Pittsburgh, PA Kyphoplasty Cost Comparison

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A Kyphoplasty in Pittsburgh costs $17,287 on average when you take the median of the 48 medical providers who perform Kyphoplasty procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. There are 1 different types of Kyphoplasty 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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Kyphoplasty Cost Average $10,700 - $29,300 Free Quote

Compare Kyphoplasty Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

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