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|Kyphoplasty Cost Average||$9,000 - $24,700||Free Quote|
|Southcross Surgical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Connally Memorial Medical Center||Floresville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mckenna Memorial Hospital||New Braunfels||Acute Care Hospital|
|Southwest General Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Northeast Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center||Live Oak||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|American Surgery Centers of South Texas||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alamo Heights Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|The Center for Special Surgery @ TCA||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center North Central||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Interventional Surgical Care||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alamo Ambulatory Surgical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Specialty Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Christus Santa Rosa Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|University Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|South Texas Surgical Center||Seguin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital Northwest||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|South Texas Regional Medical Center||Jourdanton||Acute Care Hospital|
|Guadalupe Valley Hospital||Seguin||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mckenna Ambulatory Surigical Center||New Braunfels||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|New Braunfels Surgical Center||New Braunfels||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Pasteur Plaza Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Northeast Baptist Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Nix Medical Center||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Baptist Medical Center||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - City Centre||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|The Spine Hospital of South Texas||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center V||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Texsan Heart Hospital||San Antonio||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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