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Lumbar Fusion Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Lumbar Fusion to foreign patients.

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Alon Fridlender

Director of the Spine Deformity Unit

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We are working hand in hand with the University of Malaga and other international centres to develop education and training programmes in this area. This field is managed by a team belonging to the field of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Psychology.

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Lumbar Fusion

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Lumbar Fusion

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

8 listed neurosurgeons:

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Prof. Dr. Ilhan Elmaci

Neurosurgery Specialist

Assist. Prof. Gökalp Silav

Neurosurgery Specialist

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Lumbar Fusion

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Avcilar Hospital

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Turhan Karalar

Neurosurgeon

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Lumbar Fusion

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Koc University Hospital

The driving force for our highly-experienced staff is to maintain and increase quality of life. Our primary goal is to maintain highest quality of life, while accomodating time and patience each patient requires.

5 listed neurosurgeons:

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Prof. Evren Keleş MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Prof. İhsan Solaroğlu MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

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1,500 - 1,850 US$

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Dealing with the surgical treatment of Brain, Nerve and Spine Diseases, our department also offers service by its experienced doctors in advanced neurological sciences such as Neurooncology, Neurovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Epilepsy and Pain Surgery.

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Galenia Hospital

The Neurosurgery department in Galenia Hospital provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Raul Lopez Serna

Neurosurgeon

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Lumbar Fusion

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Hospitales San Roque

The board-certified physicians at Hospitales San Roque neurosurgery clinics provide surgical therapy for injuries and diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

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11,600 US$

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The team of surgeons includes internationally reputed experts, who are deft at providing innovative and the most modern surgical treatment and management services for all sorts of disorders of the nervous system.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. K Sridhar

Neurosurgeon

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Lumbar Fusion

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About Lumbar 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 Lumbar Fusion?
Lumbar Fusion is a surgical procedure commonly performed as a treatment for low back pain due to injury, spinal abnormalities or disc degeneration.

How is Lumbar Fusion Performed?
In this procedure, a piece of bone is grafted from another part of the body to the spinal area to reduce friction between the bones. An incision is made in the lower back and the tissues are dissected to reach the bone. Retractors are used to keep the tissues away from the spinal bone. Holes are then drilled into the vertebra through the pedicles. Metal screws are then placed in these holes. Then a posterolateral fusion or an interbody fusion is performed to place the grafts in position.

How to Prepare for Lumbar Fusion?

  • The patient should inform the doctor about any ailments, medical conditions and medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient should not smoke for several days before the surgery.
  • Two weeks prior to the surgery, the doctor may stop certain medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The doctor may advise patients undergoing a lumbar spine fusion surgery to take Fleets enema the night before the surgery.
  • The patient may need to give the following tests and examinations:
    • Physical examination
    • Electrocardiogram
    • X-rays
    • Blood and urine tests
    • Anesthesia interview

Duration of procedure/surgery : 2 to 6 hours

Days admitted : 2 to 5 days

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) or a recovery room to recover from the effects of anesthesia.
- The patient’s vital signs are monitored during this period.
- The patient’s wound dressing, circulation and movement of toes and legs are also checked.
- The day after the surgery, most patients will be able to get out of the bed and are encouraged to move around with assistance.
- Some patients may need to undergo rehabilitation after being discharged.
- Arrangement for a visiting nurse and a therapist may be done for patients who do not require rehabilitation and can return home.

Risks : The risks involved in lumbar fusion are:
- Vertebral bone infection
- Spinal nerve damage
- No relief from pain
- Problem in the spinal column that is above and below the area of lumbar spine fusion
- Bowel or bladder dysfunction
- Sexual dysfunction
- Numbness
- Weakness
- Paralysis
- Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid
- Injury to other organs and blood vessels

General risks involved in any surgery include:

- Infection
- Bleeding
- Breathing problems
- Blood clot
- Stroke
- Adverse reaction to medication and anesthesia

After care : - Patients may sleep on their backs with pillows placed under the neck and knees. Alternatively, they may lie on their sides with knees bent slightly, and a pillow placed between the knees.
- Bending over should be avoided or minimized.
- Driving and doing light activities should be avoided for one to two weeks after surgery.
- Short walks every day is recommended to speed up recovery and reduce pain.
- Patients with a sedentary job may return to work in one to two weeks after surgery. However, patients with strenuous jobs may need to avoid working for two to four months.

The doctor should be contacted if the following symptoms occur:

- Redness, swelling and bleeding from the incision
- If staples or stitches come off
- Fever
- Severe pain in the legs, back and backside
- Urinating inability
- No control over bowels or bladder
- Swelling, redness and pain in one of the legs
- Inability to move legs
- Severe headache
- Chest pain and breathing difficulty

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