Welcome to the Gentle Procedures Vasectomy Clinic. We offer rapid-access to no-scalpel vasectomy.
We are dedicated to upholding the highest international standards of male surgical care while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect.
Our Fredericton, N.B. clinic offers single-visit vasectomy for men from Prince Edward Island and across the Maritimes. Charlottetown and PEI men are an important part of our vasectomy clients.
Our no-scalpel vasectomy is covered by Health PEI– so it won’t cost you more to come here – except for the gas.
Take a Day Trip to Fredericton for Your Vasectomy
We are proud to offer you a world-class vasectomy procedure at our Fredericton, N.B. clinic location – without the wait lists you may find in Charlottetown or elsewhere in P.E.I.
We offer a No-Scalpel-Vasectomy covered by PEI Health services, with a No Needle Anesthesia option which is simple, quick, and virtually painless. The consult and procedure can be done in one visit right in our surgical clinic, which allows us to keep wait times short.
We offer the no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy procedure, with an optional premium service package.
Why Leave PEI for a No Scalpel Vasectomy?
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.
This procedure typically has a wait list on the island and may be unavailable in parts of the province of Prince Edward Island.
It’s about 335 km from Charlottetown to Fredericton so you can leave home in the morning and be at our vasectomy clinic before lunchtime.
Our PEI clients may choose to spend one night in Fredericton after their procedure and go home the following day – or if you come with a driver you might even go back home the same afternoon. If you are not in a rush it may be more comfortable to sleep over in Fredericton.
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. We also offer the option of a fully private procedure with no referral necessary. Please see below for details on the options.
Most patients will need to get a referral, and this can be arranged after booking – and we can help with any questions you have.
Vasectomy Pricing for PEI Men
Our vasectomy clinic offers these three premium options as well as standard no-scalpel vasectomy covered by provincial medicare:
Health PEI Medical Services Insurance covers the basic costs of a vasectomy. You can have your vasectomy at no cost to you at our clinic.
You may also opt for our Premium Package for our no-scalpel, no-needle vasectomy, which almost all of our patients choose for improved comfort and convenience for $199.
This fee also covers all your aftercare supplies and telephone follow-ups instead of post-procedure office visits.
With this package you will have two visits to our clinic – first for a consultation and secondly for your procedure.
The single-visit premium package includes all the elements of the Premium Package – no-needle, no scalpel procedure, aftercare supplies, and telephone follow-up – as well as the ability to have your consult and procedure in the same clinic visit
The fee for the Single-Visit Premium Package is $299, and this is the option chosen by most of our PEI vasectomy clients, as it the most convenient when travelling to our clinic from the Island.
With this package you will have a single clinic visit and will be able to choose to spend a night in Fredericton or do a single day return trip.
Private Pay Vasectomy
Our private vasectomy service is a single-visit procedure with no doctor’s referral required.
Just one call to book, and just one visit for your no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy. All post-op supplies included – scrotal support, ice packs, dressings, ointments, scrubs etc. – and all follow up done by phone!
Less hassle, less running around, less waiting and less time off work for doctors appointments.
The price for a private vasectomy is $699. Perfect for men that want maximum convenience, or are not covered by medicare.
Doctor Kevin Christie has over 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 in Halifax as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
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.
Getting your vasectomy in our fully equipped procedure rooms at the Gentle Procedures Clinic in Fredericton allows you to avoid hospital wait times in PEI. This helps us meet the growing demand for this procedure from the island 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 for Maritime men, Dr. Christie has created a convenient situation for patients – you can have your procedure soon after calling the office at 506 443-7623.
In recent years, vasectomy has experienced a steady growth in its popularity amongst those PEI 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 Charlottetown
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.
NSV Benefits vs. Conventional Vasectomy
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 serving PEI men.
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.