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Spine Surgery Cost Guide

Spine Blog

What is Spine and its function?

The spine is a series of bones which can be divided into five parts: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, coccyx. In total, there are about thirty-three bones called vertebrae, present in the spinal cord. The cervical is the upper-most part of the spine which contains the neck bones; the thoracic is the middle part of the spine and present at the dorsal region of the back, lumbar is the lower back level of the back whose tendons and ligaments connect with the legs too which during injury may cause pain in the legs too. The sacral bones are present after lumbar and are joined with the hip bones. The coccyx is the bones which are present in the pelvic region of the body.  It is present at the back of the body which helps in supporting the body like a pillar. From the side view, the spine looks like an S-shaped curve. The spinal cord starts from the base of our central nervous system.

It functions to pass the nervous signals from the brain to the spine so that our body can communicate accordingly and it works well. While walking the legs receive signals from the brain through spine only which order the neurons of legs to move and take step one after other.

Why Spine surgery is required?

When the spinal cord is unable to function properly then certain procedures are performed to make the spinal cord functional again. There are several medical conditions based on that spinal surgery is decided. It is not mandatory that every pain in the spine results in spinal surgery only. The conditions for spine surgery can be:

  • Pain in legs
  • Neck ache
  • Pain in backbone
  • Slip disc (depends on the medical condition)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • spondylitis

What are the different types and procedures involved in spine surgery?

Depends on the medical condition of the patient different types of spine surgeries are recommended. Spine surgery is broadly classified as:

  • C1-C2 Fixation or Atlantoaxial fixation: It is performed in the neck section where C1 i.e. atlas bone and C2 i.e. axis bone is present. It is performed to provide stability, correct neurological deficit, and deformity.
  • Cervical decompression: It is performed to relieve from pain which occurs in the uppermost bones of the neck.
  • Lumbar decompression: This surgery is performed in the lower portion of the backbone to relieve from pain which occurs due to accidents or tissue swelling.
  • TLIF lumbar level or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery: It is performed by spinal fusion and provides strength and correct posture to the spine.
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery: These are two different types of spine surgeries. Scoliosis is performed to correct the spinal deformity in the coronal plane and Kyphosis is performed to correct the increased forward spinal angulation in the sagittal plane. Both the surgeries are involved to make the correct posture of the backbone.
  • Microdiscectomy: It is a minimally invasive surgery which is performed to reduce the leg pain. During this, the disc material below the nerve root is removed which takes away the pressure from the nerve causing pain in the leg.

Are there any risks factors involve in spine surgery?

  • Permanent damage in the spine because of extracting the liquid from the backbone
  • Blood clot
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Paralysis
  • Anesthesia infection to the body

What are the cost factors involves in Spine Surgery?

Cost of Spine surgery depends on several factors like:

  • Physical examination
  • Diagnosis & tests
  • Hospital charges
  • Duration of stay
  • Country for treatment
  • Laboratory charges
  • Hotel expenses
  • Food and accommodation expenses
  • Complication management
  • Prescribed medications
  • Dietician after surgery
  • Follow-up sessions

What is the overall approximate cost of Spine Surgery?

In India

India is the most common destination for spine surgery because of its affordable cost and use of advanced techniques in multi-specialty hospitals. Different types of Spine surgery in India along with food and accommodation approximate costs are as follows:

  • C1-C2 Fixation or Atlantoaxial fixation will cost $8,922
  • Cervical decompression will cost $9,922
  • Lumbar decompression will cost $10,122
  • TLIF lumbar level or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery will cost $7,922
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery will cost $11,922
  • Microdiscectomy will cost $5,122

In Turkey

Turkey also attracts foreign patients because of its medical services they give to them. Spine surgery in Turkey along with food and accommodation approximate costs is as follows:

  • C1-C2 Fixation or Atlantoaxial fixation will cost $13,623
  • Cervical decompression will cost $18,400
  • Lumbar decompression will cost $19,308
  • TLIF lumbar level or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery will cost $16,400
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery will cost $18,643
  • Microdiscectomy will cost $13,560

In Singapore

Hospitals in Singapore are highly advanced in terms of services and comfort. Spine surgery in Singapore along with food and accommodation approximate costs is as follows:

  • C1-C2 Fixation or Atlantoaxial fixation will cost $11,376
  • Cervical decompression will cost $15,320
  • Lumbar decompression will cost $12,146
  • TLIF lumbar level or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery will cost $11,322
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery will cost $19,984
  • Microdiscectomy will cost $11,322

In Israel

Israel is considered as one of the most advanced medical technology due to which patients tend to travel Israel for several medical purposes. Spine surgery in Israel along with food and accommodation approximate costs is as follows:

  • C1-C2 Fixation or Atlantoaxial fixation will cost $14,854
  • Cervical decompression will cost $21,922
  • Lumbar decompression will cost $15,028
  • TLIF lumbar level or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery will cost $14,010
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery will cost $27,243
  • Microdiscectomy will cost $14,083

How long a patient has to stay?

  • C1-C2 Fixation or Atlantoaxial fixation

In the country, since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days until recovery in the country where they are traveling for the treatment.

In the hospital, for atlantoaxial fixation surgery, it is mandatory to stay for at least 3-5 days.

  • Cervical decompression

In the country, since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days until recovery in the country where they are traveling for the treatment.

In the hospital, for Cervical decompression, it is mandatory to stay for at least 3-5 days.

  • Lumbar decompression

In the country, since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days until recovery in the country where they are traveling for the treatment.

In the hospital, for Lumbar decompression, it is mandatory to stay for at least 3-5 days.

  • TLIF lumbar level or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery

In the country, since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days until recovery in the country where they are traveling for the treatment.

In the hospital, for TLIF lumbar level, it is mandatory to stay for at least 3-5 days.

  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery

In the country, since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days until recovery in the country where they are traveling for the treatment.

In the hospital, for Scoliosis and Kyphosis corrective surgery, it is mandatory to stay for at least 3-5 days.

  • Microdiscectomy

In the country, since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days until recovery in the country where they are traveling for the treatment.

In the hospital, for Microdiscectomy, it is mandatory to stay for at least 3-5 days.

Why choose Spine Surgery?

  • Correct posture
  • Straight backbone
  • Increased physical strength
  • Return to a normal lifestyle

Why choose MedTours Global for Spine Surgery?

Foreigners get attracted towards India for several spine surgeries and keeping that in mind MedTours Global helps their patients in getting the complete treatment and makes their medical travel hassle free. MedTours Global is associated with the best JCI and NABH accredited multi-specialty hospitals globally having an emergency infrastructure, fully equipped with the latest technologies and techniques. MedTours Global has its own advisory panel which helps the patient in getting the best treatment plan and makes the patient’s journey easy. MedTours Global gives comfort to the patients in providing consultation with doctors through e-mail, phone, and video calling as well. Case managers of MedTours Global care for each and every patient and provide support and assistance before and after the treatment is done. MedTours Global commits to helping their patients with their services and availability Free of Cost 24/7.

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