( No discussion about vasectomy reversal is complete without knowing if it is affordable. As this is an elective procedure, virtually no insurance will cover it. However, we have made great pains to keep our costs low to make the return to fatherhood within reach of everyone, not just the wealthy.
Our charge for a vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) done under a local anesthesia is $3500.00 with a $500 deposit or with cash. There are only a few limited expenses for post-operative pain medicine (approximately $20 at our local pharmacy), gauze, and ibuprofen. It may take a while for the sperm counts to rise to levels where you could father a child. Because of this, we wait 4 months before we recommend considering a semen analysis. If your wife gets pregnant before you get a semen analysis, of course, it's not necessary to get it done. If sperm are not present and it makes sense to repeat the surgery based on intra-operative findings, I will repeat the procedure with local anesthesia for $3000.00 (until 12/31/2023. This repeat procedure must be done within one year of your initial reversal surgery.
Why are our costs so much less than many advertised? Many times quoted prices for this procedure include significant fees for operating room time and general anesthesia which is outside of the surgeon's fees. The vast majority of patients should not require general anesthesia -- it has additional risks and side effects. We like our patients to walk out of the procedure room without being nauseated or needing a wheelchair. Even our price makes it a significant investment for families, but we keep our costs low to make vasectomy reversal feasible to as many families as possible. While it's normal for patients to feel skeptical about our price, we encourage you to look online at our reviews to see what past patients have said about us.