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  • THE VASECTOMIST

    DR DICK BEATTY

    Dr Dick Beatty The Vasectomist

BIOGRAPHY

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

The driving force behind his practice is to strive for every vasectomy being a positive exerience. Vasectomy is an emotional exerperience 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’ which is the one that sticks. His nickname ‘Dick’ started over 30 years ago and the name has stuck. Officially, 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

Each year, dozens of Australian doctors start out by training on plastic models, a few go on to live patients, yet only a handful Australian Vasectomists perform most Vasectomies in Australia. Dr Dick Beatty has performed approximately 3,000 Vasectomies over 10+ years.

Outcomes are optimised by a combination of doing a lot of vasectomies, together with collecting and assessing outcome data.

The process of ‘continuing quality improvement’ is informed by data that is collected in three independent ways:

  • Anonymous survey 1 week after the procedure – to provide information regarding the overall experience.
  • The post vasectomy sample – the rate of failure is 1 in 500 results received.
  • Post procedure telephone and consultations. You are given his direct phone number after the procedure and encouraged to contact him with any issues. Rate of infection and Haematoma are 1 in 300.

VASECTOMY VALUES

Dr Beatty firmly believes that vasectomy should be an enjoyable experience. To this end, every effort is made to make the procedure painless. It can’t be guaranteed every time, but the majority of men find the experience rewarding.

He enjoys using the required combination of fine physical and interpersonal skills that are required to perform No Scalpel Vasectomy.

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

LOWDOWN ON DR DICK

The Vasectomist:

Enjoys using the precision skill required to perform No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV).

Wears Surgical Loupes

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.

He lives in Brisbane Bayside. In his spare time, he plays the keyboard, and is a private pilot flying from Brisbane’s Archerfield Aerodrome.

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

Dr Beatty

Last Reviewed / Modified: 4/7/2020

First Published: 19/6/2015