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Cost of arthroscopic shoulder joint tissue removal in Nevada

The average cash price for arthroscopic shoulder joint tissue removal care in Nevada is $3,561 at a surgery center versus $5,390 at an outpatient hospital. While a surgery center may offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full range of support services that outpatient hospital provides, it may still be worth the (34%) you'd save when comparing the cost of arthroscopic shoulder joint tissue removal performed at an outpatient hospital. Read More

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Average cash price in Nevada

A common arthroscopic shoulder joint tissue removal at surgery center facility in Nevada includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Orthopedic surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $133

Provider fee to remove shoulder joint tissue using endoscope

Standard Standard
1 $791

Facility

Surgery center fee to remove shoulder joint tissue using endoscope

Standard Standard
1 $1,622

Imaging

Radiology fee for wrist or elbow MRI

Standard Standard
1 $324

Radiology fee for shoulder x-ray

2+ views Standard
1 $46

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $16

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $203

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
211 $426
Total average cash price   $3,560.86

A common arthroscopic shoulder joint tissue removal at outpatient hospital facility in Nevada includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Orthopedic surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $133

Provider fee to remove shoulder joint tissue using endoscope

Standard Standard
1 $791

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee to remove shoulder joint tissue using endoscope

level 3 Standard
1 $3,451

Imaging

Radiology fee for wrist or elbow MRI

Standard Standard
1 $324

Radiology fee for shoulder x-ray

2+ views Standard
1 $46

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $16

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $203

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
211 $426
Total average cash price   $5,390.46

Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement is a relatively common, non-invasive medical process during which a surgeon uses an arthroscopy procedure to view the inside of your shoulder joint. The surgeon then makes small cuts to address tissue that is affecting your shoulder mobility or causing pain. 

Arthroscopic debridement is recommended for those whose shoulder pain does not improve with non-surgical interventions, such as physical therapy, rest, or medication.

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.

Because arthroscopic shoulder surgery only involves small cuts rather than large incisions, most people remain awake during the procedure. However, you may require regional anesthesia via spinal injection to numb the upper body or general anesthetic for more extensive tissue removal. If you receive general anesthesia, you are unconscious for the duration of the procedure. 

Before going in for arthroscopic shoulder surgery, make sure your health insurance covers both inpatient and outpatient surgeries in case your doctor finds that you need an open surgical procedure.

Recovery from shoulder debridement is likely to take several weeks or months, depending on your general health and immune system. Shoulder debridement is usually an outpatient surgery, and in most cases, the surgery is complete within less than an hour. Expect to remain under medical care for an additional one to two hours after surgery.

Expect to miss about three to four days of work after your shoulder arthroscopy. You’ll need to take time to rest and deal with initial swelling and discomfort. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations and aftercare instructions, especially if your job requires you to move your arm and shoulders.

Following a shoulder arthroscopy, avoid driving, limit your activities, and do not use your arm or shoulder for the first few days. Do not shower until your wound is no longer draining, and avoid soaking or scrubbing your incisions when you bathe. It is best to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks and speak with your doctor about resuming activities that require the use of your shoulder.

About the arthroscopic shoulder joint tissue removal Average Cash Prices

This procedure is most commonly performed at either a surgery center or an outpatient hospital.

Surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are independent, licensed medical facilities that are governed by distinct regulatory requirements compared with a hospital. Procedures performed at an ASCs are often less expensive than when they are performed at an outpatient hospital, but they typically offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full-range of support services that a hospital provides.

Outpatient facilities are outpatient departments or clinics that may be within or next to a hospital, but is owned and run by the affiliated hospital. These facilities can perform surgical treatments and procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Procedures performed at an outpatient hospital are often more expensive than when they are performed in an ambulatory surgery center, but outpatient hospitals may offer more complimentary and support services for patients because they are connected to the hospital system.

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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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