New Orleans, LA Reflux Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Reflux Surgery in New Orleans costs $8,602 on average when you take the median of the 32 medical providers who perform Reflux Surgery procedures in New Orleans, LA. There are 1 different types of Reflux Surgery provided in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Gastric Cardioplasty Cost Average $5,300 - $14,600 Free Quote

Compare Reflux Surgery Providers in New Orleans, LA

Facility City Type
Fairway Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Houma Outpatient Surgery Center Metairie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pontchartrain Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hedgewood Surgical Center New Orleans Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner Kenner Acute Care Hospital
Touro Infirmary New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Summit Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kenner Outpatient Surgery Center Kenner Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Parishes Hospital Laplace Acute Care Hospital
Northshore Regional Medical Center Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Suite Slidell Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Jefferson Surgery Center Marrero Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Gretna Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center Metairie Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center Metairie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Slidell Memorial Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Southern Surgical Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Saint Tammany Parish Hospital Covington Acute Care Hospital
Saint Charles Parish Hospital Luling Acute Care Hospital
Louisiana Heart Hospital Lacombe Acute Care Hospital
Helios Outpatient Center Slidell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Hospital of Slidell Slidell Acute Care Hospital
West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero Acute Care Hospital
Tulane-lakeside Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
St Charles Surgical Facility New Orleans Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northshore Surgical Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Same Day Surgery Center Marrero Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital

Reflux Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Reflux surgery or (gastric cardioplasty) may be a standard “open” procedure through an incision large enough to access the esophagus and stomach or a “laparoscopic” procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument with a camera attached (laparoscope) and a video monitor to guide the repair. The surgeon will bind the end of the esophagus to the top of the stomach with tools on the endoscope or they may use stitches. This procedure is meant to strengthen the valve between the stomach and esophagus to prevent a backup of stomach acid, thus reducing or eliminating acid reflux (GERD). Reflux surgeries are performed by a general surgeon, and patients are under general anesthesia during the procedure. Depending on the patient's situation and type of surgery, they may be able to go home after two days (laparoscopic) or may remain hospitalized for up to a week (open). Both procedures are conducted using general anesthesia. Laparoscopic surgery is often associated with a lower rate of complications, a shorter hospital stay and better cosmetic results than the open procedure. Surgery is the next step after more conservative methods — medication, diet, weight loss, quitting smoking and other minor lifestyle adjustments — have failed.

Patient Preparation for Reflux Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests — chest X-ray, lung function test, EKG. 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 probably need to follow a clear liquid diet for two days prior to your surgery. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation home from the hospital. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Reflux Surgery

The surgery itself may take less than an hour, but the preparation and recovery time may add several hours. After you’ve been prepped for surgery, an IV will be inserted into your arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. 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 makes a cut on the abdomen for open surgery or four to five small incisions for laparoscopic surgery. The upper part of the stomach is then wrapped around the lower part of the esophagus and attached with sutures. After the surgeon has checked for bleeding, he or she will close the incisions.

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 your 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.

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