Turbotaguy - Hey, how are you? I recognize you from MsWorld, and we met once at a conference here in Troy. Great to see that you are also interested in this! I am currently trying to get insurance to cover this. Many here on the board have had the surgery with their insurance coverage. I believe the total for everything comes to around $80,000, not including flights and accommodations. Way too much for out-of pocket! But, I think you'll also find that some have had to pay a considerable amount of it themselves, some with a financial payment plan set up. I am currently on an HMO, BCN of MI, so I think Alex is really not getting far in my case. I really want to do this, but time will tell if it will ever come to fruition. There is a thread called Dr. Dake's Contact info., which I think will lead you in the right direction. Good luck to you!