Vasectomy reversal, the microsurgical procedure that works to restore fertility, is affordable, even though the price may vary according to the procedure employed and from doctor to doctor and state to state! Moreover, unlike vasectomy, a vasectomy reversal procedure may or may not be covered under medical insurance. There do exist health centres across America that willingly help with vasectomy reversals at low costs. Rather than saving on dollars, it would be best to approach a vasectomy reversal expert with relevant experience expertise and a high success rate.
The cost of Vasectomy reversal is very less in comparison to its alternatives such as invitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytomplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A single cycle of IVF may cost anywhere from $8000 to $15000, which brings the total cost of achieving a pregnancy up to an astounding $75.000. In stark comparison a pregnancy producing vasectomy reversal would cost a maximum of $25000. Thus, a reversal, considered “more natural” is inexpensive and potentially more effective!
Usually, a successful vasectomy reversal would cost you within the range of $4000 to $20,000. The average in USA has been found to be $10,000, whereas it is half of that in Canada. When agreeing to pay a certain amount to your vasectomy reversal doctor, it would be right to ensure, what exactly are you paying for? Ask all the right questions and make sure you get satisfactory answers. Make certain whether what is quoted is an all-inclusive price or charges for the surgery alone?
There would generally be three charges in your bill, which include the services of the surgeon based upon time consumed and complexity of the procedure, use of anaesthesia and post-operative care and medications.
Surgery: - this would be the remuneration that goes to the surgeon for carrying out the complicated procedure of vasectomy reversal to renew fertility. A vasectomy reversal expert may charge a fee from $2500 to $10,000.
Anaesthesia: - Secondly, the anaesthetist has to be paid for administration of the anaesthesia, general or regional, used during surgery. This may cost anywhere from $2500 to $5000.
Hospital Fee: - this fee would include the costs of your stay and medical tests at the hospital as long as you are admitted there. This would add another $2500 to 45000 to your total vasectomy reversal cost.
However, half of the above costs may be avoided. There are several doctors who provide vasectomy reversal services for around $5000 all-inclusive, using a local anaesthesia and performing the operation in the office itself! The patient may return home the very same evening and return after five days for requisite tests. In fact, this is the course most couples prefer due to its simplicity and cost-effectiveness.
There are four payment options that may be looked at to defray your Vasectomy reversal check. These include insurance, cash, credit cards, and medical financing companies. Very few insurance companies, if any, cover vasectomy reversals. However, it is always a good idea to check with your health plan or health insurance company for the same. Credit cards such as Visa or MasterCard may be used, while bearing in mind that you shall incur an interest or be charged a service fee by the credit card company. You may also approach a finance company to pay on your behalf. The defrayment guidelines and interest on this mode of payment may exceed the costs of using a credit card. The best option of course is to pay off the entire amount in cash. You may start a medical fund at home, incorporating it within your monthly budget and putting away cash to be used for similar medical concerns.
Thus, a vasectomy reversal is not inexpensive, but money hardly comes into the picture when the happiness of your family is at stake! Explore all payment options; compare different vasectomy reversal doctors and potential costs to make a decision. Whatever it costs, it’s sure to fill your life with unprecedented joy and happiness!
By Inder Walia