View Full Version : CYSTO/HYDRO Cost of Procedure?
06-10-2004, 11:16 AM
Hi all. I know that costs vary depending on location, insurance, etc. My dr's office is closed for the day and I was wondering about the cost for the procedure. We just got new insurance with a very high per person deductable and with summer vacation plans I am getting a bit concerned. I am considering post-poning the procedure until later in the summer after we travel. I am so confused right now because everything is new territory.
I know this type of disclosure is a bit taboo but I would really appreciate any input, either here or by pmsg. Thanks.
06-10-2004, 11:29 AM
Well, I think we are allowed to talk about costs. I don't mind discussing mine anyway. Basically, I got a bill from the laboratory that did the pre-op tests (about $80), a bill from the urologist who did the surgery (about $500), a bill from the anesthesiologist (I forgot, but I think it was another $500 or so), and a bill from the hospital (that was the biggie because of drugs, nursing care, etc -- it was about $3370). So, it was about $4500 in charges...
Luckily, my insurance covered most of it -- I think I had to pay $10 for the pre-op testing, about $30 for the uro's bill, about $50-100 for the anesthesiologist, and $391 for the hospital.
So I guess it was about $500-$550 out of pocket.
Not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but not as expensive as it could have been...
Mine cost about $10,000. I think. Out of my pocket (20% BlueCross copays) was about $1300 (hospital, urologist, anesthesiologist, lab tests). Ouch!
06-10-2004, 04:15 PM
I can't stop crying. I am shaking and feel so horrible.
Basically, we had a family trip planned to IN in two weeks to see my hubbie's side of the family. We haven't been there in 3 1/2 yrs. Our youngest was just a baby and is now 4 yrs. old. But because we have to pay $3K just for my deductable on my cysto/hydro next week, we have decided tonight to cancel the trip. Well, I should say that the decision was left up to me. My hubby isn't convinced that I need the cysto/hydro and rambled on about how it seems that there are other alternatives for my uro to diagnose my condition. I showed him the ICN information about procedures, etc., and he just said (very coldly and with no feeling) to just do what I have to do.
This isn't the first time that I have had health concerns. And this isn't the first time that he hasn't shown tenderness when I needed it. I can't even tell him what I DO need from him in these situations without him getting defensive and feel like he is being attacked or doing something wrong. I hate my life right now. I just wish that he could feel the pain in my body for one moment. Just one stinkin moment! What is it with this OVER EMOTIONAL CRAP!!! I am not normally like this and I feel like I can't get ahold of myself. I'm confused about how I feel, I can't remember things that I could before, I'm not hungry like I usually am, I have very little patience, I daydream most of the time and can't focus.
Epiffany......I can not be responsible for how my hubby handles himself in response to these situations. He needs space to work this crap out on his own. Not everyone needs to chit chat about their feelings, especially men.
Thank you guys for replying to my post. I knew that the cost would be substancial, I just have to accept the situation as it is.
06-10-2004, 04:25 PM
My hubby is working on becoming a reformed doo-doo head so I have been in your place, with the same issues. He has been very supportive as of late--I hope it stays that way. If you ever feel kike you need to vent, please get ahold or me. What finally started the turn around for me started on a day that he read some of my posts here while I wasn't around. the boards were still on and the rest is history.....
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