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Lumbar Corpectomy Surgery in Korea

Lumbar corpectomy is a treatment for back pain, which involves the fusion of two vertebral bodies together. We have networked with pre-screened healthcare facilities to provide quality treatment to people who are looking for affordable spine surgery abroad. Lumbar Corpectomy in Korea is available at an affordable cost.

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Lumbar Corpectomy

Lumbar Corpectomy Overview

  • It is a surgical treatment for back pain caused due to compression of spinal cord and nerves.
  • This compression occurs when diseased or damaged vertebrae bone block and pinch the spinal cord.
  • Spinal fracture, tumour, or infections are the major reasons for the damage of the vertebrae, which in turn cause compression of the spinal nerves.
  • In this procedure:
    • The damaged or diseased vertebrae bone along with the discs above and below the bone are removed.
    • The vertebral space after the removal is cleared and prepared to receive a bone graft.
    • The space is then closed by inserting a bone graft tightly into the space.
    • A metal plate called Zplate is fixed as a bridge between the bone graft and the adjoining vertebrae.  This plate keeps the area secure while the bone heals.
    • During the healing process, the bone graft fuses with the adjoining vertebrae, creating one solid bone segment.

Cost Includes

  • All medical expenses such as surgeon’s fees, anaesthesiologist’s fees, pre and post operative expenses, etc.
  • Required hospital stay for the patient and one accompanying guest.
  • Private transportation between airport and hospital/ hotel.
  • Private transportation for all medical appointments.
  • English speaking medical staff or an interpreter.
  • 24 X 7 assistance of a destination manager.
  • Passport and visa assistance.
  • Pre and post-operative instructions.
  • Assistance in tourism related activities if desired and approved by the surgeon.

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare.
  • Charges for any complication that might arise during or after the surgery.
  • Any non-standard tests that might be required.

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Medical preparations:

  • Before deciding the surgery, a pre-operative evaluation of the patient’s condition is required.  For patients considering treatment of spinal problems in Korea, the evaluation is based on a medical questionnaire.
  • The patients might be required to share X-ray, MRI and CT scans of the spinal cord depending on the surgery team’s requirement.
  • We will assist you in all the preparatory steps.

Non-medical preparation:

  • Entry requirements: Passport is required by everyone.  Citizens of USA do not need a visa for a stay up to 90 days.  Canadians do not require a visa for a stay of 180 days.  For other countries, please contact us as soon as you decide on the surgery.
  • Medical tourists are advised to carry a photo-identity card with them.
  • Carry all your health related documents while travelling to Korea.
  • Airport of Seoul: Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Lumbar Corpectomy Surgery in Korea is offered at a JCI accredited hospital in Seoul.  The surgery team consists of internationally trained and experienced surgeons.  We endeavor to provide high quality treatment to our overseas patients.

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