Costs of medical treatment

Patients from outside the European Union appreciate the transparency of the German price policy and highest level of quality standards. The German price-quality index (PQI) of medical care is on top of the global list.

Treatment in Germany is not cheap. However, you should keep in mind that the costs for treatment in Germany will be definitely minor compared to those in the USA, Great Britain or Canada. Don’t compromise yourself, when it comes to health.

Millions of international patients have already found out that costs for services of the German clinics compare favorably to those in many other popular medical destinations (the USA, Israel, Canada, Australia or Great Britain). Due to the recent German scientific breakthroughs (robotic operations, ionic therapy, laser techniques, computer assisted surgery), the quality of treatment is in most cases much higher than in those countries mentioned above.

For your convenience, we have made out a chart, based on our empirical basis, which illustrates the average treatment rates in Germany compared to those in the US. We must, however, emphasize that the cost estimates in this price table are by no means fixed prices (we give only average cost). This price information serves only for basic orientation of a potential patient prior to coming to Germany for treatment. There can be price fluctuations depending on the kind of treatment, accommodation preferred and the scope of medical services. The total price/cost for treatment in Germany also depends on major diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, and patient characteristics.

Average price rates for treatment in Germany and the USA

(Comparative analysis of approximate prices/costs)

Type of treatment Approximate treatment time (days) Approximate price of treatment in Germany (€) Approximate treatment in the USA ($)
CARDIOLOGY
Pacemaker implantation (1 camera) 8 from €12,200 from $18,000
Pacemaker implantation (2 cameras) 7-10 from €15,750 from $22,000
Pacemaker implantation (3 cameras) 10-15 from €18,200 from $28,000
Implantation of a defibrillator (implantable cardioverter, 1 camera) 7 from €20,750 from $28,000
Implantation of a defibrillator (implantable cardioverter, 2 cameras) 11 from €25,700 from $37,000
Implantation of a defibrillator (implantable cardioverter, biventricular) 15 from €32,200 from $45,000
Coronary artery bypass CABG 15 from €26,000 from $38,000
Heart valve surgery (with a cardiopulmonary bypass) 14 from €21,000 from $30,000
Coronary Angioplasty, 1 stent 6 from €10,350 from $16,000
Coronary angiography (invasive cardiac diagnosis) 4 from €5,100 from $8,000
Coronary artery bypass surgery 14 from €25,000 from $40,000
Examination (ultrasound, ECG, rhythm measurement) 2 from €850 from $1,400
Open Heart Surgery 21 from €30.000 from $45,000
DENTISTRY
Laser treatment of the gums of the upper and lower jaw 1 from €1,200 from $1,700
Teeth whitening 1 from €150 from $400
Maxillary sinus polyp 7 from €4,500 from $7,000
Staging 1 crown 1 from €520 from $700
Single implant placement 2 from €1,700 from $2,500
Production of porcelain veneers (per 1 tooth) 1 from €450 from $600
Production and installation of 3x crowns on all-ceramic zirconium implants, with individual surface finish 1 from €4.000 from $7,000
Prophylactic Teeth Cleaning 1 from €150 from $250
Removal of the impacted tooth 1 from €800 from $1,200
GASTROENTEROLOGY
Colonoscopy (including polypectomy) 1-2 from €2,600 from $4,000
Gastroscopy 1 from €1,400 from $2,200
Hemorrhoids (diagnosis and treatment) 2 from €2,800 from $4,000
Prospection 5 from €4,500 from $7,300
Gastrectomy (stomach removal) 20 from €23,000 from $31,000
Hepatocellular carcinoma of the right hepatic lobe 30 from €23,000 from $30,500
Hernia: surgical treatment (inguinal, femoral, umbilical) 8 from €8,000 from $13,000
Colonoresection (minimally invasive technique) 12 from €21,700 from $29,000
Laparoscopic resection for colon cancer 14 from €16,800 from $23,000
Treatment of gastric cancer: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 28 from €27,000 from $40,000
Treatment of esophageal cancer: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 28 from €27,000 from $36,500
Microscopic removal of sequestered hernia 2 from €8,400 from $11,000
Heller myotomy surgery for achalasia of the esophagus 7 from €9,700 from $15,200
Intestinal Tumor: Surgical Treatment 20 from €27,000 from $38,000
Tumor of the esophagus: surgical treatment 14 from €18,200 from $26,500
Tubulo-papillary adenoma of the rectum 30 from €21,000 from $29,500
Removal of rectal polyps 3 from €2,900 from $3,600
Abdominal adhesions removal 8 from €11,900 from $17,000
Surgical treatment of hiatal hernia 3 from €5,200 from $7,500
Surgical treatment of obesity 5 from €3,800 from $5,700
Extrasphincter fistula of the rectum 2 from €7,000 from $10,000
Endoscopic esophageal dilatation in achalasia 7 from €4,800 from $7,000
ORTHOPEDICS
Bankart type I-II, subacromial impingement impingement syndrome, osteoarthritis of the right shoulder joint 3 from €13,000 from $19,000
BS-TEP - total intervertebral disc arthroplasty 7 from €17,000 from $25,000
Ankle arthrodesis 11 from €14,600 from $21,000
Arthrodesis of the shoulder joint 8 from €7,500 from $11,000
Arthrodesis of the spinal column 14 from €11,000 from $17,000
Osteoarthritis of the knee joint, synovitis, bursitis, rupture of medial meniscus 4 degrees according to Stoller 8 from €6,900 from $10,000
Arthroscopic meniscus fixation 5 from €7,600 from $12,000
Arthroscopic suture of the rotator cuff 4 from €6,000 from $9,000
Ankle arthroscopy 5 from €4,500 from $7,000
Carpal Arthroscopy 3 from €7,200 from $10,500
Knee arthroscopy with meniscus surgery 2 from €5,400 from $8,200
Ventral discectomy (removal of the disc 1 spinal segment) 5 from €11,400 from $16,000
Restoration of the rotator cuff 3 from €4,500 from $7,000
Deforming lumbosacral spondylosis 28 from €16,000 from $23,000
Dynamic stabilization of the vertebrae 5 from €14,000 from $21,000
Artificial meniscus implantation 3 from €7,500 from $11,400
Implantation of unicardial endoprosthesis of the left knee joint 7 from €12,700 from $19,000
Implantation of a bicondial endoprosthesis of the surface of the knee joint partially articulated with the replacement of the patella 7 from €15,800 from $22,500
Bone cement injections for osteoporosis or vertebral fractures 5 from €15,600 from $23,000
Excision of the enchondroma of the proximal phalanx of the finger 5 from €4,900 from $6,700
Cap endoprosthetics of the hip joint 7 from €19,000 from $25,000
Comprehensive arthroscopic meniscus resection with synovectomy 3 from €6,400 from $9,200
Correction of the abnormal position of the big toe (Hallus valgus), Hallus rigidus 14 from €7,500 from $10,000
Hip axis correction 10 from €9,000 from $13,500
Laminoplasty of the cervical spine 7 from €17,200 from $25,500
Treatment of shoulder instability 5 from €13,200 from $20,000
Treatment of damage to the rotator cuff of the shoulder joint 3 from €13,400 from $18,200
Nucleoplasty 4 from €3,800 from $5,500
Surgical treatment of scoliosis 21 from €15,000 from $23,000
Spinal osteosynthesis surgery, dynamic stabilization of the spine after a fracture 45 from €32,000 from $40,000
Posttraumatic arthrosis of the ankle joint stage 3 with cystic restructuring 25 from €24,000 from $35,000
Revision of the knee implant without replacement 3 from €7,000 from $10,000
Revision of the knee implant with replacement 7 from €15,000 from $21,000
Revision of the hip implant without replacement 2 from €7,000 from $10,300
Revision of the hip implant with replacement 10 from €17,000 from $22,000
Reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament, if necessary, the restoration of the meniscus 5 from €7,000 from $9,500
Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, if necessary, restoration of the meniscus 5 from €7,000 from $10,000
Cartilage reconstruction (including cartilage transplantation) 5 from €8,000 from $11,000
Spinal fusion (fixation) of one spinal segment 7 from €21,000 from $30,000
Joint-sparing surgery on the heelto-calcaneus joint 21 from €17,000 from $25,000
Thermocoagulation and cryotherapy of intervertebral joints 2 from €5,000 from $7,500
Total knee arthroplasty 10 from €12,600 from $18,000
Total hip arthroplasty 7 from €13,000 from $18,000
Removal of damaged intervertebral disc tissue in combination with radiculodecompression 14 from €6,700 from $10,000
Surgical treatment of scoliosis 21 from €27,000 from $38,500
Ankle Endoprosthetics 14 from €15,300 from $22,400
Endoprosthetics of the elbow joint 18 from €15,600 from $23,000
Endoprosthetics of intervertebral discs 6 from €12,600 from $17,500
Shoulder Endoprosthetics 8 from €16,200 from $23,200
Endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery 4 from €5,900 from $9,500
Endoscopic meniscus removal 5 from €4,600 from $7,000
ONCOLOGY
Highly differentiated squamous keratinizing cancer of the mucous membrane of the left cheek 21 from €17,000 from $25,000
Hepatocellular carcinoma of the right hepatic lobe 30 from €22,000 from $30,000
Stereotactic low-grade astrocytoma surgery 10 from €15,000 from $21,000
Chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia 21 from €40,000 from $62,000
Comprehensive treatment of a brain stem tumor 21 from €60,000 from $90,000
Treatment of brain medulloblastoma 21 from €30,000 from $48,000
Treatment of stomach cancer: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 21 from €27,000 from $40,000
Lung Cancer Treatment: Surgery 14 from €18,000 from $28,000
Treatment of lung cancer: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 14 from €21,000 from $30,000
Treatment of esophageal cancer: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 21 from €25,000 from $38,500
Treatment of thyroid cancer: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 10 from €10,000 from $16,000
Hodgkin lymphoma (chemotherapy, diagnosis) 14 from €22,000 from $32,500
Radiotherapy 30 from €15,000 from $23,000
Melanoma: surgery, rehabilitation, 1 course of chemotherapy 14 from €11,000 from $17,000
Neuroblastoma of the posterior mediastinum with multiple metastases 30 from €180,000 from $230,000
Surgical treatment of melanoma 7 from €6,500 from $10,000
Surgical treatment of neuroblastoma 14 from €13,000 from $20,500
Breast Cancer Surgery 10 from €7,000 from $11,000
Intestinal Tumor: Surgical Treatment 20 from €25,000 from $37,000
Esophagus Tumor: Surgical Treatment 14 from €17,500 from $25,000
Kidney tumor: surgical treatment 10 from €17,500 from $25,000
Ovarian tumor: surgical treatment 14 from €14,000 from $22,000
Acute leukemia: 1 chemotherapy course 14 from €60,000 from $80,000
Acute leukemia: preparatory chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, rehabilitation 90 from €95,000 from $130,000
Bone Marrow Transplant 30 from €120,000 from $160,000
Transitional invasive bladder cancer 16 from €32,000 from $45,000
Peripheral tumor of the right lung 30 from €25,000 from $35,000
Squamous cell carcinoma of the mucous membrane of the maxillary sinus 30 from €50,000 from $70,000
Proton therapy in the treatment of brain choroid carcinoma 60 from €150,000 euro from $200,000
Laryngeal Cancer 10 from €12,000 from $20,500
Lip cancer: resection of the tumor, tracheotomy, functional neck dissection 30 from €50,000 from $70,000
Cancer of the left breast T4N1M0 Liver metastases 7 from €17,000 from $25,000
Cancer of the left kidney T1N0M0 with pelvic bone metastases, sacrum 21 from €25,000 from $35,000
Uterine Cancer 14 from €15,000 from $23,000
Cervical cancer (chemotherapy and radiation) 10 from €13,000 from $20,000
Cervical Cancer: Surgical Treatment 14 from €15,000 from $23,000
Solid Basalioma T1N0M0 1 degree 10 from €6,500 from $10,000
Radioiodine therapy 3 from €5,500 from $9,200
Total removal of the thyroid gland in a malignant neoplasm 4 from €13,000 from $20,000
Removal of a thyroid malignant tumor 7 from €11,000 from $18,000
Removal of a brain tumor - glioblastoma 21 from €21,000 from $30,000
Removal of a brain tumor with minimally invasive access 14 from €18,000 from $25,000
Removal of a brain tumor using the Gamma Knife installation 21 from €16,000 from $23,000
Removal of the bladder mucosa in a malignant neoplasm 5 from €9,000 from $15,000
Chemotherapy for breast cancer 30 from €40,000 from $55,000
Chemotherapy, 1 cycle (depending on medication) 5 from €3,000 from $5,000
Surgical treatment for ovarian cancer 14 from €16,000 from $24,000
Surgical treatment of adrenal cancer 14 from €12,000 from $20,000
Partial removal of the kidney in a malignant neoplasm 7 from €12,000 from $18,000
OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Parotid gland adenolymphoma (surgical treatment) 2 from €4,500 from $6,500
Restorative plastics of the middle ear after removal of the auditory ossicles 2 from €10,000 from $15,500
Highly differentiated squamous keratinizing cancer of the mucous membrane of the left cheek 21 from €16,500 from $25,000
Diagnosis of dizziness 2 from €800 from $1,500
Correction of the nasal septum 3 from €4,000 from $6,000
sinus cyst 7 from €5,000 from $8,000
Cochlear Implantation 5 from €15,000 from $22,000
Surgical removal of salivary gland adenoma 10 from €9,000 from $14,200
Perforation of the nasal septum 7 from €3,500 from $5,000
Squamous cell carcinoma of the mucous membrane of the maxillary sinus - radical removal of the tumor 30 from €50,000 from $70,000
Laryngeal Cancer 10 from €12,000 from $20,000
Tonsil removal (general anesthesia, outpatient) 5 from €3,000 from $5,000
Endoscopic laser ablation for vocal cord lumps / td> 7 from €4,500 from $6,500
Endoscopic surgery for diseases of the inner ear 5 from €6,000 from $10,000
Endoscopic sanation of the maxillary sinus 5 from €6,000 from $9,000
OPHTHALMOLOGY
Vitrectomy and membranopilling of the eye 2 from €4,500 from $6,000
Glaucoma: surgical treatment 2 from €5,000 from $8,000
Replacing the lens 2 from €3,500 from $5,700
Cataract: surgical treatment 5 from €4,100 from $6,500
Treatment of retinoblastoma (surgical treatment, chemotherapy) 14 from €15,000 from $23,500
Myopia 1 from €4,200 from $7,000
Surgical treatment of strabismus 2 from €1,600 from $2,500
Operation on the lacrimal canal 2 from €2,500 from $3,500
Sclera strengthening operation 3 from €4,000 from $7,200
Smile-operation (vision correction) for two eyes 1 from €5,200 from $7,000
Corneal Transplantation 7 from €10,000 from $16,500
Photorefractive keratectomy for myopia and astigmatism 2 from €7,000 from $11,000
Surgical treatment of corneal erosion 2 from €3,500 from $5,000
Extracapsular Extraction of the Lens 2 from €2,300 from $4,200
PLASTIC SURGERY
Introducing botox preparations in the temporal region 1 from €350 from $500
Introducing botox preparations in the forehead area 1 from €700 from $1,000
Introducing botulinum preparations into the nasolabial fold area 1 from €700 from $1,100
Introducing botox preparations in the region of the lacrimal sulci 1 from €350 from $550
Introducing botox preparations to the back of the hand 1 from €750 from $950
Botox injections in the neck 1 from €350 from $480
Breast Implant Replacement 1 from €5,000 from $8,100
Breast Implant Replacement with Pocket Change 1 from €6,000 from $8,700
Complex body surgery 2 from €8,000 from $13,000
Complex face and neck skin lift 2 from €8,000 from $12,000
Integrated face lift with blepharoplasty 2 from €7,000 from $11,500
Correction of "dimples" on the cheeks and chin 1 from €2,000 from $3,200
Nipple correction (nipple diameter harmonization) 2 from €2,000 from $3,000
Laser facelift (Laser OA-Straffung) 1 from €3,000 from $5,000
Laser face resurfacing (complete) 1 from €5,000 from $7,300
Micro Laser Peel 1 from €1,000 from $2,000
Treatment of hyperdriosis with sweat gland liposuction 1 from €1,000 from $1,800
Treatment of hyperdriosis with botox 1 from €700 from $1,300
Liposuction 1 Region 1 from €2,000 from $3,000
Breast Lipofilling 1 from €5,500 from $8,000
Lipofilling facial wrinkles 1 from €1,800 from $3,000
Needling 1 from €700 from $1,000
Surgical breast repair from €own tissues 5 from €5,200 from $8,000
Hair Transplant 1 from €11,000 from $16,000
Hip surgery 2 from €4,200 from $6,500
Plastic upper eyelid 1 from €1,800 from $3,000
Lower eyelid surgery 1 from €2,300 from $3,500
Facial Facial 2 from €5,000 from $7,500
Rhinoplasty 1 from €4,500 from $6,500
Shoulder surgery, including liposuction 1 from €2,500 from $3,700
Ear Tummy (Double Sided) 1 from €2,200 from $3,500
Plastic surgery for cicatricial deformity of the buccal area after hemangioma removal 5 from €9,500 from $14,000
Brow Lift 1 from €4,000 from $6,000
Breast lift 1 from €4,500 from $6,000
Thigh Skin Lift 1 from €3,500 from $5,000
Forehead Skin Lift 2 from €6,200 from $8,500
Skin Lift 1 from €2,900 from $4,200
Neck Lift 2 from €6,500 from $9,500
Facelift, Minimally Invasive S-Lifting 2 from €6,500 from $9,000
Skin transplantation for burns and injuries (own / donor / artificial) 21 from €15,000 from $22,000
Surgery to increase the upper lip 1 from €2,000 from $3,000
Surgery to increase the lower lip 1 from €2,000 from $3,000
Breast augmentation 2 from €5,000 from $7,500
Chin augmentation with implants 1 from €5,500 from $7,000
Enlarged cheekbones with implants 1 from €5,000 from $7,200
Removal of pigment spots 1 from €1,000 from $1,500
Ultrasonic treatment of the skin of the face, chin, neck and décolleté 1 from €1,500 from $2,500
Surgical Lip Reduction 1 from €3,200 from $5,000
Breast reduction in gynecomastia in men 2 from €7,500 from $11,000
Nipple Reduction 2 from €3,500 from $4,500
Breast reduction / lift 2 from €3,900 from $5,700
Surgical correction of cleft lip or cleft palate 5 from €5,000 from $7,500
Surgical breast reconstruction 7 from €15,000 from $21,500
Surgical treatment of hyperdriosis 1 from €1,500 from $2,300
UROLOGY
Biopsy for prostate cancer, in a day hospital 2 from €2,750 from $4,000
3D biopsy for prostate cancer (elastography) 1 from €4,000 from $6,000
Varicocele: surgical treatment 2 from €1,200 from $2,000
High-dose brachytherapy for prostate cancer (monotherapy) 4 from €8,600 from $13,000
Benign prostatic hyperplasia on the background of chronic prostatitis, removal, operation 5 from €6,000 from $9,500
Treating Prostate Adenoma with Green Laser (Green Laser) 5 from €7,000 from $11,200
Treatment of urolithiasis (extracorporeal wave lithotripsy) 3 from €6,500 from $10,000
Treating prostate cancer with NanoNozh technology 5 from €20,000 from $32,000
Radiation therapy for prostate adenocarcinoma 4 from €12,000 from $17,000
External Prostate Radiation Therapy (RapidArc) 23 from €17,000 from $26,500
RapidArc external prostate radiotherapy in combination with high-dose brachytherapy 3 from €65,000 euro from $90,000
Surgical treatment of cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) 2 from €1,200 from $1,900
Surgery on the kidneys, urethra and large bladder surgery for tumors (tumors) 14 from €9,000 from $14,000
Prostate gland surgery using the DaVinci robotic system 7 from €10,500 from $15,000
Surgery for hydrocele (dropsy of testicles) 2 from €1,000 from $2,000
Incontinence surgery 3 from €1,800 from $2,700
Tumor of the penis, regional lymphadenopathy 7 from €8,500 from $15,000
Kidney tumor: surgical treatment 7 from €17,000 from $25,500
Transitional invasive bladder cancer 14 from €32,000 from $45,000
Abdominal surgery for prostate cancer 10 from €9,000 from $14,000
Prosthetic Penis 2 from €15,000 from $20,000
Radical prostatectomy for cancer 14 from €14,000 from $19,000
TUR of prostate adenoma 7 from €10,000 from $15,000
Removal of the bladder mucosa in a malignant neoplasm 5 from €8,500 from $13,200
Surgical kidney removal 14 from €12,500 from $17,000
Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder) 7 from €9,000 from $15,000
Partial removal of the kidney in a malignant neoplasm 7 from €12,000 from $17,500
Endoscopic removal of prostate adenocarcinoma 7 from €9,000 from $14,000
VASCULAR SURGERY, PHLEBOLOGY
Balloon angioplasty of the arteries of the femoral-popliteal segment 1 from €5,500 from $8,000
Lower limb varicose veins: laser treatment 2 from €2,000 from $3,500
Lower limb varicose veins: operative treatment 2 from €3,500 from $6,000
Stress angina, occlusion of two autovenous shunts, Hypertension III 3 from €7,500 from $10,000
Laser occlusion of varicose veins 7 from €4,000 from $6,500
Minimally invasive surgical removal of varicose veins and occluded perforating veins on both legs, laser therapy of the great saphenous vein of the left leg 3 from €4,500 from $7,000
Surgical treatment of pulmonary atresia 21 from €25,000 from $35,000
Surgical treatment of lower limb ischemia — bypass in combination with cell stem therapy 14 from €20,000 from $30,000
Foam sclerotherapy 1 from €2,500 from $4,000
Radiofissive ablation of lower extremity veins 2 from €4,500 from $6,000
Dissecting aneurysm of the thoracoabdominal aorta (endovascular treatment) 14 from €25,000 from $37,000
vascular sclerosis in varicose veins of the lower extremities 1 from €1,000 from $2,000
Coronary stenting 7 from €6,000 from $8,500
Vertebral artery stenting 8 from €7,000 from $10,000
Installing a cava filter 5 from €4,500 from $6,500
WEIGHT LOSS
Intrigastric balloon installation 2 from €4,500 from $8,000
Surgical treatment of obesity 5 from €4,000 from $8,000
Stomach Shunting 5 from €8,500 from $15,000

Transparency Above All

As an international patient, you will be classified as a ‘self-payer’ in Germany, which means that you will be responsible for your own healthcare bills. Being a “private patient” has a number of benefits, since there are no waiting lines for you. Moreover you will be treated by a chef doctor (head of the department, usually a professor with more than 20 years experience), which is really a privilege for you.

Germany is famous for its standardized approach. Prices for most of the activities and procedures that occur during diagnostics and treatment at German clinics, are fixed, which leaves no place for subjectivism, mistakes or double standards. Be sure that there will be no extended (“hidden”) charges (costs) during your treatment in Germany!

Since January 1, 2004, almost all hospitals in Germany (with the exception of rehabilitation centers) are obliged by law to base their prices for medical services on the DRG (‘Diagnosis-Related Groups’) pricing system. This means that the official price regulations apply to all the patients, irrespective of whether they are Germans (and their bills are covered by social security health insurance) or come from abroad. Although the DRG price (total price) is calculated after the treatment has been completed, the clinics are authorized to give estimate cost calculations prior to any treatment. So don’t hesitate to apply for this information.The German clinics appreciate their reputation, so there would be no cheating.

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We are not a tedious go-between. We consider it to be our highest concern to take together those who need help and those who are ready to help. Our company will help you to tackle all the organizational issues: get an estimate price for your treatment prior to coming to Germany, assist you in visa issues, obtain a medical invitation for you e.t.c. We also translate your medical documents (only in case of need) and accompany you during your whole medical trip. We will be glad to answer all your questions per phone + 49 (7221) 39.65.785 or E-mail: info -at- german-medicalgroup -dot- com

Anyway, we endeavor to always find a good solution for everyone who requests medical treatment in Germany. Our specialist will comprehensively consult you about cost/price of further treatment and help to find the best hospital, perfectly suited to your needs!

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