Spine Institute

The Spine Institute is one of Thailand’s best known medical centers of excellence. It provides advanced, comprehensive medical treatment for patients with back and neck problems. We use the latest in surgical and non-surgical procedures to address these problems. Even more importantly, each case is thoroughly reviewed to determine the best course of action to fix symptoms at their root cause - even if the best way is through non-surgical means and rehabilitative strategies. 
Its leaders help train specialists from around the world in the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for back and neck pain. The Institute’s conservative approach uses pain intervention and physical therapy when possible, non-invasive endoscopic surgery when necessary. Thousands of patients experience less pain and faster recovery as a result. Spine surgery is challenging to begin with, and it can be twice as difficult to perform on patients with unique spinal curvatures, spinal deformities, or who require more complicated spinal revision surgeries.
Luckily, through recent technological medical advancements, spine surgeons are now able to utilize specialized tools to assist in spine surgery, allowing for greater control, which leads to greater results. One example is the current use of robotic arm and navigation systems, known as robotic-assisted spine surgery, to assist surgeons with spinal instrument implantation surgery. The Spine Institute offers services ranging from the least invasive method to the most complex spine surgery and back surgery procedures available in Thailand and around the world. Check out this video to learn more about the Spine Institute. 

Training Programs

Endoscopic spinal surgery is a highly effective new technique used to treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, and slipped vertebrae. Developed by Dr. Sebastian Ruetten, a highly respected Germany physician and Head of the Department of Spine Surgery and Pain Therapy at St. Anna Hospital in Germany, the procedure involves an endoscope being inserted through a very small (7.9 mm) incision. A camera at the end of the endoscope allows the surgeon to identify and remove the affected nerves without causing any surgical trauma to the surrounding tissue. This technique reduces patient recovery time and reduces the risk of complications after surgery. 

This full-endoscopic spine and cervical surgical technique has become widely accepted by spine surgeons around the world. Bumrungrad Spine Institute headed by its director Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham has been selected by Dr. Ruetten as Asia’s first and only training center for endoscopic surgery.

Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is challenging to begin with, and it can be twice as difficult to perform on patients with unique spinal curvatures, spinal deformities, or who require more complicated spinal revision surgeries. Luckily, through recent technological medical advancements, spine surgeons are now able to utilize specialized tools to assist in spine surgery, allowing for greater control, which leads to greater results. One example is the current use of robotic arm and navigation systems, known as robotic-assisted spine surgery, to assist surgeons with spinal instrument implantation surgery.

Robotic-assisted spine surgery also allows for a less invasive surgery by requiring only a small incision. The robotic arm is able to fit into smaller, tighter spaces during the surgical process, and with the smaller incisions, there is less risk for infection and muscle retraction, quicker recovery time, and less blood loss. 
  • Conditions
    • Back Pain
    • Bulging Disc
    • Cervical Spondylosis
    • Degenterated Disc
    • Herniated Disc
    • Neck Pain
    • Osteoporotic compression fracture
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Spinal Fractures
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thinning Disc
  • Causes

     

    • Bad posture: Bad posture and body movement are the most common causes of back pain, mainly in people who work with computers (especially laptops) for long period. Poor sitting posture with back bent, stooped shoulders and over-lowing head towards the computer screen, as well as bending the back to lift heavy objects will transfer the weight to a bent spine.
    • Back injuries: Back injuries caused by an accident or sports (such as rugby, football). The continuous impact from sports may accelerate spine degeneration.
    • Congenital disorders: Congenital disorders such as congenital stenosis, congenital scoliosis, congenital vertebral abnormalities (transitional vertebra) can contribute to back pain.
    • Spine and muscle disorders: Conditions of the spine and muscles are one of major causes of back pain. They are:
    • Diseases: Kidney disease, ovary and uterus diseases, abdominal aortic aneurysm, or cancer spreading to the spine may cause pain radiating into the back.
  • Treatment
    • Pain intervention

    • Physical Therapy

    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
    • Artificial Cervical Disc replacement
    • Endo-OLIF (Endoscopically assisted Oblique lumbar interbody Fusion under O-arm navigation –Spine Surgery
    • Endoscopic Decompression for Spinal Canal Stenosis
     
    • Endoscopic Discectomy for Lumbar and Cervical Disc Herniation
    • Laminectomy
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Miniopen- ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
    • Percutaneous Transforaminal Lumber Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
    • Spinal fusion
    • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Patient Stories

Interview with patient after having Endoscopic Spine Surgery. 7.99mm incision. 24hr recovery. 

Packages

From

THB 1,200,000

Robotic Spine Surgery

It enables surgeons to utilize minimally invasive techniques with a guided robotic arm. The robotic arm will guides the best instrument trajectory with extreme precision.

Talk to our Referral Office Representative in Hong Kong

Our local representatives speak your language and can assist you by answering any questions you have about the hospital as well as book travel arrangements. There are no additional costs for using this service as per Bumrungrad's One Price Policy.