If you have had a vasectomy and are thinking about having a vasectomy reversal, you will be in for a surprise to find that a vasectomy reversal actually costs much much more then the vasectomy that you had.
Why you might ask? Well, one major factor towards the high price, is that unlike a vasectomy, a vasectomy reversal actually takes a lot of skill to be able to do. I shouldn’t say that vasectomies take no skill, but they are much easier to do as they are essentially just the cutting and sealing of the vas deferens tubes. Although many doctors will not tell you this, but another factor playing into the high cost of the vasectomy reversal is the actual desire of the couple to have the procedure done.
Many couples, in which the man has had a vasectomy done, come to a point in their lives where they have made the decision that they want to have kids. Even though some may not admit it, but this is a big reason why doctors and surgeons are able to push the price of this type of operation up so much. They know that the couple wants to have a kid, and they know that the only way that they can make that happen, (besides through donor sperm – but who wants that anyways? Most, if not all couples want to have children that are genetically theirs) is through a vasectomy reversal of some sort.
The actual anaesthetics used in the procedure are not that expensive and do not play a large role in the high price of the procedure itself. Most, if not all times, a general anaesthetic of no significance is used. On top of that, normal quality dissolvable stitches are used to sew the scrotum area back up once the operation is done, so those as well are not a big contributor to the high price.
Besides the high demand and desire for the procedure cost to be so high, there is one other reason that doctors and surgeons put such a high price on this operation. Truth be told, this type of surgery is very difficult to perform and actually takes a lot of skill, patience and competence to be able to do. Not only this, but the surgeons and doctors must be very highly focused during the entire 4 hours of the operation as one small slip could have very large consequences (This is a man’s own personal junk we’re talking about here! I don’t know about the majority of you, but I want to make damn well sure that the person who is pointing sharp objects at my tool down there are going to be very careful!).
For those who are curious I have yet to mention the actual price of the surgery. Many times, the surgery can cost as much as $5000.00! If you want to see more information about this, I suggest you visit here:
For those interested, here is a video of a vasectomy reversal being done, WARNING the video is slightly nauseating (don’t say I didn’t warn you!):