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Disc Replacement in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Disc Replacement surgery.

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

upon request

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

upon request

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

28,300 - 42,000 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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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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Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Thimappa Hegde

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon & Director

Dr. Komal Prasad

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon

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Disc Replacement

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BNH Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital with a 225 in-patient bed capacity which offers a wide range of medical services. Services for international patients include aesthetic procedures and cosmetic surgery.

5 listed neurosurgeons:

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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

upon request

KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Abdul Muin Ishak

Neurosurgeon

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Disc Replacement

3,300 - 4,500 US$

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$

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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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