FAQ on Vasectomy procedures

Most frequent questions and answers

Vasectomy Procedure – What is it – how does it work?

Vasectomy is the common name for male sterilisation – a permanent method of contraception. It is a simple surgical procedure that seals the sperm-carrying tubes (vas deferens) to prevent sperm from entering the fluid you ejaculate. The procedure just takes about 15–20 minutes. We use a No Scalpel technique to achieve this. There is a lower complication and infection rate using this method.

Vasectomy cost – How much is it?

The fee for vasectomy including all pre procedure counselling, and follow up semen analysis is €475. If there is anything at all that you are unsure about or that is worrying you, please do ask. Our vasectomy cost is very competitive and our doctors are very experienced.

Who chooses vasectomy?

Any man who decides that he definitely does not want to have any more children or any children at all. It is a permanent procedure, so you must be absolutely sure about your decision – you cannot change you mind afterwards. We therefore offer a consultation with counselling prior to the procedure taking place. It is possible to book the consultation and procedure on the same day or separately if you would like more time to consider. Ideally we like to see all patients prior to doing the procedure. We will not refuse anyone on the grounds of marital status, but do not generally perform vasectomy on men under 27 years old.

How will vasectomy affect my body?

Your testicles will continue to produce sperm, but after the vasectomy procedure this cannot enter the tubes and is simply reabsorbed into the body. Vasectomy does not affect the production of male hormones. Orgasm and ejaculation are also not affected. The only difference when you ejaculate is that there is no sperm in the fluid – it will look the same.

Will a vasectomy affect my sex life?

With no change to your hormones, ejaculation or orgasm, there is no reason why a vasectomy should have a negative impact on your sex life. In fact, many couples find vasectomy improves their sex life – enjoying greater sexual freedom once they no longer have the worry of an unintended pregnancy.

How effective is vasectomy?

Vasectomy is probably the most effective method of contraception that exists; the failure rate is less than 1%. The sperm-carrying tubes may join together again naturally, but this is rare. If this happens soon after the procedure, we will find out when we test for sperm. We will offer to repeat the vasectomy at no cost to ensure it is successful. Very occasionally, the tubes will rejoin years after the procedure. You will have no way of knowing if this has happened, but if your partner falls unexpectedly pregnant following your vasectomy, we will be able to offer advice and help.

How is a vasectomy performed?

A fast acting local anaesthetic is given before the procedure, which numbs the area. We cannot guarantee that you will feel no discomfort as each person reacts differently, but any discomfort can be relieved with pain-killers. 

Vasectomy Testimonials

Clients share their experience

I arrived late and somewhat flustered and the team here couldn’t have made me feel more at ease. Everything was explained in detail from the consultation through the surgery and I couldn’t rate the whole experience highly enough.
Dylan Kelly4/27/2019
Dr. Richard was very good. Explained everything about the procedure and excellent when it came to explaining what was happening during the procedure. Felt very comfortable with him and a really nice person. Would definitely recommend your clinic in Coole. Thank you.
Stephen O’Reilly3/29/2019
Dr Richards was a fantastic professional doctor that took through care to me on my visit to Coole, I’ll definitely call back to Dr Richards and recommend him highly to everyone.
Declan Quinn6/14/2019
I had a pleasant experience. The dr was helpful and friendly and explained the procedure precisely and in lay man terms. The surroundings were fine also and staff greeted me with a smile…which I found reassuring. Neither was I rushed at any point which again made me feel welcome and assured
Shane Kavanagh3/9/2019
Cannot fault the staff in anyway from Geraldine to Dr Richard . Both very professional and more importantly very likable. For a big decision in one s life I felt comfortable all the way from my first phone call to the end of the procedure. This is simply a first class establishment with first class employees. 100% to Coole Surgery. Great job guys.
Rory Fagan3/9/2019
It was amazing. From the moment I walked in the door I was made at ease, everything was explained in detail from start to finish The procedure was plain less Dr Richard talked to me all the way through it and I didn’t realise it was all over No pain very happy with the procedure and Dr Richard and his assistant.
John Bull9/2/2019
My experience was first class from beginning to end. Dr Richard is a gentleman with a lovely calming manner and made me feel at ease about the whole procedure. I would highly recommended this clinic. Regards, Stuart.
Stuart Fenton2/2/2019

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