Our Patient Care Process for the Reed Procedure℠
We provide a step-by-step process to help you finally achieve relief from migraine pain. The Reed Procedure℠, our revolutionary neurostimulation implantation procedure for maximum control of migraine pain, is offered by the Reed Migraine Centers through our partner physicians, under the guidance of the pioneer of the procedure, Kenneth Reed, M.D.
The Reed Procedure℠ process begins when we meet you at one of our seminars or by phone. You will then schedule your initial medical evaluation with one of our partner physicians – board-certified pain management specialists, trained in the procedure. Your partner physician will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. Our patients typically experience severe headaches 15 or more days per month, and they have not been helped by previous conservative treatments.
If we determine you are a candidate for the Reed Procedure℠, we will help you gain pre-certification from your insurance carrier. The next step will be a 3-7 day trial procedure period where we learn whether neurostimulation will work to control your pain – which occurs in more than 80 percent of the patients who undergo a trial. To learn more about the trial procedure period, please see the videos on our FAQ page where Dr. Reed explains the process fully.
If you are ready to take the next step with Reed Migraine Centers, our patient care process is outlined below. We take the necessary time to educate our new patients at our informational seminars and provide in-depth consultation to determine the most appropriate timetable for each individual.
Patient Care Timeline