Unfortunately, sometimes, the decision to undergo spinal surgery cannot be avoided.
Having surgery in a different country from your own raises all sorts of questions and concerns, we fully understand that, but we can guarantee that you will be provided with the best care and attention possible. The main priority is obviously providing an experienced, highly qualified surgeon. Our spinal surgeons are amongst some of the most eminently respected with the Baltic States and among the highest qualified and experienced in Europe.
Our patent coordinator will be available to answer any questions or give advice if any problems arise for a year following your surgery.
We offer spinal surgery packages, which include liability insurance. For any additional medical procedures that may be required within a two month period, following surgery, the hospital will assume liability up to the value of 30 000 Euro. Any further procedures must be performed in Riga. The insurance will cover the cost of any further surgery or treatment only if there is conclusive evidence that the surgeon has made a mistake or error in treatment.
Following your initial enquiry regarding spinal surgery, you will have been sent an information leaflet. Information is given about the risk of post operative and delayed post operative complications in detail, we recommend that you read this closely.
In our experience, 97 – 98% of patients will have no post operative complications, approximately 2-3% of spinal patients will have some sort of complication following their surgery when they return to the UK. If you suffer from any complications once you are back in the UK you should immediately contact your GP or nearest hospital. You are entitled to NHS care no matter where you had your initial surgery. If further surgery is required and it is proven that a mistake has been made by one of our surgeons, the basic surgery package price will be refunded. As evidence of our exceptional experience and professionalism we do not charge anything extra for the liability insurance, we have as yet, never had to apply it. Only additional operations and treatments that are deemed necessary following a mistake by a surgeon are covered by the basic insurance. This is also common practice in the UK & Ireland.
Having to wait lengthy periods for surgery in the UK is now commonplace due to increased demand and lack of resources within the NHS. Some patients may have to wait several months or maybe even years for their surgery. It is a growing trend however, that many patients are thinking about and are indeed having spinal surgery abroad. We understand that there have been reports about disreputable clinics and some patients are genuinely concerned. We here at Neuro Spine Riga are proud of our excellent reputation, both here in the Baltic States and in Europe. The number of patients requesting consultations and receiving surgery from us is increasing, and feedback and testaments from former patients is positive and complimentary to not only our surgeons, but also about the care and concern given to all our patients. To ensure that our patients are safe, sound and comfortable is paramount.
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