Considering Spine Surgery in Mexico? This article will answer your questions about spine surgery cost, surgical techniques, safety, quality of treatment in Mexico.
Spine Surgery may treat back pain, pain in legs or sciatica pain caused due to herniated disc. Spine surgery is recommended when non-invasive methods have failed to provide relief from pain.
If your local doctor has suggested a spinal surgery procedure too expensive, affordable spine surgery in Mexico is a considerable choice.
The cost of spine surgery in Mexico is almost 40-70% lower as compared to the US and UK. Herniated disc cost in Mexico starts from USD 8,500 while the cost of dynamic stabilization ranges from USD 16,000 to USD 24,000 depending upon the severity.
The approximate cost of spinal fusion in Mexico is USD 17,500 while in the USA it is USD 1,10,000.
|Spine Surgery Type||Mexico Cost (USD)|
|Spinal Fusion||$15,500 – $17,500|
|Herniated Disc surgery||$8,500 – $9,500|
|Cervical Disc Replacement||$11,00 – $12,750|
|Lumbar Disc Replacement||$15,500 – $17,500|
|Laminectomy||$7,000 – $8,000|
|ACDF||$20,000 – $30,000|
|Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery||$14,000 – $16,000|
|Interspinous/interlaminar implant||$12,500 – $14,000|
|Microendoscopic Discectomy||$12,000 – $14,000|
|Kyphoplasty||$19,000 – $20,000|
Spinal Fusion relieves pain by eliminating motion in the problem segment of the spine. It may be recommended as a treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, spinal fractures, and spondylosis.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
In Mexico, the cost of Spinal Fusion in the lumbar region averages to $17,500. The cost depends on the number of levels that need the surgery and on the patient’s case. In cases where other procedures are done along with fusion, the cost may be higher.
Cervical Spinal Fusion
ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion) is a fusion procedure done in the cervical region. It may relieve pain due to degenerative or herniated/bulging disc in the neck.
ACDF in Mexico may cost $20,000 – $30,000. To get an accurate estimate of the cost, you can email your medical reports to your case manager.
|Lumbar Spinal Fusion post-surgery xray||Cervical Spinal Fusion post-surgery xray|
Discectomy is a common surgery to treat pain caused due to herniated disc in the lower back. A herniated disc may cause back or leg pain when the disc presses a spinal nerve. A discectomy removes the herniated disc and as a result, reduces pressure on the nerve.
The cost of Discectomy in Mexico is $8,500 – $9,500.
This is a “minimally invasive” discectomy. Here the surgeon makes a few small incisions instead of one large incision. They may insert special instruments through these incisions to see and operate on the spine.
The average cost of Microendoscopic Discectomy in Mexico is $12,500 – $13,500. The cost may vary from case to case basis and the patient’s preferences.
Artificial Disc replacement provides relief from pain due to damaged disc material. Here an artificial disc replaces the damaged disc material. It may be advantageous over spinal fusion because it can relieve pain without limiting motion in the spine.
In Mexico, the cost of Disk Replacement is $12,750 to $17,750. Cervical disc replacement may cost $12,750, and lumbar disc replacement may cost $17,750.
Laminectomy is a decompression procedure done to increase the area around the spinal nerve. It is basically the removal of the lamina (a small bone in the back of vertebra). As a result, it releases the pressure on a spinal nerve.
The cost of Laminectomy in Mexico is $8,500. It may be done alone or along with another procedure like spinal fusion and discectomy.
Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty surgery is done to stop pain due to a fractured spine. Depending on your situation kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty surgery may cost you $18,000 – $20,000.
Ozone Discolysis is a non-invasive method to treat herniated disc with ozone and oxygen gas. Although some patients have reported relief from pain after Ozone Discolysis, the treatment is not yet approved and less known.
Watch our partner spine surgeon in Tijuana Mexico talk about this treatment.
Tijuana is home to Mexico’s largest certified hospital best orthopedic and spine surgeons. Our partner hospital has been providing quality health care for more than 10 years.
Mexicali is the neghbor city of Calexico, California and is culturally similar to America. Our associate hospital in Mexicali has been in business for 17 years and is licensed under the Mexican Department of Health.
Puerto Vallarta is a coastal city in Mexico’s Jalisco state.
Why Puerto Vallarta?
Feeling anxious about your surgery in Mexico? Our case managers will be there to help you through your journey of getting spine surgery in Mexico. Here’s a brief of how things proceed when you contact us –
Step 1: Explain What You Need
Tell us which spine surgery do you need in Mexico and what are your expectations or concerns via our quote form. A dedicated Case Manager (CM) will call or email you within 24 hours.
Step 2: Send Medical Records
Depending on your requirement, your CM will share with you a medical questionnaire to fill. Also, they will request you to send your medical records (Xrays and MRIs).
These reports will be forwarded to your spine surgeon in Mexico, who will analyze them and prepare a treatment plan. Your CM will then send you a cost estimate of the surgery.
Step 3: Medical Trip Planning
Once you approve the treatment, we will send you a travel itinerary from day 1 to last day.
This will include what to expect pre and post-surgery, any medical notes given by the spine surgeon, suggested hotels, and payment options.
Step 4: Arrival in Mexico
Step 5: Departure and Recovery Back Home
After approval from your spine surgeon, you can travel back. Recovery from spine surgery may take 4 to 6 months. Your surgeon will give you instructions for an uneventful healing and recovery.
If you have any questions or complications after you reach home, you can reach out to your case manager.
A major surgery like spine surgery always involves a certain risk. We partner with certified hospitals and experienced spine surgeons in Mexico that can be counted on for a successful spine surgery.
Yes. Our partner spine surgery hospitals and surgeons in Mexico provide the following Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries for herniated disc:
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