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Spinal fusion surgery

Spinal Fusion (neck fusion) is a surgical technique in which one or more of the vertebrae of the spine are united together ("fused") so that motion no longer occurs between them. Bone grafts are placed around the spine during surgery. The body then heals the grafts over several months - similar to healing a fracture - which joins or "welds" the vertebrae together.

Spinal fusion surgery is used to treat:

  • a fractured (broken) vertebra e.g. spondylolisthesis
  • deformity e.g. scoliosis or kyphosis (spinal curves or slippages)
  • pain from painful motion
  • instability
  • some cervical disc herniations (fusion together with discectomy)
  • weak or unstable spine caused by infections or tumors

More information about spinal fusion surgery.

 

Affordable spine fusion surgery in Costa Rica

If you are uninsured or under-insured, having a spine fusion procedure in the United States carries a big price tag. In Canada, on the other hand, waiting list for spine fusion surgery under the government-run NHS system is very long with years of waiting before an appointment for spinal fusion surgery can be obtained. This deteriorates the quality of life of the individual suffering from back pain or other back problems. Under such circumstances, many Americans and Canadians find it a better option to have their spine fusion surgery overseas in countries such as Costa Rica.

Costa Rica offers low cost, high quality health care services making it a popular medical tourism destination. Costa Rica has the reputation for providing top quality medical services to international patients.

Medical tourism in Costa Rica is gaining pace due to high quality affordable medical services and warm personalized attention that its medical professionals provide to patients from all across the globe. The beautiful surroundings and tourist attractions that it offers for recuperation give Costa Rican medical tourism an added advantage.

The high quality service and care provided by Healthbase`s partners in Costa Rica is comparable or superior to what is available in the US while at a much cheaper price.

Request a FREE quote for affordable spinal fusion in Costa Rica at top hospitals.

 

Healthbase partner hospitals in Costa Rica for low-cost high quality spinal fusion procedure

Healthbase has partnered with top hospitals in Costa Rica that offer low cost high quality spine surgeries including spinal fusion and decompression, spinal discectomy, laminectomy, etc.

Our partner hospital offering spinal fusion surgery in Costa Rica:

Detail profiles of the above hospital and other spine hospitals are available to our registered members. Registration is FREE, quick and easy and entitles you to FREE quotes.

 

Specialist spine surgeons overseas for spine fusion surgery

Detail profiles of the above spine surgeons and other specialist spine and neurosurgens are available to registered Healthbase members. Registration to Healthbase is FREE, quick and easy and entitles you to FREE quotes.

 

Spine surgery experience of Healthbase customers

Healthbase has coordinated spine fusion surgery and other spine surgeries in Costa Rica for patients from USA, Canada and all around the world. Check out:

 

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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

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