Kansas City, KS Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Kansas City costs $23,705 on average when you take the median of the 54 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Kansas City, KS. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Kansas City is $4,900 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $23,600 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City 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 $4,900 - $13,400 Free Quote
Non-Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $15,400 - $42,300 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $23,600 - $64,800 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Kansas City, KS

Facility City Type
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Providence Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Liberty Hospital Liberty Acute Care Hospital
Saint Mary's Medical Center Blue Springs Acute Care Hospital
Menorah Medical Center Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Blue Ridge Surgical Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Hospital Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Heart of America Surgery Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Deer Creek Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgery Center Independence Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Northland Hospital - Smithville Campus Smithville Acute Care Hospital
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Hospital Leawood Acute Care Hospital
Bates County Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Ku Medwest Ambulatory Surgery Center Shawnee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Creekwood Surgery Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Mary's Surgical Center Independence Blue Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cushing Memorial Hospital Leavenworth Acute Care Hospital
Miami County Medical Center Paola Acute Care Hospital
Research Medical Center - Brookside Campus Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Liberty Hospital Liberty Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter of Kansas City Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter of Johnson County Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overland Park Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overland Park Regional Medical Center Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
College Park Family Care Center, Ambulatory Surgical Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center Liberty Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lee's Summit Medical Center Lee's Summit Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's South Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Shawnee Mission Medical Center Shawnee Mission Acute Care Hospital
Saint John Hospital Leavenworth Acute Care Hospital
North Kansas City Hospital North Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Research Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Leawood Acute Care Hospital
Truman Medical Center Lakewood Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Olathe Medical Center Olathe Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Leawood Leawood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ads Healthcare Ads Ambulatory Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Lukes South Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Place Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Olathe Olathe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Surgicenter - Lee's Summit Lees Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's East Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Kc Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Research Belton Hospital Belton Acute Care Hospital
Heartland Spine and Specialty Hospital Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Ransom Memorial Hospital Ottawa Acute Care Hospital
Cameron Regional Medical Center Cameron Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Blue Valley Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Physicians' Surgery Center Prairie Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Cancer Institute Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Briarcliff Surgery Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Kansas City Surgicenter Overland Park 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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