Vasectomy Q and As for Reception


How much does it cost?

$500

How much do I get back from Medicare?

$230, so your out of pocket cost is $270

Do you bulk bill health care cards?

Yes

How long does it take ?

About 15-20 minutes

Do I have to prepare in anyway?

Yes, you need to shave all your pubic hair, preferably with a razor and on the day of the procedure

 

Does it work straight away?

No.  You have to wait 3 months and then perform a semen test to confirm the procedure worked
 

When can I have sex again?

After about a week

How long will I need off work?

If you don’t do any manual labour or heavy lifting you can go straight back to work

Otherwise you need to make sure you are not lifting more than 5kg for 7 days.

No riding motorbikes, pushbikes

 

Can I get a medical certificate?

Yes for up to 2 weeks

 

Can I drive home?

Yes

How experienced is the doctor?

Dr Cashion performs around 30 vasectomies a week at multiple locations around Australia

 

Does he use the open-ended technique?

Yes

Does he use the no-scalpel technique?

Yes

Does he use the no-needle technique?

No.  This is not allowed in Australia

Does he use needles?

Yes, although they are very small and usually discomfort is minimal

Does he use a laser?

No.  He uses a hyfrecator which is what most people are referring to when they ask about lasers

Will I be knocked out or given sedation?

No.  99% of patients do not require this and tolerate the procedure quite well

Do I need to stop any medications?

Yes.  If you are on aspirin, warfarin or any other blood thinners you need to stop these at least 7 days prior to the procedure

 

I haven’t had any kids.  Can I still get a vasectomy?

Yes (but men under 30 will need a councelling session and a waiting period before the procedure)

Does Dr Cashion do reversible vasectomies?

No.  This is meant to be a permanent solution
 

Does Dr Cashion reverse vasectomies?

No.


 

FOR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU CANNOT ANSWER, PLEASE TAKE THE PATIENT’S PHONE NUMBER AND SEND IT TO ME AT info@vasectomyaustralia.com.au and I will call them

I can be contacted on 0408 763 516 (Do not give to patients)