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Vasectomy - private surgeon or mens clinic?
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#1 newyearbaby

Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

My husband is in need of a snip or two, and we wonder where to start.

Some friends have used mens clinics and have been happy enough with the outcome. But then someone said to me that they may not be experts in that particular field. So do you go with a urologist that specialises in male genitals, or a mens clinic that performs many of the same procedures a day?

Any thoughts or recommendations?

We are in Sydney too, so if anyone has anyone they can recommend that would also be great.


#2 mombasa

Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

My husband had his last November, he saw a Urologist and had it done at a Private Hospital, we aren't in Sydney so can't help with that, but he has had no problems at all. Good luck!!

#3 jo074

Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:16 PM

We were planning on simple procedure under local anaesthetic for DH's vasectomy, until we mentioned it to my Dad (a GP) who said that although day clinics are perfectly fine in most cases, going to a urologist and getting it done under a general anaesthetic is a better option because apparently (and those of you who are medical - please forgive me if I have the terms wrong, but I think the concepts are right...) the local anaesthetic is a vasoconstrictor and as such it can be easy to miss an unsealed blood vessel because of the reduced blood flow from the anaesthetic, and the guy could end up with a haematoma on his privates, whereas under a general anaesthetic, its very easy to see a bleeder and therefore much easier to ensure that all blood vessels are closed off before stitching things up.

So as soon as DH heard "haematoma" "can be quite painful" and "testicles" in the same sentence, he decided the urologist was the better option......

Edited by jo074, 30 January 2012 - 03:18 PM.

#4 newyearbaby

Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

Ooh that's an interesting one jo074, I hadn't heard that before. I was thinking he should just do it under a local, as a general has other negative impacts on the body. But there you go. I don't want any more suffering than just getting the procedure done, as it will just extend the amount of ooh's, and ah's I have to say. Not that I'm not genuinely sympathetic, but we all know that most men don't cope with this sort of stuff too well. Maybe a general is better after all.

#5 Freckles

Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

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#6 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

I would say about 90% of men have it done under twilight anaesthesia. It is not common for them to be put under a full general for a vasectomy.

My husband was done by a Urologist. He was given option of Twilight or local. He took local. No problems whatsoever.

Whatever way they go, they all get elephant nuts by around day 5  laughing2.gif

#7 aluminium

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

My DH was done in a GP office. Hasn't had a problem. He is quite happy with how it all turned out.

#8 fionah

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

My Hubby had his done 3 months ago at a family planning clinic South west sydney. I think there is only one, please PM me if you need the details. He had the twilight sedation. No problems & he was all recovered within the week. We went on the Zig Zag Railway 2 days after & he was fine walking around.
We just got the all clear from his sperm sample this week.
I was trawling the contraception forum to find out about having my mirena removed  cool.gif


#9 Old mommy

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:21 PM

We are in Brisbane and my hubby went to Dr Wong, done in office, local anaesthestics , his jokes were atrocious but he was up and about the same afternoon. No scalpel technique and he could have sedation if he wanted to, but cost extra. His link  

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