cost differences

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Registered: 02-17-2009
cost differences
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 11:30am
hi all - what accounts for the cost differences in VR?
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Registered: 09-04-2008
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 11:47am
There are many factors that affect cost.


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Registered: 09-24-2008
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 11:53am

Depends on general or local anestesia.

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 10:02pm
The others answered best!

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Registered: 03-24-2004
Sat, 02-21-2009 - 10:29am
Location can be part of it, but also whether or not they use local or general anesthesia. Though a lot of guys have done just fine with local, I was WAAYYYY more comfortable paying for the general. Also, make sure you are using a MICROSURGEON. This can make a BIG difference in the long run. It's better to pay a bit more upfront and avoid a re-do later. Definitely steer clear of the local urologists. Find someone who specializes in VR's. As pp's mentioned, there are a few who specialize in VR's but do it as a ministry, so they do it for pretty cheap. Other than them, though, I would definitely say, you get what you pay for. (For example, we're on the west coast, and if you want an expert, you need to pay for an expert!) Good luck with your decision!

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Registered: 01-15-2009
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 9:55am
The other girls pretty much summed up everything you need to know. Make sure you go to a Dr. that specializes in VR. We have chosen Dr.Schow from Minnesota to do our VR. He has a huge success rate on patience you have had a vasectomy for over 30 years. He is friendly, very knowledgeable, and explains everything that will be done during the surgery. He also does it from his office, so for that reason the pricing isn't so bad. If you google him, you can read more about him and success stories people have written. Good luck!