Antey123

Lakemba, Australia

#1 Feb 20, 2011
Hi I'm finally getting a Septoplasty for my deviated septum and was wondering what the price range would be if I had no hospital cover from my insurer and was wanting to do it @ a private hospital.

I got quoted approximately $4.2k for everthing.
which includes the hospital, surgery and anaesthetic fee.
I have also deducted the rebate costs from medicare.

Is this a fair price?

Thanks.
DrD

Nanuet, NY

#2 Feb 20, 2011
How old are you and why do you need a septoplasty? I mean, does your deviated septum cause you any persistent trouble? Was it congenital?
Antey123

Lakemba, Australia

#3 Feb 20, 2011
23 Male
I can barely breathe in via my nose and rely primarily on my mouth to breathe as one side of my nose is blocked by the bone *no air flow whatsoever.

My nose is just clogged 24/7 with no relief, hence the surgery. The effects has been getting worse as well.
DrD

Nanuet, NY

#4 Feb 20, 2011
You might be suffering from sinusitis or any other allergy in which case ,the surgery will help you only partly. You might need life long medication and take other precautions such as avoiding dust, cold etc. to keep it in check and not aggravate. Steam inhalation could give some relief.

In some cases, even a surgically corrected septum is reported to have shifted back to its original form.

Consult your doctor.
Antey123

Lakemba, Australia

#5 Feb 21, 2011
Oh I've consulted a specialist, its no doubt a deviated septum and Septoplasty surgery is the way to go. You can even see the bone protruding to the right side of my nose.

Just wondering about the cost seeing whether it was decent / not a rip off?
fnn

Adelaide, Australia

#6 Apr 22, 2011
i work at a private hospital that sounds about right!
about $1000 for hosp fees, a couple of thousand for surgeon, a few hundred for anathestist

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