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Cost of cubital tunnel release surgery in Indiana

The average cash price for cubital tunnel release surgery care in Indiana is $2,155 at a surgery center versus $3,284 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 cubital tunnel release surgery performed at an outpatient hospital. Read More

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Average cash price in Indiana

A common cubital tunnel release surgery at surgery center facility in Indiana includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Hand surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $135

Provider fee to release and/or relocate ulnar (arm) nerve at wrist, or median nerve at carpal tunnel

Standard Standard
1 $529

Facility

Surgery center fee to release and/or relocate ulnar (arm) nerve at wrist, or median nerve at carpal tunnel

Standard Standard
1 $974

Imaging

Radiology fee for ultrasound of leg or arm

Limited Standard
1 $78

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $16

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 2 Standard
1 $131

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
149 $292
Total average cash price   $2,155.27

A common cubital tunnel release surgery at outpatient hospital facility in Indiana includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Hand surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $135

Provider fee to release and/or relocate ulnar (arm) nerve at wrist, or median nerve at carpal tunnel

Standard Standard
1 $529

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee to release and/or relocate ulnar (arm) nerve at wrist, or median nerve at carpal tunnel

level 1 Standard
1 $2,103

Imaging

Radiology fee for ultrasound of leg or arm

Limited Standard
1 $78

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $16

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 2 Standard
1 $131

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
149 $292
Total average cash price   $3,284.11

Cubital tunnel release surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to release the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is located along the inside of the elbow. If the nerve becomes entrapped, you may experience pain, numbness, and tingling that can occur from the elbow and radiate down to the hand. This condition is called ulnar nerve compression. If you’ve tried non-surgical treatments but continue to have pain and numbness, your doctor may recommend cubital tunnel release surgery.

Cubital tunnel release can be performed under general or regional anesthesia. With general anesthesia, you will be asleep. During regional surgery, the area of the operation is numbed, and you will be given a sedative to make sure you stay relaxed during the surgery. Cubital tunnel release is an outpatient same-day surgery. After being monitored in recovery after your surgery, you will be released home to recover.

Cubital tunnel release takes about one hour to perform. After surgery, you’ll spend another hour or two in recovery before being released from the hospital to return home.

There will be some pain and swelling after your surgery. Your doctor will prescribe medication to manage any discomfort. Keeping your arm elevated will help decrease swelling. Ice may also be used to reduce pain and swelling.

After cubital tunnel release surgery, you’ll be taken to the recovery room and monitored before being released home. Your arm will be in a splint to hold it still. The splint will stay in place for a week or two after surgery. At your follow-up appointment with the surgeon, the splint will be removed. 

Some discomfort following surgery is normal. Your doctor will help design a rehabilitation plan that may include medication to keep you comfortable and physical therapy. Pain and numbness that were present before your surgery will begin to subside, but it may take a few months to resolve completely.

You will be able to resume light activity immediately after surgery. Most people return to work a week or two after surgery. How quickly you return to work will depend on the type of job you have. Physical therapy will be ordered to help with rehabilitation. You may need to wear a brace for a few weeks after surgery. It may take several weeks for complete recovery. However, any numbness or pain you had before the surgery should go away within a few months of the procedure.

After your surgery, you will need to rest your arm initially. Do not lift anything heavier than a glass of water for the first two weeks after surgery. After that, how quickly you can return to work will depend on the work you do and how much you need to use your arm. 

Do not drive until you are no longer taking narcotic pain medications.

Cubital tunnel release surgery is highly effective. The cubital tunnel release surgery is 87% effective in relieving symptoms of ulnar nerve compression.

About the cubital tunnel release surgery 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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