Welcome to New Choice Health where we help you make informed decisions about your medical procedures by giving you the tools you need to compare facilities in your area.
Shop and save with New Choice Health!
|Kyphoplasty Cost Average||$13,500 - $36,900||Free Quote|
|Orchard Creek Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|El Camino Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Surgecenter of Palo Alto||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Regional Medical Center of San Jose||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mckee Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa-san Jose Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saratoga Surgery Center||Saratoga||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Montpelier Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Stanford Hospital||Stanford||Acute Care Hospital|
|O'connor Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hospital Drive Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Morgan Hill||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|El Camino Hospital||Mountain View||Acute Care Hospital|
|Community Hospital of Los Gatos||Los Gatos||Acute Care Hospital|
|Los Altos Surgery Center||Los Altos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Campus Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Central Medical Center||Santa Clara||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center||Santa Clara||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital||Hollister||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saint Louise Regional Hospital||Gilroy||Acute Care Hospital|
|Spine and Sports Surgical Center||Campbell||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Waverley Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Los Gatos Surgical Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
Kyphoplasty Cost and Procedure Introduction
Kyphoplasty is a relatively simple procedure to relieve pain caused by spinal compression fractures (sometimes caused by osteoporosis) and to correct bone deformity. Kyphoplasties are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by a spine specialist. This is typically an outpatient procedure, but you may have to stay in the hospital if you have certain health issues or if there are complications during the procedure. This procedure is conducted using general anesthesia. Kyphoplasty uses balloons and bone cement to create an internal cast. The acrylic bone cement hardens quickly, so the spine is stabilized almost immediately. You can return to normal activities quickly following the procedure.
Patient Preparation for Kyphoplasty
A physical examination will be performed along with x-rays or 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) 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. 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 Kyphoplasty
The procedure itself takes about an hour (or one hour for each fracture), but the preparation and recovery time may add several hours. Most patients go home the same day as the surgery if there are no major problems. 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. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon makes a one-inch incision over the fractured area, and using an x-ray for guidance, inserts a thin tube with a balloon at the tip into the vertebra. The balloon is then inflated to make room for the bone cement. When the balloon is removed, the acrylic cement is injected into the open area. The cement will harden in under ten minutes and the surgeon will close the incision using stitches or steri-strips.
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 most often be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incision, 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.
In the news