Hospitals are already so ridiculously overpriced that I’m surprised I’m even surprised about this, but according to a new father, a hospital in Boston quoted him $US23,000 for a circumcision procedure for his son.
His son was born in a birth centre so he couldn’t get circumcised at birth. So when he called Mass General in Boston, Massachusetts, they gave him the ridonkulous price.
In his words:
When I called Mass General to get a quote on the price, I got the following: $US23,000 (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 $US1200.