no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV)

Q | before the procedure

A | Before your procedure you will be asked to sign a consent form. This confirms that you understand the risks, benefits and possible alternatives to the procedure and have given your permission for it to go ahead. See Complications for specific points relating to vasectomy.

Please bring any medications with you. Make sure you alert the staff if you take warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel or any other blood-thinning medications.

You will be asked to come into Springfield Hospital on the morning of the operation. You should be "Nil By Mouth" for a certain time prior to admission. Please check when you can eat and drink before the operation as your procedure may be cancelled on the day if you have had anything to eat or drink at the wrong time. It is advisable that the scrotal sac be shaved before you arrive for your operation.

If you are having a general anaesthetic, the anaesthetist will see you in your room to go through any questions before surgery. You will be asked to sign a consent form, which explains the risks and benefits of the vasectomy procedure.