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boomer4593

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Surgeon costs
« on: May 12, 2015, 05:42:48 PM »
My doctor who I want to do my resurfacing is out of network, so the coverage is only 60%. 

Does anyone have an estimate of doctor fees for the surgery? 

The hospital where the surgery is done is in-network at 90%. 

What do you think my out of pocket costs would be?  Rough estimate....

Thanks

Tim Bratten

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Re: Surgeon costs
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 10:38:23 AM »
De Smet charges about 2,000 Euros for surgeon fees, so 40% would be 800 Euros. Hospital fees, on the other hand, at least in the US, tend to be very high. On this site I saw someone complain that the hospital fees for the surgery were 80 grand (10% would be 8,000 dollars) so maybe you should get an estimate before you commit.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 10:44:34 AM by Tim Bratten »
Botched LHR by Dr. Vilicich 06-17-2010 revised by Koen De Smet 02-14-2012
RHR Koen De Smet 02-05-2014

MattJersey

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Re: Surgeon costs
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 04:03:38 PM »
Www.mcminncentre.co.uk cite approx GBP14k all in.

Surgeons fee is GBP2400, anaesthetist GBP800 I believe, the rest is implant and hospital stay (5 nights).

28 April 2015, RBHR Mr McMinn

Comfortably Numb

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Re: Surgeon costs
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 06:26:27 PM »
My doctor who I want to do my resurfacing is out of network, so the coverage is only 60%. 

Does anyone have an estimate of doctor fees for the surgery? 

The hospital where the surgery is done is in-network at 90%. 

What do you think my out of pocket costs would be?  Rough estimate....

Thanks

I am on Medicare and my surgeon Dr. Gross, understandably, does not accept Medicare patients.  I so much wanted him to do my surgery that I paid his fee ($4000) and his assistant's fee ($1000) out of pocket.  So this should give you your worst case scenario with him ($2000@60%).  Well worth it IMO to get him.  The hospital he uses accepts Medicare patients so I lucked out there.  You should give Providence NE Orthopedic Hospital a call and see how you would fare there with your plan.
Right HR, April 29, 2015, Dr. Gross and Lee Webb; Uncemented Biomet Magnum 60/54 and Recap AHA 54;
30 degree angle

luann again

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Re: Surgeon costs
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 04:53:31 AM »
If I remember correctly, seems my hip's entire cost (thank goodness I had great insurance) was about $40,000.
Good luck.  5 years, soon and I'm going strong.
If you can, try to base your decision on the BEST and most experienced surgeon.
Lu
Dr. Sparling WA Wright C+ 2010 right hip, petite female done at age 45

 

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