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How much does it cost to remove a ganglion cyst?

  • The estimated cost to remove a ganglion cyst is 5500 dollars. Ifyou have insurance or have the surgery in an outpatient facilityversus a hospital, the cost may be lower.

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  • Answer: The estimated cost to remove a ganglion cyst is 5500 dollars. Ifyou have insurance or have the surgery in an outpatient facilityversus a hospital, the cost may be lower.
  • Answer: No one knows what causes Ganglion Cyst. They might be caused because of fractures or if you use too much movement of the hand.
  • Answer: It is a swelling that often appears on the joints of the hand, wrist or foot.

    They seem to come for no reason. And they seem to go for no reason, too!

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  • Answer: soreness,aching sensation
    ganglion usually asymptomatic unless it get infected
  • Answer: No. Garlic has no effect whatsoever on ganglion cysts.
  • Answer: Yes!My son had one on his ankle. We used it two times a day and within 5 days it was gone!
  • Answer: Yes, but possibly not as bad as the constant pain of an inflamed ganglion cyst in a problematic location.


    I had a ganglion cyst excised from the dorsal region of my right wrist by an orthopedic surgeon in 2009. They kept me awake but sedated for the surgery and the surgery itself did not hurt at all. It only took about 15 minutes to complete the actual excision. I was quite uncomfortable for the first three days, but improved rapidly. I had the cyst drained twice but it always came back, so I had the surgery. At my 7 day followup appointment, I had only some stiffness and a warm feeling in the incision. By two months, I had full mobility back with some gentle stretching of the wrist, arm and fingers. I never needed the physical therapy that was offered. I would make the same decision again to have the surgery because it stopped the pain.
  • Answer: How this ganglion cysts are caused is still a matter of debate so there are some theories proposed. most of they say that it is due to hydropic degeneration, other theories indicate, synovial fluid herniation from joint and trauma. So trauma in the form of sprains to certain tendons may cause it.
  • Answer: They dont always need to be removed.
    Speak to your doctor.
  • Answer: Surgical excision is the only way. This can be done by as outpatient surgery under local anesthesia and requires as little as 1 or 2 stitches.
  • Answer: How much it costs to remove a brain cyst depends on insurance andmany other factors. It could cost as much as $60,000 for somepeople.
  • Answer: There are many variables for the answer to this questions some of which are type of cyst, size of cyst, involvement of any structures around the cyst, pre-existing health issues that increase risk factors of surgery, where the excision would take place, such as in a surgical center or as a patient in the hospital, any pre-op lab, EKGs, or other diagnostics, whether anesthesia would be utilized and what type, medications such as the need for an antibiotic prior to surgery, medications during and after, the physician performing the procedure, other possible staff involved, and so forth. To answer the question with the best estimated cost one would need to know more about the who, what, when and where and how type questions. For information related to costs when obtaining estimates for clients I usually have the specifics as provided to me from the physician and patient. Then I check which insurance company would be the payor. Then I would ask the physician if he has preferences for performing the procedure and then I cross reference with other info. Then I would contact at least three surgery centers, if that is where it would take place, for estimates. Remember that cost of health care is difficult to obtain specifics on unless for basic procedures. Patients are all different and therefore what works for one might not be what works for others. What has helped me in the past is to obtain both the diagnostic codes and the procedure codes along with as much data as possible. This sounds extensive but it is not. When checking on things for myself, I have made up a simple form that is specific to me, make copies and obtain at least three estimates, just as I would with my clients. Some information is available from government agencies about reputable centers. Hope this helps.
  • Answer: Only bad things can happen from trying.

    If it is fatty tissue you cannot pop it and you will just put yourself through expense, time wasted and pain. If it is another type of cyst, such as an epidermoid cyst, you will risk infection by opening it and it will likely come back.

    The only way to get it off is to have it cut out. You may want to call some dermatologists and see how much they would charge. I would talk to the practice manager and try to negotiate the fee they would accept from insurers. It will probably cost the equivalent of about 3 months cell phone, cable TV and internet access.