New York Lipoma Removal Doctor Recommendations
- Asked by ladypepper
- 4 years ago
Help! I have a large lipoma on my back. I don't have insurance. I would like to know how much it costs and where I can find a doctor. I'm in upstate NY only an hour from the city.
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Check with the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and/or and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for appropriate training and credentials. Then, make sure you see lots of examples of the surgeons work in pictures.
Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/
Lipoma removal starting at $750
I remove small lipomata in my Joint Commission accredited operating room regularly. Fees start at $750 and are dependent upon the size of the lipoma and whether it is over or under the muscle. "Large" is a personal opinion, in the absence of a specific diameter. Some lipomas require sedation and operation in an out-patient facility which, of course, would significantly increase the cost of removal and the length of the scar. That's why I recommend that patients not put off surgery indefinitely.
In my office cost of lipoma removal starts at $750
It depends upon who does it and in what environment. I do some small ones in the office under straight local. They start at $750. I am a plastic surgeon.
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