Need private vasectomy reversal surgery?
On Private Healthcare UK, you can find 682 private surgeons and 157 private hospitals offering the vasectomy reversal procedure and if you’re paying for yourself, you could expect it to cost between £2,045 and £4,190. We have over 20 years' experience helping people to make the right choice about private healthcare.
- Should I go private?
- Find a doctor
- Find a hospital/clinic
- What does it cost?
- Am I covered by insurance?
- Do I need a GP referral?
What is a vasectomy reversal?
A vasectomy reversal is a procedure to undo a vasectomy. A reversal surgically reconnects the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. However, not all vasectomy reversals are successful. A vasectomy reversal is more likely to be successful the sooner it is performed after the vasectomy procedure. So a vasectomy reversal after 10 years has a better chance of success than a reversing a vasectomy after 20 years, for example. The surgeon may not know whether the vasectomy can be reversed until during the operation. A vasectomy reversal operation can take three hours or more and employs microsurgery techniques. The operation is normally performed under a general anaesthetic as a day case. It is possible to have a vasectomy reversal on a regional anaesthetic such as an epidural. To determine how successful a vasectomy reversal is, a semen sample is collected 12 weeks after the operation. This sample is then tested for the presence of sperm. Rates of pregnancy following vasectomy reversal vary from 30% to 90% depending on the time since the vasectomy, age and techniques used.
Should I go private?
Choosing to go private for vasectomy reversal surgery offers the following benefits:
- Gain access to fast treatment
- Vasectomy reversal may not be available as a treatment on the NHS
- A choice of when you want to be treated
- A choice of where to be treated
- A choice of the consultant or private general surgeon
Private Urology Surgeons in the UK
The following urology specialists perform private vasectomy reversal procedures in the UK.
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How do I choose a private vasectomy reversal specialist?
We recommend preparing a list of questions to ask the specialist, you might want to ask:
- Can you provide a detailed profile of your background, experience and qualifications?
- When and where did you receive training in microsurgery?
- What is your position and role within the NHS?
- How many vasectomy reversal procedures do you undertake each year?
- Can I speak to any of your past patients to find out about their experience?
- How much do you charge for the initial consultation?
- What is your vasectomy reversal success rate?
- Will the operation be under a general or regional anasthetic?
How much does a vasectomy reversal cost?
If you're paying for yourself, a vasectomy reversal typically costs. £3,098. (between £2,045 and £4,190) at private hospitals and clinics in the UK. To get a more accurate cost, you can get a personalised quote from Private Healthcare UK.
What is included in the price?
In most cases, the following is included in the price, but you should double check exactly what is included:
- All medical and nursing care during your procedure
- Hospital fees
- Any drugs that you need while in the hospital
- Surgeon or consultant fees
The price is normally payable on or before admission to the hospital.
Is my private vasectomy reversal covered by insurance?
You may not be covered for a private vasectomy reversal even if you have health or private medical insurance. You should check with your insurer and get a claim authorised before booking an appointment with a specialist.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
You mey not need a referral from your GP to see private surgeons about vasectomy reversals. However, we recommend checking with individual specialists to see if this is required or not. If you do not have a GP, many private hospitals can arrange for you to have an appointment with a private GP in their outpatient department.
The practicalities of going private
Your initial consultation is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the procedure. You should bring any test results with you so that you won't have to repeat expensive tests or scans - you can get these from your GP. If you are paying for yourself, you should be prepared to pay the consultation fee on the day. If you are insured, remember to bring your registration documents and proof of pre-authorisation.
Didn't find what you're looking for?
If you haven't found a vasectomy reversal doctor or hospital near you, you might consider widening your search to further afield. Alternatively, you can take the hassle out of searching by using our fast track enquiry service - get personalised advice from three of the leading private hospitals/clinics near you for free and get on the fast track to treatment.
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Authors and sources
- Private healthcare information reviewed by Keith Pollard, UK private healthcare expert and Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International Limited
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