How much does it cost to have an operation in New Zealand? What does it cost?
 
The cost of a procedure in New Zealand is more than just the cost of the procedure. The cost of a surgery often includes the following.
 
1. Cost of pre-operative diagnosis.
 
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan: $2,000 – $2,800
MRI: $1,300 – $1,700
CT scan: $1,300 – $1,700
Ultrasound: $400 – $500
 
2. Surgical procedure costs
 
Common procedures:
 
Strabismus correction $3,200 – $6,700
Cataract surgery $4,300 – $5,200
Wisdom tooth removal $3,000 – $5,500
Thyroidectomy $11,000-$15,000
Endoscopic sinus surgery $12,000-$37,000
Tonsillectomy $4,000-$5,000
Tympanic Tube Placement $2,000-$2,500
Adenoidectomy $3,200-$7,500
 
 
Heart valve replacement $44,700-$62,200
Angioplasty $17,300-$27,400
Single valve heart surgery $48,000-$60,000
Heart bypass $35,000-$50,000
 
Mastectomy $12,000-$15,000
Endometriosis $4,400-$18,800
Hysterectomy $13,000-$19,300
Endometriosis excision $9,000-$25,000
 
 
Gastroscopy $1,100-$1,600
Colonoscopy $2,000-$2,500
 
Spinal fusion $20,000-$60,000
Appendectomy $6,000-$10,300
cholecystectomy $8,500-$13,000
hernia repair $7,000-$18,000
 
Vasectomy $400-$600
Robotic prostatectomy $30,000-$45,000
 
Hip dysplasia correction: $27,000-$36,000
Total hip replacement: $20,000-$27,000
Total Knee Replacement: $22,000-$30,000
Varicose Vein Surgery (both legs): $7,000-$10,000
 
Cancer Treatment
Removal of cancerous skin: $1,000-$6,500
Chemotherapy – per treatment cycle: $15,000-$170,000
Radiotherapy – $20,000-$37,000 per treatment cycle
Prostate cancer surgery: $14,600-$24,000
Breast cancer surgery: $4,000-$14,400
Lung cancer $3,500-$4,000
 
3. Operating Room Use Fees (Therter)
 
Anaesthetist fee: $1,000-$2,000
Overnight stay: $700-$900
Overnight stay in private hospitals $1,500-$4,000
Emergency operating theatre fee per minute: $81
 
There will also be rehabilitation fees, medication, etc. etc.
 
A health insurance policy is essential if you are to receive timely treatment or to reduce the burden of treatment costs. Feel free to contact us for your individual plan.

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