I went through my medical files a while back and I came across my old statement from my first surgery repair in 2007. It was interesting to see the differences in cost from my first quadriceps rupture to the bilateral rupture I incurred years later. As you can see from the image below, the first time I had a ‘suture tendon’ repair done it costed $1,572. Now mind you, this was only the cost to repair my tendon. Additionally there were bills for the anesthesiologist, the hospital, and physical therapist.
|2007 Quad Tendon Repair Bill|
|2013 Bilateral Quad Repair Bill|
Fast forward to 2013 and my surgery costs are almost $4,000 dollars more since I ruptured both quads, even though the right leg was only a partial tear. I’m just thankful I had some good insurance to cover most of the surgery fee. However, since my insurance deductible wasn’t met, I was responsible for around $1,500 for the difference. The anesthesia charge was $1,200 and was reduced to $192 with insurance adjustments. The hospital stay was close to the same cost as my previous stay in 2007 which I found odd. I’m still in shock on how a short stay of less than half the day can run over seven grand. Thankfully the bulk of that fee was covered again by my insurance.