Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3013. $4,000 for a bladder stone surgery

Mar 22, 2018

"It was simply too expensive and so I did not do it," the man in his late 50s told me. "$4,000 fee to remove a large kidney stone some 2 years ago."

The owner wanted euthanasia now as the 14-year-old dog was crying in pain the whole night.
"Nobody could sleep at all."
"Are you sure it is a large kidney stone or is it a large bladder stone?" I asked. "You could have sought second opinions about the surgical costs as some vets charge around $1,500 for urinary stone removal surgery."
"The vet I went to was highly recommended by my neighbours. It is a very crowded practice. I had to wait more than one hour for consultation."

The owner was not sure whether his female dog had a urinary stone or kidney stone. The skinny dog was euthanased.

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