Need private vasectomy surgery?
On Private Healthcare UK, you can find 691 private surgeons and 127 private hospitals offering the vasectomy procedure and if you’re paying for yourself, you could expect it to cost between £495 and £1,935. We have over 20 years' experience helping people to make the right choice about private healthcare.
- Should I go private?
- Find a doctor
- Find a hospital/clinic
- What does it cost?
- Am I covered by insurance?
- Do I need a GP referral?
What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a sterilisation procedure that cuts or seals the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. Vasectomy effectiveness is around 99% at preventing pregnancy and does not affect sex drive or ability to have sex. A vasectomy operation takes about 15 minutes and is performed under a local anaesthetic as a day case. An incision is made in the scrotum through which the tubes can be cut or tied and the incision is stitched up. Puncture holes, also called a no-scalpel vasectomy, are an alternative to the incision and do not require stitches plus are considered less painful than the conventional incision vasectomy. Vasectomy recovery is very quick however sterilisation is not immediate. A sperm test will be made 12 weeks after the vasectomy procedure to ensure the procedure was successful. Men should be able to return to work after one or two days and may experience some tenderness or bruising. Any pain is treated with paracetamol or ibuprofen and wearing tight-fitting underwear is also recommended during recovery.
Should I go private?
Choosing to go private for vasectomy surgery offers the following benefits:
- Gain access to fast treatment
- Beat the vasectomy NHS waiting list
- A choice of when you want to be treated
- A choice of where to be treated
- A choice of the consultant or private general surgeon
Private Urology Surgeons in the UK
The following urology specialists perform private vasectomy procedures in the UK.
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How do I choose a private vasectomy specialist?
We recommend preparing a list of questions to ask the specialist, you might want to ask:
- Can you provide a detailed profile of your background, experience and qualifications?
- When and where did you receive training in surgery?
- What is your position and role within the NHS?
- How many vasectomy procedures do you undertake each year?
- Can I speak to any of your past patients to find out about their experience?
- How much do you charge for the initial consultation?
How much does a vasectomy cost?
If you're paying for yourself, a vasectomy costs around. £1,138. (between £495 and £1,935) at private hospitals and clinics in the UK. To get a more accurate cost, you can get a personalised quote from Private Healthcare UK.
What is included in the price?
In most cases, the following is included in the price, but you should double check exactly what is included:
- All medical and nursing care during your procedure
- Hospital fees
- Any drugs that you need while in the hospital
- Surgeon or consultant fees
The price is normally payable on or before admission to the hospital.
Is my private vasectomy covered by insurance?
If you have health or private medical insurance, you likely covered for a private vasectomy. However, you should check with your insurer and get a claim authorised before booking an appointment with a specialist.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
You may not need a referral from your GP to see private surgeons about having a vasectomy. However, we recommend checking with individual specialists to see if this is required or not. If you do not have a GP, many private hospitals can arrange for you to have an appointment with a private GP in their outpatient department.
The practicalities of going private
Your initial consultation is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the procedure. You should bring any test results with you so that you won't have to repeat expensive tests or scans - you can get these from your GP. If you are paying for yourself, you should be prepared to pay the consultation fee on the day. If you are insured, remember to bring your registration documents and proof of pre-authorisation.
Didn't find what you're looking for?
If you haven't found a vasectomy doctor or hospital near you, you might consider widening your search to further afield. Alternatively, you can take the hassle out of searching by using our fast track enquiry service - get personalised advice from three of the leading private hospitals/clinics near you for free and get on the fast track to treatment.
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Authors and sources
- Private healthcare information reviewed by Keith Pollard, UK private healthcare expert and Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International Limited
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