how much does tommy john surgery cost
Cost of the surgery, also known as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction varies. Factors that influence the price are professional fees, facility, hospital fees and insurance coverage.
Hospital charges vary widely with differing amounts for the same procedure. As reported by Times Free Press, the cost of the surgery as stated by Gainesville Times was more than $15,000 at Georgia Sports Orthopedic Specialists center.
From surgerycosts.net, a patient paid $21,563 for the procedure. 90% of the actual surgery was covered by insurance but had to pay for medication and anesthesia.
The price is no joke, a parent posted that Tommy John surgery cost them $25,000 excluding rehab! See it here.
In the news, 88-year-old Dr Frank Jobe, who performed the first Tommy John surgery on now retired pitcher "Tommy John" in 1974, was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Doubleday Field for his pioneering role in pitcher survival. Read it at the New York Times.