Hysterectomy Cost, Hospital Stay and Recovery Time Hysterectomy Cost If you are considering undergoing this surgery, there are several things to account for when estimating your hysterectomy cost. The following factors will affect the price of this procedure: • Hospital visits • • Diagnostic procedures • • Operation time • • Hospital stay • • Days out of work for recovery • • Insurance payment • • Medications that may be prescribed • • Recovery care costs • • Possible additional child care costs This surgery is not inexpensive. The price is generally in the area of $6,000 to $15,000, depending on the type of surgery and recovery involved. There will be surgical fees as well as staff fees. Remember that you do pay for each day spent in the hospital. Different types of this surgery will affect how many days you must remain in the hospital for observation. Here is a list containing the common types of this surgery with approximate recovery times: Type of Surgery Hospital Stay Recovery Time Total Abdominal 3-6 days 6 weeks Vaginal 1-3 days 4 weeks Laparoscopic-Assisted Vafinal (LAVH) 1-3 dats 4 weeks Laparoscopic-Assisted Supracervical (LHS) ! day or less 6 days Health insurance may cover this procedure. If it is a health-related surgery that your doctor recommends as treatment for an illness, most health insurance providers will cover the cost. Check with your provider for detailed information regarding your specific health plan. Some health insurance companies cover a percentage of the cost leaving a balance for you to pay, while others will cover everything minus a minimalco-pay. The vaginal procedure tends to cost the least. The laparoscopic-assisted procedures are more costly due to the type of equipment used to perform the operation. Studies indicate there is an insignificant difference in the cost between the total abdominal procedure and the laparoscopic-assisted supracervical surgery. The estimated different between the two is around $1,000. Although the laparoscopic procedures are more expensive, they do require a shorter recovery time in general. This may cut down loss of income due to missing work and other expenses that can stack up while your body recovers. Hysterectomy cost is an important reality to approach prior to undergoing to surgery. If you have financial concerns, speak openly with your doctor regarding them. In many cases your health care professional can alert you to ways of managing the bill that you might not have considered.
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