Laminectomy is a spinal operation in which a surgeon removes the lamina bone from the spinal column. The laminae are plate-shaped pieces of bone that form the spinal arch. Lamintectomy is performed when the doctor needs to access tissue inside the vertebrae, or when the laminae exert too much pressure on the soft tissue in the spinal column. The cost of a laminectomy is around $38,000 in the US and £33,000 in the UK, but can be higher if the laminectomy involves excising other bones, muscle, and ligaments. Abroad, this procedure costs less than $7,000 or £5,000.
Surgeons in Costa Rica and Mexico perform laminectomies for between $3,900 and $5,200, or between £2,600 and £3,500. Spinal surgeons in Latin America have been trained in some of the best medical schools in the US and Europe, and there are many skilled doctors who can perform laminectomy surgery. A laminectomy requires several weeks recovery, and possibly physical therapy. Costa Rica and Mexico offer a relaxing atmosphere where patients can heal in peace and receive excellent aftercare. Staying in Latin America after the operation is inexpensive, and physical therapy clinics are plentiful.
Belgium and South Korea also provide affordable spine surgery; their hospitals have the most current technology and well-trained doctors.
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