Cost of Nissen Fundoplication Surgery for GERD

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Amias
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   Posted 3/30/2013 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
What is the estimated cost of Nissen Fundoplication Surgery for GERD in USA these days? I don't have any health insurance. I m the resident of Toronto, Canada.

Any Information about this surgery in Canada?

Thanks

sumner
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   Posted 3/30/2013 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My bill showed total charges of $21,007.55. Thank goodness I have great insurance.

Amias
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   Posted 3/30/2013 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sumner, when was your surgery done and from which hospital?

Life is Good to me
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   Posted 3/30/2013 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine bill (including surgeon) was about $32,000 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Thank God for insurance!
Josie
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Amias
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   Posted 3/31/2013 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks josie

Silent world
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   Posted 4/1/2013 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My bill 28,000 USD cash

I had my surgery in Dubai with surgeon dr. Carson liu
He had came from santa Monica .

Amias
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   Posted 4/2/2013 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks silent world

There is a range of cost from $21000 to 32,000. Why there is difference in cost?

cat98037
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   Posted 4/4/2013 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My estimated surgery is $73,000. That does not include surgeon, anesthesiologist,radiologist, etc.......

Amias
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   Posted 4/4/2013 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cat98037, isn't that toooo expensive ? where the procedure was done? I mean which country which hospital ?

cat98037
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   Posted 4/5/2013 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgery was in Tacoma, WA. I am in the hospital for 4 days. Will be discharged tomorrow. It seems like a lot of money but you have to factor in the extended use of OR time, since this is a long surery. Also, different phases of the recovery room are expensive, too.

That being said, my NF surgery/hernia repair hospitalization was cheaper than my admission for aspiration pneumonia, which was because of GERD. That bill was over $96,000.

The good news for me is that I have already paid my deductible and reached out of pocket maximum, so my estimated NF surgery/hospital stay should be less than $500. For me, the real bills are from the surgeons and anesthesiologist.

Anatol
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   Posted 4/5/2013 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
In Russia the cost is from 5 to 10 USD. We make this operation with original not traumatic method also with good results. It's not Nissen plication with specifical complications.
Amias said...
What is the estimated cost of Nissen Fundoplication Surgery for GERD in USA these days? I don't have any health insurance. I m the resident of Toronto, Canada.

Any Information about this surgery in Canada?

Thanks

Retired Seabee
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   Posted 4/5/2013 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Irrespective of politics, the health care recipients cost in Russia or other countries that have socialized medicine does not reflect the true cost of whatever procedure that is in question.  Somebody is paying the train doctors and staff, build, equip and maintain the facilities and pay salaries.  If the government underwrites those costs, it is the taxpayers.  The true cost would be whatever the governments would charge a foreigner to have the same procedure.  And, I would guess that there are few foreigners who are flocking to any of those countries to go on an endless waiting list for health care.
 
In the US, few pay for their procedures directly.  Government programs or insurance companies pay all but a small co-pay for treatments.  In my own case I am a military retiree.  I received all my treatment from initial diagnosis to post-operative care at a military hospital.  I paid nothing.  I have the retirees medical program called Tricare.  I also have Medicare part A and B.  My medicine is also paid for by the military. 

sumner
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   Posted 4/15/2013 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Life is Good to me said...
Mine bill (including surgeon) was about $32,000 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Thank God for insurance!


LOL, Mine was done at Mayo Jacksonville.

stomach queen
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   Posted 4/27/2013 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
To the person who was enquiring about Nissen Fundoplication in the U.S and was from Canada.
No need to go to U.S. One of the top surgeons in North America is at St Mike's Hospital in Toronto. His name is Theodor Grancherov and he specializes in Nissens and Upper G.
I surgeries. Trust me, he was my surgeon and I had amazing care.
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