The disc is the soft cushioning structure located between the vertebrae of the spine. It is made of cartilege like tissue and consists of an outer portion, called the annulus and an inner portion, called the nucleus. We are able to bend and twist because of the vertebrae and during these motions the disc plays the role of a shock absorber and does not allow the vertebrae to rub against each other.
This disc gets damaged due to wear and tear and sometimes due to accidents and injury to the spine which may happen even while lifting heavy objects. This is a very painful condition and such damaged disc needs to be replaced by an artificial disc which is made of similar soft material just like your natural disc.
This artificial disc is a device that is implanted into the spine to imitate the functions of a normal disc Artificial disc surgery or a disc replacement surgery in India may be performed either by a neurosurgeon or an orthopaedic spine specialist.
In India we see lots of patients with different spine problems. Honestly speaking not all patients need spine surgery. The indications for disc replacement varies for each patient. During the aging process, discs can weaken and develop tears or cracks in the outer portion, resulting in degenerative disc disease which is very commonly seen by neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine surgeons in their practice.
Additionally, the inner portion may bulge out and press against the outer portion, resulting in pain. The purpose of artificial disc replacement is to replace the worn out disc while also preserving spine’s motion in the best possible way. Surgery for disc replacement in India is performed only when we have confidence of giving best results to patient post surgery. The success rate of disc replacement surgery in India can be ascertained by reduced back pain and no increased risk of problems developing at an adjacent level of the spine.
At Siddh Hospital all the spine surgeries are being done by our Neurosurgery team which is led by Dr Syed Asmat Ali who is one of the most renowned neurosurgeons in India. Dr Ali has been doing endoscopic spine surgeries and minimally invasive spine surgeries which means that a very small incision is given to perform the surgery. In such cases the recovery of the patient is much quicker and the cost is also less. Any spine surgery patient requires extensive rehabilitation after the surgery and our team of physiotherapists make sure that your recovery is as per the schedule. For this the rehab team takes charge of the patient within 24 hours of the surgery and exercises are started even on the patient bed. Within a couple of days the patient is put on feet and made to walk with the help of a walker. The intensity of exercises increase every day till the patient is able to walk and perform all routine functions without any assistance.
The cost of artificial disc replacement surgery at Siddh Hospital is Rs. 2.5 - 3.0 Lacs when we use FDA approved, imported Disc which gives excellent results for the patient. The same surgery would cost close to 5 lacs in any of the good hospitals of the metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
Our Patient Centric Approach to the Healthcare Delivery ensures that you receive a very warm welcome from our patient care executives who are ever ready to take care of your concerns and offer solutions to the problems. You would be given appointment at the earliest by the front office appointment desk and your consultation with the doctor would be provided in a comforatable private OPD room. If you require hospitalization then our team members will provide you with the treatment expenses and would take care of the insurance paperwork so that you can get the desired treatment with peace of mind. Our patient care executives will take care of all your requirements while your patient is admitted at the hospital.
Siddh Hospital has got cutting edge advanced medical technology to take care of most complex of the diseases. Latest Flat Panel Cath Lab from Siemens, Germany is capable of doing the most difficult Coronary Procedures. The Radiology department has 64 Slice CT Scanner, 4D Ultrasound and Colour Doppler, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, DEXA Scan while the Cardiology Department has the facilities of Echocardiography, Treadmill Test, Holter and ECG. The Hospital has fully modular operation theatres and fully equipped ICU and CCU. Siddh Hospital has inhouse blood bank with component seperator and a dialysis centre.
One of the biggest obstacles to Universal Healthcare Access is the high cost of tertiary care in India. A lot of people cannot afford this costly treatment which is either not available in the public sector or there is a long waiting. Siddh Hospital brings to you the latest cutting edge healthcare delivered by the finest of the doctors at a very affordable cost. Our packages are fixed unlike many other hospitals where cost overruns are to be paid by the patient. The packages at Siddh Hospital are fixed for the patient regardless of the length of stay due to any kind of complications arising during the treatment process.
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