Seattle, WA Spinal Fusion Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Fusion in Seattle costs $40,109 on average when you take the median of the 58 medical providers who perform Spinal Fusion procedures in Seattle, WA. The least expensive Spinal Fusion in Seattle is $15,700 for a Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery while the most expensive Spinal Fusion list price is $34,200 for a Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery. There are 4 different types of Spinal Fusion 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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Procedure Price Range
Cervical Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $23,500 - $64,600 Free Quote
Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $15,700 - $43,100 Free Quote
Lumbar Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $25,400 - $69,900 Free Quote
Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $34,200 - $94,100 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Fusion Providers in Seattle, WA

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

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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