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How much more does the davinci robot hysterectomy cost compared to the regular one?

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Costs you the same

Insurance companies reimburse the most for an open hysterectomy, from which you will need about six weeks to return to work.
The reimbursement to the surgeon is the same for laparoscopic and robotic, both of which can often get you back to work in 2 weeks (still no sex for 8 weeks.) those of us who have put in the time to learn robotic surgery do it because it is the best thing for our patients.

In brief: Costs you the same

Insurance companies reimburse the most for an open hysterectomy, from which you will need about six weeks to return to work.
The reimbursement to the surgeon is the same for laparoscopic and robotic, both of which can often get you back to work in 2 weeks (still no sex for 8 weeks.) those of us who have put in the time to learn robotic surgery do it because it is the best thing for our patients.
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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The fees for the doctor are generally similar to a laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy.
An open hysterectomy usually costs more. The hospital charges can vary. Have your doctors office check with your insurance company and compare costs. Remember, you can return to work much sooner after davinci, so that can help save you money, too.

In brief: Depends

The fees for the doctor are generally similar to a laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy.
An open hysterectomy usually costs more. The hospital charges can vary. Have your doctors office check with your insurance company and compare costs. Remember, you can return to work much sooner after davinci, so that can help save you money, too.
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Da Vinci cost

Not really any more than non-robotic surgery.
It costs the hospital more, but insurance companies generally don't reimburse any more for a robotic operation. Generally, that means the patient isn't really going to pay any more. Robotic surgery is the standard of care for some operations like prostatectomies, and you don't even have an option of doing it non-robotically.

In brief: Da Vinci cost

Not really any more than non-robotic surgery.
It costs the hospital more, but insurance companies generally don't reimburse any more for a robotic operation. Generally, that means the patient isn't really going to pay any more. Robotic surgery is the standard of care for some operations like prostatectomies, and you don't even have an option of doing it non-robotically.
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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on who asked

There have been several studies which show that the costs of robotic surgery are not significantly more, and in fact, can be less than a similar laparosopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
This is largely surgeon dependent. In a recent harvard study from 2011 the total cost to society in a well designed study was lowest for robotic surgery including depreciation! p.S. Really, we do the surgery.

In brief: Depends on who asked

There have been several studies which show that the costs of robotic surgery are not significantly more, and in fact, can be less than a similar laparosopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
This is largely surgeon dependent. In a recent harvard study from 2011 the total cost to society in a well designed study was lowest for robotic surgery including depreciation! p.S. Really, we do the surgery.
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Robotic cost more

Numerous studies have shown robotic hysterectomy to cost significantly more than laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy.
Recovery from both are similar to robotic hysterectomy.

In brief: Robotic cost more

Numerous studies have shown robotic hysterectomy to cost significantly more than laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy.
Recovery from both are similar to robotic hysterectomy.
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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No difference

Unless your hospital or health system adds a surcharge, the cost should be the same.
Your cost could be a lot less if you factor in the cost of the stay in the hospital. Most of my patients, about 85%, will go home the same day after a davinci hysterectomy.

In brief: No difference

Unless your hospital or health system adds a surcharge, the cost should be the same.
Your cost could be a lot less if you factor in the cost of the stay in the hospital. Most of my patients, about 85%, will go home the same day after a davinci hysterectomy.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Varies

The cost to the patient or insurance company is about the same.
The cost for the materials for the procedure varies depending on exactly what the surgeon uses, but it could be more or less than the costs for other routes. The benefits in decreased recovery time, decreased inpatient time, the decreased time to return to work, the decreased amount of pain medications, etc will more than offset.

In brief: Varies

The cost to the patient or insurance company is about the same.
The cost for the materials for the procedure varies depending on exactly what the surgeon uses, but it could be more or less than the costs for other routes. The benefits in decreased recovery time, decreased inpatient time, the decreased time to return to work, the decreased amount of pain medications, etc will more than offset.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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