Spinal Fusion Cost and Spinal Fusion Procedures Information

A spinal fusion is a procedure in 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.

Spinal Fusion Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
Atlanta, GA Spinal Fusion Cost Average $19,500 - $53,400
Chicago, IL Spinal Fusion Cost Average $21,000 - $57,700
Dallas, TX Spinal Fusion Cost Average $19,600 - $53,900
Houston, TX Spinal Fusion Cost Average $19,400 - $53,100
New York, NY Spinal Fusion Cost Average $23,400 - $64,100
Washington, DC Spinal Fusion Cost Average $20,300 - $55,700
Miami, FL Spinal Fusion Cost Average $20,800 - $57,100
Los Angeles, CA Spinal Fusion Cost Average $27,800 - $76,200
Phoenix, AZ Spinal Fusion Cost Average $29,800 - $81,800
Philadelphia, PA Spinal Fusion Cost Average $23,400 - $64,300
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Specific Spinal Fusion Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Cervical Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $23,600 - $64,800
Cervical Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $15,700 - $43,200
Lumbar Anterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $25,500 - $70,100
Lumbar Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery Cost Average $34,300 - $94,300
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Featured Facilities that Perform Spinal Fusion

Name Location Price Range
Certified Providers Price Range
Blue Springs Surgery Center Orange City , FL $7,500 - $51,200
Providers Price Range
Midwest Surgery Center Wichita , KS $7,200 - $49,200
General Orthopaedics and Adult Spine Searcy , AR $8,100 - $54,900
Truckee Spinal Diagnostics Truckee , CA $13,100 - $89,600
Promenades Surgery Center Port Charlotte , FL $7,500 - $51,500
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Northampton , MA $21,700 - $148,300
Forrest General Hospital Hattiesburg , MS $14,500 - $99,300
Surgicare of Minneapolis Edina , MN $8,400 - $57,500
Apogee Outpatient Surgery Center Redding , CA $10,800 - $73,500
Paddock Park Surgery Center Ocala , FL $7,600 - $51,500
Novato Community Hospital Novato , CA $21,300 - $145,600
Salem Surgery Center Salem , OR $8,800 - $59,900
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City , KS $14,200 - $96,900
Wilmington Surg Care Wilmington , NC $7,800 - $52,900
Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Jackson , TN $8,300 - $56,600
Mountain Spine and Neurological Imaging Asheville , NC $15,000 - $102,600
Hawaii Medical Center West Ewa Beach , HI $20,100 - $137,300
Atlantic Surgery Center Murrells Inlet , SC $7,700 - $52,300
Texoma Medical Center Denison , TX $15,100 - $103,200
Ambulatory Surgical Care Merritt Island , FL $7,500 - $51,200
Saint Francis Medical Center Trenton , NJ $18,700 - $127,800
Pennock Hospital Hastings , MI $16,900 - $115,700
Oregon Surgicenter Springfield , OR $8,900 - $60,600
Lees Surgicenter Charleston , WV $6,700 - $45,300
Cape Surgery Center Sarasota , FL $7,800 - $53,000
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines Des Moines , IA $16,400 - $112,200
Saint Francis Hospital - Bartlett Bartlett , TN $13,500 - $92,400
Ouachita Surgical Hospital West Monroe , LA $14,900 - $101,800
Van Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery Rochelle , IL $9,700 - $66,000
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa , CA $11,000 - $75,200

More about Spinal Fusion Procedures

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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