Lumbar spinal fusion costs $5k more in Carson City than New York City: 10 largest & smallest city prices


The average cost for lumbar spinal fusions in the 10 largest metropolitan cities are oftentimes less than in the 10 smallest metropolitan cities, as ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau based on population.

Lumbar spinal fusion prices were calculated by data from Healthcare Bluebook based on the amount health plans pay on claims and include facility services assuming three day admissions, physician services fees and anesthesia. The states are listed by largest to smallest for the largest cities and smallest to largest for the smallest cities.



New York: $50,782
Los Angeles: $49,405
Chicago: $42,739
Dallas: $40,469
Houston: $40,267
Washington, D.C.: $42,004
Philadelphia: $44,694
Miami: $41,115
Atlanta: $39,268
Boston: $41,332


Carson City, Nev.: $55,722
Enid, Okla.: $46,935
Lewiston, Idaho: $53,025
Walla Walla, Wash.: $53,592
Danville, Ill.: $49,414
Hinesville, Ga.: $45,765
Casper, Wyo.: $51,651
Columbus, Ind.: $50,672
Great Falls, Mont.: $51,548
Kokomo, Ind.: $50,672


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