Just got the bill for my surgery: $35,000 does NOT include the hospital stay!!!
I had surgery 3 weeks ago to remove my left kidney, adrenal gland, & surrounding tissue, after a 4cm cancerous mass was found in it. The first bill -- for the pre-op tests and surgery -- arrived today: $35,000. Fortunately, we have pretty good insurance -- but I don't know how we are ever going to get 'our share' paid off. I'm dreading getting the hospital bill.