If you're considering surgery, your doctor and hospital should be able to give you an estimate to help you decide. See if you can get a written estimate.
Make sure they know you don't expect to pay twice as much as insurance would pay for your care. Usually insurance pays somewhere between 40 and 70% of what is billed because of negotiated discounts.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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