Patients Deserve Cost Transparency For The Cost of Surgery

Cost transparency seems obvious for most industries. Whether you are walking into a grocery store, shopping for a handbag, getting your car cleaned, or purchasing a baseball, the price tag on these goods and services is known from the beginning of your experience as a shopper.

In the world of healthcare, the cost of treatment often feels like a mystery, a hidden variable that only becomes clear after a whirlwind of appointments, tests, and procedures.

This opaque system leaves patients feeling vulnerable and frustrated, with the added burden of navigating complex billing and insurance complexities. But there’s a growing movement advocating for price transparency, and it’s time we shine a light on this crucial issue, particularly in the realm of elective surgeries like hip, knee, and back procedures.

Imagine this scenario: you’re experiencing debilitating back pain, and after seeing your doctor, the possibility of surgery looms. You’re faced with a cascade of questions: ‘What are the risks? What’s the recovery process? And most importantly, how much will this cost?’ Unfortunately, the current system often fails to provide clear answers.

Smith Medical Has Transparent Prices

At our Smith Medical Direct Specialty Care surgery center located in Littleton, Colorado, we treat patients with dignity and respect by creating transparent costs for all of our services.

Here’s why price transparency is essential:

  • Empowering Patients: Knowing the potential costs upfront allows patients to make informed decisions about their treatment. They can compare options, discuss financing options, and ensure the procedure aligns with their budget.
  • Fostering Competition: When providers are transparent about their pricing, it encourages competition within the healthcare market. Patients can shop around for the best value, driving down costs and improving quality overall.
  • Reducing Medical Debt: Lack of upfront cost information can lead to unexpected bills and financial distress. Transparency contributes to a more equitable system where patients are not caught off guard by substantial expenses.
  • Cultivating Trust: Openness about pricing fosters trust between patients and providers. It demonstrates a commitment to transparency and ethical practice.

The doctors at Smith Medical are available to help patients who are searching for foot specialists, ENT doctors, or spine surgeons in Littleton, Colorado. From expert specialist who are board-certified surgeons who have spent years dedicated to serving the Denver area, to physicians, nurses and staff who have worked in all different parts of the country, everyone has come together to provide their expertise for a worthy cause.

Our Pricing for Surgery at Smith

When patients in Littleton, Denver are looking for quality surgeons, they come to Smith Medical. Whether they are looking for an expert knee surgeon or hunting for affordable surgery, all of our prices are written on our website. 

Upper Extremities:

Shoulder Treatment

Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision: $6,679

Arthroscopic Labral Repair: $7,889

Bankart Stabilization: $7,889

Clavicle Fracture Repair: $7,420

Distal Clavicle Excision: $5,501

Extensive Shoulder Debridement: $7,172

Open Rotator Cuff Repair: $7,159

Repair Pectoralis Muscle Rupture: $6,500

Rotator Cuff Repair: $10,650

Rotator Cuff Repair with Bicep Tenodesis: $9,525

Shoulder Arthroplasty: $17,479

Shoulder Manipulation: $1,600

Subacromial Decompression: $6,679

Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction (implant/allograft, not included): $7,348

Lower Extremities:


Achilles Repair: $7,500

Ankle Replacement: $14,940

Amputation, Toe: $3,370

Ingrown Toenail: $1,970

Great Toe Arthrodesis: $4,790

Extensor Tendon Repair (Foot): $4,790

Plantar Fibroma Injection: $1,970

Plantar Fasciotomy: $3,586

Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy: $5,637

Osteotomy (Foot/Ankle): $4,790

Ostectomy, Partial Excision: $4,790

Heel Spur Removal: $4,095

Bilateral Bunionectomy: $6,950

Bunionectomy $4,790

Subtalar Joint Arthroscopy: $4,458

Brostrom Ligament Reconstruction: $8,171

Ankle Arthroscopy with Brostrum Ligament Repair: $10, 750

Ankle Fusion (Hardware Not Included): $9,210

Cheilectomy: $4,285

Kidner Procedure: $4,790

Sesamoidectomy: $2,875

Excision Fracture Fragment of the Foot (Simple): $3,430

Excision Plantar Arch (Foot): $2,743

Gastrocnemius Recession: $4,851

Excision Verruca: $2,560



Bilateral Myringoplasty: $3,455

Bilateral Myringotomy with Tubes: $1,960

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Device (Device Not Included) $6,610

Cochlear Implant: $10,510

Ear Tube Removal: $1,730

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation: $5,400

Excision Preauricular Pits: $3,238

Foreign Body Removal: $2,085

Mastoidectomy: $7,708

Myringotomy With Tube, One Side: $1,265

Myringoplasty $2,880

Ossiculoplasty $6,280

Sound Bridge Procedure: $9,155

Stapedectomy $6,610

Tympanoplasty: $5,732


Blepharoplasty: $4,775

Cataract Surgery: $4,800

Chalazion Procedure: $2,164

Excision Cyst Upper Lid: $3,205

Eye Exam Under Anesthesia $1,565

Men and Womens’ Health

Mastopexy Single: $5,735

Pelvic Exam Under Anesthesia: $2,190

Bilateral Breast Reduction: $12,200

Breast Reduction (One Side): $6,815

Breast Mass Excision (One Side): $3,943

Bilateral Breast Mass Excision: $6,226

Bilateral Nipple Reconstruction:$4,270

Cervical Conization (LEEP): $3,290

Hysteroscopy: $2,900

Hysteroscopy with Ablation: $4,560

Hysteroscopy with Polyp Removal: $5,180

 Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with Anterior Repair: $10,482

Laser Ablation Cervix: $4,040

Bilateral Mastectomy: $13,085

Mastectomy (Unilateral) with Port Placement: $11,299

Mastectomy With or Without Node Dissection: $8,791

Mini Laparotomy: $6,836

Nexplanon Removal: $2,680

Ovarian Cystectomy: $5,940

Open Abdominal Hysterectomy: $10,390

Removal of Ovary: $6,836

Circumcision: $2,930

Gynecomastia: $4,145

Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy: $4,085

General Surgery

Hernia Procedure

Incisional: $5,225

Bilateral: $5,285

Epigastric: $3,720

Hemorrhoidectomy and Umbilical Hernia Repair: $5,873

Femoral Hernia Repair:$3,532

Hiatal Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication):$13,707

Incisional: $5,225

Inguinal: $4,644

Inguinal and Umbilical Hernia Repair: $5,787

Inguinal Hernia Repair and Hydrocelectomy: $5,045

Inguinal Hernia Repair and Ventral Hernia Repair (mesh not included): $6,448

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Bilateral: $8,673

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Unilateral: $6,705

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Pediatric: $5,120

LINX Procedure (device not included): $13,707

Recurrent Hernia Additional Fee: $915

Spigelian Hernia Repair: $3,720

Umbilical: $4,644

Ventral: $3,720

To learn more about all of our procedures visit our surgical page

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