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Spinal Fusion (Spondylodesis) Surgery Abroad

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

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Serdar Kahraman

M.D. Prof. of Neurosurgery

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Spinal Fusion

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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.

Listed neurosurgeon:

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Spinal 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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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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17,400 US$

Medicana Healthcare Group

Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Listed neurosurgeons:

Dr. Soner Buyukkinaci

Founder of Spine Center

Dr. Sait Sirin

Neurosurgeon

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4,000 - 7,000 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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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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Spinal Fusion

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Spinal Fusion

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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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Spinal 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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Spinal Fusion

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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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