Los Angeles, CA Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Los Angeles costs $31,292 on average when you take the median of the 330 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Los Angeles, CA. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Los Angeles is $6,400 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $31,200 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $31,200 - $85,600 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $6,400 - $17,600 Free Quote
Non-Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $20,300 - $55,700 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Los Angeles, CA

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Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
California Hospital Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
California Specialty Surgery Cneter Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Venice Beach Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Valley Surgicenter Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Holy Cross Surgery Center Mission Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Pointe Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
Regency Surgery Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Avanguard Surgery Center Tarzana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valencia Outpatient Surgical Center Santa Clarita Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harbor-university of California Los Angeles Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Global Care Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Dimas Community Hospital San Dimas Acute Care Hospital
Los Angeles Community Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Anaheim General Hospital Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Camden Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Bay Surgery Center Hermosa Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Ambulatory Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Alliance Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Foothill Ranch Surgery and Medical Center Foothill Ranch Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama City Campus Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Serra Community Medical Clinic Surgery Center Sun Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center - Marina Marina Del Rey Acute Care Hospital
Center for Outpatient Surgery Whittier Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Valley Hospital Medical Center Glendora Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Beach Surgical Institute Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laguna Hills Surgery Center Laguna Woods Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palmdale Lancaster Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Southern California University Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center Laguna Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
College Hospital Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Surgicare of La Veta Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Surgicenter Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Ranch Surgi-center Foothill Ranch Ambulatory Surgical Center
State of the Art Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Peer Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center Van Nuys Ambulatory Surgical Center
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Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Center Alhambra Ambulatory Surgical Center
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Anaheim Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Downey Surgical Clinic Downey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Broadway Surgical Institute Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Hollywood Community Hospital Hollywood Acute Care Hospital
The Oc Surgery Center Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Robertson Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lasky Clinic Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Verdugo Hills Hospital Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Ambulatory Surgical Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Third Street Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Orange County Surgery Center Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Regional Valley Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Medical Center Paramount Acute Care Hospital
Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Summit Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Imagebased Surgicenter Corporation Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westwood Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Gateway Surgery Center Lake Forest Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hallmark Surgical Center of Northridge Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center of Santa Monica Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vista Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tower Outpatient Surgey Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Medical Center Lynwood Acute Care Hospital
Beach District Surgery Center Redondo Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hills Surgery and Medical Center Lynwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orangewood Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino-tarzana Regional Medical Center - Tarzana Tarzana Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Outpatient Surgery Center San Pedro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crown Valley Surgery Center Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nova Surgicenter Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
WMG Procedure Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Msnbz Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Downey Regional Medical Center Downey Acute Care Hospital
Community Hospital of Huntington Park Huntington Park Acute Care Hospital
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Acute Care Hospital
Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center Irvine Acute Care Hospital
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys Acute Care Hospital
Hoag Outpatient Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital La Palma Acute Care Hospital
Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkside Surgical Institute Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Surgical Institute Brea Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Glendora Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgical Pavillion Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Suite of Southern California Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Birch Outpatient Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Way Surgical Center Reseda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hospital of Gardena Gardena Acute Care Hospital
Saint Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Sunflower Surgical Institute Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brea Surgical Center Brea Ambulatory Surgical Center
2121 Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center West Hills Acute Care Hospital
M/S Surgery Center Lynwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center Garden Grove Acute Care Hospital
Barranca Surgery Center. Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mosaics Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Medical Center Santa Ana Santa Ana Acute Care Hospital
Southern California Minimal Invasive Endoscopy and Surgery Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Center for Surgeries San Clemente Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lancaster Community Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
South Bay Surgical and Spine Institute Long Beach Ortho Surgery Center
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Coastal Communities Hospital Santa Ana Acute Care Hospital
Garden Grove Outpatient Surgery Center Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Century City Doctors Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Brand Surgical Institute Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wilshire Surgicenter Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center - Encino Encino Acute Care Hospital
Spalding Outpatient Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Downtown La Ambulatory Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Casa Colina Surgery Center Pomona Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Endoscopy and Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Medical Center Los Alamitos Acute Care Hospital
Western Medical Center Anaheim Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Coastal Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marina Outpatient Surgery Center Marina Del Rey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Antelope Valley Surgical Institute Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Coast Surgical Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Studio City Surgical Center Studio City Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Advanced Surgical Institute Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arcadia Outpatient Surgery Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roxbury Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendora Surgery Center Glendora Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oasis Surgery Center Palmdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Beach Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cedars-sinai Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Beach Hospital Huntington Beach Acute Care Hospital
Coast Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Boulevard Surgicenter Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Valencia Acute Care Hospital
Comprehensive Ambulatory Surgical Medical Center El Monte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Placentia-linda Hospital Placentia Acute Care Hospital
The Beverly Hills Center for Special Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente San Clemente Acute Care Hospital
Memorialcare Surgical Center at Saddleback Laguna Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Motion Picture and Television Hospital Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Hospital of West Covina West Covina Acute Care Hospital
Almont Ambulatory Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kerlan-jobe Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sampson Medical Corporation Montebello Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital Orange Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgical Partners Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Hospital Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
Oc Regional Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital of Gardena Gardena Acute Care Hospital
Newport Center Surgical Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank Acute Care Hospital
Olive View-ucla Medical Center Sylmar Acute Care Hospital
Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital Norwalk Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Advanced Surgery Institute Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tustin Hospital and Medical Center Tustin Acute Care Hospital
USA Advanced Care Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
La/oc Surgical Center Redondo Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Institute of Garden Grove Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rinaldi Surgery Center Mission Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aalpha Surgical Center Culver City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Oaks Surgery Center Sherman Oaks Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Park Health Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-community Campus Covina Acute Care Hospital
Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley Sun Valley Acute Care Hospital
Madison 101 Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater El Monte Community Hospital South El Monte Acute Care Hospital
Newport Crest Surgical Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Coast Medical Center Laguna Beach Acute Care Hospital
Downey Surgery Center Downey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Ambulatory Surgery Center Alhambra Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Multi Specialty Surgery Center Reseda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-city Regional Medical Center Hawaiian Gardens Acute Care Hospital
Westside Multispecialty Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valencia Surgical Center Valencia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westside Medical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center Bellflower Acute Care Hospital
San Gabriel Valley Surgical Center West Covina Ambulatory Surgical Center
Diamond Bar Surgery Center Diamond Bar Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Ocean Surgey Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lido Surgical Institute Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Park Surgical Center Venice Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Regional Medical Center Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
2001 Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
International Surgical Institute Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Ana Outpatient Surgery Center Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wardlow Surgery Center Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Long Beach Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Whittier Hospital Medical Center Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Westminster Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Surgery Center West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino Place Surgery Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Coast Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Arcadia Acute Care Hospital
West Hills Surgical Center West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Charleville Surgicenter, A Medical Corp. Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center Harbor City Acute Care Hospital
Orthopaedic Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
United Surgery Medical Center Montebello Ambulatory Surgical Center
Azusa Surgery Center Azusa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills Acute Care Hospital
Miracle Mile Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Linden Crest Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oak Tree ASC Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Plaza Surgical Medical Center Monterey Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laguna Niguel Surgery Center Laguna Niguel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of the Pacific Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Monica Surgical Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Directed Interventional Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid-wilshire Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northridge Advanced Surgery Center Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensize Care Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Encino Surgical Medical Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Alhambra Acute Care Hospital
Brotman Medical Center Culver City Acute Care Hospital
City of Angels Medical Center - Downtown Campus Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley West Covina Acute Care Hospital
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Chevy Chase Ambulatory Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Whittier Outpatient Surgery Center Whittier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bolsa Outpatient Surgery Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Century Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Plaza Surgery Center Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Euclid Outpatient Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pomona Acute Care Hospital
San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgery Center San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Antelope Valley Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hills Canter for Arthroscopic and Outpatient Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Surgery Center Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital of Long Beach Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Anaheim Surgicenter Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Burbank Outpatient Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Outpatient Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orange Coast Surgical Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Surgicenter Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Irvine Multi Specialty Surgical Care Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Outpatient Surgery Center Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
South Gate Ambulatory Surgical Center South Gate Ambulatory Surgical Center
Starpoint Health Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgical Center of Thousand Oaks Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Oaks Hospital Sherman Oaks Acute Care Hospital
Little Company of Mary Hospital - Torrance Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Fullerton Surgical Center Fullerton Ambulatory Surgical Center
20th Street Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Procedure Center of Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeside Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Anaheim Surgicenter Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgical Center, Arcadia Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Centre Outpatient Surgery Facilities Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Time Surgical Facility Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge Acute Care Hospital
Comprehensive Outpatient Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Magnolia Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
LE Surgical Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Culver City Surgical Center Culver City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Main Street Specialty Surgery Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Buena Vista Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Monterey Park Outpatient Surgery Center Monterey Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Surgical Center West Covina Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mesa Surgicenter Fullerton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Coast Ambulatory Surgicenter San Clemente Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eden Surgical Center Calabasas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hospital Montebello Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Encino Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Surgery Center Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center San Gabriel Acute Care Hospital
Congress Medical Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Avenue Surgery Institute Tustin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Jude Medical Center Fullerton Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California Irvine Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Southern California Surgery Center Huntington Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Reagan Street Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Del Rey Surgery Center Marina Del Rey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Top Surgeons West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brentwood Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Mile Square Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Center for Special Surgery Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Bluffs Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of South Bay Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chapman Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Specialty Surgical Center of Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Monterey Park Hospital Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Hills Surgery Center Laguna Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tarzana Surgery Center Tarzana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Temple Community Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
MD Surgical Solutions Sherman Oaks Ambulatory Surgical Center
Little Company of Mary Hospital - San Pedro San Pedro Acute Care Hospital
Sph Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Bay Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park Acute Care Hospital

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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