Scoliosis Surgery in Thailand

Scoliosis surgery is a surgical procedure performed to correct a severe or progressing spinal curve. The goal of the surgery is to halt the progression of the curve, reduce deformity, and maintain the overall balance of the body. Thailand, as a globally recognized medical tourism destination, provides excellent healthcare services, state-of-the-art medical technology, and highly skilled surgeons. Thus, considering scoliosis surgery in Thailand can be an intelligent choice for international patients seeking quality and affordable healthcare solutions.

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Understanding Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis surgery is performed to correct an abnormal, side-to-side curvature of the spine. It's typically recommended for individuals with curves that are likely to progress, cause significant physical deformity, or lead to future health problems. There are two main types of scoliosis surgery: posterior (from the back of the spine) and anterior (from the front of the spine) approaches. The surgery involves spinal fusion, where the curved vertebrae are fused together, and metal rods are inserted to hold the spine in place until fusion is complete. This surgery carries risks such as infection, nerve damage, and complications from anesthesia, so patients should consider all aspects before opting for this procedure.

Preparing for Scoliosis Surgery

Preparation for scoliosis surgery involves comprehensive medical evaluations to determine the severity and type of curve. This may include X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. Patients are often advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle, stop smoking, and prepare for a period of recovery after surgery.

The Procedure

During scoliosis surgery, the surgeon will access the spine either from the back or front, depending on the type and location of the curve. The surgeon will straighten the spine as much as possible and use metal rods, screws, and hooks to hold the spine in place. Then, small pieces of bone, either from the patient's body or a bone bank, are placed over the spine. Over time, these bones will grow together and permanently fuse the spine.

Scoliosis Surgery Recovery

Recovery from scoliosis surgery typically requires a hospital stay of 4-7 days. Afterward, the patient will need to limit their activities for several months and may require physical therapy to regain strength and flexibility. Full recovery may take 6-12 months, depending on the individual's health and the extent of the surgery.

The Costs of Scoliosis Surgery

The cost of scoliosis surgery in Thailand ranges from $18,000 to $22,000, varying according to the specific hospital and complexity of the case. It's important to note that these figures don't include travel and accommodation expenses.

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Best Hospitals for Scoliosis Surgery 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 scoliosis surgery cost in Thailand?

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The cost of scoliosis surgery in Thailand typically ranges from $18,000 to $22,000, depending on the specific hospital and complexity of the case.

What is the recovery time after scoliosis surgery?

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Full recovery from scoliosis surgery may take 6 to 12 months. However, the recovery time can vary based on the individual's health condition and the extent of the surgery.

When can I fly back home after undergoing scoliosis surgery in Thailand?

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It's usually recommended to wait at least 1 to 2 weeks before embarking on a long flight post-surgery. However, patients should always consult with their surgeon for personalized advice based on their specific recovery.

How long should I plan to stay in Thailand for scoliosis surgery?

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Patients should plan to stay for approximately 2 to 3 weeks in Thailand for consultation, surgery, and initial recovery from scoliosis surgery. This time period allows for adequate post-operative care and assessment before flying back home.

Is it safe to do Scoliosis Surgery 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.

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.

Does my insurance cover Scoliosis Surgery in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Scoliosis Surgery 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 Scoliosis Surgery 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.

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