Best Spine Surgeons in India
Spine surgery is a serious proposition. We completely understand your concerns and apprehensions when you or your loved one has to undergo spine surgery, and when you have to travel abroad for spine surgery, the decision and process can be overwhelming.
We encourage you to educate yourself about spinal surgery in India, cost of spine surgery in India, know about the best spine surgeons in India and also the benefits from the right kind of spine surgery in India before making a choice
There are various qualified and experienced spine surgeons in India specialising and experienced in performing different types of spinal surgery procedures. We have our advisors and specialists who look into the work and other important details about the surgeon before we recommend them to you for your spine surgery in India. Your case managers would advise you the best spine surgeons in India for your medical condition after we have seen your reports.
As mentioned above, different spine surgeons specialise in different types of surgery, some are trained to perform minimally invasive procedures, while other specialise in implant placement etc. Your case manager would send you the list of top spine surgeons in India according to your medical condition and unique requirements.
We shall share with you the detailed profile of the surgeon, his experience, his success rate and even the contact details of the previous patients he has operated upon. We shall also give you the details about the hospitals in India, accreditation, infrastructure and other important details to help you make an informed decision about your spinal surgery in India.
We give you an unbiased opinion about our previous patients' experience and details about the best spine surgeons in India. We have our team of specialists who work closely with the hospitals and surgeons before we give you any recommendation. We advise you a careful mix of top spine surgeons and best hospitals in India according to your specific medical requirements.
Cost of spine surgery in India
The cost of spine surgery in India depends upon the type of surgery to be performed, implant being used, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done. To give you an idea, the cost of spinal decompression and fusion surgery starts from around USD 5000.
There is absolutely no compromise on the quality. The cost of spine surgery in India and for that matter, medical treatment in India is much less because of the following reasons:
Low cost of endowment in India - Qualified doctors, surgeons, nursing staff, lower investments costs, subsidies by government to private healthcare sector are more as compared to other countries
An exchange rate regime, which is favourable to India (indicative rates only, may not be currently applicable)
1 USD= 60 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 80 Indian rupees
1 Euro= 66 Indian rupees
The first step is to send us your medical history, X-ray and other medical reports for the surgeon's evaluation. You can send these details to firstname.lastname@example.org . You would be assigned a case manager who shall get back to you with the surgeon's opinion, cost and other necessary details. For more information, please visit Step-by-step guide
Your case manager would share the surgeon's opinion as is, his or her detailed profile, details about the hospital where your surgery shall be done, type of implant and other necessary details. You can also choose to speak with the surgeon over phone or have a video consult with the surgeon. We make sure you get the best quality treatment and best possible results for your surgery in India. To answer more on Medical Tourism related questions read our General FAQs sections.
Yes, almost all spine surgery patients undergo MRI and other advanced investigations before any spinal surgery. Other tests are also performed before any anaesthesia is given. This includes:
- Blood tests to evaluate chemistries, blood count and blood type.
- Chest X-ray to evaluate lungs and heart size.
You will experience some pain and discomfort after the operation which shall be controlled with medications. You shall be at the hospital for 5-7 days so that the acute recovery phase is over and you are comfortable and can be on your own at the time of discharge from the hospital
There are other non surgical treatment options which include medications - anti-inflammatory medicine, muscle relaxants, nerve stabilizers etc. Pain management is also an option for acute or chronic pain, which includes Lumbar and Cervical Facet Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Epidural Injections, Sympathetic Blocks and Spinal Cord Stimulators.
Surgery is often considered as the last resort when other options have failed to work or do not provide the kind of relief patient is looking for.
Whether or not you want to undergo the surgery depends on your goals and priorities. Some people find it very hassling to visit a practitioner for injections every now and then and want pain relief once and for all. Surgery is the best choice for them. While some other feel very intrigued with the idea of undergoing knife and feel at ease with pain management only.
The surgeon would suggest you the most suitable option depending on your age, pain, medical history and the medical condition. You may be a candidate for Spinal fusion or laminectomy.
Spinal Fusion is indicated for patients suffering from neurological deficits, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, kyphosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, or spondylosis.
Laminectomy is indicated in cases of spinal stenosis, often known as narrowing of the spinal canal.
You will not need nursing care after you are discharged from the hospital. A stay of 5-6 days at the hospital would be enough for you recover and stay at the hotel without the nursing care. However, if your treating doctor feels that you still need medical supervision, he would advise you to extend the stay at the hospital at some extra cost.
Return to work is individualistic thing and depends on your profession. Desk or sitting activities can be resumed after about 3-4 weeks of surgery, while physically active jobs should wait for 8-10 weeks.
You need to be very careful in using your body to allow for your spine to heal well. You should not push, pull or lift anything heavy for at least two months after the surgery. Your surgeon and the medical staff shall give you specific instructions about do's and don'ts after the surgery. The physical therapist will tell you how to strengthen the muscles.
Yes, you can climb stairs but that would be tiring for you. You should avoid climbing the stairs for 6-8 weeks till you have fully recovered
Yes, you can but you should wait for at least 8-10 weeks after the surgery before you start driving again.
The rehabilitation will begin the next day after the surgery at the hospital itself. Your physical therapist will do a number of exercises to regain your strength and range of motion. You should continue to exercise until your muscles are pain-free. It is a good idea to continue your exercises as a lifetime commitment to keep your muscles strong.