Pittsburgh, PA Spinal Fusion Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Fusion in Pittsburgh costs $37,360 on average when you take the median of the 48 medical providers who perform Spinal Fusion procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. The least expensive Spinal Fusion in Pittsburgh is $14,600 for a Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery while the most expensive Spinal Fusion list price is $31,900 for a Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery. There are 4 different types of Spinal Fusion 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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Procedure Price Range
Cervical Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $21,900 - $60,100 Free Quote
Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $31,900 - $87,700 Free Quote
Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $14,600 - $40,200 Free Quote
Lumbar Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $23,700 - $65,100 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Fusion Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

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