Does It Cost Less To Combine Procedures Than To Do Them Separately?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, Ive asked questions on here before but I had another one that is a big factor on wether i would like to get work done. 

When getting multiple procedures done (plagiocephaly in my case), does it cost the same as all of the procedures separately or is there a bit of a discount since it’s being done all together? I would also love to know how much past full plagiocephaly corrections have costed, as price is a huge factor. 

Thank you!

A: The economic benefits of combining procedures comes from the reduction of OR and anesthesia costs. When doing procedures separately there is time to get the patient ready in surgery and time to apply dressings and wake them up which is part of the surgical cost. When combining procedures these ‘startup and closing down’ time/costs are reduced and become one rather than multiple additive units when procedures are done separately.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana