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If you have a spine condition, it may be necessary to perform surgery. Minimally invasive back surgery is preferable in most cases, because it treats spine conditions without requiring the use of invasive procedures. One advantage of minimally invasive back surgery is that it is usually more affordable than traditional back surgery, as we will explore below.
What Affects the Price of Surgery
The price of minimally invasive back surgery varies from case to case depending on a number of factors. Some key factors include:
- Type of surgery - Types of minimally invasive back surgery include nerve stimulation, laser spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, and stem cell therapy.
- How extensive surgery is - If more than one area needs to be treated, the procedure may be more costly. Similarly, it costs more to perform surgeries that are more complex.
- The doctor's office - Some doctors work hard to keep their costs to a minimum and pass those savings on to clients.
- Market fluctuations - The cost of medication and materials fluctuates from time to time, which leads the cost of treatment to fluctuate.
- Local cost of living - The cost of performing surgery and providing medical care is higher in areas with a higher cost of living.
Insurance covers the price of minimally invasive back surgery, which means that the biggest factor that determines what you pay out of pocket is your insurance coverage. The big numbers to know are your deductible and your copay. If you have a high deductible that has not been met, then you may need to pay a significant amount of the cost of surgery. If your insurance plan has a low deductible and copay, then you may be able to manage your share out of pocket with no issues.
You have a number of financing options to turn to if the cost of back surgery is too high to manage all at once. Many patients turn to patient financing companies to cover the price of minimally invasive back surgery. Other options include health care credit cards, traditional credit cards, loans, and lines of credit. It is recommended that patients review their options with an eye to what will work best in their particular case.
If you have chronic back pain, Dr. Sukdeb Datta would be happy to hear from you. To schedule your consultation today, please click below and enter your information or call the Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center at (212) 430-0312.