Cost of medical treatment in Germany

The cost of medical treatment in Germany depends on many factors and is typically calculated individually. Often, it is not possible to know the exact treatment cost until after the treatment has been completed. Factors such as the patient’s age and overall health, the severity of the injury or illness, the length of stay in the hospital, the risk of a medical complication, and additional hospital services can all affect the total cost of treatment.

In general, though, Germany offers an excellent cost-to-quality ratio. Medical treatment in Germany is more expensive than some destinations, but it is cheaper than treatment in countries such as the U.S. or U.K. Although it is difficult to develop an exact international cost comparison for medical care, Germany has a reputation for top-notch medical care at mid-range prices.

The following information is based on average costs of medical treatment in Germany for private patients. The actual cost of medical care may be more or less depending on your medical needs.

Treatment

Average cost (€)

ACL repair (knee surgery)

8,625

Knee replacement, single

21,950

Hip replacement, single

17,900

Spinal fusion, LW1, one level

22,770

Disc replacement

20,000

PRT-therapy, conservative spine treatment

9,890

Gastric sleeve

15,870

Gastric band

9,430

Gastric balloon

5,060

Coronary Artery Bypass (open heart surgery)

32,880

Catheter ablation (minimally invasive heart surgery)

16,700

Implantation, heart pacemaker

12,000-15,000

Cyberknife, brain

34,850

Proton therapy

69,900

In order to provide you with an accurate cost estimate of treatment based on your specific medical condition, contact us and a case manager can provide a treatment plan and a cost estimate based on the medical documents you provide.

Cost for international patients in Germany

When traveling to Germany for medical treatment, it is common for international patients to pay slightly more than patients who are from Germany. This is normal because there is more work involved in the preparation processes. Additionally, secondary costs such as arranging transportation, accommodation, translation and a visa are all things that international patients need to consider that German patients may not need to.

One of our main strengths at Premier Healthcare is narrowing the gap between what German patients and what international patients pay for treatment in Germany. We do this by taking care of the administrative tasks so hospitals don’t have to, and by reducing medical risks through careful case assessment and preparation.

Our cost structure is recognized by many major insurance companies. As a result, we are partnered with several international insurers who are often able to cover the cost of treatment. Contact us to find out if we can work with your insurance company, or read more in the FAQs.

Advantages to choosing PHG

As an independent company, we collaborate with a large number of hospitals and clinics throughout Germany. This enables each patient to make a better choice based on quality, price, location and service. We take into account every patient’s individual situation in order to get them the best cost-to-quality ratio and to develop a treatment plan that matches their budget.

As the patient's ambassador, we will make all required arrangements to avoid surprises, waiting times, spending extra time in Germany and extra expenditures. Premier Healthcare Germany has proven its added value towards patients and hospitals in the past seven years.