11 years 4 months ago - 11 years 4 months ago#24618by Patricia
My CT was done prior to cystoscopy but that was due to gross hematura and finding a diagnosis. I also had a CT done prior to my RC.
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I may not be much help here but i do know that it is way cheaper to do this procedure as an outpatient. Mine was done this way at Memorial Sloan in NYC and i was on my way about 45 minutes after i woke up with no complications. The better the surgeon the less complications. Have you called someone like MSK and asked them prices? Since your father has no insurance i wonder if the Patient Advocacy Group could give you some advise?
My father in law (64) recently was diagnosed with high-grade transitional cell, and is possibly non-invasive. But tumor is very very large and at least one urologist declined to do surgery because of the size.
We have not been able to get ANY feedback from nurses or hospitals about estimate of cost for TURBT with maybe one night stay at hospital. People told us the anesthesia is most expensive part, but no one wants to give just a ROUGH estimate! We need to prepare since he has no insurance, does not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, and unfortuantely, we are not well-off either.
Anyone can at least ballpark/guesstimate a range for us???? They did say that the surgeon part only would be about $3500.... i just don't know what else goes into pricing.
We live in NY/NJ area.