Saturday, April 7, 2012

Market-Based, Deeply-Discounted Surgery for Cash, Payable in Advance

Below is a price schedule from the heroic Surgery Center of Oaklahoma. It's what an Obamacare free, non-government intrusive medical care industry would start to look like. Given the regulation surrounding the healthcare sector it is quite amazing this surgery center has been able to fight through the red tape to provide the low prices they are. Free the healthcare industry from government red tape and we would see falling medical care prices everywhere in the country and who knows what kind of innovations.

 Knee with lateral release or microfracture$4,510.00
 Anterior cruciate ligament repair$7,040.00
 Posterior cruciate ligament repair$7,040.00
 Medial Collateral Ligament$6,160.00
 Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy$6,160.00
 Open Rotator Cuff Repair$6,160.00
 Bankhart Stabilization$6,160.00
 Distal Clavicle Excision$4,730.00
 Ulnar Nerve Trasposition / Epicondylectomy$4,510.00
 Carpal Tunnel Release$2,750.00
 Dupuytrens Contracture$2,915.00
 Trigger Finger$2,750.00
 Ganglion Excision$2,750.00
 Achilles Repair$5,830.00
 Hammertoe (1)$2,475.00
 Hammertoe (2)$2,860.00
 Hammertoe (3)$3,355.00
 Gastrocnemius Recession$4,180.00
 Plantar Fasciotomy$3,080.00
 Neuroma Excision$2,750.00
 Closed Reduction and Casting$1,925.00
 Percutaneous Pinning - finger 1-2 pins$2,805.00

"The Surgery Center of Oklahoma is a 32,535 square foot, state-of-the-art multispecialty facility in Oklahoma City, owned and operated by approximately 40 of the top surgeons and anesthesiologists in central Oklahoma. The facility has been accredited by the AAAHC since 1998 without interruption and has annually provided care to thousands of patients. If you have a high deductible or are part of a self-insured plan at a large company, you owe it to yourself or your business to take a look at our facility and pricing which is listed on this site. If you are considering a trip to a foreign country to have your surgery, you should look here first. Finally, if you have no insurance at all, this facility will provide quality and pricing that we believe are unmatched."
From the FAQ section:

"To keep our prices as low as possible, cashier's checks or cash are the methods preferred. Credit cards and personal checks cannot be accepted. Human resource departments or divisions of self-insured companies can make other arrangements if necessary.

Payment in full is required at the time service is rendered. No payment arrangements can be made. These deeply-discounted prices are otherwise not available."



  1. Great post. I shopped around, negotiated, and paid cash for arthroscopic knee surgery. I found huge price differences at comparable facilities. The all the doctors ended up asking roughly the same price. The delta was what the surgery centers where asking. I found a 12k difference at the widest end. I got a great deal from a highly recommended MD. I ended up flying from Austin to El Paso but that was no too bad.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. What about quality and fter care costs..

  3. They prefer CASH?!?!?

    Call DHS!!!! "Suspicious Activity!!!"

    How long before the powers of darkness step on these guys?