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What Is the Average Circumcision Surgery Cost?
Circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the head of a flaccid penis. Circumcision is usually performed for numerous reasons such as social, religious, medical, and cultural purposes. According to health statistics in the United States, the total circumcision rates are more than 71%, and more than 58% of newborns are circumcised.
During a circumcision, a doctor surgically cuts off a portion of the foreskin and reattaches the remaining section to create a shorter section of the skin. But what exactly does this procedure cost, and is it covered by insurance? This article reviews the average circumcision surgery cost.
If you are considering circumcision, talk to Dr. Lazare, an expert Urologist in Brooklyn, New York.
Provided you are insured by a health insurance company, the cost of your circumcision procedure could probably range from no charge to $50. However, this is dependent on the type of insurance policy as most covers will offer a coinsurance of 10-50%.
There are also institutions such as Kaiser Permanente that cover the circumcision costs for newborns but only cover older children and adult procedures if circumcision will prevent them from experiencing health complications such as the recurring of harmful infections and cancer.
If your insurance company doesn’t cover circumcision, you will likely pay $150-$400 for your newborn’s procedure. However, this price can increase up to $800 or more if the doctor fee or any additional facility fee is included. You can also be charged an additional cost of $100-$400, provided the circumcision of your newborn was performed in the hospital after birth instead of in the physician’s office.
For older children and adult male patients that are not covered by health insurance, the circumcision surgery cost may fall between $800 and $3,000 or more. This price is dependent on their age, facility fee, anesthesia use, and if the foreskin is retractable.
Other additional costs such as the purchase of gauze and ointment or petroleum jelly are needed for home treatment after the procedure. That said, the majority of hospitals and doctors offer discounts for prompt payment or cash-paying patients. You could also possibly save up to $400 or more if you have your circumcision procedure done in a doctor’s office.
Getting circumcised as an adult will take some initiative and planning. You should be aware of all the risks that could be involved in your circumcision procedure, especially since risks are more likely in adult procedures. Furthermore, it is advisable to consult with your doctor, who will help you develop a plan that will be both comfortable and suitable to your post-procedure expectations.
Circumcision is not a very costly procedure, and your circumcision surgery cost can actually be quite manageable if you are insured. If you have any questions about the procedure, consult with Dr. Lazare, a highly skilled and one of the few board-certified urologists who guarantees a safe and effective procedure.
During your initial consultation, you can discuss costs and payment plans. For more information, make an appointment online or contact Dr. Lazare’s office at (718) 568-7516.