In this era of spiraling costs for medical care, it is important that everyone acts responsibility to make cost efficient choices. The costs for hysterectomy include professional fees (anesthesia, the operating surgeon, a surgical assistant and the pathologist) and the hospital charges.
The following chart illustrates average hospital charges for various forms of hysterectomy in Atlanta. These charges will vary depending up what disposable equipment your surgeon used and what were her/his operating time. More experienced and more efficient surgeons who are cost conscience can reduce these average charges by 25-35%. Typically, hospitals will discount these charges significantly for self-paying patients.
|Procedure||CPT||Average Hospital Charges 2012||Approximate Self Pay Charges 40% discount|
|Total Abdominal Hysterectomy||58150||$22000||$13200|
|Total Vaginal Hysterectomy||58260||$16334||$9800|
|Total Laparoscopic Hysterect||58570||$28056||$16822|
|Laparoscopic Supracervical Hyst||58544||$22000||$13200|
|Laparoscopic Ass’t Vaginal Hyst||58550||$23553||$14141|
|Laparoscopic Robotic Hysterect||**||$28056||$16822|
** In 2012, there was no specific code for the use of robotic surgery for laparoscopic hysterectomy. The total charges for laparoscopic hysterectomy with or without the robot are mixed together. Analysis of charges for patients with laparoscopic hysterectomies without the robot suggests that the additional charges for robotic use are approximately $10,000.