The *no needle, no scalpel* vasectomy (NSV) is an almost totally painless and extremely effective option for males who want permanent contraception. Cost is $390 total for the procedure including nurse consultation (if required). To qualify for this low fee, full payment is required at least 1 business day prior to the procedure. Cancellations must be notified at least 24 hours prior to the procedure. $100 will be retained for late cancellations. Nurse consultations will not normally be required in advance if you are:-
- 30 or over
- have fathered at least 1 child
- have a partner who is willing for you to have the procedure
- your general health is good
- you have given consideration to the option of sperm storage
Guarantee: In the event of a technical failure, you will be offered a free repeat procedure, or alternatively a full refund. The success or failure of the vasectomy will be determined from two separate semen specimens taken to the laboratory at 2 months and 4 months post vasectomy. The two semen specimens must be presented to the lab within 6 months from the date of the vasectomy or the guarantee will be null and void. Please note that a semen result showing “small numbers of non-motile sperm” is not considered a technical failure. This guarantee covers the outcome of the vasectomy result only, and is limited to the total cost of the vasectomy. The guarantee does not cover time off work due to side effects or other expenses.
We are Southern Cross Affiliated providers for vasectomies.
Procedure: 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.
Despite this easy access we remove a very small piece of vas, tie and cauterise the ends. This produces a very low contraceptive failure rate, currently nil in the last 10 years. Technical failure rate is approximately 0.25% (1 in 400) which is on par for this type of procedure. For more on this subject, refer to the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) website www.rcog.org.uk. From studies mentioned on the RCOG website, contraceptive failure rate for vasectomies is 1 in 2000
Dr Rob Williams performs this almost painless and effective operation from a clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand. Throughout Rob’s medical career, he has performed over 4000 vasectomies and continually updates his methods to keep up with the most effective techniques.