In a nutshell, Dr Dick 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.


Men are not used to grabbing a front row seat in the contraception department.

How do you play ball with your partner who drops the hint that she is ‘over hormones?’

How do you handle the bombshell ‘Honey, I’m pregnant!’ ‘No worries, mate, she’ll be right’ doesn’t work for contraception. 

The good news is that Vasectomy is the most effective form of contraception, and works out as the cheapest method of contraception over the long term. In fact, the out of pocket cost of vasectomy is similar to a single insertion of an Intrauterine device, not withstanding that an IUD needs re-inserting every few years.

The snip is ‘gentle as’ and is very safe with a 2% overall risk of any complications.

Getting the snip might be a no brainer, but you need to be as sure as you can that you don’t want any more (or any) kids. You should assume that vasectomy is irreversible though it doesn’t hurt to know that open ended vasectomy is the most reversible type.

When all’s said and done, over half of Australian men get a vasectomy. Good Onya!


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The idea of getting the snip is daunting, but our goal is to make you feel comfortable. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Kick off with the consultation where the doctor will confirm your contraceptive needs, and go through the small risks of the procedure.
  • You can take your partner along if you want, or fly solo with you and the doctor in the room
  • Take a breath, hop on the couch, and slip your pants and jocks half way down.
  • Music or Netflix is at the ready!
  • Warmed antiseptic is applied
  • Your private area is covered with a drape
  • The world’s smallest needle glides through your skin
  • The procedure takes about 20 minutes
  • Hop off the couch, go through the aftercare, and stroll out!

The Most Up-to-date Procedure


Traditional vasectomy requires incisions and stitches on both sides of the sac. NSV leaves a small 3mm hole at the front of the scrotum. There are no stitches, so you don’t have to come back for stitch removal.

Minimal trauma to the tissue also means you can return to work and physical activities sooner.


The gold standard type of no scalpel vasectomy. Closed vasectomy has a 10% failure rate. Open ended vasectomy leaves the lower vas deferens open so sperm can ‘leak’ out. It has a much lower failure rate and less post-procedure discomfort.

Takes longer and requires finer surgical skills than a closed no scalpel vasectomy.


The Vasectomist does a lot of vasectomies, giving the opportunity to fine-tune surgical technique over many years to achieve optimal outcomes. How is the basic procedure done?

  • The skin is opened via a 3mm hole made with a specialised instrument – meaning that no external stitches are required.
  • The left tube is gently lifted through the tiny hole so that you have an upper end that we’ll now block, and lower end that attached to the ball.
  • The tube is surrounded by a separate thin layer called fascia. The fascia of the upper end is gently separated from the tube.
  • The inside lining of the upper tube is sealed with electrocautery.
  • The tube is now cleanly cut.  The upper section naturally retreats falls back into its fascia whilst the lower end remains outside the fascia.
  • The fascia is pulled over the ‘stump’ of the upper end, and secured in place with an absorbable stitch.
  • The two ‘ends’ are now well and truly separated.
  • The right side is gently pulled out through the same hole, and the process repeated.


Dr Dick Beatty opened the first Brisbane Bayside vasectomy-only clinic in Capalaba before relocating to Cleveland.

With the success of this first practice, Dr Beatty expanded into Greenslopes and Ormeau, with the latest Clayfield clinic opening in 2020.

The Vasectomist performs well over 1,000 vasectomies every year. The positive vibe and stress-free experience explain why our clients leave with a big smile on their face, ready to head home to chill on the couch, perhaps with a beer, looking forward to a more certain future.

His complete focus is cheering up the brave man before him whilst maintaining an exemplary service documented by numbers. The complete figures for 2020 show a rate of failure of 1 in 600, infection rate of 1 in 300, haematoma 1 in 300, and post vasectomy pain at 3 months of <1%.  Vasectomies are audited using multiple methods of data collection. Read more.

1 in 600

Rate of Failure

1 in 300

Rate of Haematoma

1 in 300

Rate of Infection


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