Hi Silent world,
Welcome to Healing Well! I can't help you with surgical costs, but I can offer you this link for the US News and World Report magazine's list of top hospitals for gastroenterology. It provides a starting point, at least. Good luck in you search!
Also...I do know someone who had her surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and it was done by Dr. Rice. She was very impressed with Dr. Rice, the staff, and the hospital.
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Post Edited (dencha) : 8/30/2012 7:55:47 AM (GMT-6)