Philadelphia, PA Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Philadelphia costs $26,125 on average when you take the median of the 116 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Philadelphia, PA. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Philadelphia is $5,400 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $26,000 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 $17,000 - $46,600 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $26,000 - $71,400 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $5,400 - $14,800 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Philadelphia, PA

Facility City Type
The Sally Balin Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Quakertown Hospital Quakertown Acute Care Hospital
Abington Surgical Center Willow Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Limestone Ambulatory Surgery Center Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pottstown Surgical Center Pottstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County Mount Holly Acute Care Hospital
Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Acute Care Hospital
Main Line Surgery Center Bala Cynwyd Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Brinton Lake Glen Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Suburban Hospital Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County Willingboro Acute Care Hospital
St Joseph's Hospital - Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jennersville Regional Hospital West Grove Acute Care Hospital
Fellowship Spine Surgical Center Mount Laurel Ortho Surgery Center
Millennium Surgical Center Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Surgery Center of the Northeast Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware County Memorial Hospital Drexel Hill Acute Care Hospital
Delmar Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chestnut Hill Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Frankford Hospitals - Torresdale Campus Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Kensington Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Deborah Heart and Lung Center Browns Mills Acute Care Hospital
Christiana Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Street Road Surgery Center Trevose Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Center of Burlington County Willingboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Eye Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Riddle Memorial Hospital Media Acute Care Hospital
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals - University Medical Center Cherry Hill Acute Care Hospital
Voorhees Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Blue Bell Surgery Center Blue Bell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Phila Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paoli Hospital Paoli Acute Care Hospital
Wills Surgery Center of Bucks County Warminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brandywine Hospital Coatesville Acute Care Hospital
Union Hospital Elkton Acute Care Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Lower Bucks Hospital Bristol Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Philadelphia Surgi Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doylestown Surgery Center Warrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crozer-chester Medical Center Upland Acute Care Hospital
Springfield Ambulatory Surgery Center Flourtown Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of Salem County Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Eagleville Hospital Eagleville Acute Care Hospital
Nazareth Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Underwood-memorial Hospital Woodbury Acute Care Hospital
Q Corp Surgery Center Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center Mount Holly Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Reg Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees Voorhees Acute Care Hospital
Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Acute Care Hospital
Leonard Dzubow Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ridley Crossings Surgical Center Crum Lynne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary Medical Center Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Best Impression Surgical Center Norristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kennedy Surgical Center Sewell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Redeemer Ambulatory Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Upper Bay Surgery Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown Acute Care Hospital
Red Lion Surgicenter Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Camden Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Ctr of the Main Line Wayne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Trevose Specialty Care Surgical Center Fort Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glasgow Ambulatory Surgery Center Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery Hospital Medical Center Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services, Cchs Short Procedure Unit Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Abington Memorial Hospital Abington Acute Care Hospital
South Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital Elmer Acute Care Hospital
The Memorial Hospital of Salem County Salem Acute Care Hospital
Grand View Hospital Sellersville Acute Care Hospital
Wills Surgery Center In Wilmington Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Havertown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centennial Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Turks Head Surgery Center West Chester Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgical Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lankenau Hospital Wynnewood Acute Care Hospital
Burlington Novacare Burlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Jersey Surgical Center Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby Acute Care Hospital
Jeanes Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Center of South Jersey Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paoli Surgery Center Paoli Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware Valley Orthopedic and Spine Surgicenter Bala Cynwyd Ortho Surgery Center
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Barix Clinics of Pennsylvania Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Wilmington Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Central Montgomery Medical Center Lansdale Acute Care Hospital
Center for Advanced Surgical Arts Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center Meadowbrook Acute Care Hospital
Northeastern Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Phoenixville Hospital Phoenixville Acute Care Hospital
Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vantage Surgery Center Medford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Graduate Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Cooper University Hospital Camden Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Chery Hill Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lifecare Hospitals of Chester County West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Parkway Surgery Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frandford Hospital Frankford SPU Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Main Line Spine Surgery Center King Of Prussia Ortho Surgery Center
Saint Agnes Continuing Care Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center of Chester County Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Montgomery Surgery Center Lansdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Chester County Hospital West Chester 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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