Spinal Fusion Surgery

Spinal fusion surgery is the most common and most recommended treatment option given by orthopedic or neurosurgeons to treat back issues or spine problems/deformities. However, all the patients with spine issues are not treated with spinal fusion surgery. Based on the factors like history, symptoms, type of pain, duration of pain, if it is radiating to other parts of the body, overall health of the patient this surgery is planned to prevent pain and easing out daily activities. 

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct vertebrae (bones in the spine ). In this surgery, joining these vertebrae together eliminates the motion between vertebrae. A bone-like material is placed between the two or more vertebrae and with the help of screws, rods they are joined and formed one solid unit together thus preventing the movement between the fused vertebrae and ultimately correct spinal deformity leading to back pain.

The bone graft could be from the patient's own body that is from the hip or other person ( a donor of bone graft ) are called real bone grafts while the grafts that are man-made and bought from the lab are called bone graft substitutes

Cost of Spinal Fusion Surgery around world

# Country Average Cost Starting Cost Highest Cost
1 India $7100 $7100 $7100

What affects the final cost of Spinal Fusion Surgery?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Type/Number of Bone Graft
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses

Hospitals for Spinal Fusion Surgery

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About Spinal Fusion Surgery

Spinal fusion surgery is indicated to relieve pain by correcting spinal deformities. When conservative treatment like physiotherapy, massages, pain killers doesn't seem to work  spinal fusion surgery is planned .

  • Sideway curvature of the spine ( scoliosis)
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis 
  • Spine fractures 
  • Spine infections
  • Spine Tumors

Before Procedure / Treatment

A team of doctors including orthopedic and neurosurgeons, anesthesia specialist, nurses, and another medical specialist to whom the patient might be referred for any other medical consultation plans the surgery. 

Your doctor would do you some investigations like X-rays, Ct scans, MRI scans to rule out the source of your pain. And you would be advised to quit smoking and control your diabetes before planning surgery as both of these prevents healing. Your doctor would also lookup for the medications you are taking such as blood thinners like aspirin as their dose need to be monitored.

Your overall health would also be checked and evaluation of your physical conditions would be done to check about a pre-existing or undiagnosed medical condition, bleeding history, blood pressure, weight, and respiratory rate and you might be sent for medicine specialist consultation if required. You would be advised to have a good healthy diet before and after surgery.

How it Performed?

This surgery is done under general anesthesia. Your vitals like heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate are monitored.

Surgeons gain access to vertebrae that are fused by making an incision on either side of the spine or in the abdomen to gain access to the spine. The bone graft material is placed between the two vertebrae and screws or rods are used to hold the vertebrae and fusion is done and after that stitches are given. 


Recovery completely depends on how well is your physical condition and how well you are following doctors' advice and carrying your follow-up visits. You need to completely avoid bending, twisting, and going to the gym until complete healing of your spine took place. 

The physiotherapist would make you learn the new methods of sitting, walking, and standing that you need to follow for few months. Don't miss your follow-up visits and follow the advice of your doctor and physiotherapist for a good and speedy recovery. 

Top 10 Hospitals for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Spinal Fusion Surgery in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 BLK-MAX Super Specialty Hospital India New Delhi ---    
2 Chiangmai Ram Hospital Thailand Chiang Mai ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital India New Delhi ---    
5 Apollo Specialty Hospital Bangalore India Bangalore ---    
6 Rockland Hospital, Manesar, Gurgaon India Gurgaon ---    
7 American Heart of Poland Poland Bielsko-Biała ---    
8 Aster Medcity Hospital India Kochi ---    
9 Fortis Hospital, Noida India Noida ---    
10 Shaare Zedek Medical Center Israel Jerusalem ---    

Best doctors for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Following are the best doctors for Spinal Fusion Surgery in the world:

1 Dr. H. S. Chhabra Orthopaedic - Spine Surgeon Indian Spinal Injuries Ce...
2 Dr P.K Dave Orthopedecian Rockland Hospital, Manesa...
3 Dr S K Rajan Neurosurgeon Artemis Hospital
4 Dr S Vidyadhara Spine Surgeon Manipal Hospital Bangalor...
5 Dr Chetan S Pophale Spine Surgeon MIOT International
6 Dr. Roberto Hernandez Peña Neurosurgeon Hospital de la Familia
7 PD Dr. med. Oliver Heese Spine Surgeon HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 06 Jul, 2021.

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