Lumbar Laminectomy Cost In Thailand

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Lumbar Laminectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the lamina, the rear portion of a spinal bone in the lower back, thus creating more space in the spinal canal.

In this procedure, an incision is made in the lower back, pulling the muscles aside to expose the spine.

Then, the surgeon will remove bone and bone spurs pressing onto nerves and cut away thickened ligaments to decompress the area.

Lumbar Laminectomy cost in Thailand is between USD 10800 to USD 13200. 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.

Cost related to Lumbar Laminectomy in Thailand

Listing approximate price of Lumbar Laminectomy and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Lumbar Laminectomy for Spine USD 10800 to USD 13200

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Lumbar Laminectomy.

What tests are performed before Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery, and how much do they cost?

Blood tests, cardiac monitors to check heart rate and rhythm, and vital sign assessments to monitor for infection and pain management are all required for Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery. The cost of tests is included in the treatment package. 
 

Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery?

The cost of pharmacy and medicine is covered while the patient is in the hospital. Self-paying patients who agree to prepay or pay within a particular time period may be eligible for discounts from some hospitals. If the patient purchases any medicines outside the hospital, they have to pay for them separately. 
 

Is there any post-treatment expense after Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery?

 Most people who have had Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery recover within a few days to a few weeks. The Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery may cause complications such as neural tissue damage, injury to the dura of the spinal cord, cauda equina syndrome, nerve roots, and scar tissue formation. If you are experiencing such problems, please contact your surgeon. The package does not contain any treatment other than Lumbar Laminectomy spine surgery.

Lumbar Laminectomy - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lumbar Laminectomy 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 Lumbar Laminectomy in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 3040 to USD 4560
  • Turkey USD 8800 to USD 13200
  • Germany USD 7120 to USD 10680
  • Israel USD 5600 to USD 8400
  • Singapore USD 12000 to USD 18000
  • Malaysia USD 6080 to USD 9120

List of Centers for Lumbar Laminectomy in Thailand

Popular Cities in Thailand for Lumbar Laminectomy are:

Leading Hospitals for Lumbar Laminectomy in Thailand

Doctors for Lumbar Laminectomy in Thailand

An Orthopedic Surgeon is the right doctor to consult for Lumbar Laminectomy.

 

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 Nucleoplasty Spinal fusion Artificial disk replacement

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 varies between 85-90%.

The associated risks of Lumbar Laminectomy may be -

  • Bleeding
  • Infection 
  • Blood clots in the legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal fluid leak
  • Worsening of chronic back pain.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Lumbar Laminectomy

Before the Procedure (9 Questions):

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.

No.

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

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%.

Lumbar laminectomy surgery is being done for treating the symptoms of central spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spina canal. This surgery removes all or posterior part of the vertebra or provide more space for the compressed spinal cord or nerve roots.

Lumbar laminectomy is done to relieve pressure on spinal nerve treats problems related to disc or to remove tumor from spine. One of the most common reason for going for  laminectomy is the presence of herniated disc in the spine. The disk may be damaged or displaced because of presence of injury or some wear and tear.

There can be damage to the neural tissue in lumber spine this is one of the complications of the open lumbar laminectomy which can also injury to the spinal cord, formation of the scar tissue etc.

During the Procedure (5 Questions):

1-2 hours.

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

Lumbar laminectomy takes around two to three hours to complete. You will be in hospital for 3 days after surgery.

Lumbar laminectomy is being done by an orthopaedic surgeon.

The patient is positioned in downward direction on the operating table, incisions are being made depending on the number of levels to be treated. In single level laminectomy only a small incision is needed while in multilevel laminectomy 3-4 inch incision is needed.  In traditional surgery a retractor is needed to spread the muscles apart to expose vertebras. Then a portion of lamina is removed to uncover the elastic like ligament. Next, the surgeon cuts an opening in the to reach the spinal canal. Once the compressed nerve can be seen, the cause of nerve compression can be identified. The surgeon gently retracts the nerve, and the source of the compression is removed—the pressure on the spinal nerve or nerve components is relieved.

Post the Procedure (6 Questions):

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

Yes after the duration of 6 months it is possible.

No,it will not get affected.

Pain is there in the lower limb 2-4 days after surgery and pain can also be seen 3 weeks after surgery. This pain is usually less than the pain you experience before surgery but in some cases it can be severe or  can be traumatic.

You have to stay in hospital for few days after surgery and then  ypu will be discharged. Till then you have to limit your physical activity. You can walk 2-3 days after surgery but with precautions.

You should avoid strenuous activities such as bicycle riding, jogging, lifting heavy weight, and aerobic exercises till doctor says you can do it. You should not drive 2-4 weeks after surgery.

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