Dr ‘Dick’ Beatty knows a thing or two about ‘crown jewels’, not least because he was brought up a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle! He went to medical school in Southampton, and onto postgraduate medical training at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge. He subsequently developed an interest in men’s health and subsequently entered The UK’s formal vasectomy training programme – the FSRH Special Skills Module Certificate in Vasectomy.
Surgical technique was refined under Dr Laurel Spooner, the UK’s ‘mother of vasectomy’, and Dr Dough Stein, The Vasectomist who starred in the movie ‘The Vasectomist.’
Dr Beatty’s technique is described as no-scalpel, open-ended clip-free vasectomy. Fascial interposition is performed using absorbable suture.
Only a handful of doctors perform the majority of Australian Vasectomies, and Dr Beatty is one of them – performing annually over 1,000 vasectomies around Brisbane and The Gold Coast.
The relevant qualifications are: BM (SOTON), MRCP(UK) FRACGP Cert LA Vasectomy(UK). Dr Beatty is a current Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The AHPRA Specialist registration is MED0001798452.