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How painful is shoulder debridement?

Shoulder debridement is a quick, minimally painful surgery. There are multiple anesthesia options available to patients who undergo the procedure. Typically, you will receive an injection that uses nerve blockers to numb your shoulder, leaving you pain-free during the surgery. You may want to check your insurance coverage to see what anesthetist options it covers. 

After the surgery, you may experience pain and swelling for several weeks. Your doctor can talk with you about appropriate treatment options, such as over-the-counter pain medications or prescription opioids.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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