Spinal Fusion in Malaysia

Hospitals and medical centers in Malaysia performing Spinal Fusion.
Mahkota Medical Centre Contact Mahkota Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Melaka, Malaysia
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A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.
Prices
Spinal Fusionupon request
Listed neurosurgeons:
Dr. Parthiban Navoo
Dr. Parthiban Navoo
Neurosurgery
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Dr. M.K.Radhakrishnan
Neurosurgery
KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Part of the KPJ Healthcare Group, which owns 19 hospitals in Malaysia, the hospital has more than 50 resident physicians specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, radiology, physiotherapy, urology, ob-gyn, ENT and more.
Prices
Spinal Fusionupon request
Listed neurosurgeons:
Dr. Abdul Muin Ishak
Dr. Abdul Muin Ishak
Neurosurgeon
Dr. Halili Rahmat
Dr. Halili Rahmat
Neurosurgeon
Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang Contact Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang
Private Hospital, Penang, Malaysia
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An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.
Prices
Spinal Fusionupon request
Listed neurosurgeons:
Dr. Mathew Tung Yu Yee
Dr. Mathew Tung Yu Yee
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr. B. Gunasekaran
Mr. B. Gunasekaran
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Sunway Medical Centre Contact Sunway Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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A world class medical institution offering tertiary healthcare services that cover a wide range of specialties.
Prices
Spinal Fusion5,900 US$
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Lee Foo Chiang
Dr. Lee Foo Chiang
Neurosurgery
Dr. Ravi Krishnapillai
Dr. Ravi Krishnapillai
Neurosurgery
Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre Contact Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.
Prices
Spinal Fusionupon request
5 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Chee Chee Pin
Dr. Chee Chee Pin
Neurosurgery
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Dr. Selvapragasam
Neurosurgery
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About Spinal Fusion

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Spinal Fusion?
Spinal Fusion is a surgical procedure to fix two vertebrae together. This permanently fuses two bones together and as a result there is no movement between these bones. Other surgical procedures such as laminectomy are usually done prior to a spinal fusion. A graft is used to join the bones permanently together. If the graft is taken from another body part, commonly from the pelvic bone, it is called an autograft. The graft may also be taken from a bone bank known as allograft. In rare cases, synthetic bone substitutes may also be used. Screws, plates or cages are used to join the vertebrae together so that the bones do not move when they are healing.

What are the Different Types of Spinal Fusion?
The different types of spinal fusion may be used in combination with one another. They are:
  • Posterolateral Fusion
    In this procedure the bone grafts are placed between the transverse processes of the spine. The vertebrae are joined with the help of screws and wires through the pedicles of the vertebra, which is attached to a metallic rod on the sides of the vertebrae.
  • Interbody Fusion
    In this procedure the bone grafts are placed between the vertebra. There are three types of interbody fusion:
    • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), in which the surgery is performed through an anterior abdominal incision.
    • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), in which the surgery is performed through a posterior incision
    • Transforaminal Lumber Interbody Fusion (TLIF) in which the surgery is performed through a posterior incision on one side of the spine.

How is Spinal Fusion Performed?
During spinal fusion, the vertebrae are exposed through an incision. Tissue layers above the bone are put aside. Small parts of bone are then placed beside the vertebrae. A spinal fusion using an autograft is more successful than a spinal fusion performed with an allograft. However, an autograft may cause more stress on the surgery and blood loss.

Spinal instrumentation may also be received by some patients. Rods, wires and screws are attached to the spine. This is used to keep the vertebrae in place during the fusion. Alternatively, an external brace may be applied after the spinal fusion surgery.

Once the surgery is complete, a drainage tube is placed out of the incision area to drain out fluid for some days.

How to Prepare for Spinal Fusion?
  • The patient should inform the doctor about any medical conditions and ailments.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped by the doctor a couple of weeks before the surgery.
  • The patient should stop smoking a couple of weeks before the surgery to enable a quick recovery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been consuming alcohol.

 



Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 4 hours

Days admitted:
4 to 6 days

Anesthesia:
General Anesthesia

Recovery:
- The drain tube is removed 24 to 72 hours after the surgery.
- Pain medication may be given in the form of pills or intravenous injections.
- The patient is taught how to move, sit, stand and walk in a proper without causing harm to the spine.
- The patient may need to be fed though an intravenous tube for 2 to 3 days.
- The patient may need to wear braces after the surgery.
- After the surgery, the patient may recover entirely or partially.
- Spine problems in future are possible for any patient after a spinal surgery.

Risks:
- The risks involved in spinal fusion include:
- Infection in the vertebrae
- Injury to the spinal nerve that can cause bladder and/or bowel incontinence, pain, weakness, loss of sensation, etc
- Blood clotting
- Adverse reaction to medication and anesthesia
- Bleeding
- Breathing difficulty
- Stroke
- After a spinal fusion, the spinal column may be stressed.

After care:
- The patient may need to undergo physiotherapy after some days.
- Normal activities should be avoided for several weeks after the surgery.
- Strenuous activities should be avoided for 6 to 8 months after the surgery.
- The incision area should be kept dry and clean.
- For the scar to heal, the incision area should be protected from sunburn for a year after the surgery.
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