Neurosurgery is a medical speciality concerned with diagnosing and treating patients with injury to or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all body parts.
Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. The patient gets advanced neurological treatment with state-of-the-art facilities, including -
It is the safest surgical approach to treating neurological problems while minimizing the risk to speech and other vital functions.Neurosurgery cost in Malaysia is between USD 9000 to USD 11000. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of Neurosurgery includes:
Note: Babies with spina bifida who received prenatal surgery were better able to walk two and a half years after surgery than those operated on after birth and had better overall motor function.
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Listing approximate price of Neurosurgery and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
|Treatment name||Cost range|
|CyberKnife Treatment||USD 11200 to USD 16800|
|Brain Tumor Surgery||USD 6400 to USD 9600|
|Spinal Fusion Surgery||USD 12000 to USD 18000|
|Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor||USD 9920 to USD 14880|
|Brain Haemorrhage Treatment||USD 8800 to USD 13200|
|Pituitary Tumor Treatment||USD 10400 to USD 15600|
|Hydrocephalus Treatment||USD 5600 to USD 8400|
|Spine Tumour Surgery||USD 7200 to USD 10800|
|Craniotomy Surgery||USD 10560 to USD 15840|
|Meningioma||USD 8000 to USD 12000|
|Gliomas Treatment||USD 9600 to USD 14400|
|Cranioplasty||USD 10880 to USD 16320|
|Cerebral Angioplasty||USD 7200 to USD 10800|
|Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency Treatment||USD 8800 to USD 13200|
|Percutaneous Steriotactic Treatment - PSR||USD 4800 to USD 7200|
All the test costs are covered in the package that is done before the neurosurgery. Neurosurgery involves different types of surgery such as craniotomy, deep brain stimulation, and VP shunts. MRI and CT scans are the major tests done before the surgery.
When the patient is hospitalized, all the mediation expenses are covered in the package. If any medicines are bought from outside the hospital, the patient must pay extra charges.
After a shunt surgery, you have to stay in the hospital for 2-4 days, and if you have stitches, they need to be removed or may dissolve. After deep brain stimulation surgery, you need to stay in the hospital for 24 hours, and the doctor will ensure that you are ready to leave. Usually, patients who undergo craniotomy for a brain tumor have to stay 3-4 days in the hospital post-surgery. If they have any postoperative difficulties, the stay may be longer. Postoperative neurosurgery follow-ups can’t be avoided and are usually scheduled 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
It typically takes 4-8 weeks to recover fully after any neurosurgery, but recovery also depends on the procedure. Depending on your functional abilities following surgeries, occupational therapists and physical therapists will evaluate you. You may have to take physiotherapies and speech and language therapies which are not included in the package.
Health insurance provides coverage for neurosurgery which include hospitalization, ambulance services, ICU charges, and post-hospitalization.
Patients can undergo chemotherapy, physical therapy, radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. But, neurosurgery is needed to combat the disease.
For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Neurosurgery in different countries is approximately:
The right doctor to consult is an experienced Neurosurgeon.
Neurosurgeons are not just brain surgeons; they are medically trained neurosurgical specialists who can also help patients suffering from back and neck pain.
Listing popular specialists:
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Cranio-Spinal Surgery Ablation Stereotactic therapy Spinal surgery Traumatic brain & spine surgery Neurosurgical disorders Cervical spondylosis Lumbar spondylosis Spinal tumours/ lesions
On average, the success rate of brain surgery is between 50-70%.
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