- Wear snug fitting under wear to support the scrotum.
- Ensure you shave your scrotum and have a warm bath / shower before the operation.
- You do not need to starve because the operation is carried out under local anaesthetic.
- You can bring your favourite CD with you, and we will play it in the operating theatre during your procedure, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible.
- Convenient free parking is available at each location. Please arrive on time for your appointment.
- On rare occasions, the examination will reveal that the operation is not possible under local anaesthesia in which case you will be advised to have the vasectomy on a later date under general anaesthetic at your local hospital.
- The operation will take about 20 minutes. We like you to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea with biscuits after the operation before you return home.
- our spouse/partner is welcome to accompany you during your operation or may wait for you in the waiting area.
- We will also ask you to complete a satisfaction questionnaire relating to the service you have received.
- You will receive detailed instructions after the operation together with contact details of the surgeon in the unlikely event of you experiencing any problems after the operation.
Can I drive?
We would advise your spouse/partner/colleague drive you home or that you order a taxi.
After the operation
By the time you get home the anaesthetic will be wearing off and you may experience mild ache or pain. This is a normal reaction after the operation and you should take normal pain killers like paracetamol.
Allow 24 hours for the wound to seal before having a shower, and avoid having a bath for 2 days. It is advisable to avoid alcohol on the day of operation.
If you have any concerns after the vasectomy you can contact the surgeon or your GP.
The next day you should feel quite well and be able to engage in some light domestic duties although you may continue to experience some discomfort.
After 2 days you may notice some discolouration of the scrotum due to bruising. This is normal and gets better.
If you notice any increasing swelling or pain, you need to contact the surgeon or your GP.