Does insurance cover varicocele surgery?

Does insurance cover varicocele surgery?

Does insurance cover varicocele surgery?

Varicocele Embolization is covered by most insurance plans. It is recommended that you discuss the cost of varicocele embolization during your visit.

How much does varicocele surgery cost without insurance?

On MDsave, the cost of a Varicocelectomy ranges from $4,188 to $6,822. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

Is surgery the only option for varicocele?

Varicocele treatment might not be necessary. Many men with varicoceles are able to father a child without any treatment. However, if your varicocele causes pain, testicular atrophy or infertility or if you are considering assisted reproductive techniques, you might want to undergo varicocele repair.

What is the best surgery for varicocele?

Performed by a urologist, open ligation is the most common treatment of varicoceles that cause symptoms for the patient. Varicocele embolization, a nonsurgical treatment performed by an interventional radiologist, is as effective as surgery with less risk involved, less pain and less time for recovery.

Is varicocele surgery safe?

Varicocelectomy is a safe procedure that has a high chance of improving your fertility and reducing complications of blocked blood flow into your reproductive organs. As with any surgery, there are some risks, and this procedure may not be able to fully restore your fertility.

What are the disadvantages of varicocele surgery?

The prevalence of adverse effects following varicocele repair is remarkably low. Hydrocele or increased fluid around the testicles occurs in 2-5% of patients. Successful surgery often increases conception rates in infertile couples. The overall recurrence rate for varicoceles has been reported as high as 10%.

Can u have kids with varicocele?

Find out about the chance of pregnancy after treatment – Pregnancy is possible after varicocele treatment. An improvement in the health of and total number of sperm can be seen within 3 months after treatment. Following varicocelectomy, 26-43% of couples become pregnant.