Boston, MA Spinal Fusion Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Fusion in Boston costs $56,594 on average when you take the median of the 51 medical providers who perform Spinal Fusion procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive Spinal Fusion in Boston is $22,200 for a Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery while the most expensive Spinal Fusion list price is $48,400 for a Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery. There are 4 different types of Spinal Fusion 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
Cervical Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $33,100 - $90,900 Free Quote
Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $22,200 - $60,900 Free Quote
Lumbar Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $35,900 - $98,700 Free Quote
Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $48,400 - $132,900 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Fusion Providers in Boston, MA

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

Spinal Fusion Cost and Procedure Introduction

A spinal fusion is a procedure during which two or more vertebrae are joined (fused). Spinal fusions are performed to alleviate a number of problems: spinal stenosis, fractures, herniated discs, injuries, infection and tumors. Spinal fusions can be done using a bone from your pelvis or a bone bank. It can also be done with a metal implant, which will hold the vertebrae together until new bone can grow. These procedures are conducted using general anesthesia. Patients spend a few days in the hospital afterward for observation. You will need to follow a physical rehabilitation program after you get home.

Patient Preparation for Spinal Fusion

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and 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). Also, let your doctor know if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. And finally, tell your doctor 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. It is also important to prepare your home for when you get home from the hospital and during recovery. Move necessary items to areas which will not require you to bend or reach. 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 Spinal Fusion

The surgery can take several hours. After arriving at the hospital, 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. The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon will make a cut over the vertebrae that need to be fused. After preparing the bone graft, the surgeon will place it between the vertebrae. Metal plates, rods or screws may be used to hold the vertebrae in place while the bone graft heals. Sometimes, the surgeon will use a synthetic substance to aid in bone growth and speed the fusion. Finally, the incision will be closed with stitches or staples.

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. 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. It usually takes several months for the bones to fuse, and you’ll need to wear a brace until your spine is aligned correctly.


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