Boston, MA Kyphoplasty Cost Comparison

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A Kyphoplasty in Boston costs $26,661 on average when you take the median of the 51 medical providers who perform Kyphoplasty procedures in Boston, MA. There are 1 different types of Kyphoplasty 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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Kyphoplasty Cost Average $16,500 - $45,200 Free Quote

Compare Kyphoplasty Providers in Boston, MA

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

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.

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