Friday, September 30, 2011

How Much Does Laproscopic Gall Bladder Surgery Cost

If you are looking at having gall bladder surgery to have your gall bladder removed you might be wondering how much does gall bladder surgery cost? This would be especially important if you have to foot the entire medical bill if you have no insurance. The costs for gall bladder surgery vary widely depending on if you have normal or laproscopic surgery or if you have to stay overnight in the hospital. The price for gall bladder surgery also varies depending on where you are in the United States. I can only give you an example of what I was recently quoted. I'll be having my gall bladder removed in a hospital and if all goes well it will be labroscopic surgery. The hospital called wanting 10% down and quoted me $6700 for the cost of the procedure. Now that number could easily increase if there are complications or if they are unable to take the gall bladder out labroscopically. In addition to the $6700 they are quoting I likely have racked up another $3000 from visiting the ER and follow up consultation with a surgeon. Hopefully that gives you some idea of what to expect cost wise. Ideally you'll have health insurance that will cover most or all of the cost of the procedure.