Boston, MA Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Boston costs $37,782 on average when you take the median of the 51 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Boston is $7,800 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $37,500 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 $24,600 - $67,500 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $37,500 - $103,100 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $7,800 - $21,400 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites Waltham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center Norwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
New England Ambulatory Surgicenter Cambridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Surgical Care Newington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Barrington Surgical Care Barrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Salem Surgery Center Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Ambulatory Center Stoneham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Derry Surgery Center Derry Ambulatory Surgical Center
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Andover Surgery Center Andover Ambulatory Surgical Center
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham 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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