Getting a Neurostimulator or Drug Pump

Neurostimulators and drug pumps are implantable therapies. It usually takes 3 hours or less to implant the device and may require a hospital stay.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

If your current treatment isn’t providing enough pain relief, your doctor may recommend a neurostimulation or drug pump screening test (an opportunity to try the therapy without a permanent implant).
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Your Healthcare Team

Depending on your condition and hospital, a wide variety of medical professionals may be part of your treatment team.

Surgery: What to Expect

The surgery to implant a neurostimulator or drug pump takes approximately 1 to 3 hours and may require a hospital stay.
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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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