The Cost of Gamma Knife Radiation for Trigeminal Neuralgia

How Your Health Insurance Influences the Cost of Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment

We know health insurance terms can be confusing. Valley’s Patient Financial Advocates will gladly help with any questions you may have about your health plan, such as whether Valley Hospital and Valley Medical Group are in-network and what your maximum out-of-pocket costs might be. You can contact them at 201-634-5644 or 201-251-3516.

What if I do not Have Health Insurance or Valley does not accept my plan?

You do not have to live with chronic pain just because you do not have the right insurance coverage — or any coverage at all. If you have trigeminal neuralgia and you are a candidate for Gamma Knife treatment, you still have options.

If you are uninsured, or you cannot afford your out-of-pocket costs even with health insurance, Valley’s Patient Financial Advocates can help you to apply for financial assistance programs such as:

  • The New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (Charity Care for NJ Residents)
  • New Jersey’s Medicaid Program
  • Uninsured Self-Pay Discounts
  • Monthly Payment Plans

If Valley does not accept your current health insurance, you may want to consider changing your plan during the next open enrollment period.

Other Factors That Influence Gamma Knife Costs

The amount you will need to pay for Gamma Knife radiosurgery also depends on your unique treatment plan. Since trigeminal neuralgia only requires one Gamma Knife treatment, predicting out-of-pocket costs is much easier for these patients.

How Gamma Knife Compares to Other Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment

If you are a candidate for both surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, you will likely want to compare these options. While both Gamma Knife radiosurgery and traditional surgery can be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, the noninvasive nature of Gamma Knife treatment reduces the risk of nerve damage to the patient compared to traditional surgery, which makes it a preferred option for many patients and physicians.

Contact Us

To learn more about Gamma Knife treatment at Valley or to estimate the cost of your treatment, please call 201-634-5610.

Get Your Questions Answered, By a Real Person.

Our Patient Liaison is here to help you understand your next step. After discussing your specific case, she can help you navigate your medical records, answer insurance questions, and connect you with one of our nurses, at no charge to you.

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