How much does a private laparoscopic hysterectomy cost?

GYN surgery is usually considered an elective surgery. Wait times for a hysterectomy in the public system in Canada vary depending on the province you live in. Getting a private hysterectomy may be considered if you would like to get it done in a timely manner.

Unfortunately, there are no private medical facilities in Canada that are able to accommodate a private hysterectomy. You will have to travel to the US to get it done privately.

Depending on the location you choose to go to for your private hysterectomy costs vary. The range for a laparoscopic hysterectomy is from USD8,000 to USD$15,000. You should plan on spending about 5-7 days in a hotel at the location of your surgery before flying home.

Health Vantis is a full-service medical concierge company.  We take care of all the logistics and research to help connect you to an appropriate and reputable facility that will provide a safe and successful medical outcome for your private hysterectomy. The hours you would spend searching on your own can be achieved immediately with recommendations on places that provide all of these benefits.  Our knowledge of what you will need to make this a successful journey will ensure no detail is left out or overlooked.

If you require more information about your options for private hysterectomy, reach out to us toll-free 877 344 3544 or by email

How much does a private knee replacement cost?

When it comes to costs of the private knee or hip replacement surgery in the US, it can vary widely. For example, the price for a knee replacement can start at about USD $30,000 go up as high as USD$68,000. Why such a difference? US healthcare operates differently than Canadian. The cost for any surgery to a person is determined by their private health insurance and the prices the insurance company negotiated with suppliers of medical services.

In Canada, private knee replacements are done at very few facilities and their costs do not vary widely. There are just a couple of provinces that are able to offer private joint replacements in Canada. These surgeries are not available to those Canadians residing in the same province as a private medical facility, with one exception of Quebec. So, if you are an Ontario resident, a private knee replacement in Ontario is not an option for you.

Health Vantis works with medical facilities in the US and Canada that are safe and offer excellent outcomes for a private knee replacement. The prices for a private knee replacement start from $28,000 USD & $28,000 CAD and can go up, depending on the location.

If you require more information about your options for private knee replacement, please reach out to us toll-free at 877 344 3544 or by email at

Private Hip Replacement in Canada and the US: What to Look for?

Planning for a private hip replacement can bring out a lot of unknowns. Taking time to do research and asking the right questions are part of the process. Below you will find some areas to focus on during your decision making.


Ideally, you would want to get your private hip replacement done in your home province. Unfortunately, this is never the case as the Canadian healthcare system does not allow it. So, you have to travel out of province. To be as close to home should be your first consideration. Flights over 4h increase the risk of DVTs. Flight connections add an additional hurdle, and if they can be avoided it will be easier for you to handle travel, especially after surgery.

Sometimes surgeon expertise and reputation take a priority over travel distance and our clients choose to travel further to see a highly sought-after specialist. We are well versed in booking air travel and always watch for the easiest route taking into account the complexity of traveling for surgery.


The more information you have about your doctor and the medical facility the better off you are. This information will help you make a decision on where to go for your private surgery. All facilities Health Vantis works with are licensed and accredited by US or Canada’s accrediting body to ensure safety and successful outcomes for our clients.

Board certification of a surgeon is a valuable credential. So are the number of surgeries they do a year and their complication rates. Health Vantis provides this information to all of our clients.

Patient Testimonials

Past experiences are certainly worth inquiring about. Health Vantis Testimonials page contains a few of our past clients’ testimonials. We also can ask a past client to contact you and tell you more. Patient privacy laws are always followed in setting up these conversations.

Traveling for medical reasons can be overwhelming. Health Vantis is an expert in the field and will guide you through the entire process. To find out more you can reach out to us at toll-free 877 344 3544 or by email at

Private Hysterectomy in Canada and the US: Abdominal vs Laparoscopic

Medical wait times in Canada can be long. GYN elective surgery such as hysterectomy may sound like something one can wait for in peace, but in reality, many women suffer in pain while waiting. Hysterectomy is recommended after all non-surgical options were tried unsuccessfully. Waiting for it can be frustrating.

Health Vantis can help you find a reputable place in the US to get a private hysterectomy. Unfortunately, this surgery is not offered in Canada in a private manner.

Abdominal (Open) Hysterectomy

An abdominal hysterectomy is removal of the uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen. It is a more invasive approach because the incision can be 6 to 12 inches, horizontal or vertical.  It is usually recommended when the uterus is large and can not be removed safely through the vagina.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

During a laparoscopic hysterectomy, several small incisions are made, instead of one large. A laparoscope is a thin lighted tube with a camera. It allows a surgeon to see and work inside the abdomen. A laparoscope is usually inserted through a small incision in the belly button. Other surgical instruments are inserted through other small incisions. The uterus is then cut into smaller pieces and is removed either through the incisions or through the vagina. This method is considered minimally invasive as it allows faster recovery due to smaller incisions.

Both types of hysterectomy are done under anesthesia and both require someone to pick you up after the procedure and take you home or to a hotel room for recovery. If you would like more information, please call us at toll-free 877 344 3544 or email

Private Hip Replacement in Canada and the US: How It Works

Hip replacement surgery is often recommended to alleviate severe joint arthritis. In the past, this surgery required a stay in the hospital and months of recovery. With advancements in medicine, hip replacements are oftentimes day surgery. You would arrive at the surgical center in the am, and be discharged in the late afternoon.

It is unfortunate that medical wait times in Canada for joint replacement are months even years long. Depending on your pain level and how long you are able to wait, you may want to consider a private hip replacement. Paying out of pocket for medical care may be against our national pride in the Canadian “free” healthcare system. But as one of our clients put it “I could have gotten a new car or a new hip. My new hip is 100 times more precious to me than a new car. “

So how does a private hip replacement process work? We first have a conversation with you, and determine what your preferences are and where you are in your health journey. If you have a recent set of XRAYs and/or have seen an orthopedic surgeon here in Canada we can start right away.

We try to provide you with more than one option for your private hip replacement. Safe outcomes, affordability, and ease of travel are usually at the top of our clients’ concerns. We discuss these options in detail. Once you settle on a location, we collect your medical records and submit them for a specialist’s review. A consultation usually takes place shortly thereafter.

If you decide to proceed, we start working on all the details of your travels so that nothing is overlooked or missed. This step usually takes a few days to complete and at the end, you will have a detailed medical travel file that is sent to you with all the steps and information you need to follow. We are also available throughout your travel to find answers to your questions and make your travel for a private hip replacement a less stressful event.

There are private facilities in Canada and the US for private joint replacement and both are an option if you choose us to help you. For more information and detailed inquiries please reach out to us toll-free 877 344 3544 or by email at