What is a Vasectomy? Your Pre Procedure Guide
The snip is a safe, simple, and permanent male contraceptive procedure.
Our modern non-scalpel technique uses a laser-like device to seal the tubes carrying sperm with no need for cutting or stitching. In the hands of one of our experienced doctors , a vasectomy is very straightforward. You’ll be quick to recover and back to normal activities within a few days!
Step One: How to prepare for my Snip
If you’re certain that you’ve finished your family or don’t want kids, Snip offers a permanent male contraceptive option.
In preparation for your vasectomy you’ll be asked to watch a couple of consultation videos where our docs will talk you through the prep, the procedure itself, and after the procedure. Whether you have a pre-procedure consult or not it is important you watch these videos. It’s the perfect time to crack open a cold one, put your feet up, and prepare for your vasectomy.
We don’t need to see you before your procedure. But you may be able to choose whether or not you would like a phone consult with one of our friendly nurses prior to your vasectomy. During this chat we’ll make sure that you’re up to speed on what to expect.
When booking your appointment, we will ask you a few medical questions, so that we have all the necessary information we need so that your appointment goes smoothly. If anything flags up here that we need to know more about, we will arrange a nurse to call you. And of course if no information flags up here, you are welcome to choose whether or not you would like a pre-procdure chat. Our pre-procedure chat is the perfect time to fire off any niggly questions which may be holding you back!
No Hidden Costs
Whether you have a pre-procedure consultation or not there’s no charge. It’s included in our one price, no surprises fee. And if you change your mind after your consult, then no worries, there’s no obligation for you to go ahead with the procedure.
Low Income Assistance
You may be eligible for a fully funded vasectomy. Find out about assistance for low income and Community Services Card holders through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ). We can also provide you with information required for health insurance prior approval and insurance claims.
What is a Vasectomy? Everything you need to know
What you need to know before getting the Snip. Join us for part 1 of our 4-part video consultation series.
Your Pre Snip Checklist
- Fill out a booking request online
- Read details of email including attachments
- Watch the video consultation sent via email link
- For those that want or require one, have a phone consult before your appointment
- Avoid strenuous activity on the day of your procedure
- You can check ‘down below’ but note there’s no need to shave
- Eat and drink as normal on the day
- Wear relatively close-fitting underwear (or two pairs) for extra support and comfort post procedure
- Partners are welcome to come along for the ride
- Sit back, relax and know that your balls are in safe hands
Find out more about what is a vasectomy and what to expect during the procedure.