Our prices for a reverse vasectomy are affordable and can be structured to fit easily into your budget with low financing costs. The following questions and answers may be helpful on making your decision to get a reverse vasectomy:
How much will a vasectomy reversal cost?
The cost for a first time vasectomy reversal is $8,300, inclusive of the surgery fee, facility fees and general anesthesia. Note that this does not include the in-office consultation fee of $250, which is an additional charge at the time of your visit. Vasectomy reversal is rarely covered by insurance. Please refer to the Vasectomy Reversal Insurance Coverage page for more information. Our pricing is comparable with that of similarly trained and experienced microsurgeons who perform vasectomy reversals on a routine basis.
Beginning January 1, 2008 all redo vasectomy reversal cases will be charged an additional $400 to cover the increased costs of anesthesia and facility required for these lengthier cases. We appreciate your understanding. Please contact us ahead of time to be sure that our prices have not changed.
What are the payment options for a vasectomy reversal?
Rarely will your insurance cover the cost of a vasectomy reversal, and therefore it is considered a cash pre-paid procedure much like plastic surgery for face lifts, etc. As an alternative, another source of funding for our vasectomy reversal patients can be made through MedicalFinancing.com
. MedicalFinancing.com offers financing up to 12 months Interest Free (On Approved Credit). Extended payment plans are available at interest rates as low as 5.9% up to 22.9% (interest rates may vary and are subject to change). Please contact the finance company directly for more information and details. To apply, you may click on the banner below or call 1-888-502-8020 Option #1. Please provide our Affiliation ID Number 1754.
Are there any reasonable alternatives to vasectomy reversal?
As mentioned above, the sperm behind the vasectomy (i.e. in the testicle or epididymis) are unable to fertilize eggs on their own. They can be used in IVF-ICSI to achieve reliable pregnancy rates of approximately 50% per try at a cost of $16,000(relative average success rates and costs in Dallas/Ft. Worth). A sperm retrieval procedure the day of the IVF-ICSI has an average cost of $2,000 to $5000. The combined costs of these two procedures as an alternative to vasectomy reversal more than double the cost to the couple without doubling the pregnancy rate. This alternative is only chosen by a small number of our clients who typically have unique reasons for choosing this option.
Vasectomy Reversal Procedure
Vasectomy Reversal patients should seek out a specialist trained in microsurgical vasectomy reversal procedures. Patients appreciate Dr. Jeffrey Buch's experience and expertise in the field of male infertility and his national recognition in Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals. Here are common questions and answers you may find helpful about your upcoming vasectomy reversal surgery:
How long is the vasectomy reversal procedure?
Please understand that when it comes to successful microsurgery, we are not running a race with the clock. A simple reversal (vasovasostomy, or VV) may take only 3 hours of surgery time, whereas the more complicated cases requiring an epididymovasostomy (EV or VE) may require 4 hours.
What type of anesthesia is used for the vasectomy reversal surgery?
Dr. Buch prefers to use a light general anesthetic (we put you to sleep) combined with the use of a local anesthetic to "numb" the area where the surgery is occurring, much like at the time of the original vasectomy. Our patients wake up promptly after vasectomy reversal with no immediate discomfort, and there is minimal nausea or hangover feeling.
Why not use local anesthesia only when performing a vasectomy reversal?
Many men undergoing vasectomy reversal are psychologically sensitive about the procedure, and the drifting in and out of consciousness with IV sedation plus local anesthesia can be unsettling during the surgery. Also there is a tendency toward unpredictable patient movements under sedation with local that can cause problems with the accuracy of the reconnection during a microsurgical vasectomy reversal.
Where is the vasectomy reversal procedure performed?
The vasectomy reversal microsurgery is performed at the Frisco Ambulatory Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art day surgery facility providing you with the latest technology, microsurgical equipment, and fully trained health care professionals. You will receive the highest level of care, and the comfort of knowing that there is consistency in support personnel and professionalism at every step of your care. The facility is conveniently located next door to our office.
Why not perform the vasectomy reversal in your own office?
Doctors who perform microsurgical vasectomy reversal in their own office provide what seems like convenience but at a price. The price for this seeming convenience is loss of the doctor's attention on purely performing an excellent vasectomy reversal, since the doctor must also spend his time and attention on the details of running his "in-office" surgery center. Dr. Buch prefers to be focused purely in giving his patients the best possible surgical outcome.