What is Occipital Nerve Stimulator Removal Surgery? 

Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) has shown promising results in the management of chronic headaches and craniofacial pain. You may be looking for a surgery site if your doctor has recommended the removal of your occipital nerve stimulator.

By targeting the occipital nerves, which are responsible for transmitting pain signals from the back of the head and neck, ONS aims to interrupt these signals and provide relief to patients.

The implantable device used in ONS consists of an electrode and pulse generator. The electrode is carefully placed into the subcutaneous tissues, specifically targeting the areas innervated by the greater and lesser occipital nerves. This precise placement ensures that the electrical impulses generated by the device effectively reach and modulate these nerves.

For patients looking to remove this device, they have a range of options from traditional surgical settings, to options like ambulatory surgery centers. Here in Denver, Colorado, Smith Medical has surgeons that perform Occipital Nerve Stimulator Removal.

On the other hand, the pulse generator is implanted into a subcutaneous pocket located in either the chest, abdomen, or back. This location is chosen based on individual patient factors and preferences. The pulse generator serves as a power source for delivering electrical stimulation to the occipital nerves through the electrode.

The Problem With Traditional Healthcare

Traditional healthcare is a struggle for most Americans. Whether they have high deductibles from employer-provided insurance that is too costly to afford or have minimal coverage in general provided by more affordable insurance options, these are roadblocks that stand in the way of patients getting the care they need.  For patients looking to undergo an occipital nerve stimulator removal, costs may be rising.

With the rising costs within the medical industry, life-saving and pain-relieving care becomes more and more inaccessible. It’s difficult to compare healthcare options and anticipate costs due to wide price ranges when reaching out to different providers, let alone the variation in costs when it comes to different health insurance. As the financial burden rises, it becomes difficult for the average person to afford medical treatments and care.

Direct Specialty Care With Smith Medical 

Direct-pay surgical care is a new option that removes the traditional frustrations that most patients have with the healthcare industry. When it comes to something as important as a procedure or surgery, we understand how crucial it is that patients get the care they need without having to jump through hoops and endure more stress than they need. 

Undergoing surgery is a serious process, as it is, and we want to make sure surgery is easier for our patients not harder. 

Unconventional Healthcare

All of our surgeons are board-certified doctors who are highly valued in their fields. Smith Medical offers affordable premier medical care. Our multispecialty facilities offer state-of-the-art treatments from top-of-the-line surgeons, elevating traditional surgical care for consumer access.

Smith Medical needs to offer up-front pricing when recommending surgery to patients.  In many cases, procedures and treatments are unaffordable because of the high cost traditional hospitals and clinics offer. 

Our direct pay option allows patients without insurance access to quality healthcare. It is Smith Medical’s mission to provide our patients with the accessible, transparent, and quality care they deserve.

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