How much does gall bladder surgery cost? $5,865 or $94,897?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

How much does gall bladder surgery cost? $5,865 or $94,897?

(Updated 2022) Q: How much does gallbladder surgery or removal cost? A: Anywhere from $5,865 to $94,897. Here’s another one: How can a person with good insurance wind up paying $6,104.64 for gallbladder surgery? Well, it’s not hard. (This post first appeared on credit.com, where I am a contributor.) We set out on this quest […]

Hospital price lists: Arizona system publicizes cash rates

Hospital price lists: Arizona system publicizes cash rates

SUMMARY: New transparency tools land in our laps every day. Today’s discovery: the Arizona hospital system that’s publishing cash or self-pay prices.     Jeanne PinderJeanne 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 […]

How much does a gall bladder removal cost? $1,111 or $13,975?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

How much does a gall bladder removal cost? $1,111 or $13,975?

(Updated 2022) A friend writes: “This year I underwent surgery to have my gall bladder removed.  As a recent retiree, I decided to pay a little more attention to both the services I received and their cost. I am fortunate to have great insurance that I receive through my last employer.  And I confess, that […]