Dr Dick Beatty is happy to promote vasectomy as a genuinely positive experience. Mitch, the DJ from Nova FM Brisbane, recently put himself out there to undergo a Vasectomy live on the radio. You can listen to the podcast 24/11/2021, check out the Nova FM podcast starting at 27 minutes.

Vasectomy is a daunting prospect for many guys. The driving force behind his practice is to strive for every guy to say that the experience was ‘much better than I thought it would be.’

The procedure is a landmark for many men – it provides them the opportunity to talk about family, work and life.

We all have a ‘preferred name’ – the one that sticks. Dr Beatty’s nickname ‘Dick’ started well before he started doing vasectomies, and the name has stuck. ‘Dick’ is short for ‘Richard’ in old English, way before the word was used to describe a certain part of the male anatomy! He is registered with AHPRA as both Dr Richard Beatty and Dr Dick Beatty AHPRA MED0001798452.

Who Trained The Vasectomist?


Dr 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.

Continuing Quality Improvement


Vasectomy data is recorded as a part of a comprehensive, cocontinuous quality improvement. Outcomes are are collected by three independent methods:

  • An anonymous survey two weeks after the procedure – to provide feedback on the overall experience
  • The post-vasectomy sample
  • Post procedure telephone or SMS consults. If you have any concerns or issues after the procedure, you are encouraged to get in touch with Dr Beatty directly. Each contact and outcome is logged.

Complications are rare but may occur at any time. Dr Beatty’s live rates of complication are somewhat lower than quoted. With this in mind, the last two years has seen similar numbers of infection and haematoma, each less than 1 in 300.

The rate of failure (recanalization) should be calculated from the post-vasectomy tests. His failure rate for 2020 is 1 in 600 vasectomies. Around a third of men don’t do the post-vasectomy test, so deriving the failure rate from the total number of vasectomies is misleading.

Pain after 3 months affects <1% of patients.

All men who responded to the post-vasectomy survey were satisfied with the procedure.

Dr Beatty is very happy to show you the anonymized spreadsheets on demand.


Every effort is made to ensure that every vasectomy is completely painless. The great majority of men find the experience very comfortable, and much easier than they imagined.

Dr Beatty uses a combination of fine physical and interpersonal skills to perform a very comfortable  No-Scalpel Vasectomy.

‘The Art of Vasectomy is to make action feel like inaction.’


  • Has the high precision skill required to perform No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV).
  • Trained in No-Scalpel Vasectomy in the UK
  • Wants you to tell your friends how good the experience was.
  • Only does vasectomies on clinic days, allowing him to be completely ‘in the groove.’
  • Is a dual member of both The Royal College of Physicians UK (FRACP equivalent) & FRACG.
  • Lives in Brisbane Bayside with his family, and plays the keyboard in his spare time.


Dr Beatty

Last Reviewed / Modified: 25/11/2021

First Published: 19/6/2015