Paying more neither is a sign of quality, you could be helping paying for the Vet's new toy...summer house, new car, new boat or any other luxury. As a surgeon not just call pay a visit to the vet clinic and check under what conditions they do surgeries that could give you a better understanding and it will help to make the decision better.Just talked to another Vet in the area....
Pain Meds (Gas and a injection): $30
Cryptorchid surgery (undescended testes...assuming they were not in the inguinal canal and a more in-depth surgery was needed + pain meds, anesthetic gas and vaccine for kennel cough): $282.83
Now that's more like it....Now we all know that cheaper is not always better....so I have to do my homework and ask around about this Vet.