The charges listed here are subject to change.  

They are provided as a guide so that you may better understand what your healthcare costs.

Your bill, including actual or total charges, will probably vary.  This is based on a number of factors, like your condition, medical history, your recommended treatment plan, and factors such as length of time associated with your service.  You may be personally liable for payment of the health care service depending on your health benefit plan coverage.

 

To be certain, you should contact your health benefit plan, if you have coverage, for accurate information regarding the plan structure, benefit coverage, deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, and network availability, that may impact your out of pocket responsibility.

This fee schedule does not include charges you may incur from other providers and facilities during your surgical care.  

Office Consultation

$ 80 - $375

Office consultation visits can range widely based on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the medical issue at hand, complexity of your medical history, and complexity of the surgical plan. 

Follow-up Office Visit

$38 - $266

Most post-operative visits are included in the fee for the operation.  Follow-up visits after testing or colonoscopy, or annual check ups, however, are charged a fee based on the complexity of the issue at hand, the complexity of the decision making, and the amount of time we spend together.  

"No-Show" and Cancellations

$25

Dr. Alexandridis understands that sometimes you may need to cancel or reschedule your office appointment or hospital procedure due to emergencies. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. There is often a waiting list to see Dr. Alexandridis, and whenever possible we like to fill cancelled spaces to shorten the waiting period for our other patients.  

For office visits and consultations, there is a $25 fee for appointments canceled less than 24 hours in advance.  For surgical or hospital procedures, there is a $25 fee for appointments canceled less than 3 business days in advance.  These fees are not covered by insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal.

Breast Cancer: Breast Conservation Surgery and Lymph Node Biopsy

$3,000 - $4,000

Treatment for breast cancer that involves lumpectomy and radiation therapy is also known as Breast Conservation Therapy.  Using a guide placed by our radiologists, just the diseased portion of the breast is removed.  In the majority of cases, breast tissue is rearranged so that there is no significant cosmetic effect on the breast over the long term.  When this is procedure is done for a cancer, a sentinel lymph node biopsy of the lymph nodes in the axilla is included.  There may be other professional fees from other physicians associated with these procedures.

Breast Cancer: Mastectomy and Lymph Node Biopsy

$2,850

A Mastectomy is a procedure in which the entire breast is removed to treat for breast cancer or performed prophylactically in a woman carrying a genetic mutation in the BRCA gene.  Lymph node biopsy is also included in this procedure.  A woman may or may not chose to have reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy; this would be performed by a different surgeon.  Most patients who undergo a mastectomy will spend at least one night in the hospital but would be considered observation status.  

Other Breast Surgery

$900 - $995

Other Breast Surgery includes: surgical biopsies, excisions of benign breast lesions, and drainage of breast abscesses.

Port Placement

$2,100

A port (or Port-a-Cath, Infus-a-Port) is an implanted device that allows for the administration of chemotherapy or other intravenous drugs.  It is performed in the operating room with ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance and it is an outpatient procedure.

Hernia Surgery

$805 - $940

Hernia just means "hole."  You can have a hole in your abdominal wall muscles and fascia at the belly button, the groin, or a variety of other less common places.  You can also develop a hernia at the site of an old incision from a prior surgery.  Hernia repairs vary widely in complexity and in technique.  

Gall Bladder Surgery

$1,186 - $1,287

Gall bladder disease is very common.  Luckily, we have an operation for it: the cholecystectomy.  99% of the time, we can do the operation laparoscopically and as an outpatient (meaning you get to go home afterwards.)

Colonoscopy

$760 - $790

Screening colonoscopy is a highly recommended procedure for asymptomatic individuals 50 years and older to screen for colorectal polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer.  Diagnostic colonoscopy is a procedure for individuals of any age who are experiencing symptoms (rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, etc) associated with a variety of colorectal diseases.  

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