Welcome to the Gentle Procedures Clinic. We are dedicated to upholding high standards of male surgical care while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect. Our vasectomy clinic team understands the situation of men requiring a vasectomy surgery. We do our best to provide a private and personalized experience for our clients.
We are proud to offer you a world-class vasectomy procedure at our Fredericton, N.B. clinic location. We offer a No-Scalpel-Vasectomy, which is covered by Medicare, with a No Needle Anesthesia option which is simple, quick, and virtually painless. This is done right in our surgical clinic which allows us to keep wait times short.
Please contact us anytime with questions or to book a fully covered consultation appointment.
No-scalpel vasectomy has become the modern standard for vasectomy. When paired with no-needle anaesthesia the result is a procedure with minimal discomfort and maximum convenience.
No-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy surgery with Dr. Kevin Christie at our Fredericton vasectomy clinic offers you all of the following benefits:
Our vasectomy clinic team is proud to offer world-class surgical methods, and flexible booking options.
You will have an initial clinic visit for pre-surgical consultation and then a second appointment for your vasectomy procedure. Post-procedural follow-up can be done by phone, so you don’t need to travel unnecessarily if you choose the premium service package. In any case you consultation appointment is fully covered by Medicare.
Our Fredericton clinic serves men from all over the Maritime provinces and can accept coverage from other provinces. We are pleased to welcome clients from Nova Scotia, PEI, and beyond.
We also offer the option of a fully private procedure with no referral necessary. Please contact us for details on a fully private procedure.
You can also choose to go ahead and book a pre-procedure consultation appointment now if you are ready to do so. We will call you back to confirm a time and date. Most patients will need to get a referral, and this can be arranged after booking – and we can help with any questions you have.
Dr. Christie has 10 years of experience as a Family Physician. He has been certified by the Canadian College of Family Physicians since 2006 and currently has a special focus in circumcision and vasectomy.
Emergency Medicine, Inpatient Hospital Care, OR Assisting, and Nursing Home Care are all part of Dr. Christie’s busy medical practice. He also works in Sports Medicine for the University of New Brunswick and is on Faculty at Dalhousie University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Christie has chosen to make No-Needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy a primary focus of his clinic. He travelled to Quebec, Florida and Vancouver to undertake extensive training with world leaders in the field, including Dr. Neil Pollock.
Dr. Christie is offering his patients techniques that are highly advanced, minimally invasive and have been performed safely on over 50,000 patients in our affiliated clinics across Canada.
Performing vasectomies in our fully equipped procedure rooms at the Gentle Procedures Clinic in Fredericton allows us to avoid long hospital wait times. This helps us meet the growing demand for this procedure while taking good care of patients in a very timely manner. After all, no one wants to get their partner pregnant while waiting for a vasectomy!
By setting up his own vasectomy centre, Dr. Christie has created a convenient situation for patients – you can be seen for your consultation and have your surgery soon after calling the office at 506 443-7623.
Trends in New Brunswick
In recent years, vasectomy has experienced a steady growth in its popularity amongst those Martime men seeking permanent contraception. This trend suggests that more and more people are recognizing the overall convenience, safety and reliability of this procedure. With the No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and no needle technique, this procedure has become even more simple.
No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Saint John, Moncton, & Fredericton
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.
In 1988, after careful observation and review of the NSV procedure, they decided to introduce the technique to North America. Since then, over 1,000,000 No-Scalpel vasectomies have been performed in North America and nearly 20,000,000 in China, and the numbers around the world are growing.
Our Fredericton vasectomy clinic uses this advanced method and Gentle Procedures Clinics across North America have been performing scalpel-free vasectomies with great success for many years.
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 swifter recovery time, safer (one-eighth the rate of bleeding and infection) and can be virtually pain-free – especially when coupled with no-needle anesthesia – as done at our Fredericton vasectomy clinic.
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 NSV approach there is no knife, no cutting incision, no stitches and no-needle. 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.
Fredericton Vasectomy Clinic – FAQ
Is there any discomfort during the procedure?
Before the vasectomy, you will not need any sedatives. No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy is virtually painless. Afterwards you will likely be sore for a couple of 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 Thursday, so they can take it easy over a long 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 birth control 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 clinics has been better than 99.9%.
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 birth control until a semen test confirms that your semen is sperm free.
Is No-Scalpel Vasectomy safe?
Most medical experts, including special panels convened by the National Institutes of Health 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 very rare.
Can a No-Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?
Yes, but reversal operations are expensive and not always successful. If you are thinking about reversal, perhaps vasectomy is not right for you. Pre-vasectomy Sperm Banking (cryopreservation) is a good idea for almost anyone considering a vasectomy.
How much does a vasectomy cost in NB?
NB Health covers the cost of basic vasectomy. Our clinic also offers additional uninsured services in the form of our premium package. For an additional fee you can upgrade from the basic vasectomy to premium and get all supplies provided, telephone follow up instead of additional office visits, and no-needle anesthesia. Please see the Fees page for full detail.
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 birth control until your semen analysis confirms you are sterile.
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 Fredericton vasectomy clinic. After your procedure, we recommend that you have someone to drive you home, or that you extend your stay at our clinic to be sure that your are fully recovered before driving yourself home.
What are some potential benefits of open-ended vasectomy?
Open-ended vasectomy is where, 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.
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.
We are now open for all procedures and consultations at our clinic.
However, we will not be able to accept patients from outside of New Brunswick until the Atlantic Bubble re-opens. Out-of-province patients can please contact us once the Bubble re-opens and we would be happy to schedule your appointment.
Please contact our clinic to learn more about our new protocols and to make an appointment (NB residents).