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Ultrasound technology is used to assess the area before we begin surgery. This is used in both vasectomy and reversal procedures to assess any scar tissue as well as the general area and vas tube. This is an important aspect of the procedure which can expose any difficulties before the procedure begins.
This technique was pioneered by world-class microsurgeon, Dr Earl Owen – who also happened to mentor Dr Chris Lekich throughout his career. This technique is used exclusively by Metrocentre and takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete due to the complexity. The technique joins the three layers of the vas tube to provide a more stable connection.
While other vasectomy clinics may advertise themselves as ‘quick snips’ or rapid procedures, we prefer to take our time and put care and planning into our procedures. Even though patients can remain awake during the procedure, it is still a surgery, and a rushed job could mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful outcome. Vasectomies are generally faster than a vasectomy reversal, however the better the vasectomy in the initial, the better your chances are of a reversal in the future.
Over 15 years of experience in microsurgery has given our primary surgeon, Dr Chris Lekich, the skills to perform precise vasectomies and vasectomy reversals. We utilise a Zeiss operating microscope to perform our procedures to ensure that all delicate tissue is kept intact with as little damage as possible. This not only means successful procedure rates, but in most cases minimal pain after the procedure.