Pittsburgh, PA Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Disc Replacement Surgery in Pittsburgh costs $25,121 on average when you take the median of the 48 medical providers who perform Disc Replacement Surgery procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. There are 1 different types of Disc Replacement Surgery provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh 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 $15,500 - $42,600 Free Quote

Compare Disc Replacement Surgery Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
Shadyside Surgi-center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mt Pleasant Surgery Center Mount Pleasant Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center South Side Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
North Shore Ambulatory Surgical Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
Aestique Ambulatory Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
East Side Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Lowry Surgicenter Jeannette Ambulatory Surgical Center
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
Waterfront Surgery Center Homestead Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-state Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beaver Valley Center for Surgery Aliquippa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Upmc Monroeville Surgery Center Monroeville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spartan Health Surgicenter Monongahela Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
20-20 Surgery Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Butler Ambulatory Surgery Center Butler Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
Western Pa Surgery Center Wexford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Edgworth Commons Sewickley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Cranberry Cranberry Twp Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aliquippa Community Hospital Aliquippa Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
Surgicenter at Ligonier Ligonier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Highlands Hospital Connellsville Acute Care Hospital
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela 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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