Boston, MA Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Disc Replacement Surgery in Boston costs $38,069 on average when you take the median of the 51 medical providers who perform Disc Replacement Surgery procedures in Boston, MA. There are 1 different types of Disc Replacement Surgery provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 $23,500 - $64,500 Free Quote

Compare Disc Replacement Surgery Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites Waltham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
New England Ambulatory Surgicenter Cambridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Andover Surgery Center Andover Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center Norwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Salem Surgery Center Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Ambulatory Center Stoneham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Barrington Surgical Care Barrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Derry Surgery Center Derry Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Surgical Care Newington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital

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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