Shoulder arthroscopy surgery is a procedure that allows a doctor to perform minimally invasive surgery in the shoulder joint to diagnose and treat painful conditions.
For being a simple surgery, the cost of a shoulder arthroscopy surgery is high in North America and out of the reach of many patients. Fortunately, they can always travel to the beautiful country of Costa Rica and get help resolving their pain at a much lower price.
The procedure involves the use of a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted through a small cut in your shoulder. The camera allows a surgeon to detect problems and to use miniature surgical instruments to fix them. It is a much less invasive option than open surgery, which translates to less pain and less recovery time for the patient.
The procedure gives the surgeon many options and courses of action, which will vary greatly from patient to patient. The most common are the removal or repair of loose, damaged, or inflamed tissue.
Most patients are able to go back to their hotel and will not need to spend a night at the hospital. It is recommended to have someone with you the first night to help you with basic activities in order to reduce the movement of the arm to a minimum. You might experience some pain and discomfort during the first week. You might want to consider using a sling in order to avoid unnecessary or accidental movement.
If you are tired of living with pain and are looking for a highly-trained, English-speaking surgeon and a hospital that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, come to Costa Rica and go back home to a new life.
The average cost of a shoulder arthroscopy surgery is $6,200 US dollars. Your package will also include:
Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital roundtrip 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.
If you are interested in shoulder arthroscopy surgery in Costa Rica and just want a life free of pain, please fill out the “Find a Doctor” form. A participating medical specialist will reply.