No-scalpel Vasectomy Community Clinic
Please call 01273 557411 (Option 3, 1) between 10 and 6pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours please call 01273 560111 and leave a message on our answerphone.
The SMC Community Vasectomy clinic is an NHS service currently running at Stanford Medical Centre. We provide a high quality, cost effective NHS vasectomy service in a primary care setting. The vasectomy procedure is available to all patients not just those of Stanford Medical Centre but for all those living within the Brighton & Hove and Lewes and High Weald area.
The vasectomy service is carried out by Dr Ronak Patel who is a member of the British Association of No Scalpel Vasectomists (BANSV).
If you are interested in having this vasectomy procedure please make an appointment with your normal GP and ask them to refer you via Choose and Book or by standard referral letter. Choose and Book is where your GP will offer you the choice of provider and may be able to give you an indication of waiting list time.
Here we aim to offer an appointment within 8 weeks of receiving your referral and the consultation and the procedure are carried out at the same appointment.
What is a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is the division of the vas deferens that carry a man's sperm from his testicles. Vasectomy prevents sperm from being added to the man's ejaculation fluid (semen); therefore, he can no longer make a woman pregnant. The sperm containing fluid that is blocked by vasectomy constitutes only 3% of a man's semen volume, therefore, a man will not notice any changes in his semen. Vasectomy is simply an effective, inexpensive, easy-to-perform method of contraception.
What is a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
No-scalpel vasectomy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that reduces vasectomy's already low complication rate. The NSV was developed in China by Dr. Shunqiang Li in 1974. Instead of cutting the scrotal skin, the skin is punctured and the vasectomy is delivered with two special instruments. Over 15 million men have undergone the NSV procedure worldwide since 1974. It is rapidly becoming the standard vasectomy technique in the United Kingdom.
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