Phoenix, AZ Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Phoenix costs $25,338 on average when you take the median of the 60 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Phoenix, AZ. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Phoenix is $5,200 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $25,200 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Phoenix, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Phoenix providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Non-Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $16,500 - $45,200 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $25,200 - $69,200 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $5,200 - $14,300 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Phoenix, AZ

Facility City Type
Desert Mirage Surgery Center Surprise Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Gilbert Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pinnacle Surgery Center of Peoria Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Athletic Institute of Medicine Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Scottsdale Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
WarnerOutpatient Surgery Center Chandler Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Baywood Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Freedom Pain Hospital Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Surgicenter of America LP Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Baywood Surgicenter Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Estrella Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Mountain Vista Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
O:A:S:I:S: Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Arrowhead Endoscopy & Pain Management Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Desert Orthopedic Specialists Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Outpatient Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arrowhead Community Hospital & Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons (Peoria) Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenbaum Outpatient Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Thunderbird SurgiCenter Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Canyon Springs Surgery Center Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Biltmore Surgical Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert Acute Care Hospital
Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Khatali Ambulatory Surgery Center Sun Lakes Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Sun City West Acute Care Hospital
Banner Desert Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Arizona Surgical Specialists Center Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Hospital of Phoenix, The Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Banner Boswell Medical Center Sun City Acute Care Hospital
Paramount Surgery Center of Mesa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler Acute Care Hospital
Arizona Orthopedic and Spine Center Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Canyon Ambulatory Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Valley Bone and Joint Specialists Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pain MD's Ambulatory Surgical Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenix Baptist Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Gateway Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paradise Valley Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital Mesa Acute Care Hospital
John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Desert Pain Institute, The Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Elite Avondale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Steingart Orthopedics Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Physicians Surgery Center of Tempe Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Desert Surgery Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Del E. Webb Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Valley Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Cost and Procedure Introduction

Spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation is a procedure in which a small electrical device is placed under the skin near the spine. This procedure is recommended for patients with chronic pain after more conservative measures — medication, physical therapy, surgeries, injections — have failed to provide adequate relief. Spinal cord stimulators are used to deliver electrical pulses to the spinal cord to mask pain signals before they reach the brain. Spinal cord stimulator implantations are performed at a hospital by a neurosurgeon who specializes in pain management. It is usually a two-stage procedure: There is a trial stimulator that will determine if the SCS will work for the type of pain you’re experiencing and where to place the stimulator. Most patients return home the same day as the procedure or the next morning. Recovery times vary, depending on how quickly your body heals and your pain level, but you should be able to return to normal activities within six weeks.

Patient Preparation for Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation

A physical examination will be performed along with blood tests, chest X-rays and EKGs. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Also, let your doctor know if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation

There are two stages to the spinal cord stimulator implantation. The first stage is an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic. Using an X-ray to view the area, the surgeon will insert a hollow needle into the space between the bone and spinal cord. The trial lead is then inserted and placed near specific nerves. The wires will be attached to a generator worn on a belt. You’ll go home and monitor your pain level, following all instructions from your doctor. After three to seven days, you’ll return to your doctor to discuss next steps. If it was successful, you’ll move on to stage two. If the trial was unsuccessful, the doctor will remove the trial leads. Stage two is when the permanent stimulator is implanted. After arriving at the hospital, you’ll have a brief physical exam and you will be given a local anesthetic and sedative. The electrode leads are inserted with the aid of an X-ray. Then a small incision is made over the vertebra. A small portion of the bony arch is removed to make room for the leads, which are attached to the epidural space above the spinal cord. After testing the placement and pain level, the surgeon will run the lead wire under the skin to a generator which will be placed under the skin of the buttock. The surgeon will close the incision using stitches or steri-strips.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incision, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.

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