What We Do
The practice has been providing vasectomy services for the NHS for a number of years. Although funding for vasectomy on the NHS has been withdrawn by West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group we are pleased to offer the service privately to patients within the Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tonbridge and surrounding areas for an all inclusive fee of £350. This includes a non-refundable deposit of £70 taken at the time of booking.
Who We Are
Get In Touch
Dr Mick Dibble is the provider of this service and is a member of the Association of Primary Care Surgeons. The vasectomies take place within the Borough Green Medical Practice.
For a private appointment please contact our vasectomy co-ordinator Lorna on 01732 881282 between 9.30 and 16:00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays or email:
These are only a few of the questions you may have about the vasectomy process, answers to more can be found within the downloadable information pack or feel free to contact the clinic with any concerns
What is a vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure which seals the sperm carrying tubes, preventing sperm getting into the fluid you ejaculate. The quantity and appearance of the fluid is not affected.
Does it hurt?
The only painful part of the procedure is the two local anaesthetics which are used. The pain from the injections is usually mild and lasts only a few seconds. Our vasectomy nurse will be with you and her “vocal local” is greatly appreciated by our clients. Most men leave the clinic smiling with relief because the procedure is less painful than they feared. The anaesthetic lasts approximately 3 hours and afterwards there is sometimes a dull ache which can be relieved by taking regular ibuprofen or paracetamol. Some men use a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel and applied to the area which can help with the discomfort caused by any swelling or bruising.
Is it reversible?
You should only decide to have a vasectomy as a permanent method of family planning. If you think you might change your mind then you and your partner should consider an alternative method of contraception and wait until you are 100% sure of your decision. Approximately 1% of men who have a vasectomy are said to regret their decision at some stage, usually because of unforeseen changes to their family circumstances
Will it affect my sex life?
Many couples find greater sexual freedom once the risk of unwanted pregnancy has been removed. Erection, orgasm and ejaculation are not affected. Sperm continue to be produced by the testicles but their passage to the penis is blocked and they are re-absorbed by the body. Vasectomy has no effect on the production of male hormones. You can have sex again as soon as you feel comfortable. We recommend that you wait a few days to give the incision time to heal. You will need to use another method of contraception until we write to tell you that your vasectomy has been effective based on the result of your sperm test. Please do not be alarmed if you see blood in the semen on the first few times you ejaculate, this is quite normal.
What are the risks?
Vasectomy is very safe and long-term effects are extremely rare. However, any surgical operation carries a small risk of complications such as pain, bleeding and infection. In the unlikely event that you develop any problems after your vasectomy you can contact our centre during normal working hours (8:30am-6:30pm weekdays) and one of the doctors will advise you over the phone or see you at short notice in our clinic. If you have a problem out of hours you can contact NHS 111.
More detail about risks can be found within the information pack.
Download our information pack
Please see the link below for our information pack which we hope will answer all your questions about your vasectomy. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.