Provide Wellbeing offers the No-Scalpel Vasectomy service from a variety of clinics across Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. This vasectomy procedure is a popular, reliable and straightforward method of permanent contraception, which does not require an overnight stay in hospital. We are able to offer no-scalpel vasectomies as either a self-pay service or NHS (depending on where you are registered with a GP).
Our self-pay service allows you easy access to choose an appointment at your convenience, offering short waiting times. We currently provide this service from:
For patients registered with a GP Practice in Herts and West Essex ICB (patients in Herts Valley only) it is possible to make a self-referral to the NHS Vasectomy Service. Please download the following referral form and email it to the address indicated on the form.
If you are certain that you do not want to father children in the future and would like a permanent method of contraception, our No-Scalpel Vasectomy service offers a solution. Provide Wellbeing uses this method as it is proven to cause less discomfort compared to the traditional vasectomy method, and requires no stitches, allowing for faster recovery.
From 2020-21 we surveyed 304 patients who had undergone No-Scalpel Vasectomies with us. 301 of those surveyed rated their experience positively, giving us a satisfaction rate of 99% overall, and 100% in the Milton Keynes and East North Herts regions.Out of the 105 Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery patients we surveyed in 2020-21, 99% rated our service positively.
The No-Scalpel Vasectomy method is a newer clinical procedure that is now routinely performed around the world. Our highly skilled doctors will use a specialist instrument, rather than a scalpel, to make a tiny hole in the skin of the scrotum in order to reach your vas deferens tubes (the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles) and seal them to prevent sperm from being ejaculated. This is performed with local anaesthetic for minimal discomfort.
Your first appointment will be a short consultation with our clinician to talk you through your decision to have a vasectomy. Following the short consultation, if you are happy to proceed, we will book you for the procedure itself.
A 10 day ‘cooling off period’ is required between your pre-consultation and your procedure. Your appointment for surgery will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and you may then return home immediately.
Your appointment will begin with a short consultation with our clinician to talk you through your decision to have a vasectomy and the procedure. This is to ensure that you are fully aware of the permanent nature of the procedure.
Following the short consultation, if you are happy to proceed on the day, and the clinician is satisfied that you are fit and well, they will perform your No-Scalpel Vasectomy and you may then return home.
Following the procedure you may feel some soreness for a few days, which can be relieved by taking painkillers. You will typically need 48 hours’ rest after the vasectomy, after which you will be able to return to work. If your work involves a lot of manual heavy lifting, you may need to take a full week to recover - this can be discussed with your clinician.
You will not become sterile immediately following your vasectomy, meaning that you and your partner will need to use another form of birth control until your semen has been tested (after 16 weeks). At your appointment we will provide you with the necessary information regarding a Post-Vasectomy Semen Test. You do not need to come back to the clinic for the semen test as your semen sample is sent straight to the lab for testing.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the great team which I've had during my vasectomy procedure.
Everything went smoothly and despite the advising of the possibility of having pain after, I can happily confirm that I haven't had any pain at all. I would definitely recommend the clinic as I'm very happy with the service I've been provided.Mr O., Hertfordshire
These prices are inclusive of VAT. These appointments take place at our brand new Clinic Centre on The Crescent in Colchester, Essex.
Your appointment will be 30 minutes long - this includes the No-Scalpel Vasectomy and a prior consultation with the doctor, where the procedure and aftercare process will be explained, and the doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have. The procedure itself can be completed in about 15 minutes, after which you can return home.
You can find a full list of payment terms and conditions here.
If you have any questions regarding our No-Scalpel Vasectomy service, please contact our team.
The whole process was positive. In particular the nurse and the doctor on the day were brilliant.
Fantastic service from start to finish. Great surgery. Great staff.
The waiting area was clean, tidy and was greeted by a lovely receptionist. The doctor and assistant were brilliant, procedure in itself was short making for a quick getaway! All in all 25 minutes on site, but a worthwhile 25 minutes.
I felt comfortable with all of the staff I met and it felt very relaxed. Everyone seemed to know their tasks and seemed to work quickly and comfortably. The procedure was painless and felt like I was taken very good care of and have no bad comments.
Everyone was very friendly and made me feel at ease with the procedure. I was informed of any alteration of the procedure and felt comfortable with everything that has happened. No pain at all.
Surgery was running on time. Reception staff could have been a little bit happier and greet with a smile. The surgeon and assistant performing the procedure however, were amazing and went above and beyond to make me feel at ease and were so polite and kind. They talked me through the procedure and explained throughout the process what they were doing. They also talked to me to take my mind off the procedure. Just such down to earth nice people. The surgery itself was well presented, clean and tidy. Overall a really good experience considering circumstances.
The procedure had a complication on the right side but the Surgeon and Nurse persisted and procedure was completed in a efficient and professional manner.
The doctor and nurse made me feel very reassured and safe
Was very impressed with the service.
The Dr and nurse were very nice and they put me at ease.
Superb, painless procedure and extremely friendly conversation to keep me at ease
I can't fault the service. It was a relaxed experience from start to finish. I have already recommended you to my brother-in-law who has booked a procedure with you.
I had a vasectomy and I have never been so nervous.. but from walking into the reception I was made to feel comfortable then was called to treatment room. Straight away I was put at ease and after the dos and donts etc layer down and within 20 mins I was done. I couldn't believe it. No pain whatsoever. Highly recommend company in my eyes. Very professional.
Was very clean and tidy, was very nervous for my appointment but was put at ease by the doctor and his assistant, they was both very professional and helped me. Would highly recommend.
Thanks to both who were at the appointment as they were brilliant. Put my mind at ease and was almost painless.
The staff made me feel very comfortable, the clinic was really nice and clean. I would like to give special mention to the doctor as it has been 24 hours since my surgery and I have no pain. The incision is tiny and it was all done extremely quickly and efficiently. Thank you for your help!
The staff were all very welcoming and supportive. The procedure was very easy and well managed with minimum discomfort and zero awkwardness, it could't have gone better. Thank you to the team!
Really great service. Made to feel at ease the minute I arrived. Clean and smart waiting area. Friendly staff. The procedure itself was really quick and I didn't feel a thing!
Excellent customer service and a really nice Surgery- very clean and modern. The surgeon explained everything really clearly and the nurse was friendly. I felt well looked after and everything went very smoothly
Amazing care, on time and efficient! Dr and nurse were brilliant and I couldn't have asked for a better experience
Receptionist and both doctor and nurse were absolutely brilliant! Professional and positive throughout. It was an absolute pleasure, despite the procedure.
The personnel was really thoughtful and professional, I was attended on time and the procedure was quick and painless as described. Good facilities, clean and organized.
Was very nervous but both Dr Saad and Nurse McGoldrick made me feel at ease, cannot thank them enough
Please pass on highest praise and thanks to the staff who carried out the procedure. Both were exceptional, both with the professional skill (painless op) and being friendly and personable through. Amazing experience and very grateful . Many thanks
I was very nervous prior to the procedure but both doctors made me feel very relaxed about it all. They answered all my questions and performed the procedure in a pain free and calm manner. Thank you to both ladies.
Very efficient at all stages of process. All staff I engaged with super helpful and friendly. Then the facility I was treated at was lovely and doctor and nurse were excellent. I was nervous at first but they put me at ease.
Dr Ali and his theater nurse were welcoming and made me feel calm throughout the procedure. Due to Dr Ali's skill, there was little post operative pain or discomfort, for which I am thankful.
Very impressed with the service from start to finish. Procedure was explained clearly before hand and also the steps I need to take after the procedure were clearly explained. Everything went well during the procedure, and the doctor and nurse were very reassuring every step of the way. The nurse (Leanne) was really good at taking to me throughout about everyday things, meaning that it took my mind away from the procedure. Very impressed with the doctor and nurse, I couldn't have asked for better. And the premises was really nice, my wife was able to wait comfortably in the waiting room and the secretary offered us coffee and drinks on arrival. A really good service from everyone at the Wellbeing team, thank you it made everything very comfortable and easy for me.
I thought your surgeon and nurse were amazing. Great communication and reassured me the whole way though. Top work!
After an initial bit of anticipation the team at Provide Wellbeing helped set my mind at rest that the non scalpel vasectomy surgery was the best, most relatively pain free way to go. The surgery really was pain free and the following recovery period was only slightly uncomfortable for a few days. I really would recommend this service to anyone.
All staff I came into contact with were excellent. I was very nervous going in for my procedure but they all put me at ease. I will definitely recommend Provide Wellbeing.
Excellent clean facility and first class staff. My apologies for not recalling either of the Doctor or Nurse who carried out my procedure but thanks to them both for helping a bit of a squeamish patient!
The booking process was very straightforward. I received a phone call soon after submitting an expression of interest. Everything was explained clearly including procedure, booking and payment. The surgery itself was done with great care and I was kept informed by the medical team from start to finish.
From the pre op phone call right through to the chat after the procedure, I was made to feel very safe and looked after. The surgeons assistant could see my concern during the procedure and talked to me to calm me down which was a really nice touch. I have no pain and everything went very smoothly. Thank you!
I would like to thank Dr Saad and the nurse that was with him yesterday 23rd November, you guys were fantastic and I really appreciate your time, help and aftercare knowledge. Thank you.
It was very easy to book the appointment. The surgeon and nurse were very friendly and really made me feel at ease. The appointment was on time and it was a quick process but at no point felt rushed. Everything was explained to me thoroughly. Very professional but friendly service, highly recommended.
I experienced no pain during the procedure, only mild discomfort, and have not felt any pain since then (yesterday). Everyone I spoke to throughout the process was so warm and polite, and the surgeon explained everything very clearly, and really put me at ease. I would recommend a vasectomy at Tollgate Clinic in a heartbeat.
Just had the procedure. It was really well done. The Dr was excellent. Explained every step calmy and professionally. The nurse comforted me and put me completely at ease. Didn't catch her name but if you could pass on my positive experience to both. She was amazing.
Thank you for all your help in organising and getting me booked in. I'm so happy it went so well and was pain free.