Heart bypass surgery is often recommended as a treatment for heart disease caused by a lack of blood reaching heart muscle tissues. It is also recommended for disease of the left main coronary artery, as well as three or more vessels affected by damage caused by symptoms of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, among others.
Cardiac care in the United States is extremely expensive and heart bypass can cost up to $130,000, depending on the amount of damage and the number of graphs being placed. The average cost is around $15,000 to $30,000. The same procedures will cost roughly $10,000 in India, and $18,500 in Singapore. In South Africa, the procedure will cost roughly $12,800.
The cost of minimally invasive cardiac surgery may be approximately 25% less than the cost of conventional surgery. Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery average price in the U.S. is $100,000 USD, depending on the amount of damage and the number of graphs being placed.
Many patients choose medical destinations like Asia or Eastern Europe where the same procedure is less pricey and at the same high standards. For example, the all inclusive cost for MIDCAB surgery in India starts from around $7,000 USD and in Poland is around $20,000 USD and it varies depending on the skill and expertise of surgeon, the medical condition category of room chosen, facility and the city chosen to get the procedure done.
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Read about a patient's experience who had a coronary angiography at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, in Italy.