A new surgery that’s gaining popularity in the medical field has a big problem: it costs way more than the average medical procedure.
Orthopedic surgeons have been making strides in cutting down on costs for years, but the cost of surgery has been going up in recent years.
The average cost of a hip replacement in the U.S. in 2016 was $11,200, up from $10,500 in 2014, according to the American Orthopedics Society.
The cost of dental surgery is going up at an even higher rate, rising from $9,500 to $20,000 in just two years.
And for ears, the average price for an ear extraction is about $12,000, compared to just $9000 for an open procedure.
The most common surgery for orthopedically deficient individuals, however, is a corneal transplant, which involves replacing the eye with a lens and then replacing the cornea.
This procedure has grown to become one of the top surgeries for the poor, as well as the highest-paid.
Corneal transplants are more common in countries like China, South Korea, and India, which have a low per capita income, according the National Institutes of Health.
“Corneal implants are the most expensive of all surgery, and they have some of the highest costs per patient,” said Michael DeBruin, a senior vice president at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a medical society.
He said this is why people have been reluctant to get the surgery.
“They’re afraid it will hurt their eyes, and there are other side effects that can include bone pain and other complications,” DeBruckin said.
“It’s been a huge problem in the past.”
This isn’t the first time orthopedists have struggled to keep costs down.
In 2015, a group of surgeons in California were criticized for raising prices for corneas for their patients, and the organization called for the practice to be shut down.
And earlier this year, a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that corneacostomy costs in the United States were more than double the cost for open surgery.
That study found that open surgeries in the country cost more than $4,000 more per patient than corneocostomy, and open surgeries had a median time to surgery of 18 days, compared with a median of 15 days in corneological surgery.
DeBrousin says the corneoscope is just one of many surgeries that can make up for the higher costs.
“You could have a cornea transplant in the surgery room, but what you really need is a lens to help with the coronal function,” DeBrusin said, referring to the eye’s cornea, or lens.
“If you have a very poor eye and the corona is too damaged, you don’t have a good cornea.”
The cornea is the outer layer of the eye.
DeBrussin says it can also affect vision.
“There are some corneologists who say the cornedium is the missing link between vision and sight, so they’ll have to have a lens,” he said.
If you’re a diabetic, DeBrusin says this surgery can also increase the risk of diabetes.
It’s possible to have corneic surgery without having any symptoms, and it can be performed safely, he added.
If corneoscopy is considered an essential surgery, the cost can be a huge burden.
If a person has diabetes, they may need to have an open corneoscopic procedure for a few days.
If that’s not possible, they could use a coronal cataract surgery.
This surgery uses a cataroscope, a type of glass lens that’s usually used to see into the eye for vision correction.
But it also uses corneocytes, which are cells that are inside the eye and can also help with vision correction, DeBrum said.
It is an expensive surgery, especially in a country like the U