LODDIE F. ROEDER, JR., MD.
PUT ME TO SLEEP – GENERAL ANESTHESIA – A NEW OPTION
We offer our services at an affordable rate so that access is more widely available for those wishing to have a vasectomy reversal. The procedure is done under local anesthesia (the incision and area of exposure are made numb by an injection of an anesthetic agent). During the surgery, the patient is awake and fully cooperative with the surgical staff so that there is complete communication and understanding among the team during the surgery. This usually works very well even in circumstances where the patient has high anxiety. Therefore, the additional expense of anesthesia and another facility fee is avoided.
However, there is a significant segment of the population that is unwilling to consider the possibility of a vasectomy reversal done under local anesthesia. We are now offering the INITIAL Vasectomy Reversal surgery under general anesthesia (the patient is put to sleep by anesthesia using IV medications). This involves someone performing the anesthesia and must be done in a hospital or an outpatient surgical facility. There are additional charges for the anesthesia services and the surgical outpatient center. Our TOTAL fee for this new option is $5,100.00. This includes the fee for the surgeon, the anesthesia and the surgical facility. For a REPEAT VASECTOMY REVERSAL performed previously by another surgeon, the fee is $5,900.00. We require a deposit of $1,000.00 to reserve the space at the surgical facility. Also, it will be necessary for you to be seen the day before the surgery so appropriate exams and paper work can be completed.
I have been working in conjunction with my colleagues to offer this procedure at a reduced price from their usual fees. This is possible because of my strong relationship with them, and the understanding they have about the mission of this ministry. I give thanks there are many who are willing to help me carry out the ministry started by Dr. Cary Leverett many years ago. I praise God for His hand in opening the doors that provide this opportunity.
Additionally, there are other conditions that necessitate the operation be performed under general anesthesia. This may include the size of the patient; a history of restless leg syndrome; chronic back pain that does not allow for lying still; an expected higher degree of difficulty due to previously encountered circumstances during a local anesthesia procedure. These situations may make it uncomfortable or difficult for the patient, doctor, or both to complete the procedure under local anesthesia. Also, there may be a previous medical or surgical procedure that suggests the need for general anesthesia.
If you are interested in scheduling a Vasectomy Reversal performed under general anesthesia, it is important to know there is additional lead time necessary. Please mention your interest in this new option at the time of making your appointment.