Houston, TX Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Houston costs $21,657 on average when you take the median of the 119 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Houston, TX. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Houston is $4,500 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $21,600 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Houston, 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 Houston 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 $4,500 - $12,200 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $21,600 - $59,300 Free Quote
Non-Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $14,100 - $38,600 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Houston, TX

Facility City Type
Northwest Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brazoria County Surgery Center Angleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellville General Hospital Bellville Acute Care Hospital
Meah ASC Management Lake Jackson Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of the Woodlands The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ferndale Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingwood Medical Center Kingwood Acute Care Hospital
Dr. John B Clemmons Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingwood Specialty Hospital Kingwood Acute Care Hospital
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Sugar Land Acute Care Hospital
Sweewater Surgery Center Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
Medcenter Ambulatory Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Baytown Acute Care Hospital
Chimney Rock Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayshore Medical Center Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
Houston Physicians Hospital Webster Acute Care Hospital
Physician Surgicenter of Houston Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pearland Surgery Center Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Conroe Surgery Center 2 Conroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Houston Northwest Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Piney Point Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
The Palladium for Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastside Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Plaza Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Sugar Land Surgery Center Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
United Surgery Center-SE Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Hospital Tidwell Houston Acute Care Hospital
Cy Fair Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation Surgical Hospital Bellaire Acute Care Hospital
Doctors' Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Oaks Campus - ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Town Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Town Park Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nw Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Pearland Premier Surgery Center Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spring Creek Surgery Center Tomball Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Surgical Woodlands Conroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Woman's Hospital of Texas Houston Acute Care Hospital
St Michaels Center for Special Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Methodist Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Keystone Outpatient Services The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Houston Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, Pearland Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hospital for Specialized Surgery Houston Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Medical Center Hospital Humble Acute Care Hospital
East Houston Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tomball Regional Medical Center Tomball Acute Care Hospital
North Houston Endoscopy and Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayshore Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Houston Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bay Area Surgicare Center Webster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Renaissance Hospital - Houston Houston Acute Care Hospital
Sugar Land Surgical Hospital Sugar Land Acute Care Hospital
Kirby Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
AAI - Advanced In Healthcare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Webster Acute Care Hospital
Brazosport Regional Health System Lake Jackson Acute Care Hospital
Fannin Surgicare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spring Surgical Center Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann the Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Town and Country Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Willowbrook Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christus Saint John Hospital Nassau Bay Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center the Woodlands The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Outpatient Surgicenter Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Mann Catara CT Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Katy Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Northwest Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Katy St. Catherine Surgery Center Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingsland Surgery Center Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Sugar Land Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Athletic Orthopedic and Knee Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oakbend Medical Center Richmond Acute Care Hospital
Conroe Regional Medical Center Conroe Acute Care Hospital
Mainland Medical Center Texas City Acute Care Hospital
Bayside Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation Surgery Center of Dickinson Dickinson Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Surgical Memorial Village Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Acps-the Surgicentre Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christus Saint Catherine Hospital Katy Acute Care Hospital
Vista Medical Center Hospital Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Katy Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baylor College of Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Texas Orthopedic Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Community Medical Center - the Woodlands The Woodlands Acute Care Hospital
Nassau Bay Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Yeung Institute Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brae Valley ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation West Houston Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cypresswood Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Heights Surgey Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ben Taub General Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Street Surgical Center Bellaire Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter for Advanced Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Houston Regional Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Riverside General Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Angleton Danbury Medical Center Angleton Acute Care Hospital
West Houston Surgicare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fannin Day Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sterling Ridge Surgery Center The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caplan Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Acute Care Hospital
Medsource Missouri City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kelsey-seybold ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crystal Outpatient Surgery Center Lake Jackson Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Sugar Land Acute Care Hospital
Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Medical Complex Surgery Center Tomball Ambulatory Surgical Center
Renaissance Surgical Center Humble 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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