The combined cost of a vasectomy reversal procedure (anesthesia, surgery center facility fee, and procedure fee) is:
This is the complete reversal cost with no “hidden charges”, and is the same regardless of whether a vas-to-vas or vas-to-epididymis procedure is needed. The only costs that this does not cover would include any recommended blood testing (which is typically covered by insurance), and the follow-up semen analysis testing (performed at a local fertility lab near where you live). Semen analysis testing typically costs around $125, and this is sometimes covered by insurance.
Optional Sperm Freezing
There is optional sperm freezing, in which sperm are removed from the testicle at the time of the reversal. These sperm can then be used for later IVF/ICSI if needed. Dr. Russell does not personally charge extra to remove sperm at the time of a reversal, but the additional operative time involved costs $350.00, and the local fertility lab charges ~$1000.00 to freeze and store the sperm for 1 year, and then about $275 yearly storage fee after the first year. Sperm can be shipped to any other IVF lab around the country at a later date if needed.
A date for a procedure can usually be found within 6 weeks depending on the time of year and your flexibility on days of the week (reversals are generally performed on most days but Tuesdays). At the time of scheduling, a $300 deposit must be paid within a week to hold a procedure date (this $300 is put towards the $6300 total cost). Since surgery dates are usually not able to be filled within 3 weeks of a procedure, cancellations 3 weeks or closer to the procedure date will result in loss of the $300 deposit. However, if you need to cancel or reschedule a reversal before the 3 week time period, the deposit will be refunded in full.
The total cost of the vasectomy reversal procedure is $6,300.00 (including the $300 deposit paid at the time of scheduling). As this procedure is rarely covered by insurance, this is the discounted pre-paid price. Dr. Russell accepts financing for the reversal procedure, but at the full (non-discounted) rate of $6,650.00 (instead of $6,300 if it is pre-paid in full). All or part of the procedure can be financed, and the 6% discount is given for any part of the total cost that is not financed. Financing is provided by Carecredit, an independent financing company, which offers different financing options ranging from 6 to 60 months with different interest rates depending on the repayment timeframe. For more information, you can click the link below for www.carecredit.com.