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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 vasectomy means you can arrange the procedure 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’s private vasectomy is:
Summerfield Healthcare provides regular vasectomy clinics in Wolverhampton and our Consultant will also offer the service in Shrewsbury from January 2021.
The cost of a vasectomy with Summerfield Healthcare is £499.00.
Generally we are able to provide your vasectomy without any prior consultation or counselling, but our consultant will still obtain consent and go through all the relevant paperwork, answering any questions you have.
We also offer patients a prior consultation where preferred so that if you are not 100% certain you want a vasectomy, the full details of the procedure and whether it is right for you can be discussed. Please note if you then decide you wish to proceed this must be booked for another day.
There are some categories of patients who must book a prior consultation in order for our Consultant to fully discuss the procedure:
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.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are structured with you in mind. Booking your vasectomy is a straight forward process and you can choose to book the procedure online below or call 0333 9000 010 for more information.
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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For some services we continue to offer such as health checks and minor surgery we are now providing COVID-19 testing for all patients and Doctors. This is mandatory due to the proximity of the practitioner, the duration of the appointment and multiple clinicians also being involved in your treatment. An additional £10 will be included in the appointment fee at the point of payment to cover the cost of COVID testing, and your booking confirmation will reflect this requirement. This is not required for blood testing due to the short duration of appointments and reduced risk of exposure.
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