To find low-cost vasectomy reversal procedures, choose an outpatient surgery center and a general urologist to perform the surgery, advises the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America. However, it's important to note that choosing low-cost procedures may result in a higher long-term cost, as they can have lower success rates.
Choosing an outpatient surgery center avoids the overhead cost of a hospital stay and the total cost of surgery is usually significantly lower, explains the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America. It is best to contact specific physicians and centers to ask about the total cost and avoid any unexpected fees. The three main costs to discuss are the professional fee for the surgery, the facility fee and the anesthesiology fee. Insurance carriers cover vasectomy reversals in some cases, so it is best to contact them before contacting a physician.
While general urologists usually charge lower fees for vasectomy reversals than skilled microsurgeons, urologists have a lower success rate of 30 to 40 percent, notes the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America. If the surgery turns out unsuccessful, patients must have the procedure redone by a skilled microsurgeon, which can double the initial cost. Furthermore, the success rate of the second surgery is lower than it would have been if performed by a skilled microsurgeon the first time.