Most of the time, a vasectomy reversal will not be covered by your health insurance. It is often considered an elective procedure. As a result, most health insurance companies will not cover it. Of course, most health insurance companies also do not cover vasectomies either. It is important for you to take the time to consider the value that this procedure can offer to you and, for many men, it is well worth the investment.
How Much Is a Vasectomy Reversal?
In most cases, the procedure will cost between $5,000 and $15,000, however there are many other fees and a significant amount of range in this. Various factors contribute to how much you can expect to pay including:
- Where you live (in some areas the cost is higher due to a higher cost of living)
- The doctor you select (those that are specialists or highly desirable tend to cost more)
- The amount of time you spend in the hospital, if any
- The number of appointments you have for the procedure
- Any risks or complications
- The other doctors you select to be a part of the procedure, including anesthesiologists
It’s important to note that the procedure can cost more or less than this. However, you will get a good idea of the cost when you visit your doctor’s office. He or she will provide you with the information you need to make this decision.
Considering Other Options?
There are other methods available to men who wish to have children. For example, you may be able to try an artificial insemination procedure. This type of procedure, though, can cost $17,000 or more. Other procedures may also be available and may also apply to your situation.
Take the Time to Learn Your Options
Men who feel that a vasectomy reversal is a good idea for their specific needs should meet with an urologist to discuss the procedure, the risks, and the potential success it can provide. This low invasive procedure with good success rates tends to be a safer and more effective way of conceiving. Even if you think it may be too expensive, schedule a consultation to discuss your options with an urologist.
Call our offices today at (646) 862-5500 to discuss your specific case. You’ll work with the best urologist in New York to determine what is best for your needs.