Percutaneous kyphoplasty for the lower back is a minimally invasive medical procedure that involves injecting bone cement into the lumbar region. It is performed to treat vertebral fractures caused by malignancy or osteoporosis. The procedure aims to restore the original configuration of the injured vertebra and relieve chronic pain caused by spinal compression.
Medical tourists, particularly those from Southeast Asia who wish to have the procedure done abroad, have the option to travel to neighbouring countries. Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia offer the same quality of care that you can expect from Western countries but not as expensive.
SEA countries mentioned above are home to some of the most advanced hospitals in the world with some of them specialising in spine care. A good number of these hospitals are accredited by leading international institutions because their medical and clinical practices meet global standards. They also feature the same equipment and technology found in the United States and Europe. In addition, they employ some of the world’s best and the brightest surgeons that are supported by experienced and highly trained medical staff.
Many of the hospitals in these countries send their surgeons to prestigious medical institutions in the West to further improve patient outcomes. These surgeons go back to their home countries armed with expertise and skills that allow them to offer world-class medical and surgical treatment without charging a fortune. Also, these surgeons commit to continuing professional development and pursue postgraduate training both locally and abroad to stay updated on the latest technologies and methods used in their field of expertise. As a result, Southeast Asian countries enjoy a great reputation for having high success rates for various medical and surgical procedures, including in the field of orthopaedic, that are comparable to the West.