St. Louis, MO Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in St. Louis costs $23,128 on average when you take the median of the 66 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in St. Louis, MO. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in St. Louis is $4,800 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $23,000 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis 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 $15,000 - $41,300 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $23,000 - $63,200 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $4,800 - $13,100 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
St. Louis Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid- America Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Twin Cities Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Sunset Hills Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
West County Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Washington Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Chesterfield Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
Alton Surgical Facility Alton Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
South County Surgical Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-county Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mason Ridge Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Timberlake Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid County Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Care Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Old Tesson Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgery Center Des Peres Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Frontenac Surgery and Spine Care Center Frontenac Ortho Surgery Center
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
South County Outpatient Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Belleville Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center Webster Groves Ambulatory Surgical Center
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Florissant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Olive Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
City Place Surgery Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Clair Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at St. Joseph Medical Park Saint Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
The Surgical Center of St. Louis Bridgeton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Glen Carbon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville 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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