My sexual health specialist recommended a specific pump model, but warned me that insurance coverage could be an issue, so I called my HMO (Healthpartners) first. They were unwilling to cover the model my doctor had recommended because it was battery operated, but they would (mostly) cover an alternate manual model. So I switched to the model they were willing to give me coverage for (which ironically was the same price). It works fine. So check with your insurance and mention it's for post surgery therapy to see if they have any coverage possibilities.