The Most Expensive Surgeries That Are Available In The United States Of America

Surgery is something that no one wants to go under. Unless it is the last thing that can save your life people will prefer to just take the medication. Not only are there dangers during the surgery and the risk of dying on the table is high, surgeries are also expensive.

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Even small surgeries can be outrageously priced and in some cases, they can even make people decide not to do them.  Yes, surgeries can give you a second life but in this economy, it can leave you alive and broke.

1Gastric Sleeve

This procedure is done for those who are trying to lose weight. In this procedure, the patient’s stomach is restricted so that they have to eat less. According to reports, the stomach’s size can be restricted down by 75%. Many people have opted for this procedure in order to lose weight with long-term benefits. The procedure is the lowest when it comes to cost on this list with a price tag of $16,000.

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2Gastric Bypass

This is a form of weight loss surgery that provides long term weight loss for the clinically obese. Once the surgery is performed the patient is only allowed to eat small portions of food. This is one of the most common procedures to treat morbid obesity. It is also used to treat other conditions like sleep apnea, type II diabetes and hypertension. This procedure will set you back $25,000

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3Knee Replacement

You can have a partial or full knee replacement surgery depending on your needs. In this procedure, the weight-bearing surface in the knees is replaced. This is done for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, cartilage defects, psoriatic arthritis, etc. The recovery takes around 10-12 weeks. The price for this is around $35,000.

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4Spinal Fusion

This is done for people who have degenerative disk disease, fractured vertebrae, spondylolisthesis, tumors, and herniated disks. In this procedure, the vertebrae are welded together so that they can heal as if they were just one long bone. The procedure is very intricate and has a long recovery period. This is a very expensive procedure that can cost around $110,000.

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5Pancreas transplant

This is something that is usually performed on people who suffer from type 1 diabetes. People who need a pancreas transplant are those whose pancreas is not producing enough insulin. In many cases, this is performed along with a kidney transplant which shots the price through the roof. Currently, you can get it done for $347,000.

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