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No-Scalpel Vasectomy

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a less invasive contraceptive solution than the traditional procedure, and offers permanent results.
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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).

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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:

  • Our brand new Clinic Centre on The Crescent, Colchester

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.

Is a No-Scalpel Vasectomy right for me?

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.

Treatment Information

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.

NHS Patients

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.

Self-Pay Patients

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.

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After the procedure

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.


Pricing and appointments (Self-Pay)

No-Scalpel Vasectomy
All inclusive package - suitable for the majority of patients
495
No-Scalpel Vasectomy Assessment
Occasionally required addition on a case-by-case basis
100
Additional Post Vasectomy Semen Test (PVST)
Occasionally required addition on a case-by-case basis
20

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.

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If you have any questions regarding our No-Scalpel Vasectomy service, please contact our team.

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    Testimonials

    Very friendly and reassuring - care received was first rate. Couldn't have asked for anything more...

    O C, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    It was all very smooth and efficiently done. The doctor and nurse were very professional and friendly.

    S B, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Attended my appointment slightly early and was seen earlier. Both Dr and nurse were brilliant. Very calm, helped me relax and the when procedure was much less painful and intense than I thought it would be. Overall a very good experience

    M C, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Good service, all appointments kept on time.

    M P, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Very clean surgery, Doctor and Nurse really put me at ease and explained everything very clearly. And so far very little pain as a result of the procedure.

    C P, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Extremely proficient, warm & caring. Everything was explained clearly & carefully. Superb service.

    I R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    I was really happy with how quick and easy the whole experience was.

    T D, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Very quick and friendly service

    J W, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Excellent professional service

    S H, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Care was great. Quick process too.

    C M, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Excellent service, friendly and professional

    G R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    The team who provided my vasectomy were great. Kept me distracted and also provided me with tips to make the recovery as good as possible. Thanks again!

    D H, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Doctor and nurse were fantastic and took time to explain everything very well. All staff friendly and process very well organised.

    M C, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Very good communication. Helpful friendly staff, everything explained properly and professionally. Procedure carried out quickly with good bedside manner. Many thanks.

    B H, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Very thorough yet swift process. Staff made me feel comfortable.

    D B, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    The doctor and nurse created a very relaxed atmosphere.

    S B, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Made to feel at ease from start to finish.

    R B, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Nothing to say apart from your staff made me feel at ease and explained everything to me that I was about to undergo.

    R F, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Little waiting time, good staff made me feel at ease. Clear instructions and procedure. Clean facilities.

    P R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Seamless from start to finish - easy to deal with, phone consultation was good, followed by clear instructions about the procedure. Regular opportunities to take an earlier slot messaged over, and then the procedure on the day was conducted with professionalism and good humour (it's a bit awkward otherwise!). Zero pain and hope for a swift recovery. Thank you all.

    B T, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Easy contact. Very helpful.

    D R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Good facilities, friendly staff. Great experience. Thank you.

    H M, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Everyone was very friendly, helpful and professional. The environment was relaxed and comfortable and my appointment was on time. Special mention for the lovely lady on reception.

    I W, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Excellent experience, staff carrying out the procedure were extremely professional & done their best to put me at ease & make me feel comfortable.

    L T, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Very friendly staff made me feel very welcome, and they know what they are doing. The nurse kept conversation going the whole time and made the process a lot more comforting, and the doctor was very gentle. Didn't feel a thing

    M R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Medical staff were friendly, thorough and experienced, I left feeling valued. Thank you.

    R M, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    From start to finish the experience and services was brilliant and faultless. Communication was brilliant.
    The procedure was pain free and the nurse (sorry I didn't get their name) but are so friendly and calming. The doctor was also so professional and friendly. Honestly there is nothing to improve they are brilliant. Thank you so much.

    Anonoymous, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    I do not often leave feedback but I was very happy with the entire set up. I arrived 10 minutes early and waited no more than 10 minutes to he seen. Once in the room, I was welcomed by the doctor and 2 nurses who were all very pleasant. The procedure was very quick and painless and everything was explained very clearly and I am not quickly recovering thinking it was a very easy and painless situation. Thank you to all involved.

    C S, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Both the doctor and nurse were incredible, not just in carrying out the procedure but their kind and compassionate demeanour, keeping me calm and explaining everything every step of the way...

    T W, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Deaf awareness and good explanation so had good experience.

    M F, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    The whole process was positive. In particular the nurse and the doctor on the day were brilliant.

    C R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Fantastic service from start to finish. Great surgery. Great staff.

    K W, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    S D, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    A K, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    R L, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    P A, No-Scapel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    S R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Provide HQ Clinic

    The doctor and nurse made me feel very reassured and safe

    T C, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Was very impressed with the service.

    P T, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Provide HQ Clinic

    The Dr and nurse were very nice and they put me at ease.

    D N, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    Superb, painless procedure and extremely friendly conversation to keep me at ease

    S H, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    J C, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    D A, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester Clinic

    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.

    Mr D P, No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester

    Thanks to both who were at the appointment as they were brilliant. Put my mind at ease and was almost painless.

    A R, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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!

    A H, Vasectomy Customer, Colchester

    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!

    Mr M R, No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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!

    Mr M H, Vasectomy Customer, Colchester

    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

    Mr P S, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester

    Amazing care, on time and efficient! Dr and nurse were brilliant and I couldn't have asked for a better experience

    Mr L A, Vasectomy Customer

    Receptionist and both doctor and nurse were absolutely brilliant! Professional and positive throughout. It was an absolute pleasure, despite the procedure.

    Mr T H, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Patient, Colchester

    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.

    Anonymous Non-Scalpel Vasectomy Patient

    Was very nervous but both Dr Saad and Nurse McGoldrick made me feel at ease, cannot thank them enough

    Mr P R B, No Scapel Vasectomy Patient

    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

    Mr D M, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    Mr C C, No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Sawbridgeworth Clinic

    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.

    Mr S S, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Sawbridgeworth Clinic

    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.

    Mr PG, Non-Scalpel Vasectomy Patient, Colchester Clinic

    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.

    Mr MT, Non-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester Clinic

    I thought your surgeon and nurse were amazing. Great communication and reassured me the whole way though. Top work!

    Mr M N, Suffolk Vasectomy Clinic

    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.

    Anonymous No-Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester Clinic

    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.

    Mr M S, No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester Clinic

    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!

    Mr O M, Colchester Vasectomy Clinic

    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.

    Anonymous No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer, Colchester Clinic

    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!

    R A, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Patient, Sawbridgeworth Clinic

    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.

    Anonymous, Vasectomy Customer, Sawbridgeworth

    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.

    Anonymous, No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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.

    Anonymous No Scalpel Vasectomy Customer

    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. 

    Anonymous, Davenport House, Harpenden

    Meet our Clinicians

    Dr Adnan Saad
    Dr Adnan Saad  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Saad is a GP Surgeon at Provide Wellbeing.
    Dr Ashraf Ali
    Dr Ashraf Ali  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Ali works as a General Practitioner in Colchester, having a GP trainer role at the practice, and joined Provide Wellbeing in 2019. Dr Ali is experienced in Carpal Tunnel Decompression and Vasectomies.
    Dr Alan Speers
    Dr Alan Speers  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Speers is a Clinician at Provide Wellbeing with special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Hein Leonhardt
    Dr Hein Leonhardt  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Leonhardt is a Clinician at Provide Wellbeing with special interests in Carpal Tunnel, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Yen Lam
    Dr Yen Lam  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Lam has special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression and Vasectomies, and trained at King’s College, London and qualified in 1997.
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