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How much does a hysterectomy cost? Depends on the kind of hysterectomy, of course, and where it takes place.

A community member sent in the bill here from a procedure in a Pasadena hospital. Total charges weere $125,585.84, insurance company writedown of $107,674.84. The insurer paid $13,607.52, and the patient was responsible for $4,303.48.

Here’s a list of cash prices posted online and included in our hospitals database of big-ticket items from providers across the nation.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...