Cost of Medical Procedures in Germany

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Although the prices of some medical procedures in Germany are not as deeply discounted as you would find in Southeastern Asian and some Latin countries, the quality of procedure is often much higher. Savings can still be anywhere from 20 to 85 percent, depending on the type of procedure required and which hospital was selected.

The following data represents the average potential savings you could expect to receive when traveling to Germany for your medical procedure. The costs are categorized by type and popularity of procedure.

Cardiac Surgeries

  • Coronary Bypass: $130,000 in the U.S., $18,000 in Germany, 86% savings
  • Heart Valve Replacement: $160,000 in the U.S., $29,000 in Germany, 82% savings
  • Coronary Angiography: $6,000 in the U.S., $3,250 in Germany, 46% savings

Oncology Treatments

  • Chemotherapy (per cycle): $15,000 in the U.S., $6,500 in Germany, 57% savings
  • Hysterectomy: $21,000 in the U.S., $4,000 in Germany, 81% savings

Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Hip Replacement: $28,000 in the U.S., $9,500 in Germany, 66% savings
  • Knee Replacement: $25,000 in the U.S., $12,000 in Germany, 52% savings
  • Hip Resurfacing: $24,000 in the U.S., $12,000 in Germany, 50% savings

Photograph: Doctors and nurses from Klinikum Stuttgart/diakonie-in-stuttgart.de