Sacramento, CA Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Cost Comparison

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An Arthroscopic Knee Surgery in Sacramento costs $12,156 on average when you take the median of the 33 medical providers who perform Arthroscopic Knee Surgery procedures in Sacramento, CA. The least expensive Arthroscopic Knee Surgery in Sacramento is $3,800 for a Knee Repair Surgery while the most expensive Arthroscopic Knee Surgery list price is $11,200 for a Acl Reconstruction Surgery. There are 2 different types of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery provided in Sacramento, 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 Sacramento 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
Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $3,800 - $10,400 Free Quote
Acl Reconstruction Surgery Cost Average $11,200 - $30,800 Free Quote

Compare Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Providers in Sacramento, CA

Facility City Type
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento Acute Care Hospital
South Placer Surgery Center Roseville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sutter Memorial Hospital Sacramento Acute Care Hospital
Healthsouth Surgery Center - 'j' Street Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery Center of the North Area Carmichael Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Sacramento Acute Care Hospital
Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fort Sutter Surgery Center Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Folsom Surgery Center Folsom Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roseville Surgery Center Roseville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Folsom Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Injury Medical Clinic Folsom Ortho Surgery Center
Marshall Surgery Center Cameron Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy General Hospital Sacramento Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital of Folsom Folsom Acute Care Hospital
Davis Surgery Center Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center
El Dorado Surgery Center Placerville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater Sacramento Surgery Center Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roseville Surgical Alliance Surgery Center Roseville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barton Memorial Hospital South Lake Tahoe Acute Care Hospital
University of California, Davis Health Systems Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sutter Davis Hospital Davis Acute Care Hospital
Marshall Medical Center Placerville Acute Care Hospital
Auburn Surgical Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Procedure Center of South Sacramento Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael Acute Care Hospital
University of California Davis Medical Center Sacramento Acute Care Hospital
Sutter Surgery Center Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Michael J Fazio, Md, Surgery Center Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento Acute Care Hospital
Woodland Healthcare Woodland Acute Care Hospital
Capitol City Surgery Center Sacramento Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville Acute Care Hospital

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Arthroscopic knee surgery is an arthroscopic procedure performed through small incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope (or “scope”) is a tube that contains a camera and other surgical instruments. Surgeons use this procedure to diagnose and treat knee problems such as torn meniscus, misaligned kneecap (patella) or torn ligaments. Arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. Patients are usually able to come home the day of the surgery, typically one to two hours after the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities after the surgery, though the timeline varies greatly depending on the severity of the issue.

Patient Preparation for Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

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). 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 Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

The surgery itself usually takes less than an hour, though it could take longer and depends of the severity of the problem. The preparation and recovery time may take several hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. 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), though local or regional anesthetics are sometimes used. Typically, arthroscopic surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who will make a few small incisions around the kneecap. After inserting the arthroscope, the surgeon will locate the problem via a monitor attached to the camera in the scope. The surgeon will then correct the issue using the surgical tools contained in the arthroscope. After incisions are closed — using a stitch or steri-strip — your knee will be wrapped in a soft bandage.

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 discharged to your home. 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.

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