San Diego, CA Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Cost Comparison

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An Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in San Diego costs $9,724 on average when you take the median of the 44 medical providers who perform Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery procedures in San Diego, CA. The least expensive Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in San Diego is $5,700 for a Shoulder Repair Surgery while the most expensive Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery list price is $6,300 for a Rotator Cuff Surgery. There are 2 different types of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery provided in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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
Shoulder Repair Surgery Cost Average $5,700 - $15,600 Free Quote
Rotator Cuff Surgery Cost Average $6,300 - $17,400 Free Quote

Compare Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Providers in San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery Center of La Jolla La Jolla Ortho Surgery Center
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fallbrook Hospital Fallbrook Acute Care Hospital
Core Orthopaedic Medical Center Encinitas Ortho Surgery Center
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Arthroscopic and Laser Surgery Center of San Diego San Diego Ortho Surgery Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
Torrey Pines Orthopaedic La Jolla Ortho Surgery Center
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-city Medical Center Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
Coast Surgery Center San Diego Ortho Surgery Center
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical 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 Ā¼ 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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