The main reason why patients travel abroad to have spine surgery is due to the very high costs in the US. In Canada, patients with severe back pain face long waits to see a spine surgeon and undergo spine surgery. If you are a candidate for spine surgery, it is essential to decide where to have it done. Therefore, it is crucial to be informed about the credentials and training of the doctors who will perform your surgery. Depending on each particular case, spine surgery can be performed in the traditional way (open surgery) or minimally invasive.
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