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Cost of benign skin lesion removal in Hawaii

The average cash price for benign skin lesion removal care in Hawaii is $298 at outpatient hospital. Read More

Average cash price in Hawaii

A common benign skin lesion removal at outpatient hospital facility in Hawaii includes

  Units Avg Cash price


Provider fee to remove benign lesion

Up to 14 lesions Standard
1 $85


Outpatient Hospital fee to remove benign lesion

level 1 Standard
1 $213
Total average cash price   $297.55

A benign lesion is a non-cancerous, abnormal skin growth. They are characterized by having different color, texture, size, or shape than the surrounding skin. 

A benign facial skin lesion typically grows slowly and does not spread to other areas of your body. Benign lesions are not dangerous in the same way as malignant growths, but they can cause serious problems if they interfere with the functioning of your facial muscles, mouth, nose, or eyes.

Examples of benign facial skin lesions include:

  • Moles and freckles
  • Warts
  • Blisters
  • Ulcers
  • Scars, such as acne scars
  • Sores
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Skin tags
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Lipomas

Depending on the type of lesion, your dermatologist may choose to perform a biopsy to ensure the growth is benign and determine which type of removal procedure is appropriate. Removal generally includes the following treatment options:

  • Scalpel removal: The practitioner uses a scalpel to shave the lesion away from your facial skin.

  • Electrosurgery: Electrical current or pulses are used to selectively destroy the abnormally growing cells.

  • Laser surgery: A high-energy laser is used to destroy abnormal skin tissue.

  • Curettage: Similar to scalpel removal; however, a round cutting loop is used rather than a flat-edged blade.

  • Cryosurgery: The lesion is removed by freezing the growth with a special instrument or cold liquid.

  • Mohs micrographic surgery: This technique may be used if the dermatologist suspects the benign growth may be turning cancerous. The lesion is cut away in small pieces, which are examined to ensure malignant areas are removed.

Benign lumps are not cancer, but some do increase your risk of developing cancer in the future. For this reason, your healthcare provider will continue to monitor the lump for any changes that could cause concern for cancer.

Benign skin lesions can grow over time, but their changes are minimal and happen slowly. Benign lesions are typically symmetrical, have clearly defined boundaries, and have a uniform appearance.

Benign skin lesions can become cancerous over time, which is why it is important to visit your dermatologist early about any lesions on your face and ensure you have quality health insurance that offers you thorough coverage. If you notice a growth changing in size, shape, or color, it is best to have it checked out.

About the benign skin lesion removal Average Cash Prices

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.

* 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.

Sidecar Health offers and administers a variety of plans including ACA compliant and excepted benefit plans. Coverage and plan options may vary or may not be available in all states.

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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