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Unread 04-30-2002, 01:27 PM
hysterectomy costs

Hi everyone. I am facing tah-bso soon. I am in the process fo planning finacially. I have no clue what the average cost of this surgery will be. I live in Colorado. Would be grateful if I could be directed to a web sight, etc that would be helpful in my research. This is a wonderful web sight, I refer to it often.
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Unread 04-30-2002, 01:55 PM
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Hi and welcome to Hyster Sisters!

Why not call up your doctor and ask for the ball park figure? Or you could call the hospitals in your area and ask. I think most have financial offices that could help you. I really don't know of any sites that would offer this. Maybe someone else does?

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Unread 04-30-2002, 02:02 PM
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There was a thread about hyst costs a while back -- try doing a search using the purple button at the upper right of the screen. Fascinating stuff.

I *think* costs vary, somewhere between $10k and $25k. If you're paying out of pocket, you may be able to get a discount from your doc. I've heard of women doing that.

Good luck!

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Unread 04-30-2002, 02:10 PM
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I haven't seen a bill for the DR or the anesthesiologist yet, but my total hospital bill was $5835.94. I had surgery and stayed for 48 hours after.
Unread 04-30-2002, 03:17 PM
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Hi there...Sorry that you are in the same boat that I was!

My doctor's fees were around 7600.00, and total hospital was about 14,000. Anesthesia I think ran around 1200.00. I stayed in the castle for 3 days...Hope this helps you out, as depressing as it is!

Good Luck!

Unread 04-30-2002, 03:18 PM
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Bills are still rolling in, rather insurance notices of the costs. I'd say it was around $10,000, and that was because of the discount given to the insurance provider. $15,000-$18,000 may be more realistic.

Some of the people you'll have to pay are Doc, hospital, anesthetist, any extra departments (I had an ultra sound on my legs to check for clotting when I complained of leg pain), and any specialists they call in. They charge you for stuff like aspirin, so if you take any meds now, take them with you. The hospital will charge you outrageous prices for that stuff. See if you can buy a surgical binder too. It's a big piece of elastic that wraps around your abdomen and 'Velcros' shut. It keeps your stomach from dragging on the floor, and the hospital will charge champagne prices for it.

They gave me an instrument to use to exercise my lungs. It's a plastic thing that you inhale on a mouthpiece to raise a cylinder. Insurance was charged $100 for respiratory therapy.
Unread 04-30-2002, 04:12 PM
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They charge you for stuff like aspirin, so if you take any meds now, take them with you. The hospital will charge you outrageous prices for that stuff.
Before you take ANY meds to the hospital with you you need to get permission from your DR. If he gives his permission you still MUST tell your caregivers BEFORE you take any medication. They will be giving you meds also and this is to avoid possible overdosing or a potentially dangerous drug interaction. Even something that seems as harmless as aspirin or even stool softeners.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE sisters - don't take medication without your caregivers knowledge. While you are in the hospital your health and well-being is their responsibility, don't unkowingly put your life in jeopardy.
Unread 04-30-2002, 05:25 PM
hysterectomy costs

Thank you ladies for such a quick response to my question on costs. Have insurance but you know they only pay so much, 80/20. I feel like I have a thousand new friends
Unread 04-30-2002, 05:25 PM
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I can not fathom having to pay for this surgery out of pocket.

Because of my income level (lost my job when my boss told me to chose between a doctors appointment and my job) I am getting help from the state to pay my medical bills. I live in California, and I have no idea what might be available in your state but it is worth a look.

It is a little humbling to ask for the help. But, a Social Worker friend of mine pointed out that this is the sort of thing the system was designed for.

I hope this helps.
Unread 04-30-2002, 05:39 PM
hysterectomy costs

Hi there,

I am also a LIW in Colorado, and I recently wondered the same thing. I called my doctor's billing office and asked them. This is only MY doctor's charges, not hospital, anesthesiology, etc. HIS personal fee is $2,095.00.

I plan on calling the hospital I'm going to and asking them the same sort of questions. (My hospital is Sweedish).

I too recommend calling your doctor, and your palace.

Good luck to you!


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