Spinal Surgery in South Korea

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Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Gachon University Gil Medical Center, located in Bupyeong dong, Incheon, South Korea offers patients Vertebroplasty procedures among its total of 57 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. The cost of a Vertebroplasty procedure ranges from ฿316,000 to ฿631,600, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿330,420. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Incheon St. Mary's Hospital
5.0

From 4 verified reviews

JW B, 03 July 2020

Good facilities and competent doctors. All friendly nurses are satisfied. The quality of the university hospital is very different. I look forward to further development as a representative hospital in our region.

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Asan Medical Center

Asan Medical Center, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Treatment for Spinal Fractures procedures among its total of 586 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Treatment for Spinal Fractures procedures at Asan Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Samsung Medical Center
4.0

From 4 verified reviews

귀요미, 27 October 2019

It is a well known hospital. Underground food court restaurants are also delicious. It's always a busy place to go.

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Chung-Ang University Hospital
5.0

From 2 verified reviews

윤요미, 01 January 2020

Very kind and nice

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Sun Medical Center
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

HARRY CHO, 16 March 2019

This hospital is wonderful hospital! Staffs are kind. Doctors are proficient! Price is reasonable!

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Dongguk University Ilsan Medical Center
4.6

From 53 verified reviews

HANSOL HWANG, 20 September 2020

처음가본 동국대! 역사가 느껴집니다?

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Hanyang University Medical Center
4.3

From 3 verified reviews

이정덕, 23 February 2020

The nurse and doctor are very kind.

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Kyung Hee University Hospital
3.3

From 3 verified reviews

Hyeyoung Kwon, 22 August 2016

Facial treatment center is good

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CNU Hwasun Hospital

CNU Hwasun Hospital, located in Jeongja dong, Bundang, South Korea offers patients Spinal Fusion Surgery procedures among its total of 14 available procedures, across 8 different specialties. The cost of a Spinal Fusion Surgery procedure starts from £11,133, whilst the national average price is approximately £8,373. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Spinal surgery is any surgical procedure performed to correct possible structural abnormalities. Surgeons can move, fix, decompress, and, if necessary, replace vertebral structures through spinal surgery. This is only considered when conservative, non-surgical treatments have not worked and the pain remains persistent, preventing patients from living a normal life and reducing their quality of life. Some common conditions that may require spinal surgery are spinal deformation, compression of the spinal cord, herniated discs, and tumors of the spinal cord, cauda equine syndrome, vertebral fractures, and degenerative disc disease.

There are numerous types of spinal surgery. The type of surgery you will receive depends on your disease or injury, the location, the level of damage, as well as your own characteristics. Some of the most common types of spinal surgery are as follows:

  • Spinal fusion – during spinal fusion, your surgeon will join spinal bones (vertebrae) together to prevent pain caused by their movement against each other.
  • Discectomy – your surgeon removes part of or the entire disc that slips out of place presses on a spinal nerve, and cause back pain.
  • Laminectomy – most commonly used for lumbar spinal stenosis, this surgery involves the removal of parts of the bone, ligaments, or bone spurs in the back to relieve pressure on spinal nerves and ease the pain.
  • Disc replacement – your surgeon removes the damaged spinal disc and replaces it with an artificial one.
  • Foraminotomy – bones at the sides of your vertebrae is cut away to widen the space where nerves exit the spine. Like laminectomy, this is done to relieve pressure on a compressed nerve and ease pain.
  • Interlaminar implant –a U-shaped device is implanted between two vertebrae in your lower back to ease pressure on your spinal nerves by keeping the space between the vertebrae open. This is a minimally invasive alternative to laminectomy.

How Long Should I Stay in South Korea?

You may need to stay in South Korea for at least 10 to 14 days following your surgery to allow for your body to recover and attend follow-up checkups, if necessary. During the follow-up checkup, your overall condition will be monitored and the surgical stitches will be removed. 

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

Recovery depends on the specific disease/injury you have, the type of spinal surgery you underwent, and your overall health. If you are healthy and your job is not physically demanding, you may be allowed to go back to work within 4 to 6 weeks following surgery. However, it takes at least 3 to 4 months for the bones to heal, and healing can continue for at least a year. During this period, there might be some restrictions on your activity. Remember, the recovery period is just as important as the surgery.

What Aftercare is Required?

Following all the instructions and recommendations provided by your surgical team is important to avoid complications and speed up your recovery process. You may need physical therapy following your surgery, which is aimed to restore the strength of your spine and help you return to everyday activities gradually. In certain cases, you may also need regular checkups. You can choose to undergo physical therapy and/or regular checkup at home in your local hospital if you prefer.

What's the Success Rate?

The success rate of spinal surgery, in terms of pain relief, is around 70% to 90%, depending on the type of surgery and the condition treated. The success and safety rate of spinal surgery is higher than it used to be and will continue to increase, thanks to the continuous advancement of spinal surgery. For example, today, many types of spinal surgery can be done minimally invasively. This means that no long incisions are needed, leading to shorter operative and recovery times. Still, there are risks you need to be aware of, such as bleeding, infection, blood clots, and persistent pain.

Are there Alternatives?

Spinal surgery is only considered when other treatments have not worked. If you do not want surgery, make sure to discuss this with your doctor for the best possible alternative. When surgery is not needed, you may take a pain reliever or even try acupuncture to help relieve the pain. 

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 16/09/2020.

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