What is Thoracic Spine Surgery in India?
The Thoracic Spine Surgery in India refers to the portion of your spine which is located above your lumbar region which is your lower back and the cervical spine which is your neck area. Thoracic is exactly the middle portion of your spine which makes up the middle and upper back. There are a number of conditions which may affect your thoracic spine due to which physical trauma and other sorts of injuries occur. When we talk about back problems, the major and common back injury is a herniated disc.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions which are located between each of the vertebrae. These cushions may become compressed as a result of an injury which results in serious pain and issues with mobility. There are some cases where the discs are so severely damaged and the replacement of the disc is the only option left to get rid out of pain. On the other hand, there are many people who have experience no symptoms from a herniated disc. According to the study, most of the people dealing with a herniated disc problem not required surgery to correct the problem.
How Thoracic Spine Surgery in India is Performed?
The spine surgeons at the hospitals under We Care India perform the Thoracic Spine Surgery in India by using one of the two following ways and these are:
a) Anterior Trans-Thoracic Approach: With the help of this technique your spine surgeon will approach your spine through the chest cavity instead of your back.
b) Posterolateral Approach: This is a technique through which your spine surgeon will approach your spine from the side and part of the back. To use this approach your spine surgeon may remove your rib.
Your spine surgeon will not operate your back directly in most cases to avoid damaging the muscles tissue of the back itself, which can make your healing process uncomfortable and difficult. When you visit the hospitals under We Care India, the spine surgeon there will discuss your method in detail during your consultation; also they will brief you about the type of surgery, its benefits, and risks, time is taken to complete the procedure, recovery process, success rates, cost of the treatment, etc.
How your Spine Surgeon will prepare you for Thoracic Spine Surgery?
The preparation for Thoracic Spine Surgery in India will depend on the type of thoracic spine treatment. Your spine surgeon will give you some instructions before you undergo for the surgery and these are:
a) Stop smoking: Your spine surgeon will advise you to stop smoking for a specific period before and after your surgery because smoking may slow your recovery process.
b) Fasting for 6 to 12 hours: Before you undergo for the thoracic spine surgery, your surgeon will recommend you fast for about 6 to 12 hours and they will tell you when you need to stop eating and drinking.
c) Stop taking medications: Your spine surgeon will recommend you to stop taking medications and supplements which interfere with your blood’s ability to clot and will increase the risk of bleeding. Your spine surgeon will tell you which medication you need to stop and for how long.
d) Arrange a ride to home: After your thoracic spine surgery, you will not be able to drive to home so in that case, you need to arrange your drop to home in advance.
What can be expected from Thoracic Spine Surgery?
During your thoracic spine surgery, you will receive anesthesia and sedation and your spine surgeon will ask you to lie on your stomach for the procedure. Your spine surgeon will then make a small incision which is approximate of 1-inch in the area where you are having thoracic spine pain and a special type of X-ray will be performed which will provide your surgeon with real-time images at the time of the procedure to ensure accuracy. Depending on the condition of your thoracic spine your surgeon will perform more than one type of procedure, such as one procedure where they will remove a portion of a spinal disc or bone spur and another procedure to stabilize your spine.
Once the surgery is completed your spine surgeon will close and cover the incision and they will put you in the recovery room where they will monitor your spine condition before releasing you from the hospital.
Recovery after thoracic Spine Surgery
The recovery after the thoracic spine surgery will take around 4 to 6 weeks. Your spine surgeon will restrict some of your activities to recover fast and also they will prescribe some pain medications to get relief from pain. Your spine surgeon will also recommend applying hot and cold packs to the affected area.
They will suggest physical therapy which is the best therapy as part of your thoracic spine surgery recovery. The physical therapist will teach you how to move and resume your daily activities safely as you recover, as well as they will also teach you some exercises that help in restoring your flexibility and range of motion.
What is an estimated Thoracic Spine Surgery Cost in India?
The estimated Thoracic Spine Surgery cost in India is around USD 7,000 which is quite reasonable as compared to the thoracic spine surgery in other developed countries like the USA, UK, Russia, Australia, etc. The reason to offer reasonable thoracic spine surgery in India is that people of every class can easily afford the treatment. By offering the reasonable Thoracic Spine Surgery cost in India at the hospitals under We Care India does not mean that the surgeons at these hospitals will compromise the quality of the treatment. They will offer you the same international standard quality of the treatment with world-class facilities so that you can concentrate on your treatment and recover fast from your injury. This helping and caring nature of the spine surgeon at these hospitals make India is the favorite destination for all spine surgeries.