Vasectomy


Jeremy Crew has been performing vasectomies for over 20 years and has a high level of success and patient satisfaction.The procedure can be performed at The Manor Hospital, Oxford or The Foscote Private Hospital, Banbury.

Bilateral vasectomy is done under local anaesthetic and takes between 30-45 minutes to perform. In many ways it is similar to going to the dentist in that although uncomfortable the procedure is tolerated and acceptable by over 95% of men undergoing it.

The local anaesthetic is instilled into the skin so that 2 small (0.5 cm) incisions (cuts) can be made in the scrotal skin (one on each side). The vasa are identified on both sides, divided and a 2cm section removed. The ends of the vasa are tied thereby obstructing the flow of sperm from the testis into the penis.

The procedure is not painful although you may feel some discomfort related to pulling on the vas and spermatic cord.

In the vast majority of patients bilateral vasectomy is done as an outpatient procedure and you will be in hospital for about 2-4 hours only. You will require a friend or relative to drive you home. You should ensure that you should have a supply of simple painkillers available at home (e.g.paracetamol or ibruprofen) for 24 hours after the procedure.

In order to reduce the cost to patients Mr Crew does not routinely see patients in outpatients prior to the procedure unless specifically requested. We recommend that you read the attached document from the Royal College of Surgeons regarding the procedure. If you can bring a signed copy on the day of the procedure then this will streamline the service.

Vasectomy Information Document

 

For up to date costs please contact Mr Crew's secretary:

Ms Aoife Harrington

Phone: 01865 307433
E-mail: aoife.harrington@nuffieldhealth.com