(Closed) Cost of circumcision?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sure I do, we just got our itemized bill for when munchkin was in in the NICU unit. We also had him cicumcised before we came home. It was $616.00 to do it and we live in the Minneapolis MN area

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

In ID, my friend had her little boy circumcised for $425.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just googled my area.  Looks to be about the $100 mark for Ontario, Canada.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Any particular reason why you’re choosing to circumcise? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@katiebugbug: I think she’s pretty set on circumsising her son, I am too. She was asking how much it would cost…not to start a debate and defend her decision. No one needs to do that.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

If we have a boy (we’re team green) we decided that we’ll be look into getting a Mohel to do it. From what I’ve found it normally runs a few hundred bucks. I know that some go strictly off a donation while others ask a higher fee (500ish)

We knew that we didn’t want it done in the hospital (we’re also having a homebirth), Mohels in many areas will do it regardless of the couple’s religions, and they’ve done LOTS so alot of times it’s less traumatic and I’ve heard of babies actually sleeping through it. =)

So that might be an avenue worth looking into =)

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@katiebugbug: Not really any of your business I think.  Lets keep the discussion on track.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i live in atlanta and we paid about $150 (my OB did it).

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m sorry, Bees. I didn’t mean to offend, or start a debate. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow. I had no idea insurance didn’t cover this! It seems like a rather routine thing to be not covered by insurance! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bluebonnet: I think it seems silly that they don’t cover it, either. A close friend of mine with boys said that when she signed the consent form in the hospital it listed in several places that it was “an elective procedure that was not medically necessary”. So is an epidural, but insurance covers that! Makes no sense that they wouldn’t cover this, too :-/

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@bellamargot: Disclaimer: Not to start a debate; just meant to explain & answer a question that was asked. The reason a circ isn’t covered is because it’s considered elective “cosmetic” surgery (like having a boob job/nose job, which also aren’t covered). An epidural is classified more like a medication or a procedure that might not be necessary, but is routine. Does that make sense?

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@AvantLaLettre: It’s the person that performs a Bris. So they perform Jewish circs BUT it’s become more common that others who aren’t Jewish will look into them b/c the procedure is so much different when done by them as opposed to in a hospital.

We’re not Jewish, but considering my overall feelings towards hospitals I thought it’d be a much better route for us. I’ve seen good things said by those who used one. (I searched through other forums and threads about them) =)

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