cost of vasectomy
tips & ideas
As with shopping for anything important…
…Lowest cost is not always the option we take, especially when quality and reputation are major factors. And when deciding on the right doctor for a vasectomy, considering each factor maybe no less important in making “that” decision.
In the big city like New York, the cost for a vasectomy can be upwards of $3,500 in some cases! But not to worry, most procedures in the remainder of the United States cost on average just below $1,000 and even as low as $400, frequently depending on the cost of practicing for the doctor and availability of that service in the community.
Fortunately, vasectomies are frequently covered by insurance. And they are almost always less expensive (and, more importantly, safer than the female alternatives of tubal occlusions). When they are not covered by insurance, most doctors will take cash for the vasectomy and you should not deviate from finding the best quality for your dollar. After all, your precious family jewels deserve the best vasectomy.
Don’t settle. Before you call around to check prices at any doctor’s offices, spend a little time researching the best vasectomy you can get in your area or within a reasonable drive. Have your spouse or partner help you. After all, she will generally be very happy that you are taking the responsibility for sterilization in the family. Your spouse or partner can even take the lead in finding the best vasectomy for her mate.
From the start, there are some key things that will demonstrate or suggest higher quality:
1. How well is the vasectomy procedure, risks, and what to expect explained? How does their website or social media account look, is it professional and have the information you need to know? It’s not difficult or expensive to have a ‘glitsy’ website these days, but look to see if the doctor’s website has in-depth information to help you with your decision and follow up care.
2. How available is here for questions after the surgery occasionally, some committed doctors will even provide their cell phone numbers to be reached …. Now, that’s reassuring … Even when you don’t need to call them.
3. How much does the doctor interact with you before the procedure and after? What do other doctors and past patients say about the doctor’s care of his patients.
4. If you find a doctor who has good ratings on the web, you can follow up with a quick phone call to your doctor and ask their opinion of the doctor, if you question the rating.
5. Is the office staff courteous when you call or visit in person?
6. How does the office look and feel? Is it clean and orderly?
7. How can you assess the other measures? You can have your spouse or partner call or visit the doctor and office, as you have likely made this choice with them involved; so why not have them be involved in the choosing process.