The true costs of surgery

Aug 20, 2019 10:40:49 AM / by HealthCarePlus

When unexpected medical events happen, the true cost of surgery can take many Kiwi families by surprise. Due to the demands placed on our public health system, waiting for  treatment that you wont need to pay for, can take about 10 months - which can impact your ability to work and earn, your recovery, and your family.

For New Zealanders who elect to pay from their own hard-earned savings to get faster, private surgery, the costs - even in NZ - can be considerable. Below are indicative cost ranges, for common types of surgery and common medical tests.


Costs for surgery infographic-1Source: Health Funds Association of New Zealand.  This diagram presents an indicative range of costs for some common procedures as at January 2017. Procedure costs will vary depending on the location, the medical practitioner/s, any medical complications, and the medical procedure and technology used. Costs are GST inclusive.


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