Hobart Vasectomy

Dr Ayush Srivastava is a Hobart based doctor who has been offering Scalpel free Vasectomy in the Greater Hobart region for over 5 years.

The procedure is:

  • Quick, simple and safe
  • Less invasive compared to standard vasectomy
  • Faster recovery – minimal downtime
  • No referral is required
  • 24/7 Aftercare service provided

Partners are welcome to attend pre-procedure and follow up consultations

Appointments are available 5 days a week.

The cost of the procedure is $525, with a $203.35 rebate for Medicare Card Holders.

Vasectomy is a male sterilisation procedure performed on men to prevent them having any more children. It is the safest & most effective method of birth control.

It is more reliable, safer, and much cheaper than female sterilisation (tubal ligation) and can be performed under local anaesthetic with minimal discomfort.

A vasectomy is a procedure done to interrupt the flow of sperm within the ejaculatory system. This interruption occurs by removing a small section of the vas deferens.

Vasectomy is probably the most effective of all contraception. The failure rate is less than 1%.

After a vasectomy, any new sperm produced by the testicle will be reabsorbed by the body rather than getting into the semen. You will not have any symptoms/side effects due to your sperms not getting into the semen.

There are no long term medical side effects of having a vasectomy. Your body will still produce the same quality and quantity of male hormone that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen.

The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Most men feel sex becomes more relaxed and enjoyable than before as they are not worried about accidental pregnancies.

Having a vasectomy does not affect your sex drive, ability to have and maintain erections, experience orgasm or ability to ejaculate.

Dr Ayush will first do a pre-operative consultation with you, where he will discuss your decision to have the vasectomy, explain the procedure and its complications. He will need to perform a physical examination of your scrotum to make sure it can be done as an out-patient procedure. Your partner is welcome to join you in this appointment.

Thereafter, you can book for the Vasectomy at a date and time convenient for you. It is strongly advised you plan and book it at a time so that you can take it easy for a week after the procedure.

There are limited waiting times for an appointment. Appointments for the initial consult as well as the procedure are available 5 days a week.

Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket
Initial Consult $85 $39.10 $45.90
Vasectomy $525 $203.35 $321.65

Total out of pocket expense: $ 367.55

Vasectomies are either open or closed ended, depending on the way the testicular end of vas deferens is dealt with.

Dr Ayush usually performs a Scalpel free Open Ended Vasectomy, which reduces the risk of post vasectomy syndrome, and has been proved to cause the least discomfort to the patient.

With a conventional vasectomy, a doctor would make 2 incisions, one on either side of the scrotum. With a scalpel free vasectomy, there is only a single incision in the middle of the scrotum, through which the entire procedure is performed.

This results in:

  • Quicker recovery and early return to work.
  • Less bleeding.
  • Less complications
  • Less post-surgical pain

Most men are pleasantly surprised at how quick & painless the procedure is.

Each person is different and it cannot be guaranteed that you will feel no discomfort. Usually, the local anaesthetic injection causes a stinging pain that lasts for less than 20 seconds. You may feel the sensation of pulling and pinching for the rest of the procedure, but this is usually not painful. You would be able to get more of the local anaesthetic injection at any stage of the procedure, if you are in any discomfort.

The procedure takes approximately 1 hour. Patients can drive themselves back home straight after the procedure.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks of bruising, discomfort and infection.

These risks are generally mild and can be reduced by resting, and wearing supportive underpants for a few days after the operation.

You can return to work the very next day on light restrictive duties, and need to abstain from physical, exertional activities for a week.

We, however, advise you to rest for 48 hours. Most men return to work 2 or 3 days following the operation although strenuous exercise/work is best avoided for 7-10 days.

Some bruising, swelling and mild discomfort is normal for the first few days.

You will be provided with aftercare instructions on the day of the procedure.

Dr Ayush Srivastava would be reachable any time after the procedure in case you have any concerns.

Intercourse may be resumed after a week, but contraception should be continued until semen analysis show that your semen is completely clear of sperms. You and your partner will need to use alternative contraceptive methods for at least 3 months until ejaculate samples have been tested and you have been told they are clear of sperm.

It takes some time to get the vas deferens clear of all sperm (dead and live). You must have one semen sample without the presence of dead or live sperm to be considered sterile. This is usually done at 3 month from the time your vasectomy was performed.

Yes, there is a procedure which involves reconnecting the cut and closed ends of the vas deferens from the previous vasectomy.

If you have any desire to have children in the future we encourage you NOT to have a vasectomy at this time.