& Reversal Center
You are probably thinking that since your vasectomy was covered by your insurance plan
then your vasectomy reversal should also be covered. However, very rarely will a
vasectomy reversal be covered by insurance. This leaves the entire responsibility for the
cost of the procedure on the patient.
It is important to remember several important points when considering your vasectomy
reversal surgeon. The first is whether or not your microsurgeon is performing your
surgery at an accredited surgery center affiliated with a hospital or is he doing this
procedure in the office. Performing the procedure in the office might save you some
money, but it also can jeopardize your chances of success and unnecessarily place you
The second important consideration is whether or not your microsurgeon performs
vasectomy reversal with some intravenous sedation. Full general anesthesia requires a
certified anesthesiologist to administer and to monitor you throughout the procedure. Full
general anesthesia ensures that you will be 100% pain free during the vasectomy
reversal. Avoiding general anesthesia can save you additional money for your vasectomy
reversal but will also make the procedure more painful and possibly jeopardize your
chances of success unless you are able to lay completely still during your vasectomy
reversal. Also, it is nearly impossible to perform the more complex epididymovasostomy
if the need arises without general anesthesia.
Finally, shopping for a microsurgeon is not like shopping for a car. Not all vasectomy
reversal surgeons are alike and simply choosing the lowest price surgeon does not
ensure equal success rates. Oftentimes, less successful surgeons will try to offer
cut-rate deals, incentives or money back guarantees to entice patients. If you closely
evaluate these guarantees you will notice that they are reserved only for patients with
motile sperm identified at the time of surgery and the guarantee states that only as few as
1 million sperm should be present after the vasectomy reversal to void the guarantee.
Any fertility specialist will tell you that it is almost impossible to get pregnant with such a
low sperm count and offering such a guarantee is meaningless. Most respected
microsurgeons do not participate in such practices as these are misleading and divert
attention from the quality of the operation to some type of incentive.
We offer our patients one flat rate of $8,000 for vasectomy reversal. Whether a
vasovasostomy or the technically more challenging epididymovasostomy is required, you
won't be charged any extra. Unlike many vasectomy reversal surgeons, we do not charge
extra fees for re-do vasectomy reversals. We believe that you should not be penalized for
choosing your previous surgeon and our success in re-do vasectomy reversals is equally
impressive compared to our first time reverse vasectomy procedures. We will also
perform the cryopreservation procedure at no additional charge. If you choose
cryopreservation of sperm, there will be a small additional charge for the processing and
storage of the sperm. Included in the cost of the vasectomy reversal is your initial
consultation, general anesthesia and surgery center fees, any post-operative follow-up
related to the procedure and a semen analysis performed on-site. We offer a very
competitive rate for vasectomy reversal and our staff can help arrange payment options.
Financing is available for the entire cost of the procedure for as low as 1.9% based on
your credit history. This is available to any patient who qualifies. We can also arrange a
payment plan if necessary.
We encourage patients to call our office and speak with Dr Karpman to find out more
about vasectomy reversal.