By Lydia Ramsey | Apr. 8, 2017, 9:21 AM
When Cheryl Millican found out she needed surgery, her Dallas-based doctor told her it would cost roughly $38,000 out of pocket. Millican, who doesn’t have insurance, needed a hysterectomy, a procedure that removes all or part of the uterus. It wasn’t an emergency situation, so when a friend told her about a place in Oklahoma that could perform the surgery for $8,000, she decided to look into it. That included the cost of the procedure itself, an overnight stay, a follow-up appointment, and any other meetings ahead of time.