Phoenix, AZ Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Disc Replacement Surgery in Phoenix costs $32,560 on average when you take the median of the 34 medical providers who perform Disc Replacement Surgery procedures in Phoenix, AZ. There are 1 different types of Disc Replacement Surgery provided in Phoenix, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Phoenix providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Average $20,100 - $55,200 Free Quote

Compare Disc Replacement Surgery Providers in Phoenix, AZ

Facility City Type
St. Luke's Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Mountain Vista Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Arizona Orthopedic and Spine Center Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Valley Hospital Goodyear Acute Care Hospital
Banner Estrella Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Paradise Valley Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Banner Gateway Medical Center Gilbert Acute Care Hospital
Maryvale Hospital Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Arrowhead Community Hospital & Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Banner Heart Hospital Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Banner Boswell Medical Center Sun City Acute Care Hospital
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Steingart Orthopedics Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenix Baptist Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
The Core Institute Sun City West Ortho Surgery Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Hospital of Phoenix, The Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler Acute Care Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix Childrens Hospital
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Phoenix Orthopaedic Consultants (Thunderbird) Glendale Ortho Surgery Center
Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons (Peoria) Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Maricopa Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert Acute Care Hospital
Banner Desert Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Sun City West Acute Care Hospital
Banner Baywood Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital

Disc or Disk Replacement Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Disk replacement surgery is an "open” procedure, which is performed in a hospital and requires a two to four day stay in the hospital. Disk replacement procedures are conducted using general anesthesia. The surgery is performed by a vascular surgeon along with an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged spinal disks and replaces them with an artificial disk made from medical-grade metal or a combination of medical-grade metal and plastic. Disk replacement surgery is usually recommended for patients with ongoing back pain, who are not excessively overweight, have not had any spinal injuries, and do not have any spinal deformity. This procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery.

Patient Preparation for Disk Replacement Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with X-rays, MRIs, and/or CT scans to determine the extent and location of the damage. 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). Also tell your doctor 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 Disk Replacement Surgery

Disk replacement surgery takes two to three hours. After arriving at the hospital, an intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and general anesthesia. (You will be unconscious and pain-free.) Your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. The surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen to reach the damaged disk. Organs, blood vessels and nerves are moved out of the way, at which point the surgeon will remove the damaged disk and replace it with the artificial disk. The surgeon will then close the incision.

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 be taken to a hospital room. You'll stay in the hospital from two to four days, or until your pain in under control with oral medication. 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. Recovery from disk replacement is quicker than back surgeries which involve healing bones — a few weeks to a few months. 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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