Cost of vasectomy reversal
We are able to keep costs reasonable as a result of an agreement between my anaesthetist, the day surgeries where I operate and myself that limits the expense of the procedure.
Out of pocket expense
If you are an Australian citizen and do have health insurance the approximate final out of pocket cost of vasectomy reversal is as low as $3,000.
If you do not have health insurance the final out of pocket cost is approximately $6800.
These amounts are our best estimates for operations which are undertaken in 2019 and include the surgical, anaesthesia and day surgery or hospital fees.
A booking payment is due 4 weeks prior to surgery.
The cost of vasectomy reversal is made up of 3 components that are:
- Surgical fees (for surgical procedure & peri-operative consultations)
- Anaesthetist’s fee
- Hospital fee (for operating theatre and hospital accommodation)
The cost of each will vary depending on whether or not you have health insurance and in which day surgery or hospital your choose to have your operation.
Anaesthetic fees are included in the estimates above.
If you have top-level health insurance that covers vasectomy reversal and you have not elected to have a gap payment then it is highly likely that your insurance will cover all of your hospital fees (but not the doctors' fees).
You may be required to pay the hospital fee on admission and then claim from your health fund following the operation. As all funds do not rebate the same you should contact the Hospital or Day Surgery of your preference to ascertain the exact amount and method of payment and/or rebate.
If you do not hold health insurance or only have 'ancillary' or 'basic' cover then it is likely that you will have to pay for the entire hospital cost for both surgery and accommodation.
Surgical booking payment
A payment is required 4 weeks prior to the date of your operation to confirm your place on Dr Dezarnaulds’ operating list (or at the time of confirmation of date of surgery if booking is made less than 4 weeks before your operation). The amount depends on where you have your surgery.
A cancellation fee of $500 is payable for cancellation of surgery less than 4 weeks prior to the date of operation. This amount will be refunded if a future booking for surgery is made.