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Lumbar Spine Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Lumbar Spine Surgery.

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

We have a number of experienced neurosurgeons in wide areas of neurological disorders including stroke/cerebrovascular diseases, brain and spine tumors, spine and peripheral nerve diseases and others.

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Hospital Velmar

Welcome to our Private Hospital, where a friendly and courteous team of medical specialists with a wealth of scientific knowledge and ethical standards is committed to taking care of your healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide unmatched medical care by constantly innovating and investing in the tr

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

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Anterior Interbody Fusion Lumbar Spine (Multiple)

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Anterior Interbody Fusion Lumbar Spine (One Level)

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Nucleotomy of Lumbar Spine

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Posterior instrumentation lumbar spine

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

In the Functional Neurosurgery Service of Specialized Centers of San Vicente Fundación we have highly qualified specialists, humanization in care and state-of-the-art technology.

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

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Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Ramiro Del Valle

Director of the Gamma Knife Neurosurgery Unit of Médica Sur.

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

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Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Francisco Gerardo López-Espinoza

Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon

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Anterior interbody fusion lumbar spine (multiple)

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Anterior interbody fusion lumbar spine (one level)

upon request

Nucleotomy of Lumbar Spine

upon request

Posterior instrumentation lumbar spine

upon request

Lumbar Spine Surgery

upon request

Hospital Angeles Valle Oriente

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

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Clínica Anglo Americana

We have highly trained professionals and state-of-the-art equipment for the care of neurosurgery.

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

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Hospital San Jose TecSalud

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Nucleotomy of Lumbar Spine

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Posterior instrumentation lumbar spine

upon request

Anterior interbody fusion lumbar spine (multiple)

upon request

Anterior interbody fusion lumbar spine (one level)

upon request

Lumbar Spine Surgery

upon request

Galenia Hospital

The Neurosurgery department in Galenia Hospital provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Raul Lopez Serna

Neurosurgeon

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Lumbar Spine Surgery

upon request

Anterior interbody fusion lumbar spine (multiple)

upon request

Anterior interbody fusion lumbar spine (one level)

upon request

Nucleotomy of Lumbar Spine

upon request

Posterior instrumentation lumbar spine

upon request

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About Lumbar Spine Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Lumbar Spine Surgery?

This type of surgery is meant for the spinal cord. However, it is specific to the lower part of the spine. Here there can be found huge modifications to the spine that call for a specialist in this area. The operation is conducted in order to restore much functionality to the person.


Diagnosis

Diagnosing a patient takes place through a number of procedures. For instance, the doctor will perform a number of physical exams. He/she may request the patient to do a number of short and simple exercises. In addition, the doctor will perform soft tissue imaging using an MRI machine.

At times, the doctor will perform a biopsy. This is done to rule out the possibility of a tumor or cancerous. The interview will also involve questions about the patient’s daily routine. Sometimes, problems in the lower back are caused by daily activities.


Treatment

Treatment will involve either some corticosteroids or an operation. Corticosteroids are usually administered for tumors. In addition, the doctor may perform a discectomy if required. The patient is laid on the stomach and an incision made through the back. At times, the doctor may perform minimally invasive surgery. This is done to reduce the risk involved with any surgery and the patient to heal faster from the surgery.

Unless there is a tumor, most surgery in the lower back involves either fusion or decompression. Fusion surgery takes place to correct improper movement of the various bones of the lumbar region. In most cases, it is cause by a problematic spinal disc. The fusion involves grafting a bone onto the unstable section.

The decompression surgery takes place when bone squeezes on one of the nerves in this region. The operation will involve shaving off some piece of bone and expanding the bore through which the nerve passes. This helps to reduce pain so that patients can proceed with their life.

Days admitted : After such an operation, patients do not require to stay for long in hospital. The doctor may recommend the patient to stay for observation for about a day. In rare instances, the patient will stay in the hospital for about three days.

Recovery : Recovering from an operation of the lower back does not take long. However, it can be quite painful. As such, the patient needs to take all the medication given to them. In addition, the patient needs to eat healthily.

Risks : The patient runs the risk of being crippled for life. In addition, it could lead to other complications such as an infection. Besides that, patients could develop walking disorders. This is especially if the surgeon touches one of the many sensitive nerves in the lumbar region.

After care : It would be a great idea for the patient to go for physical therapy. This will help him/he quit using a cane to walk faster. It is important that one avoid any heavy lifting. It could destroy any efforts made by the doctor. In addition, if one notices any problems, they should report to the doctor.

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