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Cost of femoral artery bypass surgery in District Of Columbia

The average cash price for femoral artery bypass surgery care in District Of Columbia is $24,722 at inpatient hospital. Read More

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Average cash price in District Of Columbia

A common femoral artery bypass surgery at inpatient hospital facility in District Of Columbia includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Vascular surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $142

Provider fee to use a vein graft to bypass a diseased or blocked artery

Intermediate Standard
1 $1,931

Facility

Admission for other blood vessel procedure(s)

Without complications Standard
1 $21,081

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $17

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 4 Standard
1 $289

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
586 $1,261
Total average cash price   $24,721.87

Femoral popliteal bypass surgery, which may also be referred to as a “fem-pop” bypass, is a surgical procedure in which a natural or synthetic graft is placed to redirect blood flow around an area of blockage caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). The bypass graft usually begins at the groin region in the femoral artery and will end at either the inner knee, calf, or foot area in the popliteal artery.

Femoral artery bypass surgery takes anywhere from one and a half up to six hours to complete.

The fem-pop bypass surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This means you will be asleep during surgery. Two incisions will be made on your leg; one at the starting point of the blockage, usually near the groin area, and a second at the end of the blockage. These incisions will be about four to eight inches long. 

The surgeon will either use one of your own veins from the other leg or a synthetic graft made from Dacron or plastic to create a bypass around the artery that is blocked. The graft is sewn to each end of the artery with tiny stitches. Once the bypass is in place, the surgeon may check to make sure circulation has been restored to your leg by performing a special x-ray called an arteriogram.

Femoral, popliteal bypass surgery is required to treat symptoms of PAD. These symptoms may include:

  • Claudication (leg muscle pain when walking)
  • Pain in the legs and feet at night
  • Leg and foot sores that won’t heal
  • Gangrene

The surgery is an option when conservative treatment options such as medications, smoking cessation, exercise, wound care have failed and options such as balloon angioplasty or stenting are not an option.

The following are symptoms of a blocked femoral artery:

  • Pain in the legs after activity
  • Weak or numb legs
  • One leg or foot is colder than the other
  • Sores on the legs or feet that won’t heal
  • A change in the color of your legs
  • Slow hair growth or loss of hair on legs and feet
  • Slowed growth of toenails
  • A weak or absent pulse in the legs or feet

Most patients will spend an average of two to five days in the hospital following popliteal bypass surgery. You’ll need to take a few weeks off from work. Your surgeon will tell you when it is okay for you to try more strenuous activities. Full recovery will take six to eight weeks.

Hospital staff will help you begin to walk one to two days after your surgery. Leg pain that you were having before surgery will resolve quickly afterward.

About the femoral artery bypass surgery Average Cash Prices

This procedure is most commonly performed at an In patient hospital.

Inpatient

Inpatient departments within a hospital provide treatments and procedures that require at least one overnight stay at the hospital. Inpatient hospital departments provide more than surgical procedures; they also provide acute and long-term care, including emergency room services, rehabilitation and additional treatments, psychiatric wards, and long-term nursing care. Procedures performed at an inpatient department will be among the most costly, but can't be avoided if your doctor requires hospital admittance for the treatment.

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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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