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Most vasectomies are carried out under local anaesthetic but a general anaesthetic is an option. One of the South Coast Urology surgeons will meet you to take a full medical history and carry out an examination . They will then discuss the pros and cons of this form of contraception for you and advise on the most appropriate method.

  • Vasectomy is the most effective method of male sterilisation
  • It should always be regarded as “irreversible”
  • You will not be sterile immediately, but will need to continue with alternative contraception until you have been given the “all-clear” from your post-operative semen tests after at least 12 weeks and 20 ejaculations
  • Late failure, due to the ends joining themselves back together, occurs in 1 in 2000 men
  • There is no evidence that vasectomy causes any long-term health risks (e.g. testicular cancer, prostate cancer)
  • Troublesome chronic testicular pain severe enough to affect day-to- day activities in up to 5%


Local Anaesthetic – approximately £1100

General anaesthetic – approximately £1400

Prices vary depending on various factors such as other illnesses. A fixed price is provided before booking confirmation.


Tel: 02380 764389