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Cost

Vasectomy Reversal Costs

  • Microsurgical Vasovasostomy Surgical Fee: $3,850
  • Epididymovasostomy: $4,400
  • Hospital Operating Room Fee: $3,675
  • Anesthesia Fee: $1,200
  • Sperm Cryopreservation Fee: $850, plus $200 per year
  • Late Cancellation Fee (less than 2 weeks before surgery): $2,200

Affordable Vasectomy Reversal

Dr. Larry Lipshultz strives to keep vasectomy reversal costs affordable at his Houston, TX, practice, while providing world-class care. Many men undergo a vasectomy – a surgical treatment to disconnect the vas deferens so that sperm cannot reach the urethra – as a form of contraceptive, but later decide that they would like to grow their families. Dr. Lipshultz can help you reclaim your fertility by performing vasectomy reversal surgery, a microsurgical procedure that allows sperm to once again enter the ejaculate.

We are committed to helping all of our patients achieve their family goals and enjoy a better quality of life by making vasectomy reversal procedures accessible. If you are interested in pursuing vasectomy reversal and want to better understand the expenses involved, contact our urology practice today.

Cost Factors

Vasectomy reversal surgery involves several cost factors:

  • Surgeon’s Fee: Dr. Lipshultz is a leader and innovator in his field with decades of experience and extensive urological expertise. Working with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Lipshultz may cost more than working with a less experienced doctor, but it can greatly increase your chances of a successful outcome.
  • Type of Vasectomy Reversal: The overall cost of treatment will depend on whether you undergo microsurgical vasovasostomy or epididymovasostomy.
  • Operating Room Fee: Dr. Lipshultz performs vasectomy reversal in an operating room at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
  • Anesthesia: We will administer anesthesia to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your vasectomy reversal.
  • Cryopreservation of Sperm: Dr. Lipshultz also offers harvesting and freezing sperm during the vasectomy reversal process.
  • Travel and Accommodation Expenses: If you come to our Houston practice from out of town to work with Dr. Lipshultz, you will need to factor your travel expenses into the cost of your vasectomy reversal. You should plan to stay in a hotel for at least one night after your procedure.
  • Semen Analysis: Every other month semen assessment following your procedure is recommended in order to evaluate success.  If necessary, these analyses can be arranged close to your home.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Postoperative care services are necessary to ensure the success of the procedure.
  • Medications: Painkillers, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed following your procedure. 

Paying for Your Vasectomy Reversal

A non-refundable $500 deposit is required when you schedule your procedure, followed by two installments of $1,950. The first installment will be due one month before your surgical date and the second installment will be due two weeks before your procedure. Insurance rarely contributes to the cost of vasectomy reversal. You can make these payments using cash, check, money order, or a major credit card.

At this time, our practice does not work with financing organizations such as CareCreditâ„ , Charity Care, or Gold Card. However, you may be able to find financial assistance from United Medical Credit or Medical Loan Finance (although our office is not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, these organizations).

We accept all major credit cards, cash, check, and money orders.

 

The company names above were given as a reference only.  Neither Dr. Lipshultz nor Baylor College of Medicine endorses any of these companies nor have any affiliations with said companies.

How much does it cost to have a vasectomy reversed?

The cost for vasectomy reversal is a composite of three different costs:  the surgeon’s fee, the day surgery fee, and the anesthesiologist’s fee.  Because insurance rarely covers a vasectomy reversal, it is important for to speak in detail with a financial/insurance specialist.

Vasectomy Reversal Costs

  • Microsurgical Vasovasostomy Surgical Fee: $3,850
  • Epididymovasostomy: $4,400
  • Hospital Operating Room Fee: $3,675
  • Anesthesia Fee: $1,200
  • Sperm Cryopreservation Fee: $850, plus $200 per year
  • Late Cancellation Fee (less than 2 weeks before surgery): $2,200

Our financial/insurance specialist is available at the time that we first meet to discuss the possibility of your surgery.  My staff will work with you so that you have a clear understanding of the total cost. We have tried to keep the cost as low as possible, and the hospital has cooperated with this by giving a single cost that does not vary based on the length of surgery or the amount of equipment used — very different from most surgical center fees.

The only additional fee would be for sperm banking.  Many couples decide to bank sperm that is found at the time of vasectomy reversal as a type of “insurance” for their future considering that, perhaps the results of the surgery may not always be as high as anticipated.  The details of sperm banking, as well as those related to the total cost for the vasectomy reversal procedure, will be discussed with you in detail at the time of scheduling surgery.  In addition, once you establish contact with the office, some information can be mailed to you in anticipation of your visit.

Cancellation Policy:

If your surgery needs to be canceled, we should be notified 2 weeks prior to the date of surgery.   If you do not notify us two weeks prior to surgery, a late fee will be charged.  If you are not from the Houston area, you will be responsible for your transportation fees to and from the facilities, as well as accommodation fees.  We will be glad to help you find a nearby hotel.

How Long is the vasectomy reversal surgery?

Operating time for a vasovasostomy or epididymovasostomy is approximately 3 hours.  A general anesthetic is preferred, but a regional anesthetic (spinal or epidural) can be selected.  We prefer that out-of-town patients stay in Houston for at least 1 day after surgery.

 

Post vasectomy reversal surgery follow-up:

Postoperative follow-up includes an evaluation of wound healing at 2-3 weeks and a semen analysis at 6-8 weeks postoperatively.  Bimonthly semen analyses are then recommended for approximately 4-6 months, or until results of the semen analyses stabilize.  If you do not live in the Houston area, we will assist you in finding a physician and laboratory near your home with whom we can communicate for postoperative evaluations.