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Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) Treatment Cost in India

The cost of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India ranges from USD 5450 to USD 9950

Disc replacement, also known as artificial disc replacement, is an orthopedic procedure in which the worn out or damaged part of the disc material between the two vertebrae is removed and replaced with an artificial or synthetic disc. Depending on the location of damage, this procedure can either be cervical or lumbar disc replacement. This surgery is usually performed by making an incision in the abdomen (for lumbar) or neck (for cervical) and it may take the surgeons up to three hours to perform this procedure.

Disc Replacement in India

The disc is an important part of the spine. It is placed between the two vertebrae and serve crucial functions such as vertebral movement, connecting vertebrae and also acts as a cushion to absorb shocks on the spine. Disc replacement is done when the natural spine gets damaged due to various reasons. The reasons include spine fracture, spine cancer or infection of the spine. The condition is more severe in the people who are overweight. Disc replacement surgery is the option available for those patients who are not able to manage the pain and discomfort through medications, or physiotherapy and the chronic pain of the spine exists for more than 6 months.

India is becoming a global hub for medical tourism and every year lakhs of patients visit India to get treated for various medical conditions. Due to its low-cost treatment with the most modern infrastructure and extensively experienced staff, India is becoming the preferred destination for patients of countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Oman, Maldives, Iraq, and Yemen.

The slip disc surgical treatment in India is performed with an exceptionally high success rate. India has highly sophisticated machines and technology required for the post-surgical rehabilitation for the patients undergoing disc replacement surgeries. The orthopedics are highly trained with advanced orthopedic degrees and have worked for and trained from the Internationally renowned orthopedic surgeons. English speaking and highly professional para-medical staff also add up to attract patients from all over the world. The visa policies of the Indian Government, for foreign patients, are simple and hassle-free and there is a very small waiting time for the patients as treatment starts almost immediately.

Disc Replacement Cost in India vs Rest of the world

The cost of Disc Replacement Surgery in India is significantly lower than that in developed countries such as the USA, UK, and Canada. This is the reason that India has been witnessing a large number of patients from these countries to undergo disc replacement surgery. This is to be noted that in spite of the low cost, the quality of the healthcare in India is at par with that of the developed countries. The low cost in India is due to the low investment as well as operating cost to build and run a world-class infrastructure and also the availability of the services of highly experienced and extensively trained medical staff at competitive prices. Disc replacement surgery cost in India depends upon the type of surgery. While total disc replacement surgery or the slip disc surgery cost in India about $8000-$8500, while $5500-$6500 is the cost for Disc nucleus replacement surgery. Like any other surgery, the cost of disc replacement surgery also depends upon a variety of factors such as success rate of the hospital, infrastructure and post-surgical rehabilitation facilities, cost of the room per day, experience of the doctor, type of disc material and the follow-up visit charges.

Following is the list of cities and the associated costs for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India

CityMinimum CostMaximum Cost
GhaziabadUSD 7440USD 7930
HyderabadUSD 8680USD 9520
MumbaiUSD 6320USD 7240
AhmedabadUSD 7640USD 8320
DelhiUSD 8560USD 9560
PuneUSD 5540USD 6130
MohaliUSD 6460USD 7140
GurgaonUSD 4630USD 5120
KolkataUSD 7230USD 8530
ChennaiUSD 7750USD 9010

Country wise cost comparison for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber):

CountryCost
GreeceUSD 18000
IndiaUSD 5450
PolandUSD 10210
SingaporeUSD 29000
South AfricaUSD 10000
South KoreaUSD 25000
SpainUSD 21910
ThailandUSD 12400
TurkeyUSD 6100
United Arab EmiratesUSD 22120
United KingdomUSD 40000

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) & Its Cost at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Cervical Disc Replacement6,500 - 11,000533000 - 902000
Lumbar Disc Replacement7,600 - 13,000623200 - 1066000

Factors affecting Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) cost in Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

Cost FactorsCost Range (USD)Cost Range (INR)
Surgeon's Fees1,500 - 3,000123000 - 246000
Anesthesia Fees500 - 1,00041000 - 82000
Hospital Stay Per Day100 - 2008200 - 16400
Implant Cost2,500 - 3,500205000 - 287000
Medications and Supplies500 - 1,00041000 - 82000
Diagnostic Tests500 - 1,00041000 - 82000
Physiotherapy Per Session40 - 1503280 - 12300
Doctor Consultation100 - 2608200 - 21320
Additional Expenses500 - 1,00041000 - 82000

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) & Its Cost at Jaypee Hospital

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Cervical Disc Replacement6,000 - 10,000492000 - 820000
Lumbar Disc Replacement8,000 - 12,000656000 - 984000

Factors affecting Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) cost in Jaypee Hospital

Cost FactorsCost Range (USD)Cost Range (INR)
Surgeon's Fees1,500 - 3,000123000 - 246000
Anesthesia Fees500 - 1,00041000 - 82000
Hospital Stay Per Day100 - 2108200 - 17220
Implant Cost2,500 - 3,500205000 - 287000
Medications and Supplies500 - 1,00041000 - 82000
Diagnostic Tests500 - 1,00041000 - 82000
Physiotherapy Per Session40 - 1703280 - 13940
Doctor Consultation100 - 2508200 - 20500
Additional Expenses500 - 1,00041000 - 82000

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Wockhardt Hospital - A New Age Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6569 - 10187539277 - 833054
Cervical Disc Replacement5091 - 8115417547 - 666649
Lumbar Disc Replacement6625 - 10173539366 - 833416
  • Address: Wockhardt Hospitals, Agripada, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6573 - 10180539770 - 829932
Cervical Disc Replacement5070 - 8131416701 - 665972
Lumbar Disc Replacement6575 - 10143538892 - 834593
  • Address: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Sri Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Facilities related to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre : SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation, Choice of Meals

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Seven Hills Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)7163 - 11179608738 - 926934
Cervical Disc Replacement5534 - 8958462679 - 746743
Lumbar Disc Replacement7248 - 11150608374 - 939262
  • Address: SevenHills Hospital, Shivaji Nagar JJC, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Facilities related to Seven Hills Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Fortis Hiranandani Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6623 - 10159543386 - 830230
Cervical Disc Replacement5063 - 8085417601 - 665972
Lumbar Disc Replacement6608 - 10104541421 - 833314
  • Address: Fortis Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, Sector 10A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Facilities related to Fortis Hiranandani Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) & Its Cost at Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Cervical Disc Replacement6,300 - 10,500516600 - 861000
Lumbar Disc Replacement8,500 - 12,500697000 - 1025000

Factors affecting Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) cost in Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital

Cost FactorsCost Range (USD)Cost Range (INR)
Surgeon's Fees1,600 - 2,600131200 - 213200
Anesthesia Fees550 - 1,10045100 - 90200
Hospital Stay Per Day110 - 2309020 - 18860
Implant Cost2,200 - 3,000180400 - 246000
Medications and Supplies550 - 75045100 - 61500
Diagnostic Tests550 - 90045100 - 73800
Physiotherapy Per Session45 - 1803690 - 14760
Doctor Consultation110 - 2709020 - 22140
Additional Expenses550 - 1,10045100 - 90200

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Aster Medcity and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6599 - 10188542764 - 831504
Cervical Disc Replacement5076 - 8129414453 - 662801
Lumbar Disc Replacement6595 - 10176538648 - 828471
  • Address: Aster Medcity Hospital, South Chittoor, Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Facilities related to Aster Medcity: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6569 - 10119539574 - 832160
Cervical Disc Replacement5089 - 8117416637 - 668029
Lumbar Disc Replacement6597 - 10139542098 - 831633
  • Address: Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, PRESS ENCLAVE ROAD, Saket Institutional Area, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Facilities related to Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital: Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Online Doctor Consultation, Air Ambulance, Religious Facilities

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6580 - 10151540221 - 831993
Cervical Disc Replacement5074 - 8117414374 - 662607
Lumbar Disc Replacement6614 - 10153542312 - 835096
  • Address: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Max Wali Road, C and D Block, Shalimar Place Site, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Facilities related to Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh: Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Online Doctor Consultation, Air Ambulance, Religious Facilities

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The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre was established in 1998 by Mata Amritababdamayi Devi. It has 7 branches all over India and is accredited by ISO, NABH, and NABL. The hospitals offer a wide range of specialty and primary healthcare and medical services. It has a team of 800 doctors along with 2600 plus beds including 534 critical care beds and 81 specialties. The hospitals offer advanced and cutting-edge medical treatments ranging from cardiac sciences to radiation oncology.  It has 12 super-specialty departments along with 45 other departments.

Asia’s first Bilateral Hand Transplant Surgery was done at Amrita Hospital, Kochi, in 2015. Many awards have been received by the hospitals such as National Healthcare Excellence Award for Best Hospital (CSR Category) in India by FICCI in 2013, India Healthcare Award for the Paediatric Heart Program in 2014, British Medical Journal Award for the Best Surgical Team in South Asia, 2015, and FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards for Patient Safety and Innovation in Medical Technology. What truly sets the medical services provided by AIMS is the commitment to treating every patient with the utmost kindness, respect, and empathy. The goal is to make patients empowered and take charge of their well-being through healthcare, medical technologies, and education that is patient-centric for early intervention and prevention.

Amrita Hospital in Faridabad is a multispeciality hospital that provides patients with emergency, consultation, diagnostic, rehabilitative treatment, and recovery. It comprises centers for Radiation Oncology, Neurosciences, Bone diseases, Gastro-sciences, Mother and Child care, Cardiac sciences, and Trauma transplants through fully-automated innovative laboratories, the latest cardiac and cath labs, and advanced medical imaging. It houses 670 faculty members, 4500 supporting staff, and a multidisciplinary children’s infirmary with fetal and maternal medicines and pediatric subspecialties. The hospital also runs India’s most comprehensive facility for infectious diseases.


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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Centre and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6602 - 10189542442 - 830049
Cervical Disc Replacement5057 - 8082417057 - 667517
Lumbar Disc Replacement6625 - 10110538899 - 833376
  • Address: Sarvodaya Hospital, Sector 8, Faridabad, Haryana, India
  • Facilities related to Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Centre: Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Online Doctor Consultation, Air Ambulance, Religious Facilities

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Fortis Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6584 - 10151542813 - 836250
Cervical Disc Replacement5052 - 8091415912 - 664493
Lumbar Disc Replacement6613 - 10130539345 - 832906
  • Address: Fortis Hospital, Sahyadri Layout, Panduranga Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Facilities related to Fortis Hospital: Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Online Doctor Consultation, Air Ambulance, Religious Facilities

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Fortis Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)6579 - 10191542241 - 828616
Cervical Disc Replacement5057 - 8081417224 - 667845
Lumbar Disc Replacement6603 - 10122539340 - 834475
  • Address: Fortis Hospital & Kidney Institute, Dover Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Facilities related to Fortis Hospital: Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Online Doctor Consultation, Air Ambulance, Religious Facilities

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Types of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (INR)
Disc Replacement (Overall)7375 - 11334612708 - 932862
Cervical Disc Replacement5509 - 8895466570 - 742040
Lumbar Disc Replacement7379 - 11133597503 - 914857
  • Address: Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta Road - Best Hospital in bangalore, Krishnaraju Layout, Amalodbhavi Nagar, Panduranga Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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About the Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

The spinal cord is a linear arrangement of many small bones known as vertebrae. These vertebrae consist of spaces between them known as intervertebral spaces. They are filled with cartilaginous structures that provide a cushioning effect to the vertebrae and support the movement of the spine. These cartilaginous structures are called Intervertebral discs.

Any pathology of the intervertebral discs such as disc herniation (slipping of the disc from between the vertebrae), ruptured disc, or degenerative disc disease may cause severe back pain due to nerve impingement, indicating the need for either partial or total disc replacement. In partial disc replacement surgery, only a portion of the cartilaginous disc is replaced by the artificial disc, while the total disc is replaced in the total disc replacement surgery.

Cervical disc degeneration and disc rupture may cause chronic neck pain radiating towards the arm.  Thoracic disc degeneration may cause chronic upper/ mid back pain while lumbar disc degeneration may cause chronic lower back pain.

 

Conditions that indicate the need for a disc replacement surgery:

  • Discitis (Inflammation of the intervertebral disc)
  • Scoliosis (abnormal spinal curve laterally)
  • Herniated disc in back (slipping of the cartilaginous disc into surrounding tissue)
  • Disc degeneration and disc rupture (infection of the intervertebral disc causing its degeneration.

How is Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) performed?

Depending on the site of injury, any one of the following three types of incisions are made:

  • For cervical vertebrae: Incision in front of the neck, at the level of the vertebrae
  • For thoracic vertebrae: Trans thoracic incision, at the level of the vertebrae
  • For Lumbar and sacral vertebrae: Abdominal incision, at the level of the vertebrae

Once the incision is made, the following steps are performed:

Step 1: The organs are retracted once an incision is made to enable visibility

Step 2: The damaged or protruding disc is removed

Step 3: An artificial disc in place of excised disc is placed

Step 4 The artificial disc is secured to the adjacent vertebrae

Step 5: A sealing material between the frictional surfaces of the artificial disc is placed, if required

Step 6: The incision is surgically closed

Recovery from Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

You may be discharged after two to four days, after a thorough evaluation by the physical therapists. You are taught the proper techniques of getting in and out of bed before discharge from the hospital. You should avoid bending or twisting for the first two to four weeks to avoid straining the surgical site. You may be advised to use braces if your condition requires support in the lower back.

You may recover and get back to normal activities within three weeks after disc replacement surgery. Studies reveal that patients who successfully undergo total disc replacement surgery remain asymptomatic and free from chronic back pain for an average of 8.7 years.

The recovery time after total disc replacement is significantly less than that of spinal fusion surgery. The mobility is not compromised, and the prognosis is good. The success rate of the disc replacement surgery is around 98 percent.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) cost in India?

The minimum cost of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India is about USD$ 5260. There are many NABH, JCI certified hospitals in India that offer Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber).

What are the factors affecting the cost of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India?

Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) package cost in India has different inclusions and exclusions. The Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) package cost usually includes all the expenses related to pre and post surgery expenses of the patient. The comprehensive Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) package cost includes the cost of investigations, surgery, medicines and consumables. Post-surgical complications, new findings and delayed recovery may have an impact on the total Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) cost in India.

Which are some of the best hospitals in India for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)?

Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India is offered by multiple hospitals across the country. The following are some of the most renowned hospitals for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India:

  1. Apollo Hospitals
  2. Fortis Hospital
  3. Apollo Hospital
  4. Star Hospitals
  5. BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital
  6. Manipal Hospital, Hebbal
  7. Manipal Hospitals Goa, Dona Paula
  8. Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh
  9. Manipal Hospital, Dwarka
  10. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India?

After Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India, the patient is supposed to stay in guest house for another 21 days. This duration of stay is recommended to complete all the necessary follow-ups and control tests to ensure that the surgery was successful.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)?

India is considered to be one of the best places for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in the world. This is because of the availability of some of the best doctors, advanced medical technology and good hospital infrastructure. However, some of the other popular destinations for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) include the following:

  1. Greece
  2. Poland
  3. Spain
  4. Lithuania
  5. Lebanon
  6. Hungary
  7. South Africa
  8. the United Kingdom
  9. South Korea
  10. Tunisia
How much are the other expenses in India apart from the cost of Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)?

Apart from the Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) cost, the patient may have to pay for additional daily expenses such as for guest house after discharge and meals. The per day extra expenses in India per person is about USD$ 25

Which are the best cities in India for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) Procedure?

Some of the best cities in India which offer Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) are:

  • New Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India?

The patient is supposed to stay at the hospital for about 3 days after Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) for monitoring and care. During the recovery, the patient is carefully monitored and control tests are performed to see that everything is okay. If required, physiotherapy sessions are also planned during recovery in hospital.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in India?

The average rating of hospitals for Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India is 5.0. This rating is automatically calculated on the basis of several parameters such as the infrastructure of the hospital, quality of services, nursing support and other services.

How many hospitals offer Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) in India?

There are about 55 Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber) hospitals in India that are best known for their services. These hospitals have proper infrastructure for the treatment of patients who require Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

Why should you go for Disc Replacement Surgery in India?
According to a survey, India has been recommended as the third most favorite medical tourism destinations of the world. This is due to highly competitive prices as compared to the other developed countries, world-class infrastructure, modern machines and equipment and highly skilled orthopedic surgeons who have taken advanced training from abroad in performing the disc replacement surgery. Disc replacement surgery also requires rehabilitation which requires experienced paramedical staff and sophisticated physiotherapy machines, that are available in most of the Indian hospitals. Further, the post-surgical care done through a holistic approach including medications, physiotherapy, and yoga, which is unique to India and is not found in the rehabilitation strategy of any other country. Further, the visa rules are much lenient in case of foreign patients and also there is a very little waiting time and the treatment starts almost immediately, reducing the cost of staying in the country. India is the home of world-class spine surgeons which performs complex spinal surgeries with ease. For instance, in 2008, the US FDA approved multi-level cervical disc replacement. With only a few surgeons are able to conduct this surgery, Indian doctors, Dr. Ashish Shrivastav and Dr. Sunit Mediratta successfully performed this surgery in 2017.
What is the average cost of Disc Replacement Surgery in India?
The cost of disc replacement is decided by asking in account various parameters. The factors that significantly affect the cost of disc replacement surgery in India include the type of hospital and available facilities and infrastructure, success rate of the hospital in performing such surgeries, experience of the doctor, post-surgical and recovery phase facilities, medications, testing, and the follow-up visit charges. The average cost of total disc replacement surgery is $8000 while Disc nucleus replacement surgery costs $5500.
Which are the top orthopedic surgeons for Disc Replacement Surgery in India?

Following are the top orthopedic surgeons for disc replacement surgery in India:

1) Dr. B. Mohapatra, Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi

2) Dr. Hitesh Garg, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

3) Dr. Navaladi Shankar, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

4) Dr. Vineesh Mathur, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

5) Dr. Arun Saroha, Max Hospital, Gurugram

6) Dr. Ketan Badani, Bombay Spine Centre, Mumbai

7) Dr. Satish Rudrappa, Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore

How successful in Disc Replacement Surgery in India?
Disc replacement surgery is performed to make the patient relieved from pain, preventing further degeneration and to provide ease of movement. In the disc replacement surgery, the damaged disc is removed, and a new artificial disc is inserted. The disc replacement surgery in India has a high success rate with almost 70%-75% of the patients gets relieved from their symptoms. The success rate depends upon various factors such as underlying disease such as osteoporosis, increased weight, type of the material used in the disc and the experience of the doctor.
What is the recovery process post Disc Replacement Surgery in India?
If the patient is healthy, with a normal weight and without any other medical condition, the recovery process of the disc replacement surgery is quite fast. The patient may be able to walk within a few weeks. The stay in the hospital after surgery is normally 2-3 days but may be extended if the patient has pain and discomfort. Physiotherapy is started in the hospital and it is advised to continue the same at home for the period prescribed by the professional. The follow-up visit is usually after 20-30 days and till the time you should refrain yourself from lifting heavy weights. The surgeon will see the progress of your recovery by evaluating X-ray and may resume your daily routine, definitely with caution.
Which are the top hospitals for Disc Replacement Surgery in India?

Following are the top hospitals for spine surgery in India:

1) Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

2) Max Hospital, New Delhi and Gurugram

3) Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi

4) Artemis Hospital, Gurugram

5) Medanta - The Medicity, Gurugram

6) Bombay Spine Centre, Mumbai

7) Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore

Which are the top cities in India to get Disc Replacement Surgery

Following are some of the cities in India where Disc Replacement is done by the top neurologists in the most sought after certified Hospitals:

1) Chennai

2) Delhi

3) Gurugram

4) Mumbai

5) Bangalore