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    Old 12-11-2002, 06:14 PM   #1
    empi
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    Surgery Costs

    Yikes. I had no idea it would cost so much. My stay ovenright in the hospital with surgery room was $30,852.72. The dctor was reasonable by comparison. Haven't gotten the anesthesiologist or asst surgeons bill yet.

    Anyone have any comments about the cost. It would be interesting to compare notes even though area probably has a lot to do with it - I think??

    Maria

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    Old 12-11-2002, 09:45 PM   #2
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    Re: Surgery Costs

    Your right,

    My last surgery the bills for hgospital doctors and medication and instrumentation. Finished up being just shy of $90,000.00 american dollars. That was for a Thorasic diskectomy with inserting a cage of titanium with the removal of my rib on entry and using part of it to fill the cage and then resection my rib on exit.

    Considering all the people involved in the surgery. The price doesn't sound too high to me. I know on this surgery I must have seen 20 different people in one capacity or another. I am one of the first to agree that health care is too expensive but, considering the alternative I guess we will have to bear it.

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