My surgery at a top notch hospital with one of the best robitic surgeons in the country was only $21,000 total in 2007. $15,000 for the hospital and $6,000 for the surgeon. My insurance paid $12,000 to the hospital and $3500 to the surgeon and they never billed me for the rest.
Age 56, Biopsy 6/2007 - PSA 4.5, 2 of 12 with <5% cancer Gleason 6
Surgery 9/2007 Strong Memorial, Rochester NY with Dr. Jean Joseph (1300 plus surgeries)
Path - Negative margins, cancer in 20% examined tissue, Gleason 6
Post Op - No ED issues, full erections without drugs, used 5-7 pads a day for 3 months. Now dry except for stress leaks now and then.
All post op psa's <.04