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Bournemouth Hospital

67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

01202 291866
Switchboard 01202 291 866
Enquiries, Treatments and Prices 01202 702830
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Why choose Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for your vasectomy surgery?

At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, our expert urologists have a wealth of experience in performing vasectomy surgery. Our consultants are fully supported by our matron-led nursing team who are responsible for aiding your comfort and wellbeing whilst admitted in Bournemouth. We are proud of our high patient satisfaction ratings and believe all of our staff have a part to play in achieving our hospital objectives.

By choosing Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for your vasectomy surgery, you can rest assured that patient confidentially, comfort and excellent care are our paramount priority. Having a vasectomy is an important decision in a man's life, however the procedure can sometimes be reversed if your personal circumstances change and you want to become fertile again. Vasectomy reversal surgery is also performed by our leading urology consultants.

Is a vasectomy right for you?

You should only consider a vasectomy if you are certain that you do not want any or further children. If you have a partner, it is important to discuss your thoughts with them first. If you do have any doubts, it’s best to wait until you have made a definite decision.

How does a vasectomy work?

  • The operation works by stopping the sperm made in the testes reaching the semen
  • Your body can still produce sperm, but the testicles reabsorb it naturally
  • The surgery is under local anaesthetic and lasts about 30 minutes
  • You may have some pain and swelling following the procedure but you should be able to return to work in 2 to 3 days
  • After surgery, we will check your semen to make sure no sperm is present
  • You should use alternative contraception until these tests are complete
  • This can take up to 12 weeks.

Will my sex life be affected by a vasectomy?

  • A vasectomy will not affect your sex drive or your ability to enjoy sex
  • Semen is still produced, there is simply no sperm present
  • You should use another form of contraception until we have confirmed that the operation is a success through a semen test
  • You should remember that a vasectomy protects against causing pregnancy, but it does not protect against any sexually transmitted infection.

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