Vasectomy Hobart

The Lindisfarne Clinic is offering scalpel free vasectomy as a day surgery procedure at our clinic, performed under local anaesthetic.

We perform the most modern, safe, and effective vasectomy procedure in our state-of-the-art surgical grade procedure room.

Dr Ayush Srivastava, our vasectomy expert, is based in Hobart. He has been providing a vasectomy service to the greater Hobart region for 9 years and has performed over 1000 Vasectomy cases.

He performs the scalpel free, open-ended vasectomy, which is a simple alternative to a standard vasectomy. This reduces the risk of complications and ensures the least discomfort and a faster recovery for the patient.

Appointments are available all-day Monday through to Friday for patient convenience, ensuring minimal wait times.

No referral is required from your GP and you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate.

Why Choose Us

  • Hobart based Vasectomy specialist – no fly-in/fly-out out doctors

  • 9 years’ experience with over 1000 cases performed

  • Quick procedure – usually takes 20 minutes

  • Affordable price

  • Procedure performed 5 days a week depending on patient’s preference

  • Short waiting time for appointment and procedure dates

  • Online bookings available

  • Drive yourself home after the procedure

  • Exceptional 24/7 after care

  • Post – procedure follow up at no extra charge

Dr Ayush Srivastava is a friendly and compassionate specialist GP who specialises in the field of vasectomies and skin cancer.

He is one of the leading local vasectomy experts in Hobart with patient’s referring themselves and their friends from as far as Launceston and the North- West regions of Tasmania.

He migrated to Tasmania in 2010 and his family now calls Hobart their home. He has been practising as a doctor in Australia for over 13 years and has worked in different surgical specialities both at Royal Hobart Hospital and Launceston General Hospital, mastering useful surgical skills.

He is passionate about patient centred care and has a comprehensive approach for getting the best outcome for his patients. He tries his best to ensure that his patient’s comfort remains the main priority.

Vasectomy is a male sterilisation surgery 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 stops sperms from being added to your semen or ejaculate. Your semen is made up of various fluids, and other components, including sperms. Sperms are formed in the testes and are carried to the semen via two tubes called the vas deferens.

Vasectomy is probably the most effective of all contraception. It is more than 99% effective. The failure rate is less than 1%.

A vasectomy is an incredibly safe and effective procedure. However, as with any surgery, it can come with risks and side effects which Dr Ayush will discuss with you during the initial consultation. Very few people have complications or issues that aren’t easily treatable.

After a vasectomy, any new sperm produced by the testicles will be reabsorbed by the body rather than getting into the semen. You will not have any symptoms/side effects due to your sperm 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 makes 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 couples feel that sex becomes more relaxed and enjoyable than before as they are not worried about unplanned pregnancies.

No. A vasectomy does not have any negative impact on your sex life.

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 preoperative 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 that 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.

It’s important to have a pre-procedure consultation where you can discuss your decision to have a vasectomy, talk about the procedure and get examined.

This is a chance for you to ask any questions or raise any concerns. Your partner is welcome to attend this session with you if you wish.

Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket
Initial Consult $98 $41.20 $56.80
Vasectomy $650 $214.05 $435.95

Total out of pocket expense: $ 492.75

Vasectomies are either open or closed ended, depending on the way the testicular end of the 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 proven 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 small 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.

Usually, the local anaesthetic injection causes a stinging pain that lasts anywhere between 10 to 15 seconds. Thereafter, you should not be feeling any pain or discomfort during the procedure. 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 20 minutes.

Yes, patients can drive themselves back home straight after the procedure. We strongly advise you to rest for the remainder of your day.

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 avoid physical, exertional activities for a week.

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 shows that your semen is completely clear of sperms.

You won’t be sterile straight away. There will be residual sperms left in the upper part of vas deferens, beyond the vasectomy site.

It usually takes some time following the procedure for all the sperms to clear from your ejaculate. You will need to perform a semen test 3 months from the time of your vasectomy. Please use some alternate method of contraception until it is confirmed that you do not have any live or dead sperms in your semen sample.

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

However, it has a low success rate and is relatively very expensive.

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

You can start gradually training at the gym after a week.

You can return to running, swimming, and cycling after 2 weeks.

You can return to any contact sports after 3-4 weeks.

Local anaesthetic is used, so no fasting is required. You can drive yourself to and from the procedure.

Please trim your hair over pubic area. Include any long hair that can reach the front of the scrotum. Please shave the scrotal area completely so there is no hair in the scrotal area whatsoever.

You will need to shave or have someone else help you shave no more than 24 hours before your procedure.