Seattle, WA Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Comparison

An Arthroscopic Surgery in Seattle costs $16,800 on average when you average the List Price of the 61 medical providers who perform Arthroscopic Surgery procedures in Seattle, WA. The cheapest Arthroscopic Surgery list price in Seattle is $10,900 for a Wrist Repair while the most expensive Arthroscopic Surgery list price is $22,600 for a Rotator Cuff Surgery. There are 4 different types of Arthroscopic Surgery provided in Seattle, listed below, and the list price for each is different. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that the list price of a medical procedure is similar to a Manufacturer's "Suggested Retail Price" and if you shop from the Seattle prviders below you may be able to save money. When you use NewChoiceHealth's Certified Providers, you can save between 40%-60% off List Price. Start shopping today and see what you can save! Get a Free Quote!

Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Report - Seattle, WA

Cheapest
$10,900
Average
$16,800
Highest
$22,600
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Cost Average $13,500.00
Rotator Cuff Surgery Cost Average $22,600.00
Shoulder Surgery Cost Average $20,200.00
Wrist Repair Cost Average $10,900.00

Compare Arthroscopic Surgery Providers in Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Auburn Outpatient Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Institute Orthopedic Center Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Cascade Valley Arlington Surgery Center Arlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harbor Orthopedic Clinic Gig Harbor Ortho Surgery Center
Edmonds Surgery Center Edmonds Ortho Surgery Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Cabrini Tower Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tacoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Tacoma Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery Edmonds Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southlake Clinic Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Surgery Center Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center Enumclaw Enumclaw Ambulatory Surgical Center
Issaquah Surgery Center Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Medical Centers Ambulatory Surgical Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way South ASC Federal Way Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Hill Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Hillside Medical Surgery Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel-red Ambulatory Surgical Facility Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
ASC Polyclinic Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cedar Medical Specialties Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Surgical Center Kirkland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kruger Clinic Othopaedics Edmonds Ortho Surgery Center
The Multispecialty Surgency Center Shoreline Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Seattle Surgery Center Burien Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trask Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
St Joseph Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Everett Bone and Joint Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Smc Day Surgery Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Active Foot and Ankle Center Seattle Ortho Surgery Center
North Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Surgery Center Lakewood Ortho Surgery Center
Kneefootanklecenter Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Virginia Mason Bellevue ASC Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Orthopaedic Center Tacoma Ortho Surgery Center
Virginia Mason Issaquah ASC Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Orthopedic Clinic Monroe Ortho Surgery Center
Gateway Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Orthopedic Surgery Center Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Lynnwood ASC Lynnwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kemp Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Rainier Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Orthopedic Center Surgery Seattle Ortho Surgery Center

Arthroscopic Surgery Introduction

Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting joints. During Arthroscopic Surgery a physician uses an arthroscope, a small tube shaped instrument, which is inserted into the joint area through very small incisions (as tiny as ΒΌ inch) to perform the necessary treatment. The arthroscope is often used in conjunction with other tools that are inserted through another incision to perform the necessary treatment. Arthroscopic surgery procedures are usually performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. The type of anesthesia used (local, spinal, or general) varies, as does the length of the procedure; both depend on the joint that will be operated on, the type and extent of the suspected joint injury, and/or the complexity of the anticipated repair. A procedure done arthroscopically instead of by traditional surgical techniques, usually causes less tissue trauma, results in less pain, and may promote a quicker recovery. Alternatives to arthroscopic surgery usually include medications (ex. anti-inflammatory), therapy or lifestyle changes. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous saline therapy is a relatively new alternative to surgery. Ask your physician if this procedure is appropriate for your condition.

Arthroscopic Surgery Patient Preparation

A complete physical examination will be performed along with other diagnostic tests. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. Arrangements should be made for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What To Expect During And After Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis and rarely takes more than an hour. Sedatives and painkillers will be administered either intravenously (IV) or applied locally and your vital signs (ex. heart rate, blood pressure, breathing) will be monitored as well. The area around the surgical site may be shaved and the surgical site will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The physician will make one or more incisions in the joint area and will perform the surgery using the arthroscope and other surgical instruments. The incisions will be closed with stitches or adhesive strips. A sterile bandage/dressing will be applied.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. The circulation and sensation of the affected extremity will be monitored. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to go home. Otherwise you will stay in the hospital one or two days. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. Notify your physician to report any of the following: fever; redness, swelling, bleeding, or other drainage from the incision site; increased pain around the incision site; or numbness and/or tingling in the affected extremity.

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