Cleveland, OH Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Cleveland costs $25,390 on average when you take the median of the 43 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Cleveland, OH. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Cleveland is $5,200 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $25,300 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Cleveland, 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 Cleveland 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 $16,500 - $45,300 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $25,300 - $69,400 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $5,200 - $14,300 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Cleveland, OH

Facility City Type
Medina General Hospital Medina Acute Care Hospital
Cleveland Surgical Suites Richmond Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center Bedford Acute Care Hospital
Chagrin Surgery Center Beachwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parma Ambulatory Surgery Center Parma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metrohealth Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Lakewood Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Euclid Hospital Euclid Acute Care Hospital
Rockside Road Surgery Center Independence Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Northern Ohio Lyndhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fairview Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
EMH Regional Medical Center Elyria Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center Pearl Cleveland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northeast Ohio Surgery Center Orange Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillcrest Hospital Mayfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Surgery Center Elyria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John West Shore Hospital Westlake Acute Care Hospital
Marymount Hospital Garfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
Uhhs Westlake Surgery Center Westlake Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Vincent Charity Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Lutheran Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Uhhs Zeeba Surgery Center Lyndhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Health Partners Regional Medical Center Lorain Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Premium Surgery Center Elyria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brecksville Surgery Center Brecksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center Cleveland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mentor Surgery Center Mentor Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Pointe Hospital Warrensville Heights Acute Care Hospital
Uhhs Mentor Surgery Center Mentor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwest General Health Center Middleburg Heights Acute Care Hospital
Lorain Surgery Center Lorain Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parma Community General Hospital Parma Acute Care Hospital
Shaker Heights Surgical Center Shaker Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospitals Geauga Regional Hospital Chardon Acute Care Hospital
Willoughby Surgery Center Willoughby Ambulatory Surgical Center
Big Creek Surgery Center Middleburg Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Lu-jean Feng Clinic Pepper Pike Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Hospital for Orthopaedic and Specialty Services Amherst Acute Care Hospital
The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Wadsworth-rittman Hospital Wadsworth Acute Care Hospital
Lakeeast Hospital Painesville 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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