Vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception for men who have completed their families. It is a very safe and almost painless procedure. We use a no scalpel vasectomy which means that the opening is only 2 mm or so and you do not need any sutures or stitches.
The tube traveling from the testes to the penis (vas deferens) which carries the sperm is divided and separated. A local anaesthetic is inserted in the scrotum and vas identified, bought the skin and divided.
A no scalpel key hole technique, intraluminal fulgaration and fascial interposition vasectomy is performed by Dr. Siva Nachiappan at Eastmed Doctors.This method is associated with the lowest failure rates in large trials.
Dr Siva is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider and has a contract with Southern Cross to perform Vasectomies for people who are insured with them. The Southern Cross cover is dependent on your policy but is usually covered in full. Please get pre-approval with other insurance companies.
If you are not insured, the cost of a vasectomy with Dr Siva is $425.00
Siva has been my GP ever since moving into the area. I have always been extremely impressed with Siva’s professionalism ,attention to detail, and up to date knowledge.
I was delighted to find that Siva performs vasectomies, as I knew it would be done well. The process was very relaxed and straight forward. I would have no hesitation in recommending Siva (and have done so to friends)
K.P, Glendowie, Auckland
I was pleasantly surprised with how pain free and low fuss my vasectomy was with Dr Nachiappan. The procedure itself was short and easy, it seemed to take only 15 minutes. There was no swelling or scaring afterwards and nothing more than the most minor discomfort which quickly subsided.
R.H, Remuera, Auckland
I was naturally apprehensive about the operation but Dr. Siva and Nurse Sandra were fantastic at putting me at ease. The operation itself was quick and relatively painless and I was surprised at the quick recovery time. The whole process from consultation through to follow up was great; I felt fully informed and had the chance to have any questions or concerns answered. I was extremely pleased at how smooth everything went and the support received throughout.
S.B, St. Heliers, Auckland
A quick thank-you for making the process as quick and painless as possible. I was well informed prior to the procedure and what to expect after. I would thoroughly recommend you.
P.A, Kohimarama, Auckland
- KEY POINTS
- Vasectomy is the most effective available mode of male contraception, with infertility rates exceeding 98 percent. Vasectomy is safer, less costly, and has a shorter recovery time than tubal ligation.
- A semen analysis should be collected three or four months following vasectomy, and the patient should have had at least 20 ejaculates since the time of vasectomy.
- There is no firm evidence that vasectomy causes an increase in cardiovascular disease, cancer of the prostate or testes, or immune disorders. There may be an increase in kidney stone formation.
- Patients must understand and accept that vasectomy is a permanent sterilization procedure. Despite counseling, some patients will desire future fertility. Successful reversal is reported in 50 to 70 percent of procedures.