Thanks RachelMarie for the reply.
I didn't know very much about Dr Nguyen, thanks for bringing him up. Do you remember the name or city of the Michigan surgeon? I'm curious as to who it might be. And I think even if I could afford to go with Dr Bowers or McGinn, I'd still go the cheaper route, and use the saved money toward FFS.
I called up Dr Nguyen and a few other surgeons, and have decided to go with a different surgeon in the metro Detroit area--Dr Arnkoff. I compared him with Dr Nguyen, and they are indentical in pretty much every way, except Arnkoff does not require therapist letters, a major plus. Their prices are the same, as well--$1800 until the end of the year, increasing to $2k in January 2011. Since I won't have additional travel expenses, Arnkoff wins there, as well.
Both my therapist and another friend had their orchiectomies performed by Arnkoff, and were extremely satisfied with his technique and aftercare, so that cemented the decision. Now I just need to pull together the $1800--although I will have some assistance from my parents, thankfully.