The Cost of a Vasectomy
If you and your partner have decided you don't want to have children, or your family is complete, a vasectomy is a permanent, safe and effective option. Many insurance companies cover birth control procedures or pills, and your provider may cover the full cost of a vasectomy.
At Urology Specialists of Milford, vasectomies are affordable, with consultation, treatment and followup included in the cost. We offer a no-scalpel procedure and accept insurance from many companies, including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, FallonHealth, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Allways Health Partners, Cigna and Tufts Health Plan.
You may need a referral from your primary care doctor in order to have your visit to Urology Specialists of Milford covered. Make sure you check the guidelines from your insurance company and feel free to call our Billing and Insurance Specialist Sue Lavallee at 508-473-6333 if you have questions about your coverage or to inquire about out of pocket costs.
No matter what way your procedure is paid for, you will receive a consultation and follow up care as well as the procedure itself.
After meeting with Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg to go over the aspects, risks and results of a vasectomy, you will be scheduled for the procedure. Generally lasting under 20 minutes, our no-scalpel vasectomy will involve making an incision on both sides of your vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering your penis. An anesthetic will be applied to keep you comfortable during the surgery, and the stitches used to close the incision will dissolve on their own in a couple of weeks. While a vasectomy makes you sterile, you will still be able to develop and maintain an erection and produce ejaculate.
You will be sent home with recovery instructions, which will include icing your scrotal region in the 24 hours following the procedure, wearing tight fitting undergarments for the first week and abstaining from strenuous activity. In a week, you will take a semen sample at home to be mailed in for confirmation the sterilization was effective.
Your specialist will see you again in three months to check on your healing and answer any further question you have.