Cranioplasty is a medical procedure for fixing and repairing cranial defects caused by any injury or previous surgery.
It is done for cosmetic and functional purposes and in case of skull defects, accident cases, or post-operative reconstruction.
In cranioplasty, a material is used to fill the gap to compensate for the loss and restore function, like a piece of bone or any synthetic material.
It can restore the standard shape of the skull by inducing fat grafting or any method. It is often used to fill up the gap after craniotomy.
The cost of Cranioplasty includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost [some tests that may be required includes CT scan, MRI, and evaluation of bone involvement]
Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
Medicine cost (Antiepileptics, Diuretics, Pain Killers, Antibiotics, etc.)
Patient's hospital stay
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)
The severity of the defect
Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as Infection, convulsions, and epidural hematoma)
Cost of Blood products (if required)
An extended stay at the Hospital due to any health reason apart from the package stay period
Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident
Certain tests are done before a cranioplasty, such as a CT scan, MRI, and evaluation of bone involvement. All these test costs are covered in the package.
Yes, the pharmacy and medicine cost is included in the package when the patient is hospitalized. If the patient purchases any medicines from outside the hospital, they have to pay for them separately.
Three types of implants are available: titanium, solid biomaterial, and synthetic bone substitute. The cost of implants varies significantly, and the price will increase if the shape is complex.
You need to spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital after the surgery. You will wake up in recovery and transfer to the neurosurgical intensive care unit after an hour. You will be continuously monitored for any signs of complications. You will get a repeat CT scan of your head when you recover. You can schedule appointments for one week and three to four weeks after surgery to have your sutures removed.
You can resume your normal activities 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery but make sure that your head should be protected from accidental impacts. Contact your surgeon if you experience swelling or infection in the wound and fluid leaking from the wound.
The procedure is covered by insurance but make sure to contact your insurance company to determine your coverage.
There is no alternative to cranioplasty because this surgery not only satisfies patients’ external defects but also improves patients’ functional outcomes.
The doctors who can perform cranioplasty are Neurosurgeons and Cosmetic Surgeons.
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The success and survival rate post cranioplasty depends upon the patient's condition and overall health.
In cases of bone grafting, the survival rate is much higher than in other materials.
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