$590 (sometimes less with insurance)
Yes, that is the entire cost!
Between our two physicians, we have done over 50,000 vasectomies and over 1850 vasectomy reversals. This is all we do, and we keep our costs low by having no fees for surgicenter charges, no extra anesthesia cost, no lab costs, and no consultation fee. You do the consultation online before your procedure, register online, and then make your appointment. We keep it simple. Click here to read about payment options.
$5900 (after a $100 consultation fee)
Dr. Stein has performed over 1850 vasectomy reversals. Vasectomy and vasectomy reversals are all we do, and we keep our costs low by having no fees for surgicenter charges, no extra anesthesia cost, and usually no lab costs.
The rationale for our vasectomy and reversal fees is quite simple: a reversal takes ten times longer than a vasectomy, so we charge 10 times as much.
There can be some complexity to fees for the reversal process. The basic ideas is that the consultation fee is $100 and the reversal procedure itself is an additional $5900. There can be occasions, though, in which it is not possible to complete the reversal in the office, so the reversal fee might end up being less. If the patient opts for an office-based vas-to-vas (VV) reversal, and if Dr. Stein sees during the procedure that the lower end findings are so unfavorable that upstream secondary obstruction is likely (correctable by going to an operating room and having a vas-to-epididymis connection under general anesthesia at a later date), the fee for that “exploration” on each side is only $475, or half of the reversal deposit. This is the Approach Number 3 described in our Vasectomy Reversal 101 page. In other words, if the lower end fluid on the first side evaluated is very poor (thick fluid with no sperm), a connection is not performed and the fee for that side is $475. Then the other side is evaluated, because the two sides can be very different. If the lower end fluid on the second side is very poor, a connection is not performed and the fee for that side is only $475. By that time, the patient has already paid us $950 as a deposit, so he owes us nothing. If the lower end fluid on the second side is favorable (contains sperm), a connection is performed and the fee for that side is half of the reversal fee, which is 1/2 of $5900 = $2950.
A deposit of $950 and a signed reversal deposit agreement (initially completed and mailed to you by our staff) are due within 10 calendar days of scheduling the reversal. If not received within 10 days of scheduling, the chosen reversal date will be offered to other candidates. For cancellation or postponement more than 28 days prior to the reversal, $850 will be refunded or credited. Within 28 calendar days of the reversal date, the deposit is refundable only for M.D.-documented illness of the patient, not a family member. The balance is due on the day of the reversal. A payment plan is not offered by our office, but we accept VISA & MasterCard. The patient can repay Visa or MasterCard at whatever pace they choose. According to the Federal Tax Code, the expenses of attaining medical treatment to correct a functional impairment (in this case sterility) are tax-deductible once the total medical expenses for the tax year (including what is spent for health insurance) exceeds 7.5% of adjusted gross income. This includes the reversal fee, airfare, mileage expenses at $0.17 per mile (2020 allowance rate for medical expenses), and lodging expenses up to $100 per night, so keep all of your receipts for tax time. We are usually booked six to twelve months in advance, but cancellations do occur and we can often move a patient’s scheduled procedure to an earlier date. We do NOT accept CareCredit for reversal consultations or procedures.