VNS Battery replacement is it worth it?
My doctor at University Maryland is very insistent that my VNS battery be replaced because of it helping the seizures. I have had it for 9 years, 5 of which I saw her. I never noticed any difference. The battery is at a very low level I have added a new medication yet I have seen two months of no seizures.It is doing any good? Furthermore I told her that because the hospital does not accept my insurance I could not have it done there. She referred it to the neurosurgeon at University of Maryland. My Insurance is only accepted at one local hospital. I do not know if Cigna covers VNS battery replacement surgery. I am sure there is a copay for me. The last thing I will do is pay any additional monies/copay for this