Vasectomy

If you have decided that you do not want to have children, or have any more children, a vasectomy is a permanent and effective form of male contraception See our consultants Prices & payment Enquiries & appointments

A vasectomy is a simple procedure that prevents sperm from reaching the penis, preventing your partner from becoming pregnant. It is a common procedure amongst many couples who have decided not to have any children or have already had children and don’t want to have any more.

It is important to discuss your options for contraception with a partner before coming to a decision, as a vasectomy is a permanent method that cannot always be reversed. You might also wish to consider some of the alternative methods of contraception, such as:

  • Condoms
  • Female sterilisation
  • Coil
  • Oral contraceptive pill

Fast and effective vasectomy treatment for peace of mind

The first step is to book a consultation with one of our Urologists to determine whether the procedure is right for your needs. If you decide to go ahead with the procedure, a vasectomy generally takes around 20 minutes and you should be able to go home on the same day.

Prices & payment

We offer a guide price of:

Vasectomy
£1,900
Read more about the self-pay process Read more about the self-pay process
You can use your private medical insurance to pay for your care as well You can use your private medical insurance to pay for your care as well

The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Personal medical loans

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options.

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

From 0%APR
Find out more
Find out more

Consultants

FAQs

What does a vasectomy procedure involve?

A vasectomy is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 20 minutes. You may also have local anaesthetic injections to assist with post-operative pain.

Your Consultant will make one small incision in the middle of your scrotum. Each testicle will be examined, and the vas deferens tubes will be located. The Consultant will cut and then clip or cauterise each tube, preventing semen travelling to the penis. This is a quick procedure and the small incision will be closed with a dissolvable stitch.

What is the recovery period for a vasectomy?

After the operation you will require painkillers; placing a covered cool pack against your scrotum will help reduce bruising. Also, snug and well fitted underwear will help ease discomfort and swelling.

You should be able to go home on the same day; please ensure you have arranged for someone to collect you, settle you back home and remain with you for several hours. Our health team will give you advice and you can call them if you have any major concerns.

It is important to take it easy to allow you to recover from your vasectomy and help the swelling settle down. Your testicles will ache for a few days, but this will then calm down. It is advisable not to do any exercise for at least a week, but you should be able to return to work after a couple of days.

Can't find the answers you need? Give us a call on 01622 237 727
  • Make a general enquiry
  • Appointment enquiry

Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.

  • We would like to send you the latest marketing information about our services and what’s happening at KIMS Hospital. If you don’t want to give consent for this, we will still be able to get in touch with you about your enquiry. Please tick how you’d like to receive marketing information.
  • We may contact you by email or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone and you are not available, we might leave a voicemail for you. Please ensure you’re happy with this when providing contact details.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If you would like to book an appointment, you can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.

Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.

  • We would like to send you the latest marketing information about our services and what’s happening at KIMS Hospital. If you don’t want to give consent for this, we will still be able to get in touch with you about your enquiry. Please tick how you’d like to receive marketing information.
  • We may contact you by email or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone and you are not available, we might leave a voicemail for you. Please ensure you’re happy with this when providing contact details.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.