San Diego, CA Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Disc Replacement Surgery in San Diego costs $31,236 on average when you take the median of the 47 medical providers who perform Disc Replacement Surgery procedures in San Diego, CA. There are 1 different types of Disc Replacement 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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Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Average $19,300 - $52,900 Free Quote

Compare Disc Replacement Surgery Providers in San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paradise Valley Hospital National City Acute Care Hospital
Pomerado Hospital Poway Acute Care Hospital
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Coronado Hospital Coronado Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista Acute Care Hospital
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California, San Diego Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Acute Care Hospital
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women San Diego Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Promise Hospital of San Diego San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-city Medical Center Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fallbrook Hospital Fallbrook Acute Care Hospital
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center

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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