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No-Scalpel Vasectomy

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a less invasive contraceptive solution than the traditional procedure, and offers permanent results.
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Provide Wellbeing offers the No-Scalpel Vasectomy service from a variety of clinics across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes. This vasectomy procedure is a popular, reliable and straightforward method of permanent contraception, which does not require an overnight stay in hospital.  We are able to offer no-scalpel vasectomies as either a self-pay service or NHS (depending on where you are registered with a GP).

Our self-pay service allows you easy access to choose an appointment at your convenience, offering short waiting times. We currently provide this service from:

  • Tollgate Clinic, Colchester
  • Davenport House Surgery, Harpenden
  • Central Surgery, Sawbridgeworth

Alternatively your registered GP will be able to advise you of all available NHS options and provide you with a referral if eligible.

Is a No-Scalpel Vasectomy right for me?

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. Provide 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.

Treatment Information

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.

NHS Patients

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.

Self-Pay Patients

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.

After the procedure

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.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the great team which I've had during my vasectomy procedure. 

Everything went smoothly and despite the advising of the possibility of having pain after,  I can happily confirm that I haven't had any pain at all. I would definitely recommend Tollgate Clinic as I'm very happy with the service I've been provided.

Mr O., Hertfordshire

Pricing and appointments (Self-Pay)

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Assessment - £60

No-Scalpel Vasectomy – £430

Additional 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.

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    No-Scalpel Vasectomy Help & Resources

    With conventional vasectomy surgery, two small cuts are made to the scrotum to reach the tubes and block them. With a No-Scalpel Vasectomy, the doctor feels for the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp. Rather than making two small cuts, one tiny opening...

    What is different about a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

    With conventional vasectomy surgery, two small cuts are made to the scrotum to reach the tubes and block them. With a No-Scalpel Vasectomy, the doctor feels for the tubes under the skin and holds them in place with a small clamp. Rather than making two small cuts, one tiny opening...
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    On the day of your procedure you may wish to take paracetamol prior to your appointment. Some men feel this helps with any immediate discomfort post procedure. If you are anxious, see you GP for a mild sedative to take an hour and a half before your procedure. In addition...

    Will a No-Scalpel Vasectomy hurt?

    On the day of your procedure you may wish to take paracetamol prior to your appointment. Some men feel this helps with any immediate discomfort post procedure. If you are anxious, see you GP for a mild sedative to take an hour and a half before your procedure. In addition...
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    Yes, it is estimated that there is a 1 in 200 chance of an early failure and a 1 in 2000 lifetime chance that a man’s partner will become pregnant after a No-Scalpel Vasectomy. It is extremely important to prevent the chances of an early failure by using other forms of...

    Does No-Scalpel Vasectomy work?

    Yes, it is estimated that there is a 1 in 200 chance of an early failure and a 1 in 2000 lifetime chance that a man’s partner will become pregnant after a No-Scalpel Vasectomy. It is extremely important to prevent the chances of an early failure by using other forms of...
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    After your No-Scalpel Vasectomy, you are able to have sex again after one week. It is important to continue using other forms of contraception to prevent the chance of an early failure, as you are not infertile until you have received the results of your Post Vasectomy Semen Test. It will...

    How soon after my No-Scalpel Vasectomy can I have sex again?

    After your No-Scalpel Vasectomy, you are able to have sex again after one week. It is important to continue using other forms of contraception to prevent the chance of an early failure, as you are not infertile until you have received the results of your Post Vasectomy Semen Test. It will...
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    You are not sterile once you have had the procedure, there will be millions of live sperm remaining. You will be fertile for another 3-4 months. It will take 24-30 ejaculations to clear all the sperm and you will need to continue with another form of contraception until you have...

    Will I become sterile immediately after a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

    You are not sterile once you have had the procedure, there will be millions of live sperm remaining. You will be fertile for another 3-4 months. It will take 24-30 ejaculations to clear all the sperm and you will need to continue with another form of contraception until you have...
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    After the No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure, you should take it easy for at least 48 hours. If your job does not involve any strenuous work, you will be able to return after this period. If it does, then having a full week to recover is recommended. You may be sore for a few...

    How soon can I return to work after a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

    After the No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure, you should take it easy for at least 48 hours. If your job does not involve any strenuous work, you will be able to return after this period. If it does, then having a full week to recover is recommended. You may be sore for a few...
    Read more...
    Your No-Scalpel Vasectomy appointment will include a consultation, where we will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. The actual procedure takes about 15 minutes, but you will be at the surgery about 45 minutes in total. There is no follow up appointment as you will take a Post...

    How long will the No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure take?

    Your No-Scalpel Vasectomy appointment will include a consultation, where we will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. The actual procedure takes about 15 minutes, but you will be at the surgery about 45 minutes in total. There is no follow up appointment as you will take a Post...
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    Meet our Clinicians

    Dr Miguel Arbide  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Arbide is a portfolio GP with special interests in vasectomy, minor surgery, dermatology and swimming medicals.
    Dr Ashraf Ali  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Ali works as a General Practitioner in Colchester, having a GP trainer role at the practice, and joined Tollgate Clinic in 2019. Dr Ali is experienced in Carpal Tunnel Decompression and Vasectomies.
    Dr Alan Speers  Clinical Director & GP with Special Interests
    Dr Speers is a Clinician at Tollgate Clinic with special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Hein Leonhardt  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Leonhardt is a Clinician at Tollgate Clinic with special interests in Carpal Tunnel, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
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