How much does lymphedema surgery cost?
Lymphedema surgery after cancer treatment is considered a reconstructive procedure and should be covered by health insurance. However, your coverage may only provide a portion of the total fee. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery.
Lymphedema surgery costs may include:
- Surgeon's fee
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- Post-surgery garments
- Medical tests and imaging
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for lymphatic surgery, remember that the surgeon's experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.