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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Cervical Surgery India

Cervical Surgery India

Cervical Spine Surgery
The goal of cervical spine surgery is to relieve pain, numbness, tingling and weakness, restore nerve function and stop or prevent abnormal motion in the spine. Your surgeon does this by removing a disc or a bone and fusing the vertebrae together with a bone graft either in front of or behind the spine. The bone graft may be one of two types: an autograft (bone taken from your body) or an allograft (bone from a bone bank). Sometimes metal plates, screws or wires are also used to further stabilize the spine. These techniques are called instrumentation. When the vertebrae have been surgically stabilized, abnormal motion is stopped and function is restored to the spinal nerves.

Two typical types of cervical surgery

There are two primary types of cervical surgery namely LEEP procedure and cryotherapy. In these surgeries it treats the tissue using instruments and extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy it. Cryotherapy is done when the patient is awake. The cryo probe is inserted into the vagina and placed on the surface of the abnormal tissue. Compressed gaseous nitrogen flows through the instrument, making the metal cold.

Reasons for Cervical Spine Surgery: Cervical spine surgery may be indicated for a variety of cervical spine problems. Generally, surgery may be performed for degenerative disorders, trauma or instability. These conditions may produce pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves coming from the spine.

Diseases Treated with Cervical Spine Surgery:

Degenerative Disease
In degenerative disease the discs or cushion pads between your vertebrae shrink, causing wearing of the disc, which may lead to herniation. You may also have arthritic areas in your spine. This degeneration can cause pain, numbness, tingling and weakness from the pressure on the spinal nerves.

In this disease it limits room in the foramen creating nerve root and spinal cord pressure.

Cervical Deformity
Patients with a deformity in their cervical spine, such as hyperlordosis or swan neck deformity may benefit from surgery to straighten and stabilize the spine. Injury

Some injuries can cause a fracture and or dislocation of the cervical vertebra. In a severe injury the spinal cord may also be damaged. Patients with a fracture, especially with spinal cord damage, undergo surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and stabilize the spine.

Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery:

Complications are almost part and parce; of every surgery. But in this case the relevant ones are:

  • Injury to your spinal cord
  • Injury to nerves
  • Injury to esophagus
  • Injury to carotid artery
  • Injury to vocal cords
  • Non-healing of the bony fusion
  • Failure to improve
  • Infection
  • Bone graft site pain

    Any of these complications may lead to more surgery. Other complications may include phlebitis in your legs, blood clots in the lungs or urinary problems. Rare complications include paralysis and possibly death.

    Apollo's dedicated team of spine surgeons offers spine care of the highest standards. Some of the specialized procedures offered by the internationally-trained and educated surgeons include:

    The group of doctors specializes in Stabilization of fractures of dorsal, lumbar and cervical Spine with neurodeficit. Cervical corpectomy for cervical myelopathy and selective posterior rhizotomy for cerebral palsy are also done here at Apollo Hospitals.

    Apollo Hospital's Orthopaedics Department is at par to international standards. It treats deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements. Cervical surgeries are quite familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals.

    SPECIALITIES /PROCEDURES Hospital Stay Single Room
    (In US $)
    Twin Sharing
    (In US $)
    1) All Elective Craniotomies 7 - 8 Days 9700 7600
    2) All Microscopic Operations including implant 7 - 8 Days 14200 12200
    3) All intra-dural Spinal Surgeries including implant 7-8 Days 14200 12200
    4) Trans-sphenoid operations 7-8 Days 9600 7600
    5) Spinal Fusion + Decompression + Anthroplasty
    6) Revision Surgery for Lumbar and Cervical Disc Disease
    7) Brachial Plexus Injuries / Sterotactic Procedures
    8) Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons 7 - 8 Days 22000 19000
    9) Vagal Nerve Stimulator 5 - 6 Days 9600 7600
    10) Micro - Disectomies for Cervical and Lumbar Discs 5 - 6 Days 7800 6300
    11) CSF Shunt Procedures 5 - 6 Days 7800 6300
    12) Chronic sub-dual haematoma 3 - 4 Days 6000 5000
    13) Burr-Hole aspiration for Abscess
    14) Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    15) Carpal Tunnel Release
    16) Radiofrequecny Rhizotomy / Tic Injections


    • Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
    • These are indicative prices only and may vary depending on the conditon of the patient, at the time of admission.
    • Apollo will provide final estimates at the time of patient's admission.
    • Single room is well furnished with Bed, Sofa-cum-Bed for Companion, Cupboard, Medicine Drawer, TV, Telephone and Wi-fi facility for Internet access. Mobile phones are available on request.
    • Stay and food for one Companion with patient in a Single Room is included in the above packages.
    • Services like Mobile, Laundry etc. will be charged extra.
    • Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
    • 1 US $ = INR 45

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