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Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more
May be & mat not...: Of course, that depends on the specific policy of a health insurance; so, check yours out. Usually, health insurance would not cover vasectomy reversal; that is why I told my patients to consider vasectomy as a permanent procedures with a high cost to reverse with a price tag up to 10-20 thousands US dollars depending where and who the procedure is done. ...Read more
Surgery cost: In the U.S. surgeon fees would be around 2,000 dollars and hospital fees approximately 15,000. Costs are variable depending on how long you stay in the hospital due to comorbidities and post procedure complications. People who need amputation due to atherosclerosis and diabetes typically have coexistent heart disease and should be watched carefully for post op MI, infection, atrial fibrillation ...Read more
What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy.
Vasectomy in 1996.
Depends on severity: Usually, we recommend simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapies like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) to be taken on an as-needed basis. If the pain is constant, make an appointment with the urologist or physician who performed the procedure. They may order an ultrasound to evaluate the anatomy. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broad range: Surrogacy is expensive and ranges from $40k - $100k or more. Price shopping is worthwhile but hard to pinpoint because surrogates all have custom made contracts with intended parents. I believe the key to success is the legal contract, so make sure of attny who helps. Get everything spelled out and make sure it is complete. Laws vary between states - use state where baby will be born. Best wishes. ...Read more
Microsurgical inguinal varicocelectomy (grade III). Large, left, hangs below testicle. What is the prognosis for complete reabsorption?
Good Prognosis.: While the traditional varicocoelectomy operation has a recurrence rate of as much as 25%, the microsurgical technique has a recurrence rate of only 1% or less. ...Read more
Wife ttc. Done HSG has dilated left tube. Hydrosalpinx. Need laparascopy prior to ivf. Need surgeon in south florida with cash discount. No insurance?
I agree: We are in north florida but work out of a surgery center in our office where we have control over costs and can offer very competitive cost structure for cash pay patients. www.jcrm.org. We would be happy to help. Our patients now come from all over the southeast and south florida for surgery so we are used to working with people from out of town. ...Read more
Not at all: Should have or have had no effect. ...Read more
It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more
Scrotal ultrasound measured testicular length at 5 cm, bilateral hydrocele is 1.7 cc. What is the actual testicular length?
Why?: Sperm retrieval is a special procedure to micro-surgically procure sperms from testis in men with no sperm in semen from congenital blockage of vas deferens for artificial insemination. But for post-vasectomy infertility, microscopic vasectomy reversal would be more effective and of less cost. So, there is no practical reason to bother with microsurgical sperm retrieval. More? Talk with doc timely. ...Read more