Laminectomy, a surgical procedure to get rid of the lamina, which is a part of the bone that makes the vertebrae. It is done to remove the bone spurs from the spine, which can relieve the pressure on the spinal nerves or spinal cord. This surgery is performed for the treatment of stenosis, radicular pain, spondylosis, or other conditions associated with nerve compression.
Turkey is a leading destination for advanced medical care facilities including spine and neuro procedures. Healthcare infrastructure including high-quality medical systems is available at realistic prices. Turkey government with their strict safety regulations have made medical facilities easily accessible and with no waiting time. With the readiness of well-skilled and English-speaking doctors, trained from some of the renowned hospitals around the world, Turkey is an attraction for the medical tourist. Apart from this, it is also a popular tourist destination, making it one of the explored destinations for medical tourism.
The cost of laminectomy in Turkey ranges from 2,200USD to 4,500USD and in India it is around 4,500USD to 5,000USD whereas in the United States the average cost is about 20,000USD.
The cost of Laminectomy in Turkey including advanced medical care facilities, well-trained and experienced surgeons are comparable with some of the most sought of medical tourism destinations like Singapore, Thailand, India, UAE, and India. Laminectomy cost including the procedure, examination, medicines, and sight-seeing comes out to be less than one-sixth when compared with the total treatment cost offered in the US or UK.
Laminectomy is also known as decompression surgery. In this surgical procedure, a part of the vertebral bone called lamina is removed to create additional space. The lamina is the back part of the vertebrae that covers the spinal canal. Removing the lamina enlarges the spinal canal and thus, helps relieve pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord. Bony growths, especially in people with spinal arthritis, may put an additional pressure on the spinal cord. It may cause severe back pain and in some severe cases, can even cause paralysis. Narrowing of the space between the vertebrae is also known as spinal stenosis.
Laminectomy surgery, which is a form of spinal stenosis treatment, helps relieve pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves by creating a room between the vertebrae and the cord. When the pressure on the spinal cord in the case of lumbar spinal stenosis is relieved by creating a space between the lumbar vertebrae, the procedure is known as lumbar laminectomy. During a lumbar laminectomy, the surgeon may even remove the ligaments or bone spurs pressing the spinal cord.
During the surgery, the following steps are performed:
Laminectomy surgery takes anywhere between two to three hours to complete. The loss of blood during the surgery is minimal. Shortly after the surgery, the patient is moved to the recovery room. After a few hours, the patient is transferred to the normal hospital room. The patient can expect the following things after the surgery:
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