Cervical Spine Surgery Cost In Malaysia

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Cervical Spine Surgery cost in Malaysia is between USD 12600 to USD 15400. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 4 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Cervical Spine Surgery is generally performed to treat nerve and spinal cord impingement or for spinal instability.

The Cervical Spine Surgery procedure involves an incision in the throat area to reach and remove the disc. A graft is inserted to fuse the bones above and below the disc.

It is an elective procedure done for reasons including - 

  • Relieve neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling and weakness
  • Restore nerve function
  • Stop or prevent abnormal motion in your neck

Cost related to Cervical Spine Surgery in Malaysia

Listing approximate price of Cervical Spine Surgery and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Cervical Spine Surgery USD 11200 to USD 16800
Spine Decompression Surgery USD 7200 to USD 10800
Anterior Cervical Discectomy USD 8640 to USD 12960
Cervical Corpectomy USD 9920 to USD 14880
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine Surgery USD 14400 to USD 21600
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine Surgery USD 14400 to USD 21600

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Cervical Spine Surgery.

What is the cost of tests for cervical spine surgery?

As a thumb rule, tests such as an MRI scan, CT scan, X-ray, myelogram, and discogram are done to evaluate your condition before the surgery. A bone scan, cardiac evaluation, and appropriate blood tests are also done. The cost for these tests is a part of the package.

Is the medicine cost included in the package?

Over-the-counter medications such as Motrin, Advil, or Ibuprofen can be consumed for pain-relieving as needed. Medications given at the hospital to prepare for the surgery are a part of the package price. However, once you are discharged, the medicines you buy will not be included in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery generally takes approximately 3 to 4 hours and you will be required to stay in the hospital for at least one-night post the surgery. 

How much does Cervical Spine Surgery 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 Cervical Spine Surgery in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 5600 to USD 8400
  • Turkey USD 4800 to USD 7200
  • Thailand USD 4000 to USD 6000
  • Germany USD 14400 to USD 21600
  • Israel USD 6400 to USD 9600
  • Singapore USD 5760 to USD 8640

List of Centers for Cervical Spine Surgery in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Cervical Spine Surgery are:

Doctors for Cervical Spine Surgery in Malaysia

The right doctor to consult for Cervical Spine Surgery is an Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Pullivendhan Sellamuthu

Dr. Pullivendhan Sellamuthu

Consultant, 17 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Kota KinabaluLocation

Low back pain, Epilepsy, Stroke

Dr. Tan Wei Chean

Dr. Tan Wei Chean

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Kota KinabaluLocation

Spine surgery Pain management

Dr. Chuah Uei Chyi

Dr. Chuah Uei Chyi

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Kota KinabaluLocation

Hip surgery Knee replacement surgery Shoulder surgery Spine surgery

Dr. Chooi Yue Seng

Dr. Chooi Yue Seng

Consultant, 16 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Neck Injuries and Disorders Spinal Decompression Surgery Lower Back Surgery Spinal Deformity Surgery

Dr. Devaraj a/l Pancharatnam

Dr. Devaraj a/l Pancharatnam

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Cervical and Lumbar Spine surgery Neuro –Oncology Traumatic brain Injury Complex Spine surgery

Dr. Appasamy Velu

Dr. Appasamy Velu

Consultant, 34 years of experience

Ara Damansara Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Spinal Disorders Cervical Spine Disc Disease Fractures & Instability Degenerative Disc Disease Including Disc Bulge

Dr. Ivan Randal Ranatunga

Dr. Ivan Randal Ranatunga

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Pantai Hospital, AmpangLocation

Slipped disc Lower back pain Spine surgery

Dr. Lau Choon Ping

Dr. Lau Choon Ping

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Spine Surgery.

Dr. Saw Lim Beng

Dr. Saw Lim Beng

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Spine Surgery.

Dr. Chan Chee Keong

Dr. Chan Chee Keong

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Columbia Asia Extended Care Hospital Shah Alam Location

Spine related disorders Arthroplasty Orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Columbia Asia Extended Care Hospital Shah Alam Location

Orthopaedic and spine surgery

Dr. Paul Ngalap Ayu

Dr. Paul Ngalap Ayu

Consultant, 17 years of experience

Columbia Asia Extended Care Hospital Shah Alam Location

Sports Orthopaedic General Orthopedic Orthopaedic Traumatology Paediatric Orthopedic Adult and Pediatric Spine Arthroplasty 

Dr. Harwant Singh

Dr. Harwant Singh

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Minimally-invasive spine surgery Discectomy Spinal decompression Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion Minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures

Dr. Paramaswaran Suppiah

Dr. Paramaswaran Suppiah

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Motion-preserving lumbar Cervical spine surgery Minimally invasive spinal decompression and fusion surgery Spinal cord tumours Stem cell therapy in spinal cord injury Complex spinal reconstruction Revision spinal surgery

Dr. Sureisen Mariapan

Dr. Sureisen Mariapan

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Complex spine surgery – Tumour and infection reconstruction – Infection debridement & reconstruction – Adult and paediatric deformities correction Minimally invasive spine and trauma surgery Advanced orthopaedic trauma surgeries Joint replacement

Dr. Deepak Singh

Dr. Deepak Singh

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Prince Court Medical Centre, MalaysiaLocation

Spine Surgery

Success Rate

The success rate for Cervical Spine Surgery varies between 60-74%.

Possible risks after Cervical Spine Surgery may include -

  • Bleeding or hematoma at the surgical site
  • Infection of the surgical site
  • Injury to the nerves or spinal cord 
  • Leakage of cerebral spinal fluid
  • Degeneration of areas adjacent to the surgical site, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cervical Spine Surgery

Before the Procedure (10 Questions):

There are three types of surgeries, Open, Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. The type of surgery on the patient depends upon the case.

Once the nerves are getting compressed and the spine is unstable, there are some symptoms that eventually start appearing such as - loss of urine and stool control, sharp pain while walking which in the extreme case can lead to paralysis.

If the patient is doing surgery once these symptoms have started appearing, some of these changes in the body are irreversible. Hence, once the diagnosis is made, the patient shouldn't wait unnecessarily for the surgery.

It is between 95-97%.

50-year life expectancy.

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

Cervical spine surgery is recommended to get relieve from neck pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the neck and to restore the nerve function and to stop or prevent the abnormal motion in your neck.  This surgery is being done to treat either nerve  or spinal cord impingement and spinal instability.

Cervical spine surgery is indicated to treat different types of spinal neck problems, this surgey may be done to treat  different types of degenerative disorders such as trauma or instability which may produce pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves coming from the spine.

Cervical spine surgery is being used to treat various disorders such as degenerative disc disease, (discs or cushion pads between your vertebrae shrink causing wearing of the disc) and  cervical deformity (for straightening and stabilizing the spine)

Yes, cervical spine surgery is a major surgery it involves fusion of the two adjacent vertebrae in the cervical spine as this procedure is very safe this is still a major surgery.

During the Procedure (5 Questions):

1-2 hours.

You may stay in the hospital for about 4-5 days generally

It will take around four to six hours to do cervical spine surgery.

The cervical spine is approached either from the front or from the back, mostly anterior approach is being favoured for cervical spine surgery because it result in less disruption of the normal musculature and it is also being easier for maintaining the normal alignment of spine. An anterior discectomy and fusion is the most common method for cervical spine surgery. During the surgery, the disc is removed through a small incision in the front of the neck. The cervical spine can either be approached from the front or from the back.

Revision surgery are needed for correcting a deformity, the type of revision surgery depends on the type of problem you are having. The incidence of complications is being higher than seen in first time after procedure. It is more difficult to relieve pain and to restore the function of nerve in revision surgery.

Post the Procedure (12 Questions):

By 4 to 6 weeks after lumbar fusion surgery, most patients are cleared to return to work.

As such there are no problems beacuse the patient starts playing after 6 months.

Depends upon each individual, usually a pain because of the surgery goes away in 1-2 weeks and pain from pre-surgery goes away in 3 - 6 months (in the worst case).

Yes, it will go away after the surgery.

The grip will be restored after 4-6 weeks.

The individual will start recovering from 2 weeks and can play games and resume normal routine within 4-6 months.

Yes after the duration of 6 months it is possible.

No, it will not get affected.

Some of the possible complications of the surgery includes injury to the spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery or vocal cords, non-healing of bony fusion, instrument breakage or failyre or bone graft site pain.

The side effects of the surgery are very minimal in case of cervical spine surgery, but along with any other procedure there are number of inherent risk.  A cervical fusion will limit some ability to look straight up or down by extending or flexing the neck.  Patient may also experience some difficulty in swallowing or sore throat immediately after the procedure.

You should not do driving while you are taking medicines and you should not lift anything heavier for the first two weeks after surgery. You should not do any sexual activity in the first week after surgery as long as you feel comfortable.

You have to be in hospital for almost two days after surgery. Complete recovery after the surgery will take the next four to six weeks then you can do your light activities. The complete recovery after the procedure will take around two to three months.

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