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Sandyford services are closed on Monday 27th September due to the Bank Holiday.
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We are now accepting referrals to the vasectomy service, however we are still offering appointments to those that were cancelled during COVID. If you contact us, we will add your name to a waiting list and will contact you when we are able to offer you a pre-op appointment. In the interim, further information is available by watching the video available on our webpage. Please contact us on 0141 211 8654 if you wish added to the waiting list.
All vasectomy procedures at Sandyford are carried out under local anaesthesia. Local anaesthetic is injected under the skin surface of the scrotum to freeze the area. The aim of the procedure is to remove a portion of the tube (Vas deferens) from both sides of the scrotum. To achieve this, local anaesthetic is injected under the skin on either side of the scrotum. A small cut is made in the skin and a small portion of the tube is removed. The ends of the tube are then destroyed by passing a small electrical needle down the centre of each tube. A single stitch may be used to close the wound on the skin. The stitches normally dissolve themselves within 1-3 weeks. The doctor will complete one side of the procedure before starting on the other.
At Sandyford the vasectomy procedure is only performed under local anaesthetic. If you would prefer the procedure performed under general anaesthetic, we can discuss this at your counselling appointment and refer as appropriate.
It's important that we have an up to date record of your Body Mass Index (BMI). This is a measurement of your height and your weight. If your BMI is above 35 we will not perform the procedure. This is because it will make the vasectomy technically more difficult and there is a greater risk of complications.
Further information about how a vasectomy works, the pros and cons, recovery times and answers to common questions.
Call 0141 211 8654 to discuss your options and make a vasectomy appointment.
If you wish to proceed to a vasectomy operation, you will be given an operation date at the time of the assessment appointment.