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My spine surgery was about $135,000 but that was for a cage with rods and

hospital for 5 days. This was in nyc. Please be sure to get a lot of different

opinions from qualified surgeons before you go ahead with surgery. Marsha

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Cost of discectomy in the US

Hi,

So, last time, my consultant last time said he wanted to remove both

l4/l5 and l5/s1 discs and my gp said that's not a good idea.

I'm going to see the consultant again in a few weeks and if he still

suggests removing them, I'd still like to get some more advice, as

surgery is the last step. I'll do it if it's worth it, but I need

all the evidence first.

If it does come to it, can you guys in the US give me an idea of how

much it would cost for me to do it privately if I flew over there?

I'm in the UK and although it's free on the NHS, you never know who's

going to do it, what kind of hospital you'll be in, etc, although we

are supposed to have some kind of patient choice (not that I've seen

*any* evidence of that yet).

I've seen a few people who have said certain specialists have helped

them, so if it's within my means I'd rather pay and have it done by

someone who I know will do it and not let some student rummage around

my innards.

Thanks,

Gareth.

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My spine surgery was about $135,000 but that was for a cage with rods

and hospital for 5 days. This was in nyc. Please be sure to get a lot

of different opinions from qualified surgeons before you go ahead with

surgery. Marsha

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That is about what I paid in central Florida. but, don't forget, if you are

traveling you may want to stay over in a rehab center. I did not have

anyone to care for me when I left the hospital and made plans to spend

2 weeks at a rehab center. I received the medical and personal care

I needed plus physical therapy 4x a day. That was $400 a day. You

may be able to get that for less in other states.

I had originally planned to have surgery at Duke in North Carolina and

from what I remember, the surgery, hospital stay and rehab center was

much less...but that did not work out for me.

Dr. Lavoie, Orange City, Florida, did my surgery. He came

highly recommended and was the doctor I saw for a second opinion.

He is also the doctor who will be doing surgery for C6-C7.

Good luck and keep us posted on what you decide.

Bebee Goddard, Now in East Central Florida.

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Thanks for both the replies on this. I was a bit shocked to be

honest. Privately over here in the UK, with a one week private

hospital stay and removal of two discs, I was told to expect a bill

for around £15,000 (approx $30,000).

That seems like an incredible difference. But then I suppose that

must be due to the US having a purely private system, so prices are

bound to be greater.

I can get the procedure for free over here, including the week in

hospital, but obviously private is nicer and I have a greater control

of who does it, where I go, etc.

So, that probably rules out the US, there are still a few other

places people have mentioned to me that I'm looking at (e.g. India,

Spain, etc.)

Thanks,

Gareth.

>

> My spine surgery was about $135,000 but that was for a cage with

rods

> and hospital for 5 days. This was in nyc. Please be sure to get a

lot

> of different opinions from qualified surgeons before you go ahead

with

> surgery. Marsha

> ***********************************************************

> That is about what I paid in central Florida. but, don't forget,

if you are traveling you may want to stay over in a rehab center. I

did not have

> anyone to care for me when I left the hospital and made plans to

spend

> 2 weeks at a rehab center. I received the medical and personal

care

> I needed plus physical therapy 4x a day. That was $400 a day.

You

> may be able to get that for less in other states.

> I had originally planned to have surgery at Duke in North

Carolina and

> from what I remember, the surgery, hospital stay and rehab center

was

> much less...but that did not work out for me.

>

> Dr. Lavoie, Orange City, Florida, did my surgery. He came

> highly recommended and was the doctor I saw for a second opinion.

> He is also the doctor who will be doing surgery for C6-C7.

>

> Good luck and keep us posted on what you decide.

>

>

> Bebee Goddard, Now in East Central Florida.

> http://community.webshots.com/user/bebee0202

> FloridaBeaders/

> " UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE "

>

>

>

>

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