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how much does it cost to change a pacemaker battery

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: In a permanent implanted pacemaker the battery is an integral part of the can. When we change the battery we are changing the entire device leaving on ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: You can refuse to have the battery changed(generator change) but this means the pacemaker will no longer work. This isn't a particularly wise move for ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Changing the batteries (actually, the entire device is replaced) depends on the settings you need to pace your heart. Approximately 5 years, however, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Change the generator: Small incision to access the generator box which has an integrated battery. Thus the whole generator is changed, not a separate battery, then the lea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on your insu: It depends on the lab, the lab test being performed, and the guidance and rules of your insurance company if you have insurance. We order tests that ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Test Tube Baby: "in vitro" literally means "in the glass" and that is where an egg and sperm are mixed in order to achieve fertilization thus the term "test tube baby ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Ask the front office: Not sure. Suggest discussing questions relating to cost with your fertility clinic.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Costs vary: I don't know what you are having a doppler ultrasound of but, in general, you can call and get prices from hospital and imaging centers in the area in ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Depends on each doctors costs, size and location of the keloid. My suggestion is shop around
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Dental: Please call your local dentist. This is a medical forum.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Threshold: A threshold level is set by the cardiologist. Once the heart rate goes below that level such as 55 the peacemaker kicks in.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Widely variable: Costs of such procedures are widely variable from region ot region and surgeon's experience levels. Large metropolitan areas tend to charge the highe ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fertility , cost: Without health insurance the cost depends on the kind of fertility test in question.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
The cost depends: I assume you are referring to splitting the tongue down the middle (i.E "forking" the tongue)? This is a relatively unusual request, but I have perfo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
~50-100k: Depends on what is done: face (forehead, nose, eyes, chin, lips, adams apple, hair transplant or removal, etc, ), breasts, genitalia, and much much mo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
240-300 J: 240 to 300 joules (depending on the machine) is usual.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quite varialbe: I would ask the surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you are asking the actual dollar cost, there is huge variation depending upon where the procedure is done, what the birthmark is exactly, and the t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
DEPENDS: Which area of the body is being scanned.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
It depends.....: Costs for procedures vary from region to region and from hospital to hospital. Call your hospital billing office, radiology department and/or your ins ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies by #, techniq: Typically there is a per plug dollar amount which varies from one surgeon to another and which is also effected by the volume of grafts as well as the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Difficult question: Fees vary for both the doctor and hospital. You would need to make some phone calls and ask about it.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on what tests you are considering. Typically, genetic testing is quite expensive. Your doctor can tell you exactly what they would cost.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask ... Read More

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