Diana could hardly stand the pain in her back, limiting her ability to enjoy outdoor activities like she used to. No, she wasn’t a spring chicken anymore, but she had a long life ahead of her and wanted to enjoy it. She’d experienced pain in her lumbar spine for years following a car accident, but her doctor and chiropractor ultimately told her that she’d just have to learn to live with the chronic pain. She wasn’t satisfied with that answer. Someone, somewhere, must surely have the ability to help reduce her pain and increase her spinal mobility and function.
Through internet research, Diana learned about options for spine treatment abroad. She knew she had a damaged vertebral disk, but removal cost between $6,000 and $8,000 in the U.S., and she no longer had adequate medical insurance when her boss dropped her from a full-time to a part-time position.
She read that fusion of vertebra ranged anywhere between $15,000 and $17,000 in the U.S., and disk repair surgeries cost approximately $10,000 each, and such costs typically didn’t include doctors fees or facility fees.
However, she also discovered that spine care abroad was available in accredited and world-renowned facilities like Apollo-Victor Hospital in India and Wooridul Spine Hospital, the best spine hospital in South Korea. Even with travel, she’d save thousands of dollars. Disk surgeries in India averaged $8,500, while laminectomy surgical procedures averaged $4,500. Spine care abroad offers options.
Diana contacted PlacidWay, an international medical resource and provider and through them and their association with the best spine care hospitals in the world, has found answers, obtained consultations, and is packing her bags for spine surgery abroad.