Cost Components of a Vasectomy Reversal
There are three parts that make up the total cost of a vasectomy reversal bill. When you talk to various physicians and centers about cost, be sure you ask for the cost of each of these components, as well as total cost. That way, you won’t be surprised by any unexpected fees.
At The Vasectomy Reversal Center of America, our total fee* is broken into three cost components:
- Professional fee to cover the microsurgeon’s cost
- Facility fee: Ambulatory surgery center
- Anesthesiology fee to cover the anesthesiologist’s cost
You will be responsible for the three components of your bill no matter where you have your vasectomy reversal performed. In addition, it is customary for physicians’ offices to require a cash payment upfront; however, The Vasectomy Reversal Center of America is sensitive to the financial needs of patients and offers an excellent financing plan.
Decoding The Costs
Physician Fees: Microsurgeon Vs. General Urologist
If you compare physicians’ fees, you will find that some fees are significantly lower than others. A general urologic surgeon who performs vasectomy reversals but is not fellowship-trained in male infertility and microsurgery normally charges a lower fee. This is where value comes in. General urologists only have a 30 to 40 percent vasectomy reversal success rate; men who go to this type of urologist have a greater likelihood that their vasectomy reversal will need to be redone by a highly-skilled microsurgeon. This will more than double the initial cost of going to the less-skilled surgeon.
Our microsurgeons have seen their share of failed vasectomy reversals that need to be re-done. Although they are experts at correcting unsuccessful vasectomy reversals, the “re-do” success rate is not as high as if it had been done correctly the first time.
The majority of reversals performed at The Vasectomy Reversal Center of America are performed in one of Chesapeake Urology’s state-of-the-art Summit Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Sometimes, however, it is medically necessary to perform the procedure in a hospital operating room. When the surgeon performs the vasectomy reversal in a hospital rather than an ambulatory surgery center, the total cost of the procedure is usually significantly higher. The facility fee at an outpatient surgery center is lower because the center is not burdened by the overhead costs of a hospital, which are factored into the cost of hospital-based surgeries.
*In cases where AmnioFix® is used during the vasectomy reversal procedure, an additional fee is added to the total amount charged.
AmnioFix is a composite amniotic tissue membrane minimally manipulated to protect the collagen matrix and its natural properties. AmnioFix reduces scar tissue formation, modulates inflammation in the surgical site, enhances healing, and acts as a barrier.
Appointments & Information
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