Atlanta, GA Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Atlanta costs $21,690 on average when you take the median of the 72 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Atlanta, GA. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Atlanta is $4,500 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $21,600 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Atlanta, 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 Atlanta 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
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $4,500 - $12,300 Free Quote
Non-Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $14,100 - $38,700 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $21,600 - $59,300 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Atlanta, GA

Facility City Type
Georgia SurgiCare Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Norcross Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia Surgicare Monroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Perimeter Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Acute Care Hospital
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Acute Care Hospital
Newton Rockdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gwinnett Center for Outpatient Surgery Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Acute Care Hospital
Dekalb Medical Center - Hillandale Campus Lithonia Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Cumming Acute Care Hospital
Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
CPM Sugery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tanner Medical Center Carrollton Carrollton Acute Care Hospital
North Crescent Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital - Cherokee Canton Acute Care Hospital
The Physicians' North Atlanta Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Dunwoody Outpatient Surgery Center Dunwoody Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center Jonesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eps Surgical Center Decatur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica Villa Rica Acute Care Hospital
Marietta Surgical Center Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Douglas Hospital Douglasville Acute Care Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville Acute Care Hospital
Roswell Surgery Center Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Acute Care Hospital
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center Sandy Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory-adventist Hospital Smyrna Acute Care Hospital
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell Acute Care Hospital
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Acute Care Hospital
Spine and Orthopedic Center Jonesboro Ortho Surgery Center
Milton Hall Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell Acute Care Hospital
South Fulton Medical Center East Point Acute Care Hospital
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Jasper Acute Care Hospital
Resurgens Surgical Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Buckhead Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia Surgical Center On Peachtree Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Mt Zion Morrow Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Newnan Acute Care Hospital
Laurus Surgical Conyers Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wellstar Paulding Hospital Dallas Acute Care Hospital
East West Surgery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Surgery Center of Georgia Canton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Walton Regional Medical Center Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Specialty Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lawrenceville Surgery Center Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur Acute Care Hospital
Wesley Woods Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Forsyth Surgical Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northlake Surgical Center Tucker Ambulatory Surgical Center
Perlow Facility Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville Acute Care Hospital
Barrow Regional Medical Center Winder Acute Care Hospital
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Spalding Regional Medical Center Griffin Acute Care Hospital
Roderique Surgi-center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Henry Medical Center Stockbridge Acute Care Hospital
Northwoods Surgery Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Georgia SurgiCare Loganville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Rock Bridge Surgical Institute Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Dennis Surgial Center Atlanta 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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