The *no needle, no scalpel* vasectomy is an almost totally painless and extremely effective option for males who want permanent contraception. All inclusive cost; $450.
The procedure is very “user friendly” with, in addition, no special preparation needed. Vasectomies are now the most popular form of contraception in New Zealand, with the failure rate 10 – 100 times less than tubal ligation or long term pill usage.
If you are booking-in for the procedure we would like you to read all the information here (and if it still sounds OK!!) you can then sign a consent form on arrival.
Delivery of local anaesthetic is via a very fine high speed spray and is surprisingly painless – that is the “no needle” bit. The no scalpel part means the job is done with some special small instruments leaving just a tiny hole in the skin, which I close with a drop of glue.
Despite this easy access we remove a very small piece of vas, tie and cauterise the ends, then bury one end in the sheath and buckle back the other. This produces a very low failure rate, currently one in the last 5000.
Steve Calveley FRCPA MPhil MBChB performs this almost painless and effective operation from two clinics in Auckland, New Zealand. Throughout Stephen’s medical career, he has performed over 10000 vasectomies and continually updates his methods to keep up with the most effective techniques.