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Dr. Aaron
M Goldstein

Dr Goldstein was born in Canada and moved to Australia in 2006 to study medicine in Adelaide Australia. He graduated in 2009 and completed further training at the Royal Darwin and The Prince Charles Hospitals before moving to Cairns in 2014 with his wife Dr Kate Brennan. He gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2015. 

Dr Goldstein was founder and lead clinician at the Great Barrier Vasectomy clinic in Cairns Australia (Great Barrier Reef) and was the first to bring cutting edge No Scalpel Vasectomy to men of remote North Queensland Australia. He has performed thousands of No Scalpel Vasectomy procedures in Australia before leaving in Sept 2020 mid-pandemic to follow a dream to live back in Canada, on Vancouver’s North Shore.

Dr Goldstein enjoys spending time with his wife Kate and three children. He loves to mountain bike, snowboard and do all the usual outdoor things on the Shore. And yes, he can speak from experience, he has had a No Scalpel Vasectomy and recommends the procedure as a top choice for most men!

Dr. Aaron M Goldstein

MD (MBBS), CCFP, FRACGP.

Dr Goldstein was born in Canada and moved to Australia in 2006 to study medicine in Adelaide Australia. He graduated in 2009 and completed further training at the Royal Darwin and The Prince Charles Hospitals before moving to Cairns in 2014 with his wife Dr Kate Brennan. He gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2015. 

Dr Goldstein was founder and lead clinician at the Great Barrier Vasectomy clinic in Cairns Australia (Great Barrier Reef) and was the first to bring cutting edge No Scalpel Vasectomy to men of remote North Queensland Australia. He has performed thousands of No Scalpel Vasectomy procedures in Australia before leaving in Sept 2020 mid-pandemic to follow a dream to live back in Canada, on Vancouver’s North Shore. He established North Shore Vasectomy in 2021 to offer choice for men to have a vasectomy in Vancouver.

Dr Goldstein enjoys spending time with his wife Kate and three children. He loves to mountain bike, snowboard and do all the usual outdoor things on the Shore. And yes, he can speak from experience, he has had a No Scalpel Vasectomy and recommends the procedure as a top choice for most men!

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FAQ - Vasectomy in Vancouver

Vasectomy is a minor, in-office procedure to block the spermatic tubes in the scrotum and prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. It is a method of permanent contraception for men. Read More

No-Scalpel Open-Ended Vasectomy is a quick, minimally invasive method of vasectomy done through a small hole in the scrotum, where the testicular ends of the tubes are left open. This allows sperm from the testes to drain into the scrotum without a pressure build-up and minimizes your risk of post vasectomy pain. Read More

For each man it is different. For some men it is about a freer sex life. For other it is about freedom for their partners to come off their hormonal contraception or have an IUD removed. that can be performed with only minimal discomfort in about 40 minutes total clinic time. Read More

Even in the best surgeon’s hands No-Scalpel Vasectomy is still surgery and things can sometimes go wrong. Common problems include mild bruising or discomfort after surgery. Rarely more serious complications can occur such as infection or bleeding. Read More

The procedure is performed using a small amount of local anaesthetic which stings a bit as it goes in. After that once the area is numb, you may feel an occasional pinch or a pull and that’s it. Most men relax quite comfortably through the procedure.

Your Gold Standard No-Scalpel Vasectomy procedure can be booked any time after you complete your patient registration. We aim to book most procedures within 6-weeks. We are Flexible and will do our best to accommodate your preferred date and time.

You will need at least one day off work for surgery and to rest and recover on the day. Most men working desk jobs can return the next day. For other men in physically demanding jobs we advise you to take up to one week off work. You may request a medical certificate at no extra charge on the day of your surgery if required.

Most men will feel well enough to go back to work and undertake their usual lifestyle one week after surgery. Read More

We now require TWO appointments. Your first appointment will be a short phone call. Your second appointment is your vasectomy procedure.

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Vasectomy is simply a “plumbing fix” to block sperm. The procedure does not affect erectile function, sex drive, testosterone levels or performance. Your existing sexual function should remain unchanged. Very rarely (1/10,000) men will have psychological problems following vasectomy and this can sometimes impact your sexual function.

You can stop using condoms once you have submitted a semen analysis to Life Labs and have been given the “all clear” phone call by the North Shore Vasectomy team 3-months following surgery. 

Yes. We need to ensure that your semen contains less than 100,000/ml non-motile sperm as per before giving you the “all clear” to have unprotected intercourse. We are following guidelines published by the American Urological Association (2012).

Following their procedure most men are fine to drive home if living in the Lower Mainland. Some men may wish to organize a driver for their own peace-of-mind or comfort.   

You are welcome on The Shore for your vasectomy. Men from regional and remote areas are encouraged to overnight for their vasectomy in Vancouver before heading home. This is just in case of a rare complication following your surgery it will be much easier to manage if you are close to the clinic

If you are concerned by rapid swelling, excessive pain, purulent wound or bleeding into your scrotum please contact us using the details provided to you during your visit to the clinic. We want to hear from you as soon as you are worried.
 
 

Have your No-Scalpel Vasectomy in Vancouver with Dr Aaron Goldstein covered by the MSP.  Read More

No-Scalpel Vasectomy is intended as a permanent irreversible procedure. If you do come to regret having a vasectomy, consider that Vasectomy Reversal is an expensive, private procedure and there are no guarantees of success.  

No. You will still need to wear condoms to protect yourself from STIs. 

Yes. You are free to book an obligation-free appointment with Dr Aaron Goldstein before you book your procedure. Simply contact the North Shore Vasectomy team at IHealthMD.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 situation we cannot have extra people in our office at this time. We look forward to the time when things normalize and we can welcome supportive partners back into the clinic.

Yes. You will need a referral from your local doctor. A referral from a walk-in doctor or Telehealth service is also fine. Please address the referral to Dr Aaron Goldstein MSP #34828

On the day of your procedure please bring one extra pair of supportive jocks. Do not bring baggy underwear or boxers. Boxer briefs are generally okay. We suggest you bring your Care Card and a method of payment. Debit and Credit Cards are accepted.

No. Extended Health Plans do not cover vasectomy procedures in BC. 

No-Scalpel Vasectomy typically takes about 20-minutes of operating time sometimes more or less. You should plan to be in clinic for a total of 45-60 minutes. 

No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a minor procedure and most men do not require sedation. If you are feeling particularly anxious about your procedure and require an oral sedative it would be best to contact the North Shore Office at IHealthMD to discuss and make arrangements.