Wellbeing offers the No-Scalpel Vasectomy service from our Tollgate Clinic in Colchester, Essex. This vasectomy procedure is a popular, reliable and straightforward method of permanent contraception, which does not require an overnight stay in hospital. Depending on where you are registered with a GP, we are able to offer no-scalpel vasectomies on the NHS, with self-pay options available if you are not able to access the service in your area.
If you are registered with a GP in East and North Herts CCG, Herts Valley CCG, Milton Keynes CCG, Ipswich CCG, East Suffolk CCG, or West Suffolk CCG, you can make an appointment with a GP who will refer you to our service. If you are registered in North East Essex, vasectomies as an NHS service have been decommissioned in your area. We provide this procedure as a self-pay option to allow you to continue accessing this service – you do not need a referral from your GP.
No-Scalpel Vasectomies are available on the NHS at the folllowing clinic locations:
If you are certain that you do not want to father children in the future and would like a permanent method of contraception, our No-Scalpel Vasectomy service offers a solution. Wellbeing uses this method as it is proven to cause less discomfort compared to the traditional vasectomy method, and requires no stitches, allowing for faster recovery.
From 2020-21 we surveyed 304 patients who had undergone No-Scalpel Vasectomies with us. 301 of those surveyed rated their experience positively, giving us a satisfaction rate of 99% overall, and 100% in the Milton Keynes and East North Herts regions.Out of the 105 Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery patients we surveyed in 2020-21, 99% rated our service positively.
The No-Scalpel Vasectomy method is a newer clinical procedure that is now routinely performed around the world. Our highly skilled doctors will use a specialist instrument, rather than a scalpel, to make a tiny hole in the skin of the scrotum in order to reach your vas deferens tubes (the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles) and seal them to prevent sperm from being ejaculated. This is performed with local anaesthetic for minimal discomfort.
Your first appointment will be a short consultation with our clinician to talk you through your decision to have a vasectomy. Following the short consultation, if you are happy to proceed, we will book you for the procedure itself.
A 10 day ‘cooling off period’ is required between your pre-consultation and your procedure. Your appointment for surgery will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and you may then return home immediately.
Your appointment will begin with a short consultation with our clinician to talk you through your decision to have a vasectomy and the procedure. This is to ensure that you are fully aware of the permanent nature of the procedure.
Following the short consultation, if you are happy to proceed on the day, and the clinician is satisfied that you are fit and well, they will perform your No-Scalpel Vasectomy and you may then return home.
Following the procedure you may feel some soreness for a few days, which can be relieved by taking painkillers. You will typically need 48 hours’ rest after the vasectomy, after which you will be able to return to work. If your work involves a lot of manual heavy lifting, you may need to take a full week to recover - this can be discussed with your clinician.
You will not become sterile immediately following your vasectomy, meaning that you and your partner will need to use another form of birth control until your semen has been tested (after 16 weeks). At your appointment we will provide you with the necessary information regarding a Post-Vasectomy Semen Test. You do not need to come back to the clinic for the semen test as your semen sample is sent straight to the lab for testing.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy Assessment - £60
No-Scalpel Vasectomy – £430
Post Vasectomy Semen Test (PVST) - £20
These prices are inclusive of VAT. These appointments take place at Tollgate Clinic in Colchester, Essex.
Your appointment will be 30 minutes long - this includes the No-Scalpel Vasectomy and a prior consultation with the doctor, where the procedure and aftercare process will be explained, and the doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have. The procedure itself can be completed in about 15 minutes, after which you can return home.
You can find a full list of payment terms and conditions here.
If you have any questions regarding our No-Scalpel Vasectomy service, please contact our team.