How Much Does Shoulder Surgery Cost?

Shoulder surgery may be performed for a variety of reasons and can be treated in different ways.  Whether you have torn your rotator cuff or your shoulder has dislocated, your doctor may require some sort of surgical procedure.

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How much is it?

What is going to be included?

What are the extra costs?

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Average Reported Cost: $4510

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Kelly Albrecht (Pekin,  Illinois ) paid $20,000 and said:

    Small hospital, not that complicated of a procedure, pretty shocked at the price. Had debridement, general cleaning up of synovitis in shoulder, attempted biceps tenodesis but the anchor broke (!) so I ended up with an unplanned biceps tenotomy.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Joseph Rosa (Thornton,  Colorado) paid $9000 and said:

    Right side rotator cuff and tendons Kaiser Permanente was very professional in and out same day .

    Was it worth it? Yes

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