St. Louis, MO Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Disc Replacement Surgery in St. Louis costs $22,653 on average when you take the median of the 66 medical providers who perform Disc Replacement Surgery procedures in St. Louis, MO. There are 1 different types of Disc Replacement Surgery provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis 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 $14,000 - $38,400 Free Quote

Compare Disc Replacement Surgery Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Mid County Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at St. Joseph Medical Park Saint Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
South County Surgical Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Louis Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Clair Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center Webster Groves Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid- America Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Florissant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
St Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
South County Outpatient Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Washington Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgery Center Des Peres Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Belleville Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Twin Cities Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Glen Carbon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mason Ridge Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
West County Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Timberlake Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Frontenac Surgery and Spine Care Center Frontenac Ortho Surgery Center
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Chesterfield Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Sunset Hills Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Care Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Olive Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Old Tesson Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Tri-county Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alton Surgical Facility Alton Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgical Center of St. Louis Bridgeton Ambulatory Surgical Center
City Place Surgery Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis 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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