Here you will find the cost of some of the more common operations and tests undertaken in a hospital.

It is important to know that if you elect to be a public patient when admitted to a public hospital, you will not be required to pay for your treatment and hospital stay

We hope you find this information useful and informative.​

Average cost of the selected treatment in NSW Public Hospitals

Based on 2014/15 clinical costing results

Brain and Spine

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
​Spinal Fusion​​ ​$53,700
Treatment of Epilepsy​ ​$3,400
​Treatment of a Stroke ​$10,500
​Removal of a Brain Tumour ​$28,300

Heart

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
Coronary Angiogram $9,100
​Insertion of a Cardiac Stent ​$7,800
Insertion of a Pacemaker​ ​$12,300
​Coronary Artery Grafts-Bypass surgery ​$38,100
Heart Transplant $139,900

Abdomen

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
Colorectal Surgery $30,400
Hernia Repair​ ​$5,300
Appendicectomy ​$6,400
Gallbladder Surgery ​$22,700
Liver Transplant $153,200
Treatment of Kidney Stones ​$3,700
Kidney Transplant $43,700
Kidney Failure ​$8,900
One session of Haemodialysis $400

Chest

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
Pneumonia $6,100
Lung Transplant ​$134,600
Lung Cancer ​$7,500
​Breast Cancer Treatment ​​$5,700

Joints

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
Knee Replacement $19,700
Hip Repla​cement ​$21,200
Repair of Fractured Pelvis ​$18,400

Eyes

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
Removal of a Ca​ta​ract $2,400
Treatment of Glaucoma ​$4,000

Skin

Treat​ment​ Average cost per procedure ($)
Skin Cancer Treatment $3,600

Birth

Treatment Average cost per procedure ($)
Deliver​y of a baby (non-caesarean) $4,500
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Page Updated: Wednesday 23 March 2016