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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dylan Bundy on 1 yr anniversary of his surgery: "Very thankful. Dr. Andrews did a good surgery. No problems, no soreness, no pain."</p>? Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) <a href="
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Anyone know what the going rate for a James Andrews procedure is, considering he's the rock star of orthopedic surgeons?

Also, any word on the buddy gun readings?

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Anyone know what the going rate for a James Andrews procedure is, considering he's the rock star of orthopedic surgeons?

Also, any word on the buddy gun readings?

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Depends on your insurance. Copay($500 to $1000) plus any MRI ($250) and other costs.....

The hardest part is probably getting him to do your surgery... not the cost.

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Depends on your insurance. Copay($500 to $1000) plus any MRI ($250) and other costs.....

The hardest part is probably getting him to do your surgery... not the cost.

I think there's a good chance he doesn't take insurance at all.

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I think there's a good chance he doesn't take insurance at all.

That is the most ridiculous and absurd thing I have ever heard.

He has done over 40k surgeries not just to famous athletes but to regular High School and College athletes all over the world...

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That is the most ridiculous and absurd thing I have ever heard.

He has done over 40k surgeries not just to famous athletes but to regular High School and College athletes all over the world...

It's not ridiculous or absurd. I also doubt he takes insurance. Whether that's moral or ethical is another story, but James Andrews is famous and accomplished enough to take the cases he wants for the price he wants... If someone doesn't want to pay him, he has plenty of other people who would take the slot. (Have you ever heard of him operating on any inner-city patients on medicaid?) And from an athlete's perspective, it would still make good sense to play tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket to give yourself the best chance at maximizing future earnings.

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It's not ridiculous or absurd. I also doubt he takes insurance.

Why wouldn't he? I am sure he has a staff to handle the paperwork.

Matt's surgery which included shaving down a bone spur and moving a nerve took less then an hour.

He can bust out multiple surgeries in a day.

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Why wouldn't he? I am sure he has a staff to handle the paperwork.

Matt's surgery which included shaving down a bone spur and moving a nerve took less then an hour.

He can bust out multiple surgeries in a day.

Sorry, I expounded on this in the edit. He is famous and accomplished enough to name his own price. This is also common with, for example, dermatologists or boutique clinics.

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Dr. Andrews is in a very large group practice. He certainly takes most insurance plans as the entire group either participates or doesn't participate in different plans. With the reimbursement rate for procedures what it is, orthopedic surgeons do not need to "not take insurance". Plus, like law firms and other professional groups, Dr. Andrews is the senior partner and owner and his individual income is derived from the overall income of the entire practice.

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It's not ridiculous or absurd. I also doubt he takes insurance. Whether that's moral or ethical is another story, but James Andrews is famous and accomplished enough to take the cases he wants for the price he wants... If someone doesn't want to pay him, he has plenty of other people who would take the slot. (Have you ever heard of him operating on any inner-city patients on medicaid?) And from an athlete's perspective, it would still make good sense to play tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket to give yourself the best chance at maximizing future earnings.

Obviously if you have money or if you are famous athlete he would probably adjust his schedule to get you in ASAP.... however, if you register with his clinic and follow the proper procedures any normal John Doe can go to his clinic and receive treatment. The end cost will result on your insurance coverage. If you don't have insurance or you are receiving Medicaid you probably will need to go a special clinic and that has nothing to do based on how famous of a doctor he is...

At Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, our physicians and surgeons treat some of the biggest names in sports, and many of our patients come from all over the globe. You do not have to be a famous athlete or travel great distances to access our acclaimed orthopaedic specialists.

Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center exceptional care for all patients with orthopaedic injuries and conditions, no matter where they live or what their role in life. With an impressive team of physicians and surgeons representing every orthopaedic specialty, we treat orthopaedic conditions as unique as each of our patients

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Obviously if you have money or if you are famous athlete he would probably adjust his schedule to get you in ASAP.... however, if you register with his clinic and follow the proper procedures any normal John Doe can go to his clinic and receive treatment. The end cost will result on your insurance coverage. If you don't have insurance or you are receiving Medicaid you probably will need to go a special clinic and that has nothing to do based on how famous of a doctor he is...

It may be wrong but it's still not "ridiculous" or "absurd" to suggest. I know of many doctors who do not take insurance.

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It may be wrong but it's still not "ridiculous" or "absurd" to suggest. I know of many doctors who do not take insurance.

You stated:

It's not ridiculous or absurd. I also doubt he takes insurance. Whether that's moral or ethical is another story, but James Andrews is famous and accomplished enough to take the cases he wants for the price he wants

The bolded is just wrong! .... I already proved that you are wrong.

Yes some doctors do no take insurance (If you are thinking of dumb TV doctors like Dr. Drew then sure go ahead)... but just because Dr. Andrews is famous does not exclude him from accepting insurance at his practice.

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You stated:

The bolded is just wrong! .... I already proved that you are wrong.

Yes some doctors do no take insurance (If you are thinking of dumb TV doctors like Dr. Drew then sure go ahead)... but just because Dr. Andrews is famous does not exclude him from accepting insurance at his practice.

1) I was wrong

2) The second point still stands (he IS famous enough and good enough that he COULD sustain himself with a boutique clinic purely out of pocket for the rich and famous, if he wanted to)

And thus 3) it was not completely ridiculous for someone to suggest it, even if it was wrong.

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