I went in Yesterday and met with a Neuro Surgeon and I have the surgery scheduled for next Wednesday. I have to admit I am pretty darn nervous :S . I have had Surgery before, but never on my spine. I am getting a lot of great info from reading all of the previous posts in this forum, but I am curious to know; Thankfully I have been gainfully employed and have pretty good Insurance. I just got a call today from the hospital where I am going in for the procedure and they told me it is a $500.00 deductible. (not really a big deal because i would pay/do anything to finally have this fixed) But I am curious; How much is this going to cost the Insurance Comapny? Or better yet, if you had no insurance, what would THAT bill look like after all was said and done including Post op care (P/T, pain med prescriptions), etc..
Anyone know? (within a ballpark at least) I am guessing over 40 or 50K but I could be way off over or under for all I know.