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About Laminectomy

Laminectomy

A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pressure from the spinal cord. The surgery involves removing part of the lamina, which is a vertebral bone, and in some cases part of the ligament. Part of the bone or ligaments can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which causes weakness and numbness in the arms and legs.

A laminectomy is generally only performed after other methods of treatment such as medication and injections have failed to relieve symptoms. The surgery may also be performed as part of the treatment for a herniated disk.

The surgery is usually performed as open surgery, however, depending on the patient it may be performed as a minimally invasive surgery by creating a small incision and inserting a microscope with instruments attached to perform the surgery with.

After the surgery, patients are encouraged to walk and may need to attend physical therapy in the weeks preceding the surgery, to regain their strength.

Recommended for
  • Arthritis in the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated spinal disc

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad
2 weeks. Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Laminectomy

The patient will meet with the surgeon ahead of the surgery to discuss the surgery in detail.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks. Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks.

Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.

Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Laminectomy
The patient will meet with the surgeon ahead of the surgery to discuss the surgery in detail.

Compare Laminectomy prices around the world

Mexico $ 20,000
Thailand $ 8,827

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 Laminectomy clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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1200

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20

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Before Laminectomy abroad

The patient will meet with the doctor ahead of the surgery to discuss the surgery. The patient should raise any questions or concerns that they may have before the surgery. The doctor will run a series of tests to ensure that the patient is healthy enough for surgery and to help plan the surgery, such as take an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan.

The doctor will advise to refrain eating and drinking in the hours preceding the surgery, in order to prepare for the general anesthetic, which will be administered before the surgery begins.

Patients with complex conditions may benefit from seeking a second opinion before beginning a treatment plan. A second opinion means that another doctor, usually an expert with a lot of experience, will review the patient’s medical history, symptoms, scans, test results, and other important information, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. When asked, 45% of US residents who received a second opinion said that they had a different diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment plan. Click here to learn more about how to get a second opinion.

How is it performed

Once placed under general anesthetic, the patient will be positioned lying on their front, and an incision is made at the area being treated. Once open, the muscle is pushed aside to gain access to the spine and part of the lamina is removed and some of the ligament if necessary. If the surgery is being performed to treat a herniated disk, then the part of the spinal disk is also removed.

After part of the bone has been removed, the muscle is then put back into place and the incision site is then closed with sutures.

Anesthesia

General Anesthetic.

Laminectomy
An incision is made, the muscle is set aside and part of the lamina is removed.

What to expect after Laminectomy

Post procedure care

Patients will need to keep the incision site clean and dry. The doctor may prescribe pain medication to manage pain and may recommend physical therapy. Patients should avoid any strenuous activity during the recovery time.

Possible discomfort

Patients may find it difficult to walk after the surgery and will need some time to recover.

Important things to know about Laminectomy

Potential risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve injury
  • Spinal fluid leak

Compare Laminectomy prices around the world

Mexico $ 20,000
Thailand $ 8,827

Source: Medigo prices

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We can help you find the treatment that you need

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Care Team Manager

Laminectomy Specialists

Dr. Tawechai Tejapongvorachai

Practices at: Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

121 clinics on MEDIGO offer Laminectomy

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 8,827

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 2,145

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand

94

Please inquire

See all Laminectomy clinics

121 clinics on MEDIGO offer Laminectomy

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 8,827

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 2,145

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand

94

Please inquire

See all Laminectomy clinics

Laminectomy Specialists

Dr. Tawechai Tejapongvorachai

Practices at: Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

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