Dr Dick Beatty

Vasectomy Brisbane & Gold Coast - The Vasectomist

Meet The Vasectomist

Dr Dick Beatty is a full-time Queensland Vasectomy Doctor.

Vasectomy is all he does – five days per week.

In a nutshell, he is a dedicated Vasectomist on a mission to provide the best possible experience.

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The driving force behind my practice is that every procedure has to be a good experience.

Exceptional Service

Exceptional Feedback

Gold Standard

No-Scalpel + Open-Ended

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No Referral required

One Visit


About our Service

Dedicated Vasectomy clinics allow us to be ‘in the groove’ and offer a seamless service. Patients leave with big smiles on their faces, ready to head home to chill on the couch for a bit and looking forward to a more certain future.
Our universally positive online reviews attest to the professionalism and care of the team. Furthermore, two-week post-procedure survey results show a very high satisfaction rate.


Dr Beatty audits the service carefully using multiple methods of data collection. Taken together with the large volume of procedures, he is confident in the quality of the vasectomy service.
His complication rates for 2022 are:

1 in 700

Rate of Failure

1 in 500

Rate of Haematoma

1 in 300

Rate of Infection

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In the past, the operation required a cut through the skin, one on each side. Sedation was the norm, and the wounds closed with stitches requiring removal later.

In contrast, the no-scalpel method gains access to both tubes via a tiny hole at the front of the scrotum that closes itself without skin stitches. Minimal trauma to the tissue means you can return to work and physical activities sooner. Furthermore, rates of bleeding and infection are low.

No-Scalpel is the vasectomy equivalent of keyhole surgery, a great start but only tells you how to get to the tubes.


Open-ended vasectomy is the gold standard method of blocking the tubes, with a higher success rate and less post-procedure discomfort than closed vasectomy.
The method requires either Internal stitches or titanium clips. The clips are a well respected and efficient technique, but patients occasionally report feeling the clips afterward. For this reason, Dr Beatty switched from clips to absorbable stitches in 2019.

The open-ended method using stitches requires considerable attention to detail. However, the rate of failure is extremely low.


How is the procedure done?

  1. A 3mm hole is made through the skin with a special instrument.
  2. The left tube is gently lifted from the skin to reveal a loop of Vas Deferens (‘tube‘) with its outside layer called ‘fascia.’
  3. Dissection separates the fascia away from the tube.
  4. Electrocautery seals the inside lining of the tube at the upper end.
  5. The tube is now cleanly cut.
  6. The upper-end slips inside its fascial layer.
  7. Manipulation of the tube and fascial layer ensures that the ‘stump’ of the upper end is completely covered by fascia.
  8. The fascia is held in place with an absorbable stitch.
  9. The tube is released into the sac.
  10. Steps 3 to 9 are repeated on the right tube – through the same hole.
  11. As a result, no skin stitches are required.

In this way, No-scalpel and open-ended methods are combined to achieve optimal outcomes and a great patient experience.


What’s it like?

  • You are welcome to bring your partner, or fly solo.
  • Benefits & small risks are discussed with Dr Beatty.
  • Remove your shoes, belt & empty your pockets.
  • Take a breath & hop on the couch, your pants & jocks halfway down.
  • Warmed antiseptic solutions is applied.
  • A sterile drape covers your private area.
  • Chat, listen to music or watch TV (Cleveland).
  • An ultrafine needle (literally) glides through your skin.
  • You will feel some pressure for a few seconds on each side.
  • Relax in the knowledge you are in expert hands.
  • Hop off the couch, go through the aftercare, and you’re done!

The operation takes around 20 minutes, made up of:

  • 3 minutes: preparation, including the use of antiseptic
  • 3 minutes: achieving good anaesthesia
  • 15 minutes: The procedure itself

Our Locations

Our Main Clinic

The Vasectomist HQ in Cleveland is used for nothing other than vasectomies.
The clinic runs 3-4 days per week when we are not visiting other clinics. Consequently, you can get in earliest at Cleveland – perhaps extra travel time for peace of mind.
A nice addition is TV is served overhead in our dedicated procedure room.

Visiting Clinics

You generally book at least a few weeks ahead for our visiting clinics where you can be assured of an equally exemplary experience from the same team.

Our original Greenslopes (Logan Road) clinic opened in 2018, re-locating to Greenslopes Private Hospital in October 2021. Shortly afterwards, we opened our first Gold Coast clinic.  A fourth location opened in Kedron in 2020 & we are delighted to serve Ipswich at our new Springfield location from March 2022.

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