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What all does the fixed price package include?

The fixed price package typically covers all costs associated with the surgery. This typically includes:

  • Hospital admission charges

  • Surgery charges including surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and OT charges

  • Standard pre-surgery pathology and radiology diagnostic tests

  • Hospital stay

  • Cost of drugs consumed during stay at hospital

Typical exclusions:

  • Cost of transportation to and from hospital

  • Room upgrades

  • Cost of implants


What is a Slip Disc?

Our spine is made of discs that are made of outer and inner rings. When an outer ring gets torn or weak, the inner ring slips out of it. This condition is called a slip disc or herniated disc.


What causes a slip disc?

There are various reasons for someone to develop a slip disc. Some of the common reasons are:

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Incorrect posture

  • Ageing

  • Lifting heavy weights

  • Obesity


What are the symptoms of slip disc?

Slip disc causes pain and numbness in the lower back. You should visit a doctor if you experience:

  • Pain that becomes severe with certain movements and activities

  • Tingling or numbness

  • Inability to hold things due to weakness in muscles


Is there a way to avoid getting a slip disc?

Absolutely! Exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and leading an active lifestyle goes a long way in keeping back problems away. Having a correct posture while sitting, walking and especially while lifting weights is also important. These simple things can keep you away from a slip disc.


What will happen if I ignore a slip disc?

If you have mild pain which does not bother you, you can ignore it. However, if the symptoms worsen, its best to take doctor’s advice. Ignoring symptoms can lead to complications such as severe pain, incontinence or even complete loss of sensation in the lower body.


How is slip disc diagnosed?

Slip disc is diagnosed by:

  • Physical examination

  • Imaging tests like MRI, CT scan, X ray

  • Nerve tests


How is slip disc treated?

If patient experience worsening symptoms of pain and numbness, the doctor might suggest surgery.A simple slip disc can be treated using:

  • Medication

  • Physiotherapy

  • Corticosteroids Injections


How is Laminotomy or Laminectomy performed?

In this procedure, a portion of the entire lamina (a part of the spinal cord) is removed. This procedure relieves the pressure on the nerves, resolving pain and other slip disc-related symptoms.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given spinal or general anaesthesia for the procedure

  • A small incision is made in the back or neck

  • A tiny camera is inserted into the incision

  • The camera footage is visible on a screen that guides the doctor to perform the surgery

  • The lamina is partially or completely removed

  • The incisions are closed and the patient is taken to the recovery area.


What is spinal fusion? How is it done?

Depending on which disc in the spine is damaged, the doctor will recommend if patient can undergo spinal fusion surgery. In this procedure, two bones in the spine are joined by screws to stabilise the spine and relieve pain.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given general anaesthesia for the procedure

  • The doctor performs the surgery from the front or from the back depending on the location of the disc

  • So, the doctor makes an incision in the front or back and reaches into the spine

  • A screw, rod or a piece of bone is placed to fuse the damaged part of the spine

  • The incisions are closed and the patient is taken to the recovery room


How is Discectomy done?

Through this procedure, the pressure on the nerves is reduced, thereby reducing pain and numbness caused by a slip disc. This surgery works when the outer ring of the disc is undamaged.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given general anaesthesia for the procedure

  • The doctor makes an incision and reaches into the spine

  • The herniated part of the disc is removed

  • The incision is closed and the patient is taken to the recovery room


How is artificial disc surgery performed?

This procedure is used when there is a problem with a single disc.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given general anaesthesia for the procedure

  • The doctor approaches the damaged disc by making an incision in the abdomen

  • The damaged disc is replaced with an artificial disc

  • The incision is closed and then patient is shifted to the recovery room


What are the risks involved in artificial disc surgery?

Some of the risks associated with this procedure are:

  • Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Nerve injury

  • Risks of anaesthesia

  • Spinal injury


Do I need to undergo a surgery to resolve my slip disc issue?

Not really. Most slip disc issues can be resolved by taking pain medications and injections. Physiotherapy is also recommended for some patients. Yoga and acupuncture also help to alleviate the slip disc symptoms. If none of this works and the symptoms worsen, only then, the doctor would recommend surgery.


How painful is the slip disc surgery?

There is some pain associated with every surgery. You will have some mild discomfort in the initial days. Pain medication will be suggested by the doctor which will help you overcome it.


How soon can I recover from a slip disc surgery?

The recovery period depends on the extent of damage in the spine and the type of surgery that the doctor recommends. Each of the procedures have different recovery times. However, after the surgery, you can recover completely within 3-6 months with proper physiotherapy.


Can a slip disc recur after surgery?

There is a possibility that the slip disc symptoms don’t go away even after surgery. This happens especially in cases where the patient does not take adequate care after surgery. Exercising, physiotherapy and avoiding overuse, lifting weights and maintaining right posture after the surgery are all very important. Not taking care of these might result in recurrence of the problem.


What is the cost of a slip disc surgery?

The cost of the surgery varies based on the severity or complexity of the procedure, and the procedure chosen. Please refer to the procedure page for more details on Ayu Health packages.


How is Ayu Health able to offer more affordable prices than other hospitals?

Ayu Health hospitals are typically 30-50% cheaper than other equivalent hospitals. It's time to debunk the myth that quality comes at higher prices - Ayu Health is on a mission to provide the highest quality healthcare at affordable prices.

The Ayu Health network enables significantly lower costs for its partner hospitals through the following mechanisms:

  • Better utilization - our hospitals operate at almost 50% higher utilization levels than the industry average. Since healthcare is a largely fixed cost business, better utilization results in lower cost of serving each patient.

  • Higher efficiency in operations through Ayu Health technology - Ayu Health’s proprietary technology (OPD digitization, patient data management, etc.) allows hospitals to provide a superior patient experience at lower costs.

  • Lower procurement costs - our hospitals procure drugs & consumables in bulk, bringing down a significant portion of expenses associated with each procedure



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