Just so, what is the cost of a cervical fusion?
Average national costs were about $14,000 for asingle-level ACDF procedure and $26,000 for a single-level PLF.(These total figures reflected combined professional and facilitycosts.) Average cost for KA was about $13,000,increasing to $22,000 for TKA in patients with accompanying othermajor medical conditions.
Then, how long is recovery from anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?
Most patients will remain in the hospital for one to twodays. The surgical site in your neck will be sore for a fewdays. You will be encouraged to walk as soon as you are ableas this will help speed your recovery. You may need to weara soft or rigid collar for four to six weeks.
Overall costs for minimally invasiveprocedures are significantly lower than open procedure costsfor appropriately indicated patients. A 2011 study published in SASJournal showed cost for minimally invasivetransforaminal lumbar interbody fusion was $14,183 onaverage, versus $18,633 for open lumbar fusion.