Tubal reversal surgery is desired by many women who have had a tubal ligation but find themselves wanting to have children again. Women who want to reverse their ligation face two options: tubal reversal surgery or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Unfortunately, because the patient previously elected to have their tubes tied, Medicaid treats a tubal ligation reversal surgery as an elective surgery, and therefore does not cover the cost.
Fortunately, tubal reversal surgery is much more affordable than IVF. A microsurgical tubal reversal from Dr. Morice costs only $5,250. This includes your pre- and post-operative care and all expenses. There are no hidden costs. Additionally, DrMorice’s procedure is an outpatient procedure, meaning no overnight stay in the hospital.
IVF treatments, on the other hand, average around $12,000 per treatment1. A treatment is needed for each cycle within which a woman is trying to conceive; therefore this can be viewed as a monthly charge until a couple successfully conceives a child. If a baby is not conceived quickly, you can see how the cost of IVF can add up quickly.
While tubal reversal surgery is a much lower-cost alternative than IVF, the fee is still a large amount of money to pay out-of-pocket. For information on how to save for a tubal reversal, read our blog post on finance your tubal ligation reversal.