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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vas reversal, part 2

This is part 2 of a series on vas reversals. In part 1, we discussed a little bit about the procedure and about how to select a vas reversal specialist. In this post, I’d like to discuss why you may want to consider a vas reversal over other forms of assisted reproduction aimed at your wife. Here is why.

First, you had the vasectomy. Your wife did not. By asking her to undergo in-vitro, you are essentially asking her to assume the risks of IVF related complications for what amounts to your condition. While most, if not all wives, are willing to do this, many husbands feel uncomfortable asking them to make this sacrifice.

Second, it costs less money to have a vas reversal. Plain and simple. The typical cost of a vas reversal is between $7000 to $10,000 dollars, which includes the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee and the hospital/facility fee. It is a one time fee, and when successful--90% chance--can result in multiple pregnancies. Now consider IVF--in-vitro fertilization. One round of IVF costs anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000. And this is per attempt. Each attempt has a 25% to 30% chance of resulting in the birth of a bay 9 months later. Even the in the best of the best groups, 25% to 30%. Therefore, in all likelihood, you will need to pay $25000 to $50,000 to have a baby. There is no comparison. In skilled hands, the vas reversal is the cheapest, most cost-effective, way to go.

It is that simple. Contact me for any questions. And if you choose me for the vas reversal, I’ll pick up the tab for the first $100 dollars worth of baby clothes at Baby’s R Us.