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Dr Dick Beatty has performed 5,000 vasectomies over more than a decade. He is a leading Queensland Vasecomy doctor,  performing well over 1,000 procedures annually around Brisbane and The Gold Coast.

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

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



Dedicated vasectomy clinics allow Dr Beatty & the team to be ‘in the groove’ meaning that patients benefit from a seamless service and excellent quality of care.

Our clients leave with a big smile on their face, ready to head home to chill on the couch, perhaps with a drink, and looking forward to a more certain future.

Our universally positive online reviews attest to the professionalism and care from Dr Beatty and the team. Furthermore, results of our two week post-vasectomy survey show a 100% satisfaction rate.


Vasectomy is a very safe and quick procedure.

Dr Beatty audits each vasectomy carefully  using multiple methods of data collection.

Our complication rates for 2020 are:

1 in 600

Rate of Failure

1 in 300

Rate of Haematoma

1 in 300

Rate of Infection

The Most Up-to-date Procedure


Traditional vasectomy techniques gains access to the tubes (vas deferens) with a cut to each side of the ‘ball sac,’ leaving stitches on both sides.

The no-scalpel method gains access to both tubes via a tiny hole at the front of the scrotum. There are no stitches, and minimal trauma to the tissue also means you can return to work and physical activities sooner.

No-Scalpel is the vasectomy equivalent of ‘keyhole’ surgery but does not describe how the tubes are blocked.


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.

Either clips or stitches can be used, and The Vasectomist switched from clips to absorbable stitches in 2019.

The open-ended method using stitches is the most technically demanding form of vasectomy, requiring considerable attention to detail. However, the outcomes are excellent.


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 out of 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. The upper end naturally slips into its fascial layer.
  6. The fascia is coaxed over the ‘stump’ of the upper end & held in place with an absorbable stitch.
  7. The tube is released into the sac.
  8. Steps 3 to 7 are repeated on the right tube – through the same hole.

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


So what you can expect?

  • You are welcome to bring your partner, or fly solo.
  • Start with the consultation, discussing benefits & small risks.
  • 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 Netflix (Cleveland).
  • The world’s finest needle (literally) glides through your skin.
  • You may 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 procedure takes around 20-25 minutes, made up of:

  • 5 minutes: preparation, including use of antiseptic
  • 5 minutes: numbing with the anaesthetic.
  • 15 minutes: The procedure itself



The Vasectomist headquarters is located in Cleveland, Brisbane Bayside, offering vasectomies clinics four days per week.

Your goal is to prevent pregnancy. Cleveland is likely to offer a sooner appointment – peace of mind that may come with a bit of extra travel time.

Netflix is served overhead in our customised vasectomy suite.


You generally book a few weeks ahead for our visiting clinics where you can be assured of an equally exemplary experience.

Greenslopes and Ormeau clinics were opened in 2018. The Greenslopes rooms relocated from Logan road to Greenslopes Private Hospital in October 2021. A fourth location opened in Clayfield in 2020 & we are delighted to serve Ipswich at our new Springfield location from March 2022.