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Bumrungrad— Asia’s Pioneer of Cited Medical Excellence

Bumrungrad Hospital has helped make Thailand one of the world’s most trusted medical tourism destinations. In 2002, Bumrungrad became the first hospital in Asia to earn Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement is a procedure where a diseased spinal disc is replaced with an artificial one made of metal. This procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion.

While artificial disc replacement is as effective in reduction of pain as spinal fusion, it gives greater range of motion of the spine after surgery.

People with osteoporosis (thin bones), allergy to stainless steel, joint disease, and chronic infections are not good candidates for this procedure.

Patients are usually able to return home hours after surgery or the next day. Medications are prescribed to take care of the post-surgical pain and infection. The process of healing can be sped by following a healthy diet, quitting smoking, regular exercise, and maintaining good posture.


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                    BayView Hospital

                    Bridgetown, Barbados


                    Languages: English

                    BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

                    Singapore General Hospital

                    Singapore, Singapore


                    Languages: English

                    With a history and tradition of medical excellence spanning two centuries, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is Singapore’s flagship hospital.

                    SGH operates as a restructured hospit...

                    Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

                    Pattaya/Chonburi, Thailand


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, HA

                    Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Flemish, Italian, German, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu

                    As one of the health care institutions, under the Bangkok Hospital Group, for Thailand’s medical tourism, we are recognized as a tertiary hospital – a highly awarded status representing th...

                    UCSF Medical Center

                    California, United States


                    Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian

                    UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world for innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research. We are one of the nation's top 10 hospitals, according to an annual sur...
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