The following infographic does a great job of illustrating the cost of various surgeries as well as detailing how many of that operations are performed in a year.
IT’s worth noting that cost for these procedures vary by region and also from facility to facility. What would be ideal was if a surgery cost $x.xx amount no matter where you had it or who performed it. But unfortunately that is just not so. Hospitals and insurance companies are constantly renegotiating their agreed upon allowances and changing what they determine is “reasonable and customary.”
And don’t get me started on out and network verse in-network providers. I could rant about that for days.
I think something worth noting is that $7,985 average cost for a c-section is far from the the $25,000 bill I encountered when birthing my son. Luckily, much of that was covered by my health insurance. But there was still a large chuck that I was left paying.
I had to finance my little boy.
There something seriously wrong about that.