Spine Surgery

Lumbar corpectomy

(Package: $7000-$8500)

Lumbar corpectomy, or anterior lumbar corpectomy is a surgical procedure, which is performed for spinal decompression. The damaged tissues and vertebrae that cause the pinch of the nerve roots are removed with the help of this procedure. The spine will then be stabilized with the help of a cage or graft by inserting in the spine.

Apart from this objective, anterior lumbar corpectomy is performed also for the correction of spinal deformities so that the pain caused from the damaged or diseased vertebrae could be relieved. The pain is caused from the vertebrae that pinch the spinal nerve roots. The surgery is performed, after attempting the regular and conservative treatment method and failing from the same. It also is used for the decompression of the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves that are pinched

Need for the Procedure

Lumbar Corpectomy is performed for the following symptoms and spinal problems.
• Spinal tumor
• Fractured vertebrae
• Spinal infection
• Diseases like degenerative disc


• Weakness, numbness or stiffness experienced at the lower extremities
• Mild chronic pain to severe chronic pain felt at low back and also sharp, burning, throbbing, dull or shooting
• Pain that spreads or radiates to the chest and ribs from the middle back
• Pain radiating into the legs, toes, feet, calves from the lower back
• Unable to perform daily and regular activities
• Difficult to sit, walk or stand for long period of time
• Decreased motor skill, felt at the lower extremities
• No help even after attempting conservative treatment methods

Converting the food to energy Regulation of the blood clot Forming the bile and then production of proteins used for blood plasma Clear of the blood from poisonous substances like drugs


The procedure is started after giving general anesthesia. The entire procedure is completed from 1 to 3 hours of time and the exact time, depends on the complexity. Initially, the left side of the patient is made ready for the incision and surgery. The bone graft can be considered to be taken in one of the two ways. The bone graft can either be taken from the patient’s own or can be preferred to take from the bone bank. If the patient has preference of the own bone, then the initial incision is done at the hip. Alternatively, a titanium cage can also be filled with the help of bone graft to bridge the vertebrae space.

The surgery continues with removal of the vertebral bone part that has been diseased for giving relaxation to the nerve. The vertebral discs present below and above of the vertebra would also be taken out or eliminated. Additionally, if there are any of the spinal abnormalities, these are also eliminated. The surface of the bone is cleared and it is made ready to be used as a bone graft. Bone graft extraction is done, if applicable. Two bolts are taken to screw into the below and above of the vertebrae. After screwing, certain tools specific to that purpose are hooked onto the bolts. It makes the vertebral space to be opened. The overall curvature of the spine would then be corrected.

Then cage or bone graft is then used to fill the space in the vertebrae. The fusion is done by taking a small metal plate and attaching it to two bolts, with the help of two more screws. After the operation is performed, incision would then be closed using the sutures.

Biliary Atresia – This condition occurs from either absence of the bile ducts or abnormal development of the same. Acute Hepatic Necrosis – This condition is caused because the tissue in the liver dies. Liver Cancers – Primary tumors in the liver, and not yet spread to the external parts of the liver. Metabolic Disease – This is a condition, caused from the chemical activity, caused by the liver in the cells. Autoimmune Hepatitis – Damage and destruction of the liver because of the chronic inflammation caused in the liver.

Cost of Lumbar Corpectomy Procedure

The above Package Cost is a tentative Approximate Package Estimate, which includes initial investigations & specialists screening, stay in a Private Room wherein patient’s assistant or relative can also stay with patient, doctor / surgeon fee, nursing care, medicines & consumables, Airport Pick-Up & Drop.

Blood vessels blocked in the newly transplanted liver Infection Block of bile duct Bile Leakage No function of the new liver.
Treatment regimen noncompliance Serious liver disease persisting, even after the transplantation Other medical conditions, like sever cardiac problem, which could not tolerate the hard surgical procedure Difficult treatment of current or recurring infection Alcohol consumption Metastatic cancer, spread around the source location

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Urgency – based on the critical condition of the patient Diagnostic Tests – to assess the liver and overall status of health of the patient. Psychological and social evaluation – it includes assessing the stress, family support, financial condition, etc., which influence the final outcome of the transplantation. Blood Tests – to assess matching potential of the donor liver with the liver of the patient
You have to wear a gown after removing your cloths It starts with IV or intravenous line on the hand. Heart and blood pressure monitoring catheter are inserted to the wrist and neck. Additional catheters may be inserted at subclavian areas. You need to lye on the table. Excessive hair is removed at the site of surgery A catheter is arranged to drain urine After sedation, a tube is inserted into the lungs to control breathing through a ventilator. Skin is cleaned using an antiseptic solution A slant incision is done under the ribs. The diseased liver is separated from the structure and surrounding organs to remove and the veins and arteries are clamped to control the flow of blood to the liver Donor liver is taken and connected to the blood vessels of the patient, and blood flow is established. Bile ducts are connected Incision is closed Drain may be needed to place in the site of incision to control swelling Dressing is done

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