About C-section Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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About Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section

A cesarean section, or c-section, is a surgical procedure in which the delivery of a baby is performed through an incision in the mother's uterus and abdomen.

This procedure can be either scheduled in advance, or performed as an emergency procedure due to complications during vaginal childbirth.

Recommended for
  • If the patient already underwent previous c-sections with a vertical uterine incision, or more c-sections
  • If the patient had other invasive uterine surgeries
  • If the patient is carrying twins or more multiples
  • If the baby is expected to be very big (macrosomia)
  • If the baby is in a breech position (bottom first) or sideways position
  • If the patient suffers from placenta previa (when the placenta covers the cervix)
  • If the patient is HIV-positive

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
2 - 4 days
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Time off work
4 weeks.
Cesarean Section

Some cesarean sections are scheduled, whereas others are performed if complications occur during natural birth.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 2 - 4 days
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Time off work 4 weeks.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 2 - 4 days
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Time off work 4 weeks.
Cesarean Section
Some cesarean sections are scheduled, whereas others are performed if complications occur during natural birth.

Compare Cesarean Section prices around the world

United States $ 18,206
Turkey $ 3,500
United Arab Emirates $ 3,300
India $ 2,207
Thailand $ 1,985

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Cesarean Section clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Cesarean Section abroad

This procedure is commonly done using an epidural or spinal block, rather than general anesthetic. This means that the patient is conscious but should not feel pain. The epidural involves the insertion of a thin catheter in the epidural space, which is just outside the membrane that covers the spinal cord and fluid. This method guarantees a continued relief during the labour without losing the sensibility in the lower body.

In the spinal block procedure, the patient will feel a bit number and the injection is done directly into the spinal fluid. The spinal block is administered in a single injection, and the effects last several hours. The obstetrician will guide the mother through the different options.

How is it performed

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will make an horizontal incision above the pubic bone, in order to reach the uterus. After reaching the uterus, the doctor will horizontally cut the uterus (low-transverse uterine incision). After this, the baby can be extracted and the surgeon can deliver the placenta, and then close the uterus and abdomen with sutures.

Anesthesia

The patient will receive a regional anesthetic, commonly an epidural or spinal block.

Procedure duration

The incision and baby extraction take around 10 minutes, in emergency situations, only 1-2 minutes. The delivery of the placenta and suturing take up to 45 minutes.

Cesarean Section
In a C-section, the surgeon makes an incision in the uterus to remove the baby.

What to expect after Cesarean Section

Post procedure care

As c-section is a major abdominal surgery, and usually the hospital stay is at least 4 days. When the mother is discharged, she will be advised to rest and keep the wound clean. It is recommended to walk a bit and drink a lot of fluids to help to prevent constipation. Similar to other methods of childbirth, the mother may still experience postpartum issues like: raging hormones, postpartum fatigue and bleeding, uterus pain, and breast engorgement. Support from family and friends is important after the procedure, as the patient has to balance recovery and looking after the new baby.

Possible discomfort

After the anesthesia wears off the patient will start to feel the pain from the incisions. The specialist will be able to prescribe painkillers to avoid unnecessary discomfort. Vaginal discharge and gas pain are also very common after a c-section, but this should improve after a few days.

Important things to know about Cesarean Section

Potential risks
  • Loss of blood
  • Embolism
  • Injury of the bowel or bladder
  • Problems in the placenta in the following pregnancies
  • Fetal injury

Compare Cesarean Section prices around the world

United States $ 18,206
Turkey $ 3,500
United Arab Emirates $ 3,300
India $ 2,207
Thailand $ 1,985

Source: Medigo prices

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39 clinics on MEDIGO offer Cesarean Section

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 3,500

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand

93

$ 1,985

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey

89

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39 clinics on MEDIGO offer Cesarean Section

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 3,500

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand

93

$ 1,985

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey

89

Please inquire

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