A bunion is a bony bump that develops on the base of your big toe. Bunions can usually be managed with over the counter, non-invasive treatments, but sometimes surgery is required to remove the bunion. Here is a closer look at how much removing a bunion costs.
How much does removal cost?
If you have health insurance, the cost for bunion removal includes a co-pay or coinsurance of 10% to 50% of the cost—however, bunion treatment may not always be covered by health insurance. Some insurance plans consider treatment for bunions cosmetic. Check with your provider to see what they’ll cover.
If you don’t have insurance, the cost of bunion removal averages from about $3000 to $4700. The cost largely depends on the complexity of your case and geographical location. Removal is less expensive in southern states and more expensive on the east and west costs.
What’s included in the cost?
Costs include the physician's fee, post-op care, facility services, and anesthesia services.
Are discounts available?
Check with your hospital and doctor to see if they give a discount to uninsured or cash-paying patients. Many hospitals and doctors provide discounts of up to 35% for these patients.
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