Cost

What are the Three Cost Components for a Vasectomy Reversal?

Three components to cost: The first thing you need to know is that 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. The three components are:

  1. Professional fee to cover the microsurgeon's cost
  2. Facility fee: either hospital or ambulatory surgery center
  3. Anesthesiology fee to cover the anesthesiologist's cost

You will be responsible for the three components of your bill no matter where you go. 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. Please refer to the section, Financing, to find out more about payment and financing.

Hospital-based surgery:

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.

Microsurgeon's fee vs. urologist's fee:

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 at the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America, Dr. Karen Elizabeth Boyle, Dr. David Fenig and Dr. Brad Lerner 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.

Vasectomy Reversal Center of America Cost

Our total fee is $11,000*, which is broken down into three components:

  1. Professional fee to cover the microsurgeon's cost 
  2. Facility fee at our ambulatory surgery center
  3. Anesthesiology fee to cover the anesthesiologist's cost

*In cases where AmnioFix® is used during the vasectomy reversal procedure (for Dr. Boyle and Dr. Fenig patients), an additional fee of $335 is added to the total amount charged, bringing the total fee to $11,335. 

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.