THE CUT RATE
If you live in a remote area it’s probably going to be your local GP who will have to help, and it’s likely to be done with local anaesthetic only. Urologists can conduct the procedure, and prices vary. At Marie Stopes, the procedure costs around $660 with sedation (or $600 with a local) after Medicare, and with private medical insurance you will generally only pay your hospital excess. The best way to start is to go and discuss it with your GP, who will present you with the different options and arrange a referral.