Seattle, WA Spinal Cord Stimulator Cost Comparison

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A Spinal Cord Stimulator in Seattle costs $27,686 on average when you take the median of the 58 medical providers who perform Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures in Seattle, WA. The least expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator in Seattle is $5,700 for a Trial Neurostimulator Implantation while the most expensive Spinal Cord Stimulator list price is $27,600 for a Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation. There are 3 different types of Spinal Cord Stimulator provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 $18,000 - $49,300 Free Quote
Rechargeable Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $27,600 - $75,700 Free Quote
Trial Neurostimulator Implantation Cost Average $5,700 - $15,600 Free Quote

Compare Spinal Cord Stimulator Providers in Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Cedar Medical Specialties Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center Enumclaw Enumclaw Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Everett Bone and Joint Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Hillside Medical Surgery Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way South ASC Federal Way Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel-red Ambulatory Surgical Facility Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Tacoma Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Tacoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Valley Arlington Surgery Center Arlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Medical Centers Ambulatory Surgical Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Issaquah Surgery Center Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Smc Day Surgery Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kemp Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at Rainier Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
Southlake Clinic Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Auburn Outpatient Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Lynnwood ASC Lynnwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Multispecialty Surgency Center Shoreline Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwest Seattle Surgery Center Burien Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
ASC Polyclinic Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Bellevue ASC Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery Edmonds Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
Trask Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Surgical Center Kirkland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cabrini Tower Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
St Joseph Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Issaquah ASC Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Surgery Center Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Hill Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle 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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