Scoliosis Spine Surgery Cost in India

Includes

  • Surgery under GA
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 7 to 10 days   
  • Stay in India - 2 to 3 weeks
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Scoliosis Spine Surgery Cost in India starts from US $ 9,000 and varies depending on the levels needed to be treated, medical history and comorbidities-if any, surgeon, hospital and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Scoliosis Spine Surgery cost in India:

  • Spine Surgeon's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your scoliosis surgery is going to be your spine surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful scoliosis surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured to be in safe hands with IndiCure.

  • Type of Surgical Approach

    A significant portion of the overall cost of the surgery arises from the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your scoliosis operation in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications, physical therapy, and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the Surgeon.

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Best Spine Surgeons for Scoliosis Spine Surgery in India

Dr. Vikas Gupte

MBBS, MS, Fellowship

24+ Years of Experience

Dr. Vikas Gupte is a well-known Indian spine surgeon who is one of the best in the country in performing Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery. He has over 24 years of experience in this sector and has done numerous successful and complex procedures.

Dr. Hitesh Garg

MBBS, MS, Fellowship

14+ Years of Experience

More than 4000 spine surgeries, including 1500 spinal fusions, 250 deformity correction treatments (Scoliosis and Kyphosis), and 150 lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacements have been performed by Dr Hitesh Garg in his 14 years of career.

Dr. Puneet Girdhar

MBBS, MS

13+ Years of Experience

Using turn-of-the-century minimally invasive procedures, specializes in the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal problems affecting the neck and back, Dr. Puneet Girdhar is one of the most renowned spine surgeons in India.

Best Spine Hospitals for Scoliosis Spine Surgery in India

BLK Max Super Speciality Hospital

New Delhi

BL Kapur Memorial Hospital is one of the biggest standalone private hospitals in Delhi, NCR. Established by late Dr. B L Kapur, an eminent Obstetrician, and Gynecologist on invitation by then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru. The institute went on to become one of Delhi's premier multi-specialty hospitals.

Fortis Hospital

Mumbai

Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a 300 bedded multispeciality tertiary care facility situated in the centre of the city, offering a range of clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services. The hospital began operations in 2002 and since then has achieved various milestones. The hospital is a JCI and NABH accredited facility and among very few hospitals to have NABH accreditation for Blood bank and NABL for Pathology Laboratory.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the lateral curvature in a normal straight spine mostly occurring during the child's growing years. A side view shows convexity in upper back and concavity in lower back though it looks normal from front or back view. It can be seen in 3 shapes:

  • single curve on left/ C shaped/ levo-scoliosis
  • single curve on right/dextro-scoliosis
  • two curves/ S shaped

Causes:

There can be many reasons for scoliosis, which can be categorized into:

  • Congenital: Congenital scoliosis is the scoliosis present by birth due to embryonic malformation of one or more vertebrae and can occur at any location of the spine. Since scoliosis is present by birth, it is diagnosed early in life.
  • Neuromuscular: Neuromuscular scoliosis is because of any neurological or muscular disease like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or spina bifida. Neuromuscular scoliosis generally progresses very rapidly and needs surgery.
  • Idiopathic: When the exact cause of scoliosis is not known, it is ascribed as idiopathic. It accounts for 80% of all known cases of scoliosis and is usually detected during puberty.

Most cases of scoliosis are mild and do not require any surgery. However, some children develop deformities that continue to get severe as they grow, which can be disabling. Severe spinal curves can reduce the amount of space within the chest making lung functioning difficult.

Scoliosis Surgery

The aim of the scoliosis surgery is threefold:

  1. Safely straighten the spine as much as possible
  2. Balance the torso and pelvic areas
  3. Maintain the correction for long term

This is done by two methods

  1. Spinal Fusion - fusing the vertebrae along the curve
  2. Supporting the spine - with rods and screws till the fusion takes place

Once the bone fuses, the spine does not move and the curve does not progress.

The surgery is done by two approaches:

Posterior (done through back) or Anterior (through sides) approach. Both have their own merits and demerits.

The surgery for treatment of scoliosis in India is done under general anesthesia and can take anywhere between 4-12 hours depending on the curve and how much the spine needs to be fused. Hospital stay of about a week is required after the surgery to make sure you are on the right healing path.

Who is a Candidate for Scoliosis Surgery?

Candidates for scoliosis spine surgery are adolescents if their curves are greater than 40 degrees and it continues to progress and adults with curves greater than 50 degrees. A good candidate for scoliosis spine surgery is one who is otherwise healthy, mentally and emotionally stable and can tolerate the surgery well.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for scoliosis spine surgery in India.

  • Is it time for a scoliosis surgery?
  • Is the spine surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the surgery done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Spinal evaluations
  • MRI and/or CT Scans
  • Current medication review

How is Scoliosis Surgery done?

  1. Posterior Approach:
    • A long incision is given on whole length of thoracic spine
    • The muscles are separated from spine which gives access to the spine
    • Rods are inserted to reduce the curve and screws are used to hold them
    • Bone is inserted which causes spine fusion. Fusion progresses for 3 to 6 months but can continue up to 12 months

    Severe deformation and rigid curvature requires another prior procedure called anterior release of disc space, after which bone is added to aid in fusion.

  2. Anterior Approach:

    Curves present at thoracolumbar junction (T12-L1) can be treated by anterior approach.

    • This requires open incision and rib removal. The diaphragm is released from the chest wall and the spine, so proper access is presented to the spine.
    • Disc is removed so that the spine is loosened.
    • Rods are introduced to reduce curvature and screws are used to keep it in place.
    • Disc space is introduced with bone for fusion. Fusion proceeds for 3 to 6 months, and continues for 12 months.

    Advantages of anterior approach are:

    • Number of vertebrae fused is less and allows additional segment motion.
    • The stress overload on a few segments is prevented.
    • Better aesthetic appearance is achieved with better curve reduction.

What Results Can I Expect from Scoliosis Surgery?

Scoliosis spine surgery is quite successful in stopping the curve from growing. With sophisticated techniques, doctors can straighten the curve to a great extent which improves the patient's appearance and functioning to a great extent.

What is the Recovery after Scoliosis Surgery like?

You would have a lot of pain after the surgery which would be controlled with pain medications. You would stay at the hospital for about a week to ten days to make sure you are on the right healing path. The surgeon would advise you to start walking on the second or third day of the surgery and physical therapy would begin on the third or fourth day of the surgery.

Most people return to school and work in 3-4 weeks. Full recovery can take from 4-6 months and most people can resume other activities and even sports after advice from the surgeon.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the primary reason for scoliosis?

More than 80% of the scoliosis are idiopathic, which means the reason for the curve is unknown. Scoliosis can also occur as a result of the degeneration of the spinal discs, which can happen as a result of osteoporosis, arthritis, or a hereditary disorder that frequently runs in families.

2. What degree of scoliosis is severe?

Scoliosis curves are measured by health professionals in degrees: Less than 20 degrees represents a minor curvature. Between 25 and 40 degrees is a moderate curve. Over 50 degrees is considered a steep curve.

3. At what age should scoliosis surgery be performed?

The best long-term benefits are seen in scoliosis patients between the ages of 3 and 10 years.

4. When is scoliosis surgery too late?

It's never too late to undergo scoliosis surgery if you have scoliosis and are an adult.

5. Is scoliosis surgery a major surgery?

Yes, scoliosis spine surgery is a major surgery. But the operation itself is just one stage of a drawn-out procedure.

6. How long does the surgery take?

Depending on the magnitude of the patient's curvature and how much of the spine needs to be fused, most fusions take 4 to 8 hours. A portion of this time is spent getting the patient ready for anesthesia, connecting them to various monitors, and arranging them for maximum safety and comfort.

7. How long does recovery after scoliosis surgery take?

Recovery from scoliosis surgery takes a while; patients usually need three to six months before they can resume their regular activities.

8. What are the risks associated with spine surgery?

Any sort of spine surgery, including spinal fusion for the treatment of scoliosis, has the risk of complications, including infections, nerve damage, blood loss, and bowel and bladder issues.

9. Are the rods in my back there to stay for the rest of my life?

The rods are typically placed for the rest of the patient's life. Approximately 2% of individuals have their rods removed. The most usual reason for rod removal is discomfort brought on by rods stinging nearby muscles.

10. How effective is scoliosis surgery?

The growth of the curvature is successfully stopped via spinal fusion. The curve can now be greatly straightened by doctors, which enhances the patient's attractiveness.

11. How straight will my spine be after scoliosis surgery?

Your surgeon will only straighten your spinal bones as much as is necessary to safeguard your spinal cord.

How flexible your scoliosis is before surgery determines the extent of the correction. In general, the better the surgical correction, the more flexible your curvature is. Prior to surgery, your doctor might assess your flexibility using specialised X-rays known as bending or traction films. After surgery, the majority of patients have curves that are less than 25 degrees straightened. These little bends are frequently hardly perceptible.

12. I experience back pain because of my scoliosis. Will the procedure make it better?

There will be more pain than usual just after surgery, but this usually passes within a few weeks to months. Most patients claim that one year following surgery, their back pain is less severe than it was before.

13. What restrictions will I have following surgery?

Any restrictions you have following surgery will be explained by your surgeon. For the first six weeks, most patients will be instructed to avoid heavy lifting and limit their forward bending.

14. Do post-operative activity limits last forever?

No, the majority of patients are able to resume all of their preferred pastimes and sports. Within 4 to 6 months of surgery, the majority of patients resume non-contact athletic activity (running, weightlifting, workouts).

All physical activity, especially contact sports, must wait until the spine has fully recovered. To get a strong spine fusion following surgery and resume your normal activities, it usually takes 6 to 12 months.

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Mr Greg Mcquaid,Bain Boeuf, Pereybere, Mauritius

Treatment: Cervical and Lumbar Spinal decompression surgery

I am extremely thankful to IndiCure and their whole team for helping me get relief from the terrible pain that I was suffering from. My spine surgery has been very successful and I am completely pain free now. The surgeon and the nurses were great and very helpful. I would also like to thank Dr Ruchika who was extremely cordial and very prompt with her replies.

Overall, it was a memorable experience for me.

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Procedure: TLIF

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