Healthcare provide regular vasectomy clinics in Wolverhampton and our Consultant will also offer the service in Shrewsbury from January 2021.
Your vasectomy will be carried out using local anaesthetic and will take around 15 minutes.
Easily managed with low dose painkillers, most men experience minor discomfort and mild swelling for a couple of weeks.
Depending on your occupation, most men need less than 2 days before returning to work but should avoid heavy lifting or sports for at least one week.
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.
Your body will still continue to produce sperm, but this will be naturally be reabsorbed by the body.
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.
We do offer a 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.
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.
Shrewsbury between 10am-1pm with Dr Salamat:
Wolverhampton between 9am-1pm with Dr Sidhu:
Confidential consultation giving you time to discuss your health concern with an experienced female GP.
Summerfield Healthcare can provide follow up blood tests, women’s health screenings and referrals.
Book your FREE GP consultation with our female GP today on 0333 9000 010.
More information available at our latest blog: https://www.summerfieldhealthcare.co.uk/news/womens-health-clinics-from-november-2020/
FREE GP consultations also available with our male GP as part of our upcoming Men's Health Clinics, call 0333 9000 010 for more.