Private Neurosurgery Treatment Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Times
Brain and spinal cord tissue damage, in the spine or peripheral nervous system can lead to various serious health problems starting with pain, that affects the healthy parts of the body as well, movement restrictions, that can be short and insignificant, up to paresis or even paralysis. One thing is clear – nervous system illnesses can be severe and can significantly affect a person’s quality of life, which is why they should be treated with great seriousness. Brain and spinal cord, spine, peripheral nerve illnesses and their surgical treatment is the main focus of medical branch – neurosurgery treatment, which combines both neurology and surgical specialties.
The human nervous system is very complex; the diagnosis and treatment methods are complicated. Malignant and benign tumours, as well as traumatic injuries in the head, spine, peripheral nerves, bleeding in the brain and a number of other various illnesses are treated by neurosurgeons, which often specialize in more specific areas, such as neurovascular surgical treatment abroad, which deals with brain and spinal cord blood circulation disorder treatment abroad (aneurysm, bleeding, vascular stenosis, thrombosis, etc.). This surgery and its treatment can be performed abroad where it will be cheaper and probably much more comfortable for the patient.
Now NHS allows you to bypass the NHS queue for neurosurgery treatment, by reimbursing costs of treatment, if you receive neurosurgery treatment private treatment abroad. So actual costs for neurosurgery treatment will be much lower than planned.
With the help of rapid development of minimally invasive surgery equipment and technology, neurosurgery treatment methods are becoming less harmful and are increasing the chance to perform more complex surgeries, that are less painful for the patient’s, and minimise the risk of complications. In vertebral disk thermoablation belongs to these minimally invasive methods, it is used to treat the pain caused by disc herniation, as well as dynamic fixation of the back, with the help of which back pain, that is caused by nerve root imprint on the intervertebral hole, is being treated, as well as other illnesses, that doctors are treating with the help of minimally invasive and low risk surgeries.
Neurosurgery abroad is cheaper
Neurosurgery abroad is cheaper because their costs of service are lower. The wages paid to the neurosurgery and private clinic staff abroad can be far less than those paid in the UK. It is far less expensive to run a neurosurgery private clinic abroad than if it is to run neurosurgery clinic of a similar standard here in the UK, so clinic abroad do not cut their prices they don’t have to charge as much for their services.
Why patients chose to have neurosurgery treatment abroad
There are more than one reasons why to chose neurosurgery treatment abroad depending on diagnose, required treatment, costs and others, these reasons include:
- – Costs of neurosurgery – neurosurgery abroad can often be found at a fraction of the price in the UK, as neurosurgery is highly specialised area of medicine and requires high level of knowledge.
- – No waiting lists – NHS are having long waiting lists to see neurosurgery specialist, and waiting lists for neurosurgery are higher than average due to limited number of specialists. By travelling abroad you can get treatment significantly sooner. And in some cases get refund for neurosurgery tretment abroad.
- – New neurosurgery treatment options – NHS often offers cheapest available type surgery, but in private clinic abroad you and your doctor can choose best available service
- – Specialist services – private clinics abroad tend to offer specialised medical staff and medical equipment. Cause if you are paying you are expecting high level surgeon and that is what private medical clinics abroad do offer.
Neurosurgery treatments can be covered by NHS and can be refunded, if neurosurgery surgery is received in a private clinic abroad. Neurosurgery abroad could be alternative you can afford.
It is possible to receive neurosurgery pre treatment and after treatment consultation in London.