Cervical Spine Surgery Cost In Thailand

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Cervical Spine Surgery cost in Thailand is between USD 4500 to USD 5500. 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 Thailand

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 4500 to USD 5500
Spine Decompression Surgery USD 9000 to USD 11000
Anterior Cervical Discectomy USD 9000 to USD 11000
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) USD 8127 to USD 9933
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine Surgery USD 9000 to USD 11000
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine Surgery USD 9000 to USD 11000

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
  • Germany USD 14400 to USD 21600
  • Israel USD 6400 to USD 9600
  • Singapore USD 5760 to USD 8640
  • Malaysia USD 11200 to USD 16800

List of Centers for Cervical Spine Surgery in Thailand

Popular Cities in Thailand for Cervical Spine Surgery are:

Leading Hospitals for Cervical Spine Surgery in Thailand

Doctors for Cervical Spine Surgery in Thailand

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

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

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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