It is difficult to put a price tag on a better quality of life or the chance of having your own baby, but there are certain costs involved. Fibroid removal costs vary based on the type of treatment a patient receives. The exact figure will depend on a range of factors such as the size and growth rate of the fibroids, what type of fibroids they are and where they are positioned, as well as whether you plan to become pregnant now or in future.
Further factors that will influence cost include whether the prescribed treatment is surgical or non-surgical and on the facility that the patient gets treated at. The cost of fibroid removal will be unique for each person.
- Initial consultation
Examination, diagnosis and recommended treatment option. In some instances, tests will need to be run which could mean that the diagnosis does not take place at the initial consultation.
- Doctor’s fee
Obstetricians, gynaecologists, radiologists, all specialists have their unique rates.
- Hospital fee
The hospital fee depends on the length of the surgery and is usually charged at an hourly rate. This rate will vary with how busy, and therefore available the facility is, as well as how advanced the equipment and overall facility is.
- Treatment option
On average a myomectomy, which is the surgical removal of fibroids, costs around 30% more than uterine fibroid embolisation. The cost of a hysterectomy, which is surgical removal of the womb, is significantly higher.
In addition to the overall costs discussed above, Uterine Fibroid Embolization has its own cost which is usually less expensive than surgical treatment options.
Almost all medical aids will cover the procedure costs of UFE in South Africa. Email us at email@example.com for details on what is covered.