San Francisco, CA Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in San Francisco costs $34,730 on average when you take the median of the 75 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in San Francisco, CA. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in San Francisco is $7,200 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $34,500 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in San Francisco, 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 San Francisco 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 $34,500 - $94,900 Free Quote
Non-Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $22,600 - $61,900 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $7,200 - $19,600 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in San Francisco, CA

Facility City Type
Premier Surgery Center Concord Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Heights Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Blackhawk Surgery Center, A Medical Corp. Danville Ambulatory Surgical Center
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Chinese Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Surgecenter of Palo Alto Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez Acute Care Hospital
San Leandro Hospital San Leandro Acute Care Hospital
East Bay Medical Surgical Center Castro Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mt. Diablo Surgery Center Concord Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Presidio Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shadelands Surgery Center Walnut Creek Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael Acute Care Hospital
North Bay Regional Surgery Center Novato Ambulatory Surgical Center
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus Concord Acute Care Hospital
Pleasanton Surgery Center Pleasanton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Hospital Fremont Acute Care Hospital
San Mateo Medical Center San Mateo Acute Care Hospital
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp Berkeley Acute Care Hospital
Novato Community Hospital Novato Acute Care Hospital
Valley Memorial Center Livermore Acute Care Hospital
Trivalley Outpatient Surgery Center Pleasanton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Bay Surgery Center Oakland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion Walnut Creek Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayspine Surgery Center Richmond Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon Acute Care Hospital
Ak Surgery Center San Leandro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Acute Care Hospital
Canyon Pinole Surgery Center Pinole Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Marin Specialty Surgery Center Greenbrae Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Ramon Surgery Center San Ramon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Webster Surgery Center Oakland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Abj Surgery Center San Mateo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Suite San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brentwood Surgery Center Brentwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Highland Hospital Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Greenbrae Surgery Center Greenbrae Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Willow Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hacienda Surgery Center Pleasanton Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Leandro Surgery Center San Leandro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Peninsula Procedure Center Redwood City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Grove Hospital Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Post Street Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Physicians Surgery Center Daly City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Tresanti Medical Corporation San Ramon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aspen Surgery Center Walnut Creek Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Saint Rose Hospital Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame Acute Care Hospital
Fremont Ambulatory Surgery Center Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alameda Hospital Alameda Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Vista Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Omni Surgicenter Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus San Pablo Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Surgery Center Corte Madera Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
San Mateo Surgery Center San Mateo Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Mary's Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch Acute Care Hospital
Seton Medical Center Daly City 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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