Unique to our practice
We are the only center offering patients an insurance policy during tubal ligation reversal surgery: Screening laparoscopy.
We never require a screening laparoscopy. This procedure is always optional. You should think of the optional screening laparoscopy as you would an insurance policy.
If Essure reversal or Essure removal is not possible then patients who choose the screening laparoscopy option will receive a refund of their surgical fee!
Screening laparoscopy is not typically required for Essure reversal or Essure removal. If you have a history of c-sections or uterine fibroid surgery you should consider adding the optional screening laparoscopy to your surgery.
C-sections and fibroid removal surgery can cause significant uterine scar tissue and can increase the difficulty of Essure reversal and Essure removal.
More information: How do c-sections cause severe scar tissue?
Patients who choose to have a screening laparoscopy at the time of tubal reversal surgery will pay (Essure reversal/removal fee + screening laparoscopy fee). If during the laparoscopy, Dr. Monteith does not think Essure reversal or Essure removal can be completed then patients who have the screening laparoscopy will be refunded Essure reversal/removal portion of the surgery fee.
For more information: Advantages of screening laparoscopy during tubal reversal.
When you are ready to schedule your reversal surgery, payment of a $175 scheduling fee is required to be added to the surgery schedule.
The scheduling fee covers the cost involved in planning and scheduling your surgery:
- 20 minute medical history phone interview
- registration paper work
- surgical date selection
- ordering pre-operative lab work
- providing advice for travel and hotel reservations
The scheduling fee can conveniently be paid with a credit card.
For a detailed description of how to schedule surgery:
Step-by-step guide to scheduling tubal reversal
Paying for Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery
Below are several creative ways you may be able to pay for removing or reversing Essure at A Personal Choice:
- Reversal Prepayment Account
- Surgery Financing
- Health Insurance reimbursement
- FSA and HSA funding
Continue reading below for more information…
Essure reversal prepayment account option
For patients interested in a long-term three (3) year prepayment arrangement, our office offers a prepayment account option. Our prepayment plan offers you a great way to save towards surgery and may even allow you to have a discounted surgery fee!
For more information: Prepayment plan for Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery
Essure reversal surgery financing
For patients interested in financing Essure reversal surgery or financing Essure removal surgery, our office participates in surgery financing with reputable, independent financing companies.
More information on Essure reversal or Essure removal surgery financing:
Essure reversal financing
Health insurance and Essure reversal
Most health insurances will not pay for elective surgery… but you will never know unless you ask.
For advice on obtaining reimbursement from your health insurance company: Essure removal and health insurance reimbursement
Using FSA and HSA money for reversal surgery
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Care Savings Accounts (HSA) are great ways to pay for tubal reversal. You may even receive a tax benefit!
There is card processing fee for payment made by FSA card or HSA card. Please remember if you are using a FSH or HSA card as a method of payment then you have to pay and have surgery in the same tax year.
Surgery cancellation and rescheduling policies
Cancellation of surgery within 15 to 21 days of the surgery date will result in a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellation of a procedure within 14 days of the date of surgery, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of 100% of the surgical fee.
Patients may reschedule their surgery date one time, outside of 3 weeks of the initial surgery date, at no charge. Additional date changes will require a rescheduling fee of $1500.
Rescheduling surgery within 15 to 21 days of the date of surgery, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of 50% of the surgical fee. Rescheduling surgery within 14 days of the date of surgery, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of 100% of the surgical fee.
Refunds on cancellations may take up to 30 days to process.