Spine Surgery in Mexico
Has back pain limited your mobility and daily activities?
Did you know that spine surgery in Mexico can let you enjoy life to the fullest again?
Moreover, it costs 45-85% less than it does in the US!
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This article covers spine surgery costs, procedures, safety, & the quality of treatment in Mexico.
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But first let’s learn more about spine surgery.
When Do You Need Spine Surgery?
Have you also tried all non-surgical methods to no avail?
But is the surgery too expensive back home? Worry not!
Spine surgery in Mexico is much more cost-effective.
We break down the spinal surgery in Mexico cost for you below!
How Much Does Spine Surgery Cost in Mexico?
The cost of spine surgery in Mexico is almost 45-85% lower as compared to the US.
Herniated disc surgery cost Mexico starts from $9,000 while it goes up to $30,000 in the US.
The approximate cost of spinal fusion in Mexico is $16,000 while in the US it can get as costly as $110,000.
Refer to the table below for a detailed cost comparison of various spine surgeries in Mexico vs. US.
|Spine Surgery Type||Mexico||US||Savings|
|Herniated Disc Surgery||$9,000||$30,000||70%|
|Cervical Disc Replacement||$12,750||$34,600||63%|
|Lumbar Disc Replacement||$17,500||$37,450||53%|
|Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery||$18,000||$77,600||76%|
#Spine surgery Mexico prices are subject to change
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Types of Spine Surgeries in Mexico
Find out more about various spine surgeries available in Mexico below!
Feeling more informed about the procedures but still curious about how to proceed?
Find out in the next section!
Journey of Spine Surgery in Mexico
Feeling anxious about your surgery in Mexico?
Our medical tourism consultants will be there to help you through your journey of getting spine surgery in Mexico.
Here’s a brief look at how things proceed when you contact us.
Step 1: Explain What You Need
Fill out our form to tell us:
- What spinal issues do you have?
- What are your expectations or concerns?
A dedicated medical tourism consultant will call or email you within 24 hours.
Step 2: Send Medical Records
Depending on your requirements, your consultant will share with you a medical questionnaire to fill out.
They will also request you to send your medical records, such as X-rays and MRIs.
These reports will be forwarded to your spine surgeon in Mexico, who will analyze them and prepare a treatment plan.
Your consultant will then send you a cost estimate for the surgery.
Step 3: Medical Trip Planning
Once you approve the treatment, we will send you a travel itinerary from day 1 to the last day.
This will include:
- What to expect pre and post-surgery
- Any medical notes given by the spine surgeon
- Suggested hotels
- Payment options
Step 4: Arrival in Mexico
- Pick-up from the nearest airport
- Spine surgery pre-op consultation and tests
- Overnight stay (as needed)
- Surgery day
- Post-surgery hospital stay of 1-2 days and recovery
- Hotel stay for 4-7 days
Step 5: Departure and Recovery Back Home
After approval from your spine surgeon, you can travel back home.
Recovery from spine surgery may take 3 to 6 months and complete healing can take a year.Medline Plus
Spine surgery – discharge
“It takes at least 3 to 4 months after surgery for bones to heal well, and healing may continue for at least a year…It may take up to 4 to 6 months for older people with more extensive surgery to get back to work.”
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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 MTC consultant.
Now that you know what your journey with us will look like, let’s explore MTC’s partner hospitals & surgeons!
Where to Get Spine Surgery in Mexico?
Looking for top hospitals in Mexico for spine surgery or the best spine surgeons in Mexico?
MTC’s partner hospitals and surgeons have got you covered.
Go through their highlights below!
Spine Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico
Spine Surgery in Mexicali, Mexico
Spine Surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Spine Surgery in Puebla, Mexico
Schedule a call with us now to book an appointment with the top hospital & spine surgeon in Mexico!
How to Reach Mexico?
Have you decided to get your surgery in Mexico but don’t know how to get there?
You can easily drive or fly to Mexico from any US city.
Refer to the tables below for more details.
|San Diego||30 min|
|Los Angeles||2 hr 40 min|
|Las Vegas||5 hr 19 min|
|Yuma||1 hr 10 min|
|Phoenix||3 hr 54 min|
|Los Angeles||3 hr 51 min|
Nearest airport: Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
|Houston (IAH)||2 hr 26 min|
|Dallas (DFW)||2 hr 38 min|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||3 hr|
|San Francisco (SFO)||3 hr 46 min|
Nearest airport: Puebla International Airport
|Houston (IAH)||2 hr 14 min||Nonstop|
|Atlanta (ATL)||5 hr 38 min||1|
|Chicago (ORD)||5 hr 53 min||1|
|Dallas (DFW)||6 hr 10 min||1|
Documents Required to Drive to Mexico
When driving to Mexico, make sure to have with you:
- Valid passport
- FMM entry permit issued by INM
- Proof of vehicle registration & Mexican tourist auto insurance
Sources: US Dept of State,US Dept of State
Crossing the U.S. – Mexico Border by Land
“U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport book or card, in addition to an entry permit (Forma Migratoria Multiple or FMM) issued by Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM). Travelers should be sure to enter Mexico with valid proof of automobile registration, even if remaining in the border zone.”
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How To Buy Car Insurance For Mexico
“Mexican law requires all vehicles to have car insurance. Your U.S. car insurance typically won’t cover you unless you buy extra insurance, sometimes called Mexico tourist auto insurance…You can buy a separate Mexican auto insurance policy from a Mexican insurance company or a U.S. company that works with Mexican insurers.”
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Still have some questions? Refer to the FAQs below!
Is Mexico safe for spine surgery?
A major surgery like spine surgery always involves a certain risk.
However, MTC only partners with certified hospitals and experienced spine surgeons in Mexico.
Our hospitals are ISO-9002 certified and have all the amenities you need.
Our surgeons have national & international accreditations:
- International: AAOS, AAHKS, AANA, & AO Spine Foundation
- National: AMCICO, CMOT, & MCNS
They also have international training from the US & Germany.
Their experience & qualifications can be counted upon for successful spine surgery.
Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) available in Mexico?
Yes, our partner spine surgery hospitals and surgeons provide minimally invasive spine surgery in Mexico.
The surgery is called a Microendoscopic Discectomy and it costs only $13,500 in Mexico.
What documents do I need for spine surgery in Mexico?
You need the following documents for spine surgery in Mexico:
- Medical reports, such as X-rays and MRIs
- List of prescription medicines (if any)
- Records of any previous surgeries
- Local currency (Mexican Peso)/traveler checks/credit or debit cards
- Passport, entry permit, vehicle registration, & Mexican auto insurance
Spine surgery in Mexico can be your light at the end of a dark, painful tunnel.
Spend 45-85% less than you would in the US to get your life back on track!
Wait no more and contact us now to take the first step.
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