General Information

Here at West Quay Medical Centre we now host a vasectomy service on behalf of the Cardiff and Vale Health Board which has been operating for over 10 years in the Vale of Glamorgan. Patients are referred from their GP surgery to a central hub based in Pontypridd, and those living in the west of Cardiff, Barry, Penarth, Dinas Powys, and the Vale of Glamorgan are allocated to us here. If you have been allocated to us you will receive an invitation letter to start the process and arrange a suitable date for your operation.

We undertake the non-scalpel vasectomy operation under local anesthetic, which is a minimally traumatic procedure and the technique recommended by the Royal College of Surgeons. The procedure normally takes around 20-30 minutes and patients can go home immediately after the operation. After 48 hours of rest, in the vast majority of cases, patients can return to work and a normal lifestyle, although many hold off on undertaking strenuous exercise for a week. Before the operation, patients must be fully informed about the procedure and consent to the surgery and the implications for permanent sterility.

If you have been referred for a vasectomy with us please watch the instructional video below and complete the online consent form.

Booking Your Vasectomy

If you have been referred by your GP and received a letter from us inviting you for a vasectomy please follow these stages to ensure you get your operation quickly and safely.

Stage 1: It is a requirement that you watch the video produced by Mr. Simon Davies, the operating surgeon, on the risks and benefits of the operation, the technique used, and the before-and-after operation instructions. This will fully inform you of the operative procedure and allow you to sign the consent form understanding the risks and benefits of the procedure and the implications of permanent sterilisation.

Stage 2: If you are happy to proceed please complete the electronic consent form.

Stage 3: Once submitted Mr Simon Davies, the surgeon, will phone you on a Thursday morning to confirm your consent; answer any personal or practical questions you may have; and book a date and time for your operation, usually within 6 weeks.