What Do Tubal Reversal Doctors Charge for Tubal Reversal Cost?

By Sandra Wilson

While I was searching on Yahoo Answers a day or so ago, I found some answers that were being provided about tubal reversal cost that were just wrong. Using information from two of the best tubal reversal doctors who perform this operation, I want to set the record straight. Hopefully, after reading this article you will know a little more about tubal reversal cost or at least better than the erroneous information that has been given.

First off, before I begin, you might do better to actually perform a search with a search engine on the topic of tubal reversal cost rather than asking on a site like Yahoo Answers or WikiAnswers. This way you will be getting the straight information from actual sites of tubal reversal doctors and not from someone who may or may not know the actual facts.

In one request about tubal reversal cost, the questioner admits she will go through the procedure but has no idea of the cost. She just wants some idea. And an answerer provided the information that the procedure costs at least $10,000 and up to $20,000, depending upon the surgeon, with a less than 50% success rate. Although that range is decent for doctors that do not specialize in reversing tubals, it misses the mark for specialists that do only this type of surgery. For instance, the doctors at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center only charge $5400 and $5900 with the discount for early payment.

Furthermore, the success rate that was quoted in that answer, less than 50%, is wrong. While success rate does depend upon many things, including the surgeon's skill (the more experienced he is the better), it is better than 50%, not less than. A study conducted at the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center in 2007 shows a success rate after tubal reversal of up to 87%. Check it out and you will see how different factors do affect the outcome.

On another question, although the answer chosen as the best was very good, one answer giver guessed that the cost was probably $20,000 at least, if not more. Again, this is extremely high for a surgeon who specializes in untying tubes but not unheard of from a doctor who may do one or two such surgeries a year.

Sometimes the answers give to the questions of tubal reversal cost were simply that the operation is expensive and that the questioner would do better with IVF. The answer proceeded to say that since reversals don't always have a positive outcome, you might have to "use IVF anyway."

To this I state that on average, IVF costs $10,000 to $12,000 per cycle with an average of three cycles being required. On average, tubal ligation reversal costs $8,000 to $9,000 with only one surgery and you get to try and try over and over each month to have a baby. That can be fun. Again, there are tubal reversal doctors who specialize in doing only this surgery and nothing else (meaning they have lots and lots of experience) who charge a lower cost than the average.

In one answer given a couple years ago, the old "you get what you pay for" was trotted out comparing the surgery to shoes and stating you have to pay more for quality. The answer also said to just call the local OBs to find out what they charge. First off, if you have done any looking around the Internet, you will know that the world's best tubal reversal doctors, like the ones at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, charge prices that are lower than the average tubal reversal cost. They have a better background, training and experience than you will find in the vast majority of your local OBs concerning this procedure. This is not a case of you pay more and get more experience. So please keep that in mind and do your research.

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