Washington, DC Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Washington costs $22,905 on average when you take the median of the 105 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Washington, DC. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Washington is $4,700 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $22,800 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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 $14,900 - $40,800 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $22,800 - $62,700 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $4,700 - $12,900 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Montgomery Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metro Ambulatory Surgical Center Temple Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
George Washington University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Silver Spring Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Reston Hospital Center Reston Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Capital Surgery Center Lls Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Road Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northern Virginia Surgery Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Ambulatory Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Groman and Rubin Ambulatory Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid-pike Surgical Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fallsgrove Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Potomac Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockville Ambulatory Surgery Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
Main Street Ambulatory Surgical Ctr Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Advanced Surgical Procedures Ashburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Landover Ambulatory Surgery Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
Center for Universal Surgery Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rivertowne Surgery Center Oxon Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockville Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Frederick Surgical Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Four Corners Ambulatory Surgical Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tower Oaks Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Calvert Memorial Hospital ASC Prince Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
White Flint Surgery Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeforest Ambulatory Surgery Center District Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg Acute Care Hospital
Surgcenter of Southern Maryland Clinton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Hendi Ambulatory Surgery Center Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dimensions Surgery Center Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Chevy Chase Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Bethesda North Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forbes Ambulatory Surgery Center Seabrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Neurocare Ambulatory Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Potomac Ambulatory Surgery Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Warren Memorial Hospital Front Royal Acute Care Hospital
University Center for Ambulatory Surgery Riverdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Women's Health Ambulatory Health Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Inova Surgery Center @ Franconia-springfield Alexandria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Greater Southeast Community Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Howard University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel Acute Care Hospital
Amber Meadows Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Friendship Ambulatorysurgery Center Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nouvelle Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Thomas Johnson Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pembrooke Square Surgery Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hotchkiss Ambulatory Surgical Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Maryland Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Civista Partners Ambulatory Surgery Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bethesda Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
ASC Renew Maryland Science and Tech Center Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fairfax Surgical Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Children's Ambulatory Center at Montgomery County Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Enk Surgicenter Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Capital Area Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Msc Ambulatory Surgical Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beltsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Beltsville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Woodburn Surgery Center Annandale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Congressional Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Bethesda Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenbelt Surgery Center Berwyn Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fredericktown Ambulatory Surgical Facility Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Rockville Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premier Surgery Center of DC Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Charles County Surgical Center White Plains Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham Acute Care Hospital
Reston Surgery Center Reston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Burtonsville Surgical Center Burtonsville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
MSC Ambulatory Surgical Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeforest Ambulatory Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center Manassas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge Acute Care Hospital
Quince Orchard Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Acute Care Hospital
Mt Airy Surgery Center Mount Airy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Acute Care Hospital
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick 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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