Day surgery facilities are usually less expensive than hospitals for surgery. Ask to speak with the billing department and/or patient advocacy office for help getting all the financial info you need and to see if they have any charity programs or discount options for people without insurance. Also, sometimes they're willing to arrange for you to make monthly payments instead of making you pay the whole thing all at once. And sometimes there are discounts if you pay the whole thing when you show up for surgery. Ask lots of questions, make sure you read all the fine print, and never assume anything -- always ask!
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, homeopathy.