Kyphoplasty Cost and Kyphoplasty Procedures Information

Kyphoplasty is a relatively simple procedure to relieve pain caused by spinal compression fractures and to correct bone deformity. Using an x-ray for guidance, the surgeon inserts a tube with a balloon into the vertebra. The balloon is then inflated to make room for the bone cement. When the balloon is removed, the acrylic cement is injected into the open area, creating an internal cast. Most patients go home the same day as the surgery if there are no major problems.

Kyphoplasty Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
Atlanta, GA Kyphoplasty Cost Average $8,900 - $24,400
Chicago, IL Kyphoplasty Cost Average $9,600 - $26,300
Dallas, TX Kyphoplasty Cost Average $9,000 - $24,500
Houston, TX Kyphoplasty Cost Average $8,800 - $24,100
Los Angeles, CA Kyphoplasty Cost Average $12,500 - $34,300
Miami, FL Kyphoplasty Cost Average $9,500 - $26,000
Washington, DC Kyphoplasty Cost Average $9,100 - $25,000
New York, NY Kyphoplasty Cost Average $10,700 - $29,300
Philadelphia, PA Kyphoplasty Cost Average $10,800 - $29,600
Phoenix, AZ Kyphoplasty Cost Average $13,900 - $38,200
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Specific Kyphoplasty Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Kyphoplasty Cost Average $11,300 - $31,000
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Featured Facilities that Perform Kyphoplasty

Name Location Price Range
Callaway Community Hospital Fulton , MO $11,200 - $34,900
Mid Coast Hospital Brunswick , ME $12,000 - $37,600
Mackinaw Surgery Center Saginaw , MI $6,000 - $18,800
Wilmington Surg Care Wilmington , NC $5,800 - $18,200
Endoscopy and Surgery Center at Woodbridge Hills Portage , MI $6,000 - $18,700
Millard Fillmore Surgery Center Williamsville , NY $5,200 - $15,100
Oak Valley Hospital Oakdale , CA $16,900 - $53,000
Family Surgical Suite Murray , UT $5,100 - $14,900
Nebraska Heart Institute Heart Hospital Lincoln , NE $12,700 - $39,700
Omaha Surgical Center Omaha , NE $5,700 - $16,400
Newton Medical Center Covington , GA $10,100 - $31,800
Spine and Sports Medicine Center Kokomo , IN $7,100 - $22,100
Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute Beaumont , TX $11,400 - $35,700
Falmouth Hospital Falmouth , MA $16,100 - $50,600
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Salisbury , MD $6,100 - $19,100
Powder River Orthopedics and Spine Gillette , WY $7,600 - $23,800
Beaufort Memorial Hospital Beaufort , SC $12,200 - $38,100
Geneva General Hospital Geneva , NY $11,600 - $36,400
Sandhills Orthopaedic and Spine Clinic Pinehurst , NC $7,000 - $22,000
Methodist Hospital Henderson , KY $12,300 - $38,400
Surgical Center for Excellence Panama City , FL $5,700 - $17,600
Medical University of South Carolina - Medical Unit Charleston , SC $12,200 - $38,200
Pennock Hospital Hastings , MI $12,700 - $39,800
Medical Park Hospital Winston-salem , NC $13,600 - $42,500
Miami Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center Dayton , OH $5,500 - $15,900
University of California, Davis Health Systems Sacramento , CA $7,600 - $22,000
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Sister Pierre) Towson , MD $5,700 - $16,600
Beltway Surgery Center Springmill Indianapolis , IN $5,400 - $15,700
Citrus Regional Surgery Center Lecanto , FL $5,600 - $17,600
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Reno , NV $13,100 - $40,900

More about Kyphoplasty Procedures

Kyphoplasty Cost and Procedure Introduction

Kyphoplasty is a relatively simple procedure to relieve pain caused by spinal compression fractures (sometimes caused by osteoporosis) and to correct bone deformity. Kyphoplasties are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by a spine specialist. This is typically an outpatient procedure, but you may have to stay in the hospital if you have certain health issues or if there are complications during the procedure. This procedure is conducted using general anesthesia. Kyphoplasty uses balloons and bone cement to create an internal cast. The acrylic bone cement hardens quickly, so the spine is stabilized almost immediately. You can return to normal activities quickly following the procedure.

Patient Preparation for Kyphoplasty

A physical examination will be performed along with x-rays or MRIs. 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. You will need to make arrangements 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 Kyphoplasty

The procedure itself takes about an hour (or one hour for each fracture), but the preparation and recovery time may add several hours. Most patients go home the same day as the surgery if there are no major problems. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon makes a one-inch incision over the fractured area, and using an x-ray for guidance, inserts a thin tube with a balloon at the tip into the vertebra. The balloon is then inflated to make room for the bone cement. When the balloon is removed, the acrylic cement is injected into the open area. The cement will harden in under ten minutes and the surgeon will close the incision using stitches or steri-strips.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incision, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.

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