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Typically, how much does a double mastectomy cost? I have insurance. Just trying to figure out my out of pocket. I do not plan to have reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy & I will be in the hospital overnight. Anyone have a ballpark amount?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Call around and ask....you can shp it just like buying a car. Hospitals, anaesthesiologist, all the various charges from doctors involved like pathologists all go into the cost. I never got an itemised bills even though I asked.
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    • Ellen Snapp Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you, Sharon!

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    The most important part with some insurance is to make sure that you stay in their network. It can make a huge difference . check with your insurance company.
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  • sharon s Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Check with your insurance about maximum in plan and out of plan costs.
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Every place is different. I think my single was about $25,000. more or perhaps a little less. I was supposed to spend one night but ended up an extra one due to some issues and I had no one to go home to. I was thankful I had insurance as I was unemployed. In fact about a year and a half after my surgery the hospital resubmitted my charges to the insurance company for less than the original bill. I had paid my portion of about $3500. as I was between my deductible and out of pocket expenses and they refunded me $836. I took $800. of it and got a cashier's check and gave it to my local ACS for the Relay for Life walk coming up in May. I walked the survivor lap and did some walking as part of a team sponsored by the clinic I did rads. at and that's who I'll walk with again this time.
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    • Ellen Snapp Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you, Betti!

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  • Maria J Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Best is to ask your insurance company. The rates differ very slightly from hospital to hospital and many insurances cover reconstruction in full. You also may have met all your out of pocket expenses by the time surgery comes. Good luck.
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    • Ellen Snapp Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you, Maria.

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    What really matters is your out of pocket maximum. You will def reach it because the surgery is expensive. I think my out of pocket maximum was $4000. I spent 2 nights in the hospital. Can't imagine going home after one night. Had to get my pain under control and find what meds worked for me.
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    $45,000 for mastectomy & reconstruction 1 day hospital. I paid $400 copayment $200 for double mastectomy & reconstruction and $200 for the exchange surgery for reconstruction. My insurance paid for everything else.
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine was about$ 26,00 for a double mastectomy. I had reconstruction which was $20,000 I paid $$380.00 hospital copayment insurance paid rest. Price included 1 night hospital stay in private hospital in NYC. Thank god for insurance.
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    • Ellen Snapp Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you!

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  • Tanya Baylor Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I was charged $24,000. I also had tissue expanders put in at the time of mastectomy. My insurance covered it in full, as I had already met my out of pocket maximum for the year. One BIG plus!
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    • Ellen Snapp Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you, Tanya!

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