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Navigating Achilles Tendon Repair Costs


Navigating Achilles Tendon Repair Costs

Make sure you're asking the critical questions to make the best decision for your care

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Achilles tendon repair can get you back into your daily life — and even back to high-impact sports. But not all hospitals will produce the same result. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Cost Estimator, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you avoid unnecessary setbacks and avoidable costs. Learn why we chose these factors.


Achilles Tendon Repair Overview


Surgical procedure in which damaged Achilles tendon is stitched back together. Often performed minimally invasively.


Takes place in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.

Length of hospital stay

Most patients go home the same day.

Services included

The hospital price estimate includes:

  • Care in the operating room
  • Tests and X-rays done in the hospital
  • Medications given in the hospital
  • Nursing and physical therapy in the hospital

Other professional services, such as those provided by your surgeon or anesthesiologist, are billed for separately.

WNBA basketball player Brittany Boyd on the court for the New York Liberty

Brittany  Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA

My doctor did a great job of pushing me and keeping me motivated during my recovery. I am thankful for all the work she and my trainers put in to help me get healthy.

Achilles Tendon Injury/

Achilles Tendon Injury/Condition

Success Rate


Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 21 responses, 70% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

Senior man patient posing proudly at the top of a mountain


If you don't want to stop doing what you love, seek out the amazing doctors at HSS.

Glenn, Achilles Tendon Injury

Patient Experience

Of patients would recommend HSS; over the national average of 72%


Source: CMS Care Compare



HSS In-Hospital



Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Avoidable Hospital Visits





Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Male patient shooting a basketball in an indoor gym


I can happily report that I am put back together again and I will be back in the game as long as HSS is here to put me back together again!

Ted, Achilles Tendon Injury/Condition

Procedure Volume

Achilles tendon repairs per year

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2019

Cost Efficiency

Less expensive over time than the national average

0.92 HSS vs. 1.0 National. Lower is better.
Hospital overall 30-day episode cost ratio.

Source: CMS Care Compare


In orthopedics 11 years in a row


In orthopedics 11 years in a row

Get an estimate in 2 simple steps

Step 1: Download the Hospital Cost Estimator

The Hospital Cost Estimator gives you valuable data about your procedure to think about alongside price. Our helpful worksheet makes it easy for you to compare different hospitals.

Step 2: Use the calculator to get your price

Use our calculator tool to get your personalized price estimate. Record that number on the Hospital Cost Estimator you just downloaded for a complete picture of the services you'd be paying for.