Los Angeles, CA Spinal Fusion Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Fusion in Los Angeles costs $45,015 on average when you take the median of the 330 medical providers who perform Spinal Fusion procedures in Los Angeles, CA. The least expensive Spinal Fusion in Los Angeles is $17,600 for a Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery while the most expensive Spinal Fusion list price is $38,400 for a Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery. There are 4 different types of Spinal Fusion provided in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Cervical Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $26,400 - $72,500 Free Quote
Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $17,600 - $48,400 Free Quote
Lumbar Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $28,500 - $78,400 Free Quote
Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $38,400 - $105,600 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Fusion Providers in Los Angeles, CA

Facility City Type
MD Surgical Solutions Sherman Oaks Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Regional Medical Center Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
2121 Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Long Beach Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Outpatient Surgery Center Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Laguna Hills Surgery Center Laguna Woods Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Way Surgical Center Reseda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center Irvine Acute Care Hospital
Fullerton Surgical Center Fullerton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Regency Surgery Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Irvine Multi Specialty Surgical Care Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Park Health Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Bluffs Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Coast Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hollywood Community Hospital Hollywood Acute Care Hospital
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Valencia Acute Care Hospital
Lasky Clinic Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chapman Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Downey Regional Medical Center Downey Acute Care Hospital
Reagan Street Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino Place Surgery Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Advanced Surgery Institute Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Oaks Surgery Center Sherman Oaks Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Robertson Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hallmark Surgical Center of Northridge Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital of Gardena Gardena Acute Care Hospital
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Spalding Outpatient Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Medical Center Lynwood Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of the Pacific Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westside Multispecialty Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Buena Vista Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
WMG Procedure Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anaheim General Hospital Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Culver City Surgical Center Culver City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills Acute Care Hospital
Lancaster Community Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
Century Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roxbury Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mile Square Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-community Campus Covina Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hills Surgery and Medical Center Lynwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
State of the Art Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Beach Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arcadia Outpatient Surgery Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Main Street Specialty Surgery Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
College Hospital Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Tri-city Regional Medical Center Hawaiian Gardens Acute Care Hospital
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Acute Care Hospital
Mazzocco Ambulatory Surgical Center Van Nuys Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Anaheim Surgicenter Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aalpha Surgical Center Culver City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Gateway Surgery Center Lake Forest Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hoag Outpatient Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Hills Surgery Center Laguna Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westside Medical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lido Surgical Institute Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Little Company of Mary Hospital - Torrance Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Long Beach Surgical Institute Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brand Surgical Institute Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
LE Surgical Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Whittier Outpatient Surgery Center Whittier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Downtown La Ambulatory Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Manchester Surgical Pavillion Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgical Center of Thousand Oaks Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital Orange Acute Care Hospital
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank Acute Care Hospital
West Coast Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northridge Advanced Surgery Center Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marina Outpatient Surgery Center Marina Del Rey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pomona Acute Care Hospital
Comprehensive Ambulatory Surgical Medical Center El Monte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center Laguna Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkside Surgical Institute Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coastal Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Bolsa Outpatient Surgery Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente San Clemente Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Tarzana Surgery Center Tarzana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Encino-tarzana Regional Medical Center - Tarzana Tarzana Acute Care Hospital
Brea Surgical Center Brea Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Avenue Surgery Institute Tustin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hospital of Gardena Gardena Acute Care Hospital
Valley Surgicenter Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sampson Medical Corporation Montebello Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
South Bay Surgical and Spine Institute Long Beach Ortho Surgery Center
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center Harbor City Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Endoscopy and Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California Irvine Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center - Marina Marina Del Rey Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
City of Angels Medical Center - Downtown Campus Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Foothill Ranch Surgery and Medical Center Foothill Ranch Ambulatory Surgical Center
Venice Beach Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hills Canter for Arthroscopic and Outpatient Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Hospital of West Covina West Covina Acute Care Hospital
Tustin Hospital and Medical Center Tustin Acute Care Hospital
Birch Outpatient Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hospital Montebello Acute Care Hospital
Oc Regional Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
California Hospital Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Tower Outpatient Surgey Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Multi Specialty Surgery Center Reseda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Holy Cross Surgery Center Mission Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Diamond Bar Surgery Center Diamond Bar Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendora Surgery Center Glendora Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Anaheim Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Placentia-linda Hospital Placentia Acute Care Hospital
Newport Centre Outpatient Surgery Facilities Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Broadway Surgical Institute Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Century City Doctors Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Garden Grove Outpatient Surgery Center Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital of Huntington Park Huntington Park Acute Care Hospital
Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Coast Ambulatory Surgicenter San Clemente Ambulatory Surgical Center
Regional Valley Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama City Campus Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
East Valley Hospital Medical Center Glendora Acute Care Hospital
Almont Ambulatory Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laguna Niguel Surgery Center Laguna Niguel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oakpark Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Temple Community Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Surgicare of La Veta Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital Norwalk Acute Care Hospital
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Euclid Outpatient Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Orange County Surgery Center Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Peninsula Outpatient Surgery Center San Pedro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Alliance Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Casa Colina Surgery Center Pomona Ambulatory Surgical Center
Whittier Hospital Medical Center Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Serra Community Medical Clinic Surgery Center Sun Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensize Care Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Sherman Oaks Hospital Sherman Oaks Acute Care Hospital
Lakeside Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Monterey Park Hospital Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Beach Hospital Huntington Beach Acute Care Hospital
South Bay Surgery Center Hermosa Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
20th Street Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Boulevard Surgicenter Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valencia Surgical Center Valencia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Harbor-university of California Los Angeles Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Center Alhambra Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgery Center San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oak Tree ASC Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Congress Medical Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
International Surgical Institute Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Center for Surgeries San Clemente Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center Bellflower Acute Care Hospital
Santa Monica Surgical Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Glendora Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Pointe Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center - Encino Encino Acute Care Hospital
Center for Outpatient Surgery Whittier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mosaics Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palmdale Lancaster Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Downey Surgery Center Downey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley Sun Valley Acute Care Hospital
Los Angeles Community Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Wilshire Surgicenter Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern California Surgery Center Huntington Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Time Surgical Facility Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid-wilshire Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Miracle Mile Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Plaza Surgical Medical Center Monterey Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Arcadia Acute Care Hospital
Procedure Center of Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Peer Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
La/oc Surgical Center Redondo Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Madison 101 Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Center Surgical Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valencia Outpatient Surgical Center Santa Clarita Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sph Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Crest Surgical Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgical Center of Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Ana Outpatient Surgery Center Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Starpoint Health Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Avanguard Surgery Center Tarzana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park Acute Care Hospital
California Surgical Institute Brea Ambulatory Surgical Center
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orangewood Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westwood Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Directed Interventional Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coast Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
M/S Surgery Center Lynwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brotman Medical Center Culver City Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte Acute Care Hospital
Studio City Surgical Center Studio City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Surgery Center Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Azusa Surgery Center Azusa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgical Center, Arcadia Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Comprehensive Outpatient Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Camden Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Little Company of Mary Hospital - San Pedro San Pedro Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Outpatient Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino Surgical Medical Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Surgicenter Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rinaldi Surgery Center Mission Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Hospital Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital La Palma Acute Care Hospital
San Gabriel Valley Surgical Center West Covina Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nova Surgicenter Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orthopaedic Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Anaheim Surgicenter Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Institute of Garden Grove Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Suite of Southern California Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Ambulatory Surgical Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunflower Surgical Institute Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Imagebased Surgicenter Corporation Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Surgery Center West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orange Coast Surgical Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Southern California University Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
South Coast Medical Center Laguna Beach Acute Care Hospital
Downey Surgical Clinic Downey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Del Rey Surgery Center Marina Del Rey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Global Care Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Antelope Valley Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of South Bay Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Plaza Surgery Center Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Park Surgical Center Venice Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Gate Ambulatory Surgical Center South Gate Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cedars-sinai Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Coast Surgical Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Medical Center Los Alamitos Acute Care Hospital
Los Angeles Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Westminster Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crown Valley Surgery Center Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge Acute Care Hospital
USA Advanced Care Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barranca Surgery Center. Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center of Santa Monica Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Charleville Surgicenter, A Medical Corp. Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
2001 Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
United Surgery Medical Center Montebello Ambulatory Surgical Center
Msnbz Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Linden Crest Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Antelope Valley Surgical Institute Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Encino Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Surgical Partners Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Burbank Outpatient Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Center for Special Surgery Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center Garden Grove Acute Care Hospital
Magnolia Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Medical Center Santa Ana Santa Ana Acute Care Hospital
Chevy Chase Ambulatory Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coastal Communities Hospital Santa Ana Acute Care Hospital
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center San Gabriel Acute Care Hospital
Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
The Beverly Hills Center for Special Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Jude Medical Center Fullerton Acute Care Hospital
Greater El Monte Community Hospital South El Monte Acute Care Hospital
Sunset Ambulatory Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Motion Picture and Television Hospital Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Third Street Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Specialty Surgery Cneter Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oasis Surgery Center Palmdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Medical Center Paramount Acute Care Hospital
Ocean Surgey Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Beach District Surgery Center Redondo Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern California Minimal Invasive Endoscopy and Surgery Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center West Hills Acute Care Hospital
The Oc Surgery Center Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eden Surgical Center Calabasas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital of Long Beach Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Foothill Ranch Surgi-center Foothill Ranch Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vista Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mesa Surgicenter Fullerton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Verdugo Hills Hospital Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center Van Nuys Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Bay Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Surgery Center Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Surgical Center West Covina Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wardlow Surgery Center Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kerlan-jobe Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Surgicenter Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Top Surgeons West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Advanced Surgical Institute Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Medical Center Anaheim Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Ambulatory Surgery Center Alhambra Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach Acute Care Hospital
San Dimas Community Hospital San Dimas Acute Care Hospital
West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brentwood Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Olive View-ucla Medical Center Sylmar Acute Care Hospital
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Alhambra Acute Care Hospital
Memorialcare Surgical Center at Saddleback Laguna Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Hills Surgical Center West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley West Covina Acute Care Hospital
Monterey Park Outpatient Surgery Center Monterey Park Ambulatory Surgical Center

Spinal Fusion Cost and Procedure Introduction

A spinal fusion is a procedure during which two or more vertebrae are joined (fused). Spinal fusions are performed to alleviate a number of problems: spinal stenosis, fractures, herniated discs, injuries, infection and tumors. Spinal fusions can be done using a bone from your pelvis or a bone bank. It can also be done with a metal implant, which will hold the vertebrae together until new bone can grow. These procedures are conducted using general anesthesia. Patients spend a few days in the hospital afterward for observation. You will need to follow a physical rehabilitation program after you get home.

Patient Preparation for Spinal Fusion

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and 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). Also, let your doctor know if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. And finally, tell your doctor 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. It is also important to prepare your home for when you get home from the hospital and during recovery. Move necessary items to areas which will not require you to bend or reach. 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 Spinal Fusion

The surgery can take several hours. After arriving at the hospital, 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. The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon will make a cut over the vertebrae that need to be fused. After preparing the bone graft, the surgeon will place it between the vertebrae. Metal plates, rods or screws may be used to hold the vertebrae in place while the bone graft heals. Sometimes, the surgeon will use a synthetic substance to aid in bone growth and speed the fusion. Finally, the incision will be closed with stitches or staples.

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. 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. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain. It usually takes several months for the bones to fuse, and you’ll need to wear a brace until your spine is aligned correctly.

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