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My son was born 14 mo ago and because he was born in a birth center, he could not get circumcised at birth. Our hospital (Cambridge Hospital in MA) does not have a pediatric surgeon for this procedure so we were given a referral for a doctor at Mass General (Boston, MA). When I called Mass General to get a quote on the price, I got the following:
$23,000 (includes Facility, Physician, Anesthesia)
This procedure is less than 30 minutes; the doctor himself even stated that this is one of the easiest procedures. I’ve researched prices for other countries and found a high of $1200.
(I'm not too surprised, because one of my relatives was billed $106,911.93 for an 8-day hospital stay
in California after he swallowed his denture piece.)
Price of a hospital circumcision in the US: $23,000
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