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Spine Surgery in India – Surgeon Interview

Posted by: shweta on February 5th, 2011 no responses.

In this video, a leading surgeon talks about spine surgery in India. He also talks about the availability of computer-assisted knee and hip replacement surgery in India.

 

Video Narration

“The centre works in tandom with neurophysician, neurological group so that we sort of justify all the surgeries, looking at all the alternatives before jumping into surgery. From the range of non-operative to the highly invasive operative surgeries. The whole gamut of surgeries is available in our centre.

From nucleoplasty where we try to shrink the size of the disc using electromagnetic fields to minimal invasive surgeries like minimal invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion or trans pedicular fusions. From there to invasive surgeries like large decompressions, correction of deformities, the entire gamut is what we offer. So in our range we would have a one extreme disc replacements,cervical and lumbar disc replacements are done in large numbers, spinal fusions using either the minimal invasive open technique depending upon the case.

SpineSpecial devices like DM or coflex, then using nucleoplasty like I talked about shrinking the size of the disc, nerve root blocks, facetal blocks etc. the entire range is available.

We do a large number of hip and knee replacements and we also do, what in the knee replacement we do high flex knees, we use ceramic joints. We also now have started using computer aided surgery.

Here what I am talking about is you make the entire jig before the patient actually comes onto the table. So three weeks or four weeks before you get an MRI done of the knee, you get an x-ray, full length x-ray and you send it across to the company and they work on the model using this as baseline and they send you the jig that is required for this particular patient. It is not usable for anyone else so using that one jig you make all your cuts and you complete the entire surgery. So it becomes minimally invasive and it is very patient friendly.

Near about seven to eight thousand knees have been done like this whereas there are about three hundred thousand knees being done in America alone.”

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Computer Assisted Knee Replacement

“Inside the operation theater, computer assisted knee replacement or hip replacement we have been doing for a long time and that has improved our results and reduced the chances of bad alignment and bad post operative movements. So it increases the vein movements, gives comfort to the patient, less cutting of the skin and soft tissues that you have to do.”

Arthroscopic Surgeries

“We do minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder which would include, what is known as a chromeoplasty where you increase the space for the rotator cuff in the shoulder.

You repair the rotator cuff arthroscopically.We have also done shoulder replacement essentially surface replacement procedures, total shoulder replacement and now we have also done what is known as a reverse shoulder.”

 

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

“Now the reverse shoulder is a case where the ball is shifted onto the axial side that is towards the scapular and the socket is on the other side, so this is known as the reverse shoulder replacement. It works very well especially in patients who have very arthritic shoulders associated with other soft tissues damaged around the shoulder.”

 

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Spinal Decompression and Fusion Surgery in India

Posted by: dannymohyal on November 25th, 2007 no responses.

A spinal injury can result in partial or complete loss of mobility. With advancement in modern medicine, it is now possible to treat Spinal Decompression and Fusion Surgery in India serious spinal injuries through minimally invasive surgeries such as spinal decompression and fusion. Due to the high cost of the surgery in USA and Europe, a number of patients are opting for spinal decompression and fusion surgery in India. Let’s examine the reasons for India’s popularity as a medical tourism destination and the precautions you should take when selecting the right low cost hospital for spinal decompression and fusion surgery in India.

 

According to Mayo Clinic, most of the Americans will be assailed with back pain at least once in their lives. Spinal decompression is a spinal disease caused primarily due to sudden changes in barometric pressure. It can be treated through advanced spinal surgery. Spinal fusion is a treatment for spinal deformities and injuries in which two or more vertebrae are fused together.

Advantages of Spinal Decompression and Fusion Surgery in India

  • Both spinal decompression surgery and spinal fusion surgery are complex procedures requiring a high level of medical expertise. Unfortunately, because of the long waiting times and high cost of the surgery in developed nations, more and more patients are turning to India for their treatment. In the UK, the waiting time for urgent spinal surgery is close to four months, whereas that for routine spinal surgery is as long as one year. The situation in the rest of Europe and Canada is not much different. Individuals who can afford it, rather than wait for such long time, prefer to visit India where there is no wait time involved.
  • In addition to the long waiting time, the cost of spinal decompression and fusion surgery is also Indian Institute of Advance Study in Shimla - India prohibitive in the west. People who have partial or no insurance coverage cannot afford these high rates. The cost of spinal fusion surgery is around $50,000 in USA and approximately £25,000 in UK. Therefore, they opt to travel to get spinal treatments such as fusion and decompression surgery and Multiple Sclerosis Liberation treatment in India where these cost only a fraction of the cost in the USA and the UK. The reason behind the low spinal decompression and fusion surgery cost in India is the country’s low cost of living.
  • India scores well when it comes to the number of reputed neurosurgeons. In fact, Indian neurosurgeons have done pioneering research in some fields, such as craniovertebral anomalies and stereotactic surgery.
  • India has several private hospitals equipped with the latest neuro-navigation and endoscopic facilities and advanced diagnostic equipment, such as EEG, video monitoring, MRI, and CT Scan.
  • In addition, as English is the second language for most Indians, patient does not have difficulty in communicating with the hospital staff and the surgeon.

Traveling to India for Back Surgery – Useful Tips

  • When looking for the right low cost hospital for spinal decompression and fusion surgery in India, it is important to verify the credentials of the surgeon you are considering and the quality of the hospital to which the surgeon is associated with. The spinal surgeon in India should be a qualified neurosurgeon and should have at least 10 years experience in spinal surgery.
  • In addition to the surgeons, you should take care to research the track record of the hospital you are considering for spinal decompression and fusion surgery in India.
  • Select a reputed hospital that has well-equipped neurosurgery operation theaters and diagnostic centers.
  • Look for a hospital that is in a metropolis, such as Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore, as they have a more cosmopolitan culture.

 

Pinched nerves in the spinal column can take a toll on one’s quality of life. Spinal decompression and fusion surgery in India can be considered by those looking to circumvent back pain without forking over a fortune.

 

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