During rotator cuff repair surgery, the surgeon repairs the tendons that connect the arm bone to the shoulder blade. Together they are called the “rotator cuff.” This surgery is performed on people whose tendons have been injured and who suffer from chronic pain.
It is not a complicated procedure, but it is expensive and out of the financial reach of many in the US. Canadians may have to wait for month after pain-filled month to get the surgery they need. Luckily, there’s a cheaper and quicker option: to fly to Costa Rica and get the surgery at a much lower price with an English speaking surgeon and in a hospital furnished with the latest in surgery equipment.
The procedure involves the surgeon cutting an incision to access the damaged area. The length of the incision is determined by extent of the damage. When the damaged area is small, a camera, called an arthroscope, and mini surgical instruments are inserted into the area through small incisions. This results in a much less invasive surgery and in consequence, a faster recovery and a reduction in discomfort.
The surgery itself is short and you’ll be out of the hospital after a few days. However, you’ll need to take certain precautions, such as wearing a sling as directed and following a therapy or exercise program. Total recovery will take from 4 to 6 months, but age and other conditions can shorten or lengthen the healing process.
If you’re tired of feeling pain every time you reach out for something, lift an object, or even put on a shirt, but can’t afford the surgery you need, it’s time to come to Costa Rica, where you’ll find high quality service, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and the warmth of the Costa Rican people.
The average cost of rotator cuff repair surgery in Costa Rica is $8,750 US dollars. Your package will also include:
- Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital round-trip transfers)
- Hospital Costs (surgery room, equipment, supplies, medications, etc.)
- Hospitalization if needed (companion can stay at no extra cost)
- Medical team fees (surgeon, assistant and anesthesiologist)
- Regular discharge medication
- Pre-operative exams (blood tests, EKG and an evaluation by an internist)
- Pre-op and Post-op appointment with lead surgeon
Please keep in mind that these prices do not include the costs incurred in case of medical complications, extended hospital stays, blood transfusions, etc., which although rare, can occur and therefore could increase the final price.
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