Shoulder joint replacement surgery is a procedure that is used to eliminate or greatly reduce pain in the shoulder caused by the deterioration of the cartilage in the area.
In the United States, even with health insurance, the surgery is still expensive for many. In the case of people not covered by insurance, it’s simply unaffordable. This is why more and more patients are flying to Costa Rica, where they can get the treatment they need at more affordable prices.
The procedure is considered safe and it involves the replacement of shoulder joint tissue with prosthetic replacements. Depending on the severity of the damage, the surgery may involve the replacement of only the head of the arm bone, or also include the replacement of the shoulder bone joint.
After the surgery the patient needs to spend one night or two nights at the hospital. Also, he or she might need help for a couple of weeks with activities like showering or dressing.
Like all surgeries, joint replacement is an option after less invasive methods have failed. It is highly recommended in cases where the pain is constant, even when not moving the arm affected, or when there is a loss of motion. Once this stage is reached, pain and loss of motion will tend to keep increasing.
But there is no need to keep on living with constant pain when you have the option of flying to Costa Rica to get the treatment you need at an affordable price in one of our high-quality hospitals. With highly-trained English-speaking doctors and staff, you’ll be able to go back home and recover your pain-free life.
The average cost of a shoulder joint replacement surgery is $13,950 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 joint replacement 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.