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Old 11-12-2014, 04:23 PM
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Curious if you know what a two level lumbar would cost?
Drew,

I don't know. I can ask them.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:50 PM
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I have just started to get some of the bills from my surgery here in the states. It isn't cheap. I do remember when I got a quote from Dr. Ritter-Lang for three disc it was 80K. So I would say in Europe about $27,000 per disc which includes everything.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:39 AM
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Default L4-S1 M6 ADR with Dr. Feil from ATOS

I just got a quote for a total of $48,000 for the L4-S1 M6 ADR.
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Quoted 29,500 euros which is 32,100 USD depending on the exch. rate
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Cheryl ~

What are you having done by Dr. Clavel for that price? Thx.
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2013 - 2015: epidurals 3 times (again did nothing) and 4 Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) procedures.
2016 more RFAs, hit the 10 year mark of this insanity and pain, 3 level M6-C ADR with Dr. Clavel May 19, 2016
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I have just started to get some of the bills from my surgery here in the states. It isn't cheap. I do remember when I got a quote from Dr. Ritter-Lang for three disc it was 80K. So I would say in Europe about $27,000 per disc which includes everything.
The quote shouldn't be the same cost per disc since there is a fixed-fee cost element for the procedure, i.e. the hospital stay is the same length no matter how many discs you get and certain operating room elements are the same no matter what. The cost should then go up by disc, i.e. each disc costs $X + and you are in the OR longer per disc which cost $Y per disc say.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:36 PM
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Perhaps this pricing is similar to US doctors too. Check the higher volume clinics.
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Default UK pricing

I used to be able to go private (£180 per consulation) then go between NHS (free) and private as it suited. Mri scan under anesthetic was £900, bone scan £400 etc etc

This has now been stopped in the UK.

Initially I was quoted £30,000 for my two level ADR, I was seriously thinking of putting the house up for sale and then after pushing the PCT

NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts - information - Grace Care

and proved I was in the area covered they agreed the operation could be done on the NHS (free)

Looking once more how to proceed as I am back almost to square one.

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01, Discogram
01, Graf Ligament Stabilisation at L4/L5
05, facet injections
05, bone scan which revealed screws from Graf op had come loose
06, screws removed, "Dynesis procedure" attempted
07, ADR (artificial disc replacement) at L4/L5 L5/S1... Charite discs
2011, Feeling great.
2015, xray and ct scan reveal arthritis and recommend either pain management or 3 level fusion?
2015 May, had fascet injections ...no pain relief.
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:05 PM
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Please see post 91 on my thread. I contacted a bunch of members and put together a spreadsheet on costs for ADR surgery in Europe and the US. Hope this helps others to plan for surgery.

FYI - In the US, the Mobi-C manufacturer is helping people to fight for insurance coverage if you use their disc.

http://www.adrsupport.org/forums/f63...9/index10.html
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2006: epidural shots did nothing; 2 surgeons recommended 2 level fusion, I declined.
2007 - 2010 4 foraminotomy and cord decompression cervical surgeries and 2 endoscopic discectomy T7-T8 surgeries; total 6 with Dr. Jho (Pittsburgh,PA) My C6/C7 autofused around 2009.
2013 - 2015: epidurals 3 times (again did nothing) and 4 Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) procedures.
2016 more RFAs, hit the 10 year mark of this insanity and pain, 3 level M6-C ADR with Dr. Clavel May 19, 2016
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:01 PM
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The Cost is probably about 30K US, for one level, and the second, maybe another 7500, so if the indications are there, for two level, (like I had) go for it.

As with all surgeries, especially the lower two lumbar, there will be distraction issues afterward, and some maybe permanent, some of the damage may have already been done.

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