Dr Luke Wee
Men’s Health Doctor
Luke, our own vasman, is a vocationally-registered doctor with a special interest in Vasectomy and Men’s Health. He performs vasectomies on a regular basis, with a record of close to 3000 vasectomies by his hands alone. He is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. He regularly updates himself professionally at a national and international level. He is a member of the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care and an international vasectomy peer group.
Ms Jacinta Townsend
Urology Nurse Practitioner
Jacinta is a Urology Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of experience in dealing with a variety of common male urological presentations; especially Erectile Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Syndrome (LUTS). She is well versed in many aspects of urology and would be equipped to address your concerns. She is the current President for the New Zealand Urological Nurses Society. She has published several articles in international journals in Britain and the USA, and regularly presents nationally and internationally at various conferences.
Nursing Assistant and Administrator
Rachel has 15 years of experience in the medical industry and many years experience in the administration side of things. In the last three years, she has taken more of an interest in clinical aspects and has gained experience in assisting in nursing. She assists with minor surgery and other clinical duties, as well as taking a management role. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her four children and taking walks along the beach.
Why are we called The Cooper Clinic?
The 1st recorded vasectomy was performed on a dog by Sir Astley Paston Cooper, the accomplished surgeon and anatomist. In 1830 he published Observations on the Structure and Diseases of the Testis. This was the first time that so much medical attention had been paid to the tube that carries sperm – The Vas Deferens. Cooper performed several more experimental surgeries on dogs to investigate the anatomy further.