Boston, MA Reflux Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Reflux Surgery in Boston costs $14,224 on average when you take the median of the 51 medical providers who perform Reflux Surgery procedures in Boston, MA. There are 1 different types of Reflux 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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Procedure Price Range
Gastric Cardioplasty Cost Average $8,800 - $24,100 Free Quote

Compare Reflux Surgery Providers in Boston, MA

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