Before you have surgery, discuss with your physician his/her fees, as well as other fees you will incur. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The surgeon's fee for surgery
Hospital fees (if you require hospitalization)
Check with the hospital's business office regarding these rates; your physician/surgeon should be able to give you an approximate idea of how long you will be in the hospital.
Separate billing for other services
You will also be billed separately for the professional services of others who might be involved in your care, such as the assisting surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical consultants.
Check with your health plan prior to surgery to be certain of what portion of the costs you will be responsible for. If your anticipated costs present a problem, discuss other financial solutions with your physician prior to the surgery.