Meet The Vasectomist - Dr Dick Beatty - Biography, Expertise & Video
  • THE VASECTOMIST

    DR DICK BEATTY

    Dr Dick Beatty The Vasectomist

BIOGRAPHY

Dr ‘Dick’ Beatty is genuinely passionate about vasectomy being a good experience.

The driving force behind his practice is to strive for every vasectomy being a positive experience. Vasectomy can be very emotional for many men – the man’s equivalent to childbirth – without the pain (but don’t tell your partner that!).

We all have a ‘preferred name’ – the one that sticks. Dr Beatty’s nickname ‘Dick’ started over 30 years ago and the name has stuck. He is registered with AHPRA as both Dr Richard Beatty and Dr ‘Dick’ Beatty AHPRA MED0001798452.

Who Trained The Vasectomist?

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

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 was accepted onto The UK’s formal vasectomy training programme – the FSRH Special Skills Module Certificate in Vasectomy that assesses the doctor on approximately 40 patients. There is no equivalent training programme in Australia.

Surgical technique was refined under Dr Laurel Spooner, the UK’s ‘mother of vasectomy’, and Dr Dough Stein, The American Vasectomist who starred in the movie ‘The Vasectomist.’

The relevant qualifications are: BM (SOTON), MRCP(UK) FRACGP Cert LA Vasectomy. Dr Beatty is a past member of The UK Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC), and a current Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The AHPRA Specialist registration is MED0001798452.

Continuing Quality Improvement

QUALITY & OUTCOMES

Every year, dozens of Australian doctors start out training vasectomy on plastic models, and a few go on to live patients. A handful of those then perform the majority of Australian Vasectomies. Dr Beatty is one of them, performing over 3,000 vasectomies in the past 10 years.

The outcomes of these vasectomies are assessed to ensure they are accurate. This is completed by collecting and assessing data from current and past patients.

This allows us continue quality improvement. Data is collected in three independent manners:

  1. An anonymous survey one week after the procedure – to provide feedback on the overall experience
  2. The post vasectomy sample, where we’ve found the rate of failure to be 1 in 500
  3. Post procedure telephone consults. If you have any concerns or issues after the procedure, you can get in touch with Dr Dick directly. Infection and haematoma rates are 1 in 300.

VASECTOMY VALUES

A vasectomy should be comfortable and pain-less and Dr Beatty makes every effort to ensure this is the case. Although it can’t be 100% guaranteed every time, the majority of men find the experience rewarding (and much less stressful than they imagined).

Dr Beatty uses a combination of fine physical and interpersonal skills to perform effective No Scalpel Vasectomies.

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

LOWDOWN ON DR DICK

  • 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.

WE WILL ASK YOU TO COMPLETE A SHORT POST VASECTOMY ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE 3 MONTHS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.

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Last Reviewed / Modified: 18/11/2020

First Published: 19/6/2015