Cost of Tubal Ligation Reversal Surgery
The cost of tubal ligation reversal surgery at my center depends on the type of tubal ligation being reversed.
Fees for tubal surgery can be grouped into three main categories: 1) tubal ligation reversal, 2) Essure removal and Essure reversal, and 3) vasectomy reversal.
Essure reversal surgery is more complicated, more involved, and requires more time than reversal of the more common types of tubal ligation. As a result the cost for Essure reversal surgery and Essure removal surgery is higher than the cost of reversal of other types of tubal ligation.
Fees are all inclusive and cover:
- Pre-operative evaluation
- Anesthesia care
- Surgery related medications
- Post-operative visit
Everything is included in your surgical fee except the cost of your pre-operative testing (if required), the cost of travel, meals, and lodging. The cost of prescription medications is not included but your health insurance should cover prescription medications.
When evaluating the cost of tubal ligation reversal you will be comparing it to the cost of the alternative recommended treatments/options. It is helpful to be aware of the cost of the alternatives to tubal ligation reversal surgery.
In-vitro fertilization (IVF). A single cycle of IVF costs $14,000. When planning IVF, you need to plan on having up to three cycles to become pregnant. The average success for each cycle attempted is 30% to 40%.
Adoption. Adoption is always a great option. Unfortunately, adoption can be a lengthy process and is not always guaranteed. The average cost of of adoption in the Untied States ranges from $40,000 to $50,000
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Tubal ligation reversal
In our experience we can reverse tubal ligations in over 98% of patients who will come to our center.
The chance of pregnancy after tubal reversal depends on the age of the patient, the type of tubal ligation, and the health of the remaining fallopian tube.
In general about 2 out of every 3 patients become pregnant after tubal ligation reversal surgery. The average pregnancy success rate is 60% to 70%.
- Cash discounted cost for tubal reversal surgery is $7,500
- Cost of a financed reversal surgery is $8,100
Most health insurance plans will not pay for tubal reversal surgery....no matter what the reason. The majority of health insurance plans consider both in vitro fertilization and tubal ligation reversal elective treatments...which means treatments that are not medically required.
When having tubal ligation reversal you will need to plan on paying out of pocket for your surgery. His Choice works with two major health care financing companies that can help you cover the cost of tubal ligation reversal surgery.
Most patients will pay in full when having surgery. Others will either finance surgery or start a reversal prepayment savings plan.
For women who have Essure sterilization and then develop abnormal symptoms we offer removal of the Essure micro-insert devices.
The majority of our patients who have Essure removal will experience improvement in their symptoms.
- Cash discounted cost for Essure removal surgery is $8,500
- Cost of a financed Essure removal surgery is $9,100
It is more common for health insurance to pay for Essure removal. As of December 2019, Essure was withdrawn from the US health care market because of increasing litigation because of Essure side effects and Essure associated complications.
Your health insurance may pay for Essure removal but only only with the following circumstances:
- Essure removal will need to be performed in a hospital setting.
- Your doctor will either have to remove your fallopian tubes completely (complete salpingectomy) or remove your uterus (hysterectomy). Your doctor will not be able to perform an Essure reversal (restoration of normal anatomy allowing you the chance to become pregnant). Most doctors have limited experience with Essure removal and very little knowledge of Essure reversal.
Our office performs Essure removal safely in an out-patient operating room. We perform 2 to 4 of these procedures every week and have done so since 2008. We have extensive experience is safely removing the devices with a low risk of fracture.
We are unable to accept health insurance for Essure removal or Essure reversal. You may be able to get partial reimbursement for your Essure removal procedure after your surgery has been completed but you will need to pay in full before your surgery and apply for reimbursement from your health insurance company after your surgery has been completed.
For women who have Essure sterilization and who wish to become naturally pregnant we offer Essure reversal surgery. We were the first physicians to report successful pregnancy after outpatient reversal of Essure sterilization.
- Cash discounted cost for Essure reversal surgery is $8,500
- Cost of a financed Essure reversal surgery is $9,100
We have extensive experience with Essure reversal surgery. We can perform the surgery under general anesthesia in an out-patient surgical setting. The surgery averages 80 minutes in duration. The chance of pregnancy success averages 30% to 40%.
Our center is unique in many ways. On major difference is we offer our patients an optional screening laparoscopy procedure.
If patients do not have their tubal ligation records or desire more certainty about the reversibility of their tubal ligation then they can choose to have a screening laparoscopy procedure. During a screening laparoscopy, a small camera is inserted into the umbilicus (belly button) and the fallopian tubes are closely examined.
- Cash discounted cost of the screening laparoscopy $2,500
- Cost of financed screening laparoscopy is $3,100
The laparoscopy is optional. It can be best thought of as a surgery insurance policy. If patients choose a screening laparoscopy and their tubes are not repairable then they are offered a significant refund of their surgical fee.
More Information On Cost of Reversal Surgery
To provide my patients with more detailed information about tubal ligation reversal surgery, I maintain a separate website dedicated to providing detailed information about tubal reversal surgery.
We also maintain a very active Facebook page where our patients share advice and tips for becoming pregnant after surgery as well as their personal stories about tubal ligation reversal and photos of their babies.
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