Patients with the following diseases could be candidates for spinal fusion surgery:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Isthmic, degenerative or postlaminectomy spondylolisthesis.
- Other conditions that may be treated by a spinal fusion surgery include a weak or unstable spine (caused by infections or tumors), fractures, scoliosis or deformity.
This is if abnormal and excessive movement at a vertebral segment causes severe pain and an inability to function normally.
How Does Spinal Fusion Surgery Work?
At every level in the spine, there is a disc space at the front and some paired facet joints at the back. These elements work together to define a motion segment and allow multiple degrees of movement. Two vertebral segments must be fused together to stop the movement at one segment. This means an L4-L5 (lumbar segment 4 and lumbar segment 5) spinal fusion is actually defined as a one-level spinal fusion.
About Angeles Health
With 23 hospitals in 14 cities all over Mexico, Angeles Health is the country's largest private hospital network. We employ over 11,000 medical specialists that are able to treat more North American patients than any other hospital network outside of the USA.
Angeles Health in Tijuana launched in 2006 and the high quality of care and supportive environment we provide for our patients and their families is something we are very proud of. Our hospital is just 20 minutes’ drive from San Diego, a convenient location for patients based in the US and Canada. the area surrounding our hospital is an attractive business district that has a movie theater with English language movies, several shopping malls and great places to eat, many of which are well known American restaurant chains.
Patients choose Angeles Health in Mexico because we are the most advanced private hospital in Mexico. We focus on quality in every aspect of our services which means our patients leave us feeling happy and satisfied. Our recent progress in obtaining JCI accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence. There are fantastic cost savings to be made when comparing treatment at Angeles Health in Mexico with medical treatment in the US, Canada or other countries, making your health more manageable.
Our hospital in Tijuana was specifically built to meet the needs of patients from the United States and Canada. It is only 25 minutes' drive from the San Diego, CA airport and due to this convenient location over 50% of our patients are indeed medical tourists.
To find out for yourself how traveling to Mexico for your spinal fusion surgery might benefit you please contact us using the form on your right.