Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf Cost In Thailand

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf cost in Thailand is between USD 9000 to USD 11000. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 12 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck.

In ACDF an incision is involved in the procedure, particularly in the throat area to remove the disc, then a graft is inserted to fuse together the bones above and below the disc.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion includes:

  • Pre-operative diagnostics (Blood tests, Preoperative imaging (X-ray, Cervical spine MRI Contrast/ non-contrast report and Films, Cervical spine CT
  • Cost of surgery 
  • Hospital stay 
  • Consumables & Implant 
  • Cost of medications

Factors affecting cost of Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (general, twin sharing, or single room)
  • Additional tests, if required
  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens ( wound infections, damage to the spinal cord, etc.)
  • Cost of blood products (if needed)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf in Thailand

Listing approximate price of Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Anterior Cervical Discectomy USD 9000 to USD 11000
Cervical Spine Surgery USD 4500 to USD 5500
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) USD 8127 to USD 9933

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf.

What are the tests included before anterior cervical discectomy and its cost?

Your doctor will recommend tests before anterior cervical discectomy, including blood tests, physical examination of the spine, MRI, X-ray, or CT scan. The treatment package contains the cost of the tests too.

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

When the patient is hospitalized, the package also includes the pharmacy and medication expenses. However, if the patient purchases their medications outside of the hospital, they are not covered by the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the anterior cervical discectomy?

The majority of patients were released from the hospital just one night following surgery, although others were released up to five nights later. Patients often return to the clinic two weeks following surgery to check on the healing of the incision. Following surgery, follow-up appointments are often made at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years.

How much does Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 9600 to USD 14400
  • Germany USD 20000 to USD 30000
  • India USD 4320 to USD 6480
  • Israel USD 16000 to USD 24000
  • Malaysia USD 8640 to USD 12960

List of Centers for Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf in Thailand

Popular Cities in Thailand for Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf are:

Leading Hospitals for Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf in Thailand

Doctors for Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf in Thailand

For Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, both Neurosurgeons and Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons are the right doctors.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Ake Hansasuta

Dr. Ake Hansasuta

Consultant, 29 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Radiosurgery in Neurosurgery Full-endoscopic Operations of the Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine

Dr. Atthaporn Boongird

Dr. Atthaporn Boongird

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Epilepsy Surgery Functional Neurosurgery

Dr. Chalat Winmoon

Dr. Chalat Winmoon

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, BangkokLocation

Kyphoplasty Vertebroplasty Discectomy Spinal laminectomy/spinal decompression Foraminotomy Nucleoplasty

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Areesak Chotivichit

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Areesak Chotivichit

Associate Professor, 39 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Arthroplasty, Spine surgery

Assist. Prof. Dr. Peerapong Montriwiwatchai

Assist. Prof. Dr. Peerapong Montriwiwatchai

Professor, 27 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Spine Surgery

Dr. Nanthadej Hiranyasthiti

Dr. Nanthadej Hiranyasthiti

Consultant, 32 years of experience

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, BangkokLocation

Degenerative disc disease, Herniated disc, Spinal stenosis, Spondylosis, Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Spinal laminectomy, Discectomy, Foraminotomy

Dr. Phat Amnajtrakul

Dr. Phat Amnajtrakul

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, BangkokLocation

Vertebroplasty Degenerative disc disease Herniated disc Spinal stenosis Spondylosis Vertebroplasty Kyphoplasty Spinal laminectomy Discectomy Foraminotomy Nucleoplasty Spinal fusion Artificial disk replacement

Dr. Vera Sathira-Angkura

Dr. Vera Sathira-Angkura

Consultant, 43 years of experience

Location

Degenerative disc disease Herniated disc Spinal stenosis Spondylosis Vertebroplasty Kyphoplasty Spinal laminectomy Discectomy Foraminotomy Nucleoplasty Spinal fusion Artificial disk replacement

Dr. Rattalerk Arunakul

Dr. Rattalerk Arunakul

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Praram 9 Hospital, BangkokLocation

Adult Reconstructive Spinal Surgery

Dr. Chaisiri Chaichankul

Dr. Chaisiri Chaichankul

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, ThailandLocation

Spine surgery

Dr. Chaiwat Piyakulkaew

Dr. Chaiwat Piyakulkaew

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, ThailandLocation

Cervical Spine Surgery, Spine Oncology Surgery

Dr. Eakpatipan Eamskoolnont

Dr. Eakpatipan Eamskoolnont

Consultant, 26 years of experience

BNH Hospital, BangkokLocation

Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Spinal laminectomy/decompression, Discectomy, Foraminotomy, Nucleoplasty, Spinal fusion, Artificial disk replacement

Prof. Emeritus Charoen Chotigavanich

Prof. Emeritus Charoen Chotigavanich

Professor, 60 years of experience

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, BangkokLocation

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Prof. Prakit Tienboon

Prof. Prakit Tienboon

Professor, 47 years of experience

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, BangkokLocation

Spine Surgery

Dr. Sarij Srisuparp

Dr. Sarij Srisuparp

Senior Consultant, 36 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Spine Surgery

Gp. Capt. Dr. Tayard Buranakarl

Gp. Capt. Dr. Tayard Buranakarl

Senior Consultant, 32 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Spine Surgery.

Dr. Kanoknard Jaisanuk

Dr. Kanoknard Jaisanuk

Senior Consultant, 21 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Spine Surgery.

Dr. Mongkol Chatsrinopkun

Dr. Mongkol Chatsrinopkun

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Spine Surgery

Dr. Withaya Saosunk

Dr. Withaya Saosunk

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Sikarin International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Total joint replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Pattara Kosanunt

Dr. Pattara Kosanunt

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, ThailandLocation

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Success Rate

Usually, the success rate of ACDF is between 93 to 100% The associated side effects of Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion may include, Hoarseness in voice, swallowing difficulties etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Acdf

Before the Procedure (7 Questions):

Mild cases may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe cases that are left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage.

Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

Vertebral fusion at more than one level may also be a risk factor for dysphagia. In summary, it appears from this study that difficulty swallowing after spinal surgery is an effect associated with anterior cervical spine (neck) surgery much more often than with lumbar (low back) spine surgery.

However, this gets normal after 5-7 days of the surgery.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgery to reduce or eliminate chronic pain in the neck and back due to a problem with the discs. This surgery removes the degenerative or herniated disc from the neck

Anterior cervical disectomy is needed to relieve the pressure on the nerve root or on the spinal cord by removing the ruptured disc, in some cases there may also be need of some plates or screws to stable the spine.

This treatment is thought as an effective treatment for nerve root or cord compression which is caused due to herniated disc, according to some recent searches this procedure has not been found to be necessary.

Yes, you can get your disectomy  without fusion, anterior cervical discectomy without fusion is a safe and effective treatment for cervical disk herniation.

Some of the alternatives to disectomy surgery are excersises, physiotherapy, medications and injections. When these treatment fails then doctor will suggest you to go for disectomy surgery.

During the Procedure (4 Questions):

It will last for 1-2 hours and hospital stay would be for 2 days.

Discectomy surgery will need around one to three hours to complete under general anaesthesia.

Anterior disectomy surgery is being done by an orthopaedics or neurosurgeon.

An incision is being made in front of the neck, the skin incision may be made through one of the natural folds of your neck. Then a graft is inserted to fuse together the bones above and below the disc.

Post the Procedure (11 Questions):

Pain Management at Home after ACDF. Some pain is likely after discharge from the hospital. Narcotic pain medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the pain in the first 1 to 4 weeks after surgery.

After the shower, patients should remove the bandage and dry off the surgical area. Patients should not take a bath until the wound has completely healed, which is usually around 2 weeks after surgery.

The fusion should be solid by about 3 months and the newly fused bone should continue to grow stronger for up to about a year. The surgeon may take X-rays to determine the fusion's progress.

3 Weeks to 3 Months After ACDF Surgery. By 3 weeks, patients usually are cleared to do some light work around the home. Lifting items that weigh more than 10 pounds is now allowed.

You may need to wear a neck brace for a while. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your usual activities, but it may depend on what kind of surgery you had.

The fusion can take anywhere from three months to a year to become solid after surgery, and you could still have some symptoms during that time.

Your doctor might recommend that you wear a cervical collar to support your neck for the first four to six weeks.

If you're considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it's common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the procedure.

After all, one or more of your neck's mobile joints would be fused solid and cease to move. However, this doesn't mean that you will NOT be able to move your neck at all.

It will take around four to six weeks to recover after surgery and till that time you have to avoid doing any heavy strenuous activity.  Till that time you have to wear a collar to stabilze your neck.

Some of the common complications of the surgery includes respiratory problem, other problem includes long term pain at the site of bone graft, infection of the incision, infection of the vertebrae and bleeding. These complications are not fatal and they can be treated effectively.

After surgery patient will experience some pain at the incision site, pain killers are usually given to get relief from pain.

If  you notice the sign of infection such as redness or draining at the incision site then you should get check with your doctor. The  time taken to return back to normal activities are different for ever patient.

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