Corpectomy, or the surgical removal of all or parts of the vertebral body, is an orthopaedic procedure performed to decompress the spinal cord. The procedure is often recommended for patients suffering from chronic back pain brought about by bone spur growth. It is an open surgical procedure that is combined with discectomy and is followed by a reconstruction procedure using the most appropriate fusion technique.
As corpectomy is associated with serious risks and complications, it is crucial that it is performed by highly experienced spine surgeons in a fully equipped medical facility.
If the procedure is currently not available in your home country or if it costs a fortune or you simply want the best possible results, consider travelling to Southeast Asia as a medical tourist. Countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia have several internationally recognised medical facilities that specialise in spine care.
These countries have many Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals that are equipped with the most advanced and state-of-the-art medical facilities; the same ones you can find in finest hospitals in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe.
Many spine specialists in Southeast Asia, particularly those who are accredited to treat foreign patients, are highly qualified and heavily experienced. Most of them have completed their medical degrees or advanced training in Western countries. These doctors bring to the table the best medical and surgical practices they learned abroad as well as their refined skills to their home country. As the cost of living in Southeast Asia is far lower when compared to Western countries, these doctors do not have to charge a fortune when they treat local and international patients. This means that you get to enjoy world-class spine care and basically the same results you’ll get in Western countries for just a fraction of the cost.
Southeast Asia is a major player in the field of medical tourism. Patients who travel here for treatment enjoy the highest standards of medical services and better nursing care at a much cheaper cost. As spine-related procedures are up to 75% cheaper in SEA, you will be able to save thousands of dollars even if you spend on airfare and accommodation or even go sightseeing after the operation.