How Much Does Toe Nail Removal Cost?
For those that have toe nail pain, or even for those that have a type of toe nail fungus, some Doctors will recommend that you get the toe nail removed 100%. One of the most common reasons this surgery is performed is because of an ingrown nail. This procedure is held under a local anesthesia.
How much is it?
- The surgery itself without insurance will generally cost anywhere from $250 to $1,200 for each toe. Multiple toes can lower the price down overall.
- For those with an insurance premium, some companies may cover the charges with your deductible. It’s best to call up your insurance to gather more information on how much it will cost you. If deemed medically necessary, the procedure will be covered.
What is going to be included?
- During the procedure, a local anesthesia will be administered to the toe. Using a pair of surgical scissors, the toenail will be removed. Using a nail bed, the nail will be destroyed so that it won’t come back. Afterwards, a cream will be applied and a gauze will be wrapped around the toenail. The toenail will have to be soaked for the upcoming weeks to ensure that the healing process goes according to plan.
- The surgery will be performed either at the hospital, or your local Doctor’s office. This procedure will more than likely take a few hours, and you can go home that same day.
What are the extra costs?
- Consultation fees and/or your typical exam fee may apply. The average Doctor’s visitation fee will vary anywhere from $50 to $250 per visit without insurance. Insurance will all depend on the plan that you carry.
- Medication will more than likely have to be prescribed after the procedure. Again, this will vary, depending on your insurance policy and more.
- Local anesthesia will be added as an additional expense on top of the surgery fee as well. Anesthesia will vary anywhere from $300 to $1,000 per session.
- Crutches may be required, depending on how many toes are going to be effected.
Tips to know:
- Some common side effects when needing to get rid of a toenail can include redness, pain and inflammation. If the infection becomes too severe, a yellow puss can be noticed.
- The most common toenail that is removed is on the big toe.
- While it’s hard to prevent an ingrown toenail due to a heredity or injury problem, be sure to not cut your nails short as well as be sure to wear comfortable footwear.
How can I save money?
- Consult with your Doctor to find other alternatives. For those with a fungus problem, there are many lower priced topical creams that can cure most fungus out there. Removing a toenail is an extreme measure that very few have to partake in. There are many alternatives that can be used to save the toenail from being removed.
- Foreign countries can offer this type of procedure at a lower cost. If choosing to go to a foreign country, be sure to do your adequate research to ensure that you know what you’re getting yourself into as each and every country is going to vary.