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Disc Replacement in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Disc Replacement surgery.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. K Sridhar

Neurosurgeon

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Disc Replacement

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Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Neurosurgery of Rambam Health Care Campus pioneered the most advanced technology in administering Neurosurgical treatments in the country.

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Disc Replacement

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Fortis Vasant Kunj

Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.

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Disc Replacement

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Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

5 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Neurosurgery

Dr. Selvapragasam

Neurosurgery

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Disc Replacement

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Artemis Health Institute

The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Rajesh K Verma

Director, Department of Trauma & Spine Surgery, Head of Orthopedics

Dr. Alok Gupta

Head of Neurosurgery (Unit II)

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Cervical - Disc Replacement

7,500 - 8,500 US$

Lumber - Disc Replacement

7,500 - 8,500 US$

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.

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Disc Replacement

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

Listed neurosurgeons:

Dr. Harleen Luther

Consultant in Brain, Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

Dr. Kishor Chaudhari

Consultant in Neurosurgery

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Disc Replacement

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Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. David Choy Kim Seng

Neurosurgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Ng Puay Yong

Neurosurgery

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Disc Replacement

28,600 - 42,000 US$

Fortis Hospital Noida

Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.

24 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. A.K Singh

Spine , Vascular , Skull base

Dr. Atampreet Singh

Epilepsy, Neuro Muscular Diseases and Stroke

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Disc Replacement

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Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

Listed neurosurgeons:

Dr. Jawahar Dhar

Neurosurgery

Dr. Vikram Singh

Neurosurgery

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Disc Replacement

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About Disc Replacement

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 Disc Replacement Surgery?
Disc replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which a degenerative disc that causes chronic back pain is replaced by a metal or plastic intervertebral disc. This surgery is done if non-surgical treatments used for at least six months have failed. The disc replacement restores movements in the specific part of the vertebral column, which enables a painless motion of the higher segment of the vertebral column.

The Artificial Disc
An artificial disc is used to replace the diseased disc. It is made up of a sliding core that is flanked by two metal endplates. These endplates are derived from medical grade cobalt chromium alloy. The sliding core is derived from a medical grade plastic.

How is the Disc Replacement Surgery Performed?

  • An incision is made in the patient’s abdomen.
  • The abdominal organs are carefully put on one side of the abdomen so that the front portion of the spine is visible.
  • A large section from the center of the degenerated disc is removed.
  • Then, the surgeon spreads the spine bones to create space.
  • A surgical microscope is used to remove any material of the diseased disc.
  • After this, the disc space is brought back to its normal space and the artificial disc is inserted into the disc space by using a fluoroscope.
  • The fluoroscope enables the surgeon to view an x-ray image of the replacement while the procedure is going on.
  • Since the surgeon views the implant as and when it is inserted by using a fluoroscope, the surgical procedure is more accurate and much safer.
  • In due course, the bones grow around the metal disc and become stable and strong.

How to Prepare for the Surgery?
  • The patient needs to undergo a physical checkup.
  • An anesthesiologist will evaluate the patient.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped 10 days prior to the surgery.
  • The patient should inform the doctor about any ailments or medical conditions.
  • Smoking should be stopped at least a couple of weeks before the surgery to ensure quick healing and a successful result.
  • The patient may need to donate blood incase the patient requires a blood transfusion during or after the surgery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 1 to 2 hours

Days admitted : 3 to 4 days

Anesthesia : General Anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient will be able to get up and walk on the same day of the surgery.
- Pain medication will be provided and physical therapy will start when the patient is still in the hospital.
- The patient may be able to return to work in 2 to 4 weeks. However, if the patient’s job involves rigorous activity and lifting heavy items, the recovery will take longer.
- The patient may fully recover in 6 weeks and can resume recreational activities in three months after the surgery.

Risks : - Infection
- Nerve damage
- Blood vessel injury
- Injury to the organs
- Breakage or dislodgement of the artificial disc
- Pain
- Sexual dysfunction

After care : - The patient should visit the surgeon on scheduled follow-up appointments.
- X-rays will be taken from time to time to determine the healing progress.
- The patient should not lift heavy objects.
- The patient should walk on a daily basis for at least 30 minutes.
- Physical therapy sessions may continue on an outpatient basis.
- After the patient is better and feels comfortable exercising, the physical therapy sessions will stop, and the exercises can be continued at home.

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