Cost of Common Medical Procedures in the Philippines

Share the joy
  • 88
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  

The availability, cost and quality of Philippine medical care is a key consideration for foreigners considering retirement in the Philippines.  Since U.S. Medicare does not provide coverage in the Philippines, many retirees are responsible for paying for their own care and ask how affordable medical care is in the Philippines.

NKTI

NKTI

Below we list the prices of  some common medical procedures as published by the National Kidney Transplant Institute in Quezon City, Metro Manila.  These prices should serve as a rough yardstick to prices to be expected at Philippine hospitals.  There will be variations depending on whether you are and outpatient or inpatient.  If you are an inpatient, the quality of your hospital room will affect the price of just about every treatment cost.  If you have a luxury suite you’ll pay much more for just about every service than will a patient in a ward.

Regular Hemodialysis
First Session  (with dialyzer) P4,500                                                                                                     Succeeding sessions    P3,000
Extra corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
Initial treatment        P20,000
Re-treatment    P3,000
Sigmoidoscopy P1,800
Colonoscopy (with sedation) P6,960
Electrocardiogram P390
Echocardiogram, 2D Doppler P3,120
Echocardiogram, Stress P3,645
Holter Monitor, 24 hours P3,575
Chest x-ray PA lateral, P365
Mammography P1070
Prostate (transabdominal) ultrasound P910
Transvaginal Ultrasound (TVUS) P1270
Transrectal Doppler UTZ of prostate CDI P1695
CT Scan, Cervical Spine P4175
MRI, Cervical Spine, Plain P6325
MRI, Lumbar-Sacral spine – plain P6325
PAP Smear, P225
Prostate Biopsy Package, P54,000
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) total P1450
Testosterone P1200

Comments (95) Write a comment

    • Not sure about the cost. Not much surgery is done for BPH these days as the available drugs are good for most people. Prostate surgery should only be done if drugs don’t work. Personally, I’d have it done in Singapore.

      Reply

  1. Ask q lng po cost ng MRI..na stroke po kc ung friend q..ask q lng kung ok na ung utak nya kc may blood clot xa dati eh..

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  2. Ask ko lang po yung ct scan guided biopsy.. Kapag ni refer po kami ng doctor sa hospital po niyo my discount po ba yun?

    Reply

  3. Hi. May I know the cost of colonoscopy? and the exact address of the clinic or hospital?

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  4. Hello Bob & Carol,

    I just want to know since I do not have idea the cost of Hypospadias repair, can you give some advice? Best Doctor/Urologist and Hospital?

    Thank you,

    Glenn

    Reply

    • I would just do a Google search “Hypospadias manila” and you will find some doctors and hospitals doing this repair. If price is a major issue, consider the Kidney Center as a first stop. Good luck.

      Reply

  5. How is cost of MRI scan in knee I have a ligamentation injury I live in antipolo city

    Reply

  6. Hi ask KO lang po meron po ba package na full body MRI? kung meron po how much po iyon? And San po may ganun I’m in marikina

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  7. my girlfriend needs to have an MRI on her breasts how much will this cost and where would be the best place to take her In Cebu.
    Thankyou

    Reply

    • I have had good experiences with Chong Hua Hospital. I suspect about $10,000. There are many variables. For example, with contrast we used. Best to check with Chong Hua. Good luck. Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Please also refer to our list of medical procedure costs at http://myphilippinelife.com/cost-of-common-medical-procedures-in-the-philippines/ It might not give the exact cost, but may give you an idea of cost by looking at similar procedures. For example the price of a MRI or CAT scan is similar, no matter what part of the body is being scanned.

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  8. hi,meron po kayo ct scan coronary angiography ,kung meron po magkano po?thanks,naghahanap po kasi ako ng mura lang dahil la po kaming pera,salamat po

    Reply

  9. how much po kaya ang cervical biopsy?
    umaabot kaya yun ng 10,000 pesos any type of cervical biopsy?

    thanks thanks

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  10. Ask q lng po.f may alam po kau how much po price mri proceduresin cebu doctors hospital.thank you

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. That said, expect about P10,000. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  11. Ask ko lang po magkano MRI sa abdomin,intestines. Internal bleeding no cause found. Please help

    Reply

    • Your doctors will have to decide if an MRI is the best diagnostic choice. Colonoscopy? Best wishes.

      Reply

  12. Hi,
    I would like to know how old those cost are and if there has been any change especially the colonoscopy, I reside in Iloilo City and right now looking for doctor to perform the procedure. Would really appreciate your help and or advice.

    Reply

    • I did consult with Gastroenterologist Danilo Encarnacion, who is Chair, Digestive Disorders, St Pauls Hospital. He is recommended on the U.S. Embassy website. If I were to have a colonoscopy in Iloilo, he would be my first choice. Not sure if this is current, but his clinics were M-Sat 10-12 (?), 3-5. If you do have the procedure, please give us a report. Thanks Bob and Carol

      Reply

  13. Hello..I want to asked how much the CT scan abdomenal with contrast..I have a RENAL CYST. how much it is to do a CT SCAN

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Our guess is about P10,000. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  14. Good day. I just would like to know the latest estimated cost of eswl for out-patient. Please advise thank you.

    Reply

  15. hello po,ask ko lang kung magkano ang magagastos pag ang pasyente ay ooperahan sa urinary bladder tumor, father ko ,senior citizen at may philhealth at sa manila doctors hospital siya ooperahan ? Gaano katagal ang operasyon,I mean how long the patient stay in hospital?Thank you.

    Reply

    • Sorry, but we are not able or qualified to answer. You will have to contact a surgeon. Best wishes.

      Reply

  16. I would like to know how much is the price for a full Colonoscopy procedure (charity outpatient) , I’m helping my friend’s mom for they not able to afford a costly procedure. Any reply or suggestion on my inquiry is greatly appreciated. Thank you

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  17. Hi. Ask ko lang po if 225 php lang po talaga ang pap smear? No other charges? How about po sa doctor? Thanks.

    Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

  18. On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

    Reply

    • In the bigger hospitals, yes. My hospital (St. Paul’s in Iloilo City) does do PSA tests.

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • Henry,

      Very few hospitals in the Philippines can do alternatives to TURP. I would guess P100,000+. Personally, I would go to Singapore to have it done, if possible. You might go to the National Kidney Center in Quezon City for a checkup. The normal drugs (tamsulosin and finasteride) are not working? Best wishes. Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • There are many variables. Anesthesia? Polyp removal and analysis. You will have to choose a doctor and hospital and make inquires locally.

      Reply

  19. Updated po ba ung price ng Lithotripsy (Shockwave)? nag tanong po kc kami kahapon sa hotline nila 35 to 45K daw po eh.

    Reply

      • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

        Reply

    • It depends on a number of factors. Contrast media or not? Will an ultrasound be more appropriate? At NKTI about P15,000+.

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • On our blog we have listed a few prices for a few medical procedures at Manila hospitals. These may be out of date. We have no way to check on the price of medical services in your area. You will have to contact local medical providers and get quotations from them. Best wishes Bob and Carol

      Reply

    • Most MRIs are about P40,000 to P50,000, regardless of the part of the body being imaged. A renal scan could be CT or could be ultrasound.

      Reply

    • Most MRIs are about P40,000 to P50,000, regardless of the part of the body being imaged.

      Reply

    • We would guess around P10,000. Be sure that the MRI equipment is the best available and the radiologists are experienced. I don’t know where you live, but consider having it done in Manila.

      Reply

  20. As of today, how much is MRI cervical spine plain!?.. Coz my father badly need it.. Thanks!..

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.