Cervical Spine Surgery is required when there is an abnormality in the neck like a herniated or degenerative disc or injury that causes compression in the spine. The surgeon does this by removing a disc or a bone and fusing the vertebrae together with a bone graft either in front of or behind the spine.
Bone grafts can come from different sources such as from own hip bones (Autograft), cells taken from a bone bank (Allograft), or artificial bones made of plastic, ceramic and bioresorbable compounds (Bone Graft Substitute).
Cervical spine surgery may be indicated for a variety of spinal neck problems. Generally, surgery may be performed for degenerative disorders, trauma or instability as they may produce pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves coming from the spine.
The cost of Cervical Spine Surgery depends on the type of grafting and many other factors but typically ranges from USD 3,990 – USD 7,980. The recovery period is around 4 – 6 weeks while the success rate is 93-100%