Our spine consists of many vertebrae stacked one upon the other. In between these vertebrae, there are rubber like discs. These discs act as the shock absorbent when we move our back in any directions. It acts as cushions to the vertebrae and prevents them from rubbing onto each other. These soft lumbar discs are covered with a bit hard material.
This hard cover can get damaged due to a sudden movement of the spinal cord or even due to a continuous wear and tear. When the outer shell gets damaged, the soft rubber like structure inside gets directly exposed to the movement of the vertebrae. Due to friction, gradually, the discs start to harden losing its purpose. This can induce huge amount of pain in the back, buttocks area and also in the legs.
In this case, a Microdiscectomy is needed to release the pain and bring back the leg movements. In the Microdiscectomy, the person is laid down on the stomach during operation. Through a small incision on the back, the back muscles (erector spinae) are lifted up so as to get a direct access to the damaged lumbar discs. After lifting up the thin membrane on the spinal cord, the surgeon inserts small tools towards the disc and removes all the damages pieces stuck in the vertebrae. The lifted muscles are then placed back and the opening is stitched.
Traditional method: In this method, the surgeon makes a big incision on the back. But in this method the surgeon need to make a small split in the muscles so as to get a direct view of the damaged spinal cord. Due to this method, one might lose a large amount of blood.
Minimally invasive method: In this method the surgeons make a very small incision in such a way, that the natural passage of the spinal cord can be used for the surgery. This surgery is done with the help of inserting a small camera through the incision and is operated using small tools. This method results into less damage of muscles and less blood loss.
One must remember the following points:
- In case of some people, the symptoms of herniated disc stop showing up after some days.
- The symptoms can also change according to the type of activity one is doing.
- This disorder might get reduced through some nonsurgical methods but the surgery helps the patient to get better fast.
- If a person decides to postpone the surgery, the damage can go beyond repair.
Before deciding to do or not to do the surgery, the patients must talk with their doctors and take an expert advice. The success rate of Microdiscectomy in India is very high in India. According to a medical survey, 90% people show a very good result after undergoing this surgery. 6 months after the surgery, the patients who have undergone this surgery have a far better medical condition than the patients who do not opt for the surgery. One can get the Microdiscectomy in India at a very reasonable cost. The cost of this surgery starts from around 6000 USD and can go till 7500 USD. This cost is very reasonable when compared to the other countries. The cost of this surgery in countries like Africa, USA, UK, Europe etc. is almost double than the cost in India.
- Hospital Stay : 2 Days
- Single Room Cost: $7350
- Twin Sharing Cost: $6300
- Post Discharge Stay in India: 7 Days
Following are some of the best hospitals for Microdiscectomy in India:
- Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
- Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
- Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
- Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi
- Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad
- BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
- Rockland Hospital, New Delhi
One can contact the following doctors if he wants to undergo Microdiscectomy Surgery in India:
- Dr. Sandeep Vaishya
- Dr. Bipin Walia
- Dr. Prakash Singh
- Dr. H.S. Chhabra
- Dr. Pradeep Sharma
- Dr. Yashbir Dewan
“I am Sarah and I live in Ghana. 10 months ago I started experiencing extreme pain in my lower back. I waited for days but the pain never reduced, instead it kept on increasing also in my legs. After meeting with an orthopaedician and showing him my x-ray, he explained me the anatomy and how my lumbar discs are damaged. The cost of discectomy in Ghana was very high so I was very worried about my increasing back pain. Just then I heard a term called medical tourism from a friend of mine. A few months back she had travelled to India to get her knee surgery. So I started searching a good company which would guide me through all the formalities till my surgery is successful. I came across a company called MedTour2India and contacted them immediately. In the next 1.5 months my visa and tickets were ready and I travelled to India. MedTour2India had chosen a very good hospital for me in Mumbai and their staff was always present with me throughout the surgery. Microdiscectomy was successful and I stayed in India for the next 2 months till I was fully recovered. The company took care of our accommodation and they also planned some sight-seeing for me and my family. My decision to choose MedTour2India and fly to India for the surgery was correct and I thank them for their services and care given to me.
“I am Michael from UK and I am 45 years old. 5 months back I had a small accident where I fell directly on my back. The back started paining after the accident but I kept ignoring it. After a week, the pain was becoming unbearable, so I told my doctor what had happened. After some examination, he concluded that my lumbar disc had ruptured due to the accident. Instead of opting for a surgery, I decided to investigate about this condition more on the internet. While going through some articles, I read about a company in India which provides the best medical tourism services to the patients from abroad. I contacted this company called as the MedTour2India and explained them my case. They were very responsive and reverted back to me with all the information I need. I decided to travel to India with the help of MedTour2India. This company managed everything needed for the tour. They also acted as an intermediary between me and my doctor. In the hospital in India, they helped me throughout with the documentation, payment, communication with the doctor etc. When I flew back to UK after a successful surgery, I feel thankful for the team of MedTour2India. I did not face a single problem while I was in India. I suggest the patients to take assistance of this company to ensure a hassle-free medical tour to India.