Using Cost to Choose
Comparing Reversal Doctors by Cost
When you are comparing prices, you are smart to be very careful. Even for doctors with the same costs, you need to know exactly what do you get for that investment. There are consequences for choosing cheap.
Just because somebody charges the “correct” amount as everybody else does not mean they’re skilled and competent. Just the same just because somebody charges significantly more does not mean they are better. Continuing with that, if somebody charges substantially less, then your first question should be “where is this guy cutting corners and how can this hurt me?”
Ask the tough questions.
In this unsupervised and unregulated aspect of medicine, in addition to the top tier, skilled urologists performing vasectomy reversals, there are also a surprisingly large number of doctors with impressive websites and amazing claims, who quite honestly perform poor quality reversals with little to no follow-up which true experts know is so critical to success. Anyone can claim to be a reversal expert, and there are no rules or regulations to stop them.
There are many self-proclaimed experts who aren’t even urologists, that create the image of expertise in this specialty. Yet, when their patients come to us for a redo because their reversal didn’t work, and we read the operative notes and see their work, it is clear that they either don’t know what they’re doing or are choosing to cut corners to go fast or save a few bucks. The technique that they describe, often in a one page, fill in a few blanks form, is not the technique that we teach at our courses every year. It’s up to you to learn how your doctor should correctly perform your reversal so you can select the doctor that will give you the best chances for achieving your dream.
Reversals vs. Appliances
We are not selling TVs or lawnmowers, where it is always the exact same item and once you decide on the model you want, finding one for less makes sense. When it comes to a service where the results are totally dependent on skill and expertise of the doctor, the truth is there is wide variability in the quality of the care you will receive.
If we were all exactly the same, and gave you the same chances for success, then it makes sense that cost should be a primary reason to choose your doctor. But this is not the case when it comes to reversals. Naturally, some urologists are much better than others, which means your dreams of having children may very well depend on who you select for your reversal.
Here at ICVR, our doctors are true leaders. Because you know that we invent new instruments that boost success, publish papers, write courses, book chapters or teach classes, you can trust that you are seeing a doctor that the other experts recognize as a top expert.
Once you filter through all the claims and find the very best doctors, then it makes sense to look at costs. In the world of the very best, you can expect costs of $8700 up to $70,000- yes, for the very same procedure.
Find out the facts so you can choose wisely. Call 888-722-2929 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to set up a no cost consult with either surgeon for phone, office, Skype or FaceTime at your convenience.