Lumbar spinal fusion cost in the 10 largest US cities


The average price of a lumbar spinal fusion in New York City, the largest city in the U.S., is $68,126, according to Healthcare Bluebook, a price transparency tool.

Healthcare Bluebook's average cost of a lumbar spinal fusion includes facility, physician and anesthesia fees and is calculated based on the amount health plans have paid on medical claims.

Here is the average cost of a lumbar spinal fusion in the 10 largest cities in the U.S.: 

1. New York City: $68,126

2. Los Angeles: $56,371

3. Chicago: $53,713

4. Houston: $52,400

5. Phoenix: $57,564

6. Philadelphia: $59,063

7. San Antonio: $48,169

8. San Diego: $55,345

9. Dallas: $69,075

10. San Jose, Calif.: $78,809

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