We are dedicated to upholding the highest international standards of male surgical care while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect.
We offer the renowned no-scalpel, no-needle, single-puncture, minimally invasive vasectomy procedure for Irish men at clinics in Dublin, Limerick & Cork.
All vasectomies at Gentle Procedures Ireland are performed by our experienced doctors, Dr. Jason McMahon and Dr. Emmet Kerin.
We are proud to offer you a world-class vasectomy procedure with limited wait times for an appointment.
The quick and virtually painless procedure is done in comfortable procedure rooms at our modern vasectomy clinic locations in Limerick, Cork, and Dublin (Naas). We are leaders in the provision of no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy in Ireland and are proud to be part of the global network of Gentle Procedures Clinics in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada, and the USA.
Please contact us anytime with questions or to book an appointment in the coming days or weeks.
Our doctors are experienced with advanced training in multiple clinical procedures. Our centre is one of the largest providers of non-scalpel vasectomies in Ireland. Our doctors have obtained postgraduate diplomas in Dermatology, Practice Management and Obstetrics/Gynaecology.
No-scalpel no-needle vasectomy is the focus of our practice, and we believe that this simple procedure can be performed safely, effectively, and efficiently in a comfortable setting. Our clinics operate with the goal of reducing vasectomy wait times in Dublin and Ireland, and making the whole experience as pleasant as possible.
Dr. McMahon and Dr. Kerin both underwent extensive training with Dr. Neil Pollock, a foremost authority in this procedure. We are offering patients techniques that are highly advanced, minimally invasive and have been performed safely on over 60,000 patients in our affiliated clinics, as well as on millions of men worldwide.
Our doctors perform vasectomies at Gentle Procedures vasectomy clinic locations in Dublin, Limerick, and Cork. Our doctors do not use local hospitals because that could mean a long wait for you to have the procedure. By setting up his own modern vasectomy centre, our team has created a convenient situation for patients – you can be seen for your consultation and surgery soon after calling the clinic most convenient for you or booking online.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy Trends in Ireland
In recent years, vasectomy has been popular among Irish men seeking permanent contraception. This trend suggests that more and more people are recognizing the overall convenience, safety and reliability of this procedure.
Many families choose vasectomy as their family planning method because it is truly a “set it and forget it” method – and importantly – carries a significantly lower risk than tubal ligation for women.
Now, with the introduction of the single-puncture, open-ended, no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy this procedure has become even more simple and comfortable.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Cork – The History
No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) was developed in China in 1974 by Dr. Li Shunqiang.
By 1985, an international team made up of members from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Access to Voluntary and Safe Contraception (AVSC), formerly the Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception, were visiting China to study alternative vasectomy procedures, including NSV.
Later after careful observation and review of the NSV procedure, it was decided to introduce the technique to Ireland, where standard vasectomy was already established as a contraceptive method.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of no-scalpel vasectomies have been performed in Ireland and the UK, and nearly 20,000,000 in China, and the numbers around the world are growing.
Our Irish vasectomy clinics in Dublin, Limerick, and Cork use this advanced method and Gentle Procedures Clinics have been performing scalpel-free vasectomies with great success for many years.
You can choose our open-ended no-scalpel vasectomy with confidence that your procedure will be performed with modern and effective methods that offer excellent safety and effectiveness.
No scalpel vasectomy is a simple and elegant in-office procedure that many studies show has significant advantages over conventional vasectomy. NSV is comparatively faster, has a shorter recovery time, safer (one-eighth the rate of bleeding and infection) and can be virtually pain-free – especially when coupled with the open-ended vas method – as done at our Ireland vasectomy clinics.
With a conventional vasectomy procedure, a doctor would make two incisions, one on each side of the scrotum, perform the procedure, and then stitch up the incisions. The stitches would then have to be removed about a week later.
With the no-scalpel approach there is no knife, no cutting incision and no stitches required. Many men who have undergone NSV express amazement at the minimal physical discomfort they experienced both during the procedure and during recovery.
Men who were previously not considering vasectomy because they feared the scalpel can now feel comfortable, relaxed and confident with this simple procedure that we perform safely every day.
No-scalpel procedure: No stitches are needed to close the tiny opening.
Conventional vasectomy: Two moderate incisions stitched closed.
Cork Vasectomy Clinic FAQ
Is there any discomfort during the procedure?
Before the vasectomy, you will not need any sedatives. No-Scalpel Vasectomy is virtually painless. Afterwards you will likely be sore for a few days and should take a mild painkiller.
The discomfort is less with the no-scalpel technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.
How soon after my vasectomy can I go back to work?
You should not do any heavy physical labour for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back sooner. Many men have their vasectomy on Friday, so they can take it easy over the weekend and go back to work on Monday.
Will the vasectomy change me sexually?
The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Your body will continue to produce the hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen. Vasectomy won’t change your voice, beard, your muscles, your sex drive, your erections, or your climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other contraceptive methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.
Does No-Scalpel Vasectomy work?
NSV is extremely effective! In fact, the success rate of vasectomy in our affiliated clinics has been better than 99.9%, which is amongst the highest in the world. Our Ireland vasectomy clinics offer the same procedure and potential success rate.
Will I be sterile right away?
No, after a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm in your system. It usually takes 2-3 months plus 20 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some other form of contraception until a semen test confirms that your semen is sperm free. You will be given semen test instructions after your vasectomy procedure.
Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy safe?
Most medical experts, including special panels convened by national health bodies and by the World Health Organization, have concluded that vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure. Vasectomy is surgery, and all surgery has some risks, such as bleeding and infection. But serious problems are uncommon.
Can a No-Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?
Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, then vasectomy is not right for you. Our Ireland vasectomy clinics do not offer reversals.
How much does a vasectomy cost in Cork?
The pricing for a vasectomy in Ireland varies somewhat depending on what portion of the fees may be covered by a medical card or insurance in your case. Please feel free to send us your pricing inquiry using the Cost Confirmation Form.
When can I start having sex again?
As soon as you are comfortable, after a minimum of seven days, but remember to use some other kind of contraception until your semen analysis confirms you are sperm-free.
How long will a No-Scalpel Vasectomy take?
On average, the whole procedure takes less than 20 minutes. It is a simple procedure that can be performed in our procedure rooms in our vasectomy clinics. After your procedure, we recommend that you have someone to drive you home, or that you extend your stay at our clinics to be sure that your are fully recovered before driving yourself home.
What are some potential benefits of open-ended vasectomy?
In an open-ended vasectomy, once the vas tube is cut, the end from the testicle is left open (i.e. not cauterized), while the end of the tube leading to the penis is closed. Studies have suggested that this could be the ideal way to block the vas end. There may be less postoperative discomfort because there is no sudden pressure back-up to the testicles.
Where do the sperm go after vasectomy?
Your vasectomy procedure will prevent your sperm from getting into your semen, but they will continue to be produced by your testicles. The sperm will be reabsorbed into your body, the same as happens now if you don’t ejaculate regularly. There is no reason to be concerned about the disposition of your sperm after your vasectomy surgery. They will be fine. In fact, some surveys find that sperm are actually happier knowing that they will not be suddenly called upon to shoot out and take on the potential responsibility of inseminating an ovum.