Seattle, WA Disc Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Disc Replacement Surgery in Seattle costs $26,955 on average when you take the median of the 58 medical providers who perform Disc Replacement Surgery procedures in Seattle, WA. There are 1 different types of Disc Replacement Surgery provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 $16,600 - $45,700 Free Quote

Compare Disc Replacement Surgery Providers in Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Bel-red Ambulatory Surgical Facility Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Medical Centers Ambulatory Surgical Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Seattle Surgery Center Burien Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Bellevue ASC Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
ASC Polyclinic Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Hill Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Surgical Center Kirkland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Issaquah ASC Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Lynnwood ASC Lynnwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center Enumclaw Enumclaw Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Rainier Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Auburn Outpatient Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Cedar Medical Specialties Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Everett Bone and Joint Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
West Tacoma Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
North Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Southlake Clinic Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery Edmonds Ambulatory Surgical Center
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Tacoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Valley Arlington Surgery Center Arlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Issaquah Surgery Center Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trask Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Surgery Center Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kemp Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillside Medical Surgery Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
St Joseph Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way South ASC Federal Way Ambulatory Surgical Center
Smc Day Surgery Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
The Multispecialty Surgency Center Shoreline Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cabrini Tower Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Valley General Hospital Monroe 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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