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Old 02-10-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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Lithotripsy Cost????

I had lithotripsy done for kidney stone and got a bill from urologist for $2200 and from anesthesiologist for $800 and thought that was it. Then the hospital has sent a bill for over $21,000 for a 2 hour outpatient treatment!!!! Can this be right? My God we have very high deductible insurance and may have to pay a lot of this. Has Anyone else see a bill like this? We are in the US.

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Old 02-12-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: Lithotripsy Cost????

George, I've had Lithrotripsy's before and your fee sounds very high to me. I don't remember how much my bill was, but I know it wasn't that much.

You should double check with the hospital to see if that was a misprint. You could also ask your Drs. office to intervene.

Old 02-24-2006, 05:11 AM   #3
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Re: Lithotripsy Cost????

Anyone else have lithotripsy done and can tell me their cost?

Old 03-12-2006, 01:50 PM   #4
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Re: Lithotripsy Cost????

I had a lithotripsy in Sept 2004 and the cost was 21,000 and the second time was in Nov. 2005 and that was $23,000. I had a stent placement in Jan. 2006 and the cost for that was almost $9,000. I think I want to become a urologist.

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