Discectomy in Thailand

Quick Overview

Discectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a part of a herniated disc that is causing pain, weakness, or numbness by pushing on the spinal cord or nerve roots. As a major international hub for medical tourism, Thailand offers advanced medical facilities, world-renowned surgeons, and an enticing combination of high-quality healthcare services at affordable costs, making it an excellent choice for international patients seeking discectomy.

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Thailand

$4,000 - $7,000

United States

$15,000 - $30,000

Australia

$10,000 - $15,000

Mexico

$5,000 - $8,000

Turkey

$4,500 - $7,500

Please note that the prices provided are estimations and may vary based on various factors. Additionally, these prices do not include flights or accommodation.

All prices are in USD.

Understanding Discectomy

A discectomy is conducted to alleviate pain caused by a herniated disc that is pressing on spinal nerves. It is commonly recommended for patients who have not benefited from non-surgical treatments like physical therapy or medication. During the procedure, a portion or the entire problematic disc is removed, relieving pressure on the nerve. It's important for patients to understand that while discectomy can significantly reduce pain and discomfort, it may not alleviate all symptoms, and like any surgery, there are risks involved, including infection, bleeding, and nerve damage.

Preparing for Discectomy

Preparing for a discectomy involves various medical tests and examinations to ensure the patient is in good health for surgery. This may include imaging tests such as an MRI or a CT scan. Patients are also advised to stop smoking, maintain a healthy diet, and arrange for assistance at home following the surgery.

The Procedure

A discectomy is generally performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the back, over the area of the herniated disc. With the aid of special surgical tools and a microscope, the portion of the disc that's pressing on the nerves is carefully removed. The procedure typically lasts for about 1 to 2 hours.

Discectomy Recovery

After a discectomy, patients typically stay in the hospital for a few days. It's normal to experience some pain following the surgery, but this should gradually improve over time. Physical therapy is often recommended to improve strength and flexibility. The full recovery period can vary, but most patients can return to their regular activities within 2 to 6 weeks.

The Costs of Discectomy

The cost of a discectomy in Thailand is typically between $4,000 and $7,000, depending on the specific hospital and the individual case. Please note that these costs do not include travel and accommodation expenses.

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Locations

Best Hospitals for Discectomy in Thailand

MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Bangkok Hospital
Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok Hospital was one of Thailand's first private hospitals when it was opened in 1972. It has since grown to one of the most well-known hospital networks in the Asia-Pacific area and is a popular destination for both Thais and foreigners for its medical services. Bangkok Hospital has 53 locations across Thailand of which 14 have JCI accreditation.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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Common Questions

How much does a discectomy cost in Thailand?

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A discectomy in Thailand typically costs between $4,000 and $7,000, depending on the specific hospital and the individual case.

What is the recovery time after a discectomy?

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The full recovery period can vary, but most patients can return to their regular activities within 2 to 6 weeks following a discectomy.

When can I fly back home after undergoing a discectomy in Thailand?

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You should ideally wait for at least a week to ten days before flying, but always consult your surgeon for personalized advice based on your condition.

How long should I plan to stay in Thailand for a discectomy?

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You should plan for a stay of about 2-3 weeks in Thailand to allow for consultation, surgery, and initial recovery from a discectomy.

Is it safe to do Discectomy in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards. Moreover, Thailand has a reputation for providing high-quality medical treatments at a much lower cost compared to many developed countries.

Of course, every medical procedure has some inherent risks, regardless of the country where it is performed. However, you can be confident that the medical facilities in Thailand are well-equipped to handle any complications that may arise during or after the procedure.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones. So rest assured, when you choose Konkai for your medical tourism needs in Thailand, you can expect the best in terms of both quality and safety.

Does my insurance cover Discectomy in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Discectomy in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if Discectomy is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country. If Discectomy is not covered under your policy, you may want to consider other financing options such as medical tourism financing companies or personal loans.

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