Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
There are approximately half a million men who undergo a vasectomy every year in the U.S. There are several reasons why some would want a vasectomy reversal. Life changes can lead men to rethink their choices regarding having children. Some men remarry and want to have a child with a new wife, couples may lose a child, or couples who thought they were done having children but have changed their mind. Whereas the cost of vasectomies is usually less than $1000 and are covered by most insurance companies, reversals are not, so couples have to pay for the expensive procedure with cash. If the reversal is performed in a hospital or surgical center, this, in turn, accelerates the cost, further discouraging couples wanting to have another child.
One Stop Medical Center is pleased to announce the creation of the Vasectomy & Reversal Center of Minnesota, which provides affordable vasectomy reversal services. The medical director, Dr. Steven Shu, is an expert in office procedures who is dedicated to helping couples conceive children naturally. The clinic charges only $110 for a consultation and $2490 for a vasovasostomy (VV) procedure. The cost of a vasectomy reversal varies from $7000 to $15000 nationwide. Many of these expensive procedures include a vasoepididymostomy, which connects the vas deferens to the epididymis, whereas the aim of vasovasostomy is to reconnect the vas where it was severed at the time of vasectomy, making it a true reverse vasectomy.
“Vasovasostomy (VV) makes the most sense for men whose intervals are short (less than 10 years) and who have no adverse physical findings. Why spend thousands of dollars for an operating room and anesthesia when the likelihood of success with an office procedure is so high?” Dr. Shu says. “Vasoepididymostomy (VE) may make sense when the interval is long (more than 10 years). Recent studies showed that 75% of men in an operating room had a VV on both sides and 8% of men had a VV on one side, suggesting the most patients paid VE prices for their VV procedures.”
Vasovasostomy (VV) takes about three hours. It is performed under local anesthesia, similar to the anesthesia used for vasectomy but with a longer-acting drug. Continuity of both vas tubes can be restored through a single 1/2-inch incision. Magnification is accomplished with either a surgical microscope or optical loupes, the high-power glasses used by gem-cutters and by cardiac surgeons when bypassing the small coronary blood vessels.
About One Stop Medical Center and Dr. Shu:
One Stop Medical Center provides a wide range of office procedure services that emphasize minimal invasion and local anesthesia, including vasectomies and vasectomy reversals. OSMC offers the most extensive range of state-of-the-art technologies in the state of Minnesota, with equipment serving every area of office surgical procedures.
Dr. Shu is a board certified laser surgeon and an expert in office procedures in Minnesota. He has adopted countless revolutionary techniques to achieve ideal results with more efficiency, affordability and safety. For more information, visit http://www.EZvasectomy.com, http://www.procedureclinic.com
Steven Shu, MD, MBA