Fair Square Medicare Wordmark

Does Medicare Cover Robotic Surgery?

Unrecognizable person undergoing surgery in the clinic stock photo
By Daniel Petkevich
Nov 28, 2022

If you get the right approval, you're covered

Medicare will cover almost any procedure that is deemed medically necessary. This includes robotic surgery. Let's dig deeper into robotic surgery to see if it could be right for you.

Stay Up to Date on Medicare!

Join the Fair Square Medicare Newsletter to stay informed on cost savings, changes to Medicare, and other valuable healthcare information.

What is robotic surgery and how does it work?

Robotic surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, is a type of minimally invasive surgical procedure. It involves using robotic arms to perform various delicate and precise operations within the body. The benefits of robotic surgery include shorter hospital stays, less time under general anesthesia, fewer complications, reduced scarring, and quicker recovery times.

How common is robotic surgery and who can benefit from it?

Robotic surgery is becoming increasingly popular due to its accuracy and safety. It is often used in a variety of procedures such as hysterectomies, prostate surgeries, gallbladder removal, and many others. It can also be beneficial for patients with certain medical conditions or those who may not be able to tolerate traditional open surgery.

What are the risks and benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is generally considered a safe and effective form of surgical treatment. However, it does carry some risks including the potential for infection, bleeding, or unintended damage to nearby organs. Additionally, robotic surgery may not be suitable for certain patients depending on their medical history or specific procedure being performed.
The benefits of robotic surgery include accuracy, precision, and a quicker recovery time. Additionally, it lessens the risk of infection as compared to traditional open surgery.

What are some different types of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery can be used in a variety of different procedures, including cardiothoracic, colorectal, general, gynecologic, head and neck, pediatric, plastic and reconstructive, and urologic surgeries. It is also used in certain types of weight loss procedures, such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.

Does Medicare cover robotic surgery?

Yes, Medicare will cover robotic surgery when it is deemed medically necessary. However, you may have to pay a portion of the cost in coinsurance or copayment, depending on your plan and the type of procedure being performed. It is important to check with your specific Medicare plan to understand what costs you are responsible for. Additionally, some facilities may charge extra for robotic surgery, so be sure to ask about this before your procedure.

What are the costs of robotic surgery?

The cost of robotic surgery will vary depending on the type of procedure and the facility performing it. Generally speaking, robotic surgery is usually more expensive than non-robotic procedures due to the additional cost associated with the technology. You may have to pay a portion of these costs out-of-pocket depending on your Medicare plan and if any extra charges were added. Ask your doctor and Medicare plan provider about these potential costs before undergoing robotic surgery.

How to find a doctor who performs robotic surgery?

If you are interested in receiving robotic surgery, you should talk to your doctor. They can provide a referral to a provider who is experienced in performing this type of procedure. Additionally, the American College of Surgeons can provide a list of accredited surgeons who specialize in robotic surgery.

Takeaway

In conclusion, Medicare covers robotic surgery when it is deemed medically necessary. However, you may have to pay a portion of the cost in coinsurance or copayment, depending on your plan and the type of procedure being performed. Speak with your doctor to see if robotic surgery is right for you. This content is for informational purposes only. For all of your Medicare questions, talk with an expert at

Fair Square Medicare

today.

Stay Up to Date on Medicare!

Join the Fair Square Medicare Newsletter to stay informed on cost savings, changes to Medicare, and other valuable healthcare information.

Recommended Articles

Cover image
Does Your Plan Include A Free Gym Membership?
Jul 12, 2023
treehouse
Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage
May 25, 2020
Cover image
The Fair Square Bulletin: January 2024
Jan 18, 2024
Medigap stock image
When Can You Change Medicare Supplement Plans?
Nov 18, 2022
Nasal spray stock image
Can Medicare Help with the Cost of Tyrvaya?
Jan 12, 2023
Medicare Set Aside funds stock image
What Happens to Unused Medicare Set-Aside Funds?
Jan 20, 2023
Saving money against a stopwatch stock image
What is the 8-Minute Rule on Medicare?
Dec 21, 2022
Cover image
Medicare Deductibles Resetting in 2024
Jan 18, 2024
Senior man receiving care from an optometrist stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?
Dec 22, 2022
Electrocardiograph with pacemaker stock photo
How Much Does a Pacemaker Cost with Medicare?
Nov 21, 2022
What is the ICEP?
What is the Medicare ICEP?
Apr 7, 2023
The feet of a man suffering from foot pain stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Krystexxa?
Nov 18, 2022
senior man on a phone call stock image
What is a Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman?
Apr 11, 2023
various people wearing masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic stock photo
How Does the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Affect Your Medicare?
Mar 3, 2023
Abortion stock image
Does Medicare Cover Abortion Services?
Dec 13, 2022
Cover image
Saving Money with Alternative Pharmacies & Discount Programs
Feb 1, 2024
cartoon hospital and male doctor stock image
Can I Have Two Primary Care Physicians?
Oct 3, 2022
Cover image
The Easiest Call You'll Ever Make
Jun 28, 2023

More of our articles

13 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Columbus

13 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Jacksonville

14 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Nashville

14 Best Ways to Stay Active in Charlotte

2023 Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP)

Can I Change Medicare Advantage Plans Any Time? | Medicare Plans

Can I Change My Primary Care Provider with an Advantage Plan?

Can I Choose Marketplace Coverage Instead of Medicare?

Can Medicare Advantage Plans Deny Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions?

Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Dental and Vision?

Does Medicare Cover Air Purifiers?

Does Medicare Cover Boniva?

Does Medicare Cover Cala Trio?

Does Medicare Cover Compounded Medications?

Does Medicare Cover COVID Tests?

Does Medicare cover Deviated Septum Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Driving Evaluations?

Does Medicare Cover Flu Shots?

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Does Medicare Cover Iovera Treatment?

Does Medicare Cover Light Therapy for Psoriasis?

Does Medicare Cover Linx Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Macular Degeneration?

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana?

Does Medicare Cover Mental Health?

Does Medicare Cover Nuedexta?

Does Medicare Cover Oxybutynin?

Does Medicare Cover PTNS?

Does Medicare Cover Scleral Lenses?

Does Medicare Cover SI Joint Fusion?

Does Medicare Cover Stair Lifts?

Does Medicare Cover TENS Units?

Does Medicare Cover the Urolift Procedure?

Does Medicare Cover Vitamins?

Does Medicare Cover Wart Removal?

Does Medicare Pay for Funeral Expenses?

Does Medicare Pay for Varicose Vein Treatment?

Everything About Your Medicare Card + Medicare Number

Fair Square Client Newsletter: AEP Edition

How Do I Sign up for Medicare? A Simple How-To Guide For You

How Do Medicare Agents Get Paid?

How Do Medigap Premiums Vary?

How Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopies?

How is Medicare Changing in 2023?

How Medicare Costs Can Pile Up

How Much Does Open Heart Surgery Cost with Medicare?

How Much Does Xeljanz Cost with Medicare?

How to Apply for Medicare?

How to Become a Medicare Agent

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Covered by Medicare?

Is Gainswave Covered by Medicare?

Is PAE Covered by Medicare?

Is the Shingles Vaccine Covered by Medicare?

Is Vitrectomy Surgery Covered by Medicare?

Medicare & Ozempic

Medicare 101

Medicare Advantage MSA Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans for Disabled People Under 65

Medicare Explained

Plan G vs. Plan N

Seeing the Value in Fair Square

The Fair Square Bulletin: August 2023

The Fair Square Bulletin: November 2023

The Fair Square Bulletin: The End of the COVID Emergency Declaration

Top 10 Physical Therapy Clinics in San Diego

What If I Don't Like My Plan?

What Is the Medicare Birthday Rule in Nevada?

What to Do When Your Doctor Doesn't Take Medicare

What's the Difference Between HMO and PPO Plans?

Which Medigap Policies Provide Coverage for Long-Term Care?

Why Is Medicare So Confusing?

Will Medicare Cover it?

Your Medicare One-Stop-Shop

Your guide to Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap. 100% free.
Get the Fair Square Bulletin

Medicare savings tips, helpful guides, and more.

About

Medicare 101

Current Clients

Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

Fair Square 2023

Terms of Use
Notice of Privacy Practices

Virgil Insurance Agency, LLC (DBA Fair Square Medicare) and www.fairsquaremedicare.com are privately owned and operated by Help Button Inc. Medicare supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program. This is a solicitation of insurance. A licensed agent/producer may contact you. Medicare Supplement insurance is available to those age 65 and older enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and, in some states, to those under age 65 eligible for Medicare due to disability or End-Stage Renal disease. Virgil Insurance Agency is a licensed and certified representative of Medicare Advantage HMO, HMO SNP, PPO, PPO SNP and PFFS organizations and stand-alone PDP prescription drug plans. Each of the organizations we represent has a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. The plans we represent do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Plan availability varies by region and state. For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov. © 2022 Help Button Inc

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.

MULTIPLAN_FairSquareMedicare_01062022_M