Private Neurosurgery for Spine in Canada

In recent years, the demand for private neurosurgery for spine in Canada has been on the rise. As the population ages and the prevalence of spine-related conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs increases, the need for timely and effective neurosurgical interventions has become more pronounced. This has led to a growing interest in the availability and accessibility of private neurosurgery options for individuals seeking specialized care for spinal conditions.

The Canadian healthcare system is based on the principles of universality, accessibility, comprehensiveness, and portability, as outlined in the Canada Health Act. Under this system, all Canadian citizens and permanent residents have access to medically necessary hospital and physician services without direct charges at the point of care. However, the reality of accessing neurosurgical care within the public system can be characterized by long wait times for consultations, diagnostic imaging, and surgical interventions. This can lead to significant delays in treatment and prolonged suffering for individuals with debilitating spine-related conditions.

In response to the limitations of the public neurosurgical system, private neurosurgery clinics have emerged to offer expedited access to specialized spine care. These clinics are often founded and operated by neurosurgeons who have chosen to practice outside of the public healthcare system, providing services on a fee-for-service basis or through private insurance arrangements. Private neurosurgery clinics may offer a range of interventions, including consultations, diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive surgeries, and post-operative rehabilitation, with a focus on personalized care and efficient delivery of services.

The availability of private neurosurgery for spine in Canada presents several potential benefits for patients. First and foremost, private clinics offer shorter wait times for consultations and surgical procedures, allowing individuals to receive timely care and potentially avoid further deterioration of their spinal conditions. Additionally, private neurosurgery clinics may provide access to advanced surgical techniques and technologies that are not readily available within the public system, potentially leading to improved surgical outcomes and faster recovery times. Furthermore, the personalized nature of care in private clinics may contribute to a more patient-centered experience, with greater emphasis on individualized treatment plans and comprehensive post-operative support.

If you were put on a long wait list to see a neurosurgeon for your spine issue contact Health Vantis to find out how we can help you get an MRI review and a phone consultation with a neurosurgeon in Canada or the USA. You can reach us toll-free 877 344 3544 or email us at info@healthvantis.com

Private Endometriosis Surgery in BC

Endometriosis is a frustrating medical condition that makes a woman’s everyday life challenging. The growth of endometrial-like tissue outside of the uterus on other organs affects the severity of menstrual bleeding and cramps. Some women have to take days off work just to go through their cycles.

There are a few options to treat endometriosis without surgery. Those include over-the-counter pain medication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, birth control, and other hormonal medications. If all those failed your GYN might recommend surgery.

Endometrial excision and/or a hysterectomy are the most common two surgeries done to treat endometriosis. Both can be done laparoscopically. Unfortunately, as many Canadian women experience delays in medical care, surgery for endometriosis has a long wait time. It will depend on the province you live in, but in some provinces, it can take up to 2 years to even see a GYN surgeon.

If you are unwilling to wait and would like to explore your private path for endometrial excision and/or hysterectomy, Health Vantis can assist. We helped many women get to surgery and feel better. What we require is a recent (within the last 6 months) Ultrasound or an MRI of the uterus. We then can submit your medical records for review and a phone consultation with a GYN surgeon in the US.

There is a Canadian option as well. However, the difference is that they require an in-person visit and they schedule their surgeries 2-4 months out depending on their availability. Their pricing sometimes is higher as well.

To learn more about your private endometriosis surgery in the US or Canada, please reach out to us by email info@healthvantis.com or by toll-free phone 877 344 3544.

Private Hysterectomy in Canada

Many Canadian women get frustrated when they are told that the wait time for their elective hysterectomy is a long one. Depending on where you live and the priority of your case, it can be 3 months or 2 years! I was talking to a prospective client the other day and she told me that in Nova Scotia the wait time to see a GYN can be 7 years!

Many turn to Google searching for private hysterectomy in Canada. Searching online takes time and requires you to do all the leg work. Sometimes calling a medical facility or hospital can seem like a repetitive circle to just find out if they take patients from Canada.

Health Vantis has plenty of experience arranging private hysterectomies in the US. We successfully helped arrange laparoscopic and abdominal hysterectomies as well as myomectomies and fibroid removals. The timeline for the process is 2-4 weeks from the day you have a phone consultation with a GYN surgeon. Most women can get to surgery as soon as they wish and their work and life situation allows.

Recently, we added a Canadian medical facility to our list. Canadian women can now have laparoscopic hysterectomy here in Canada. The cost differs according to personal situation and medical records are subject to a review. The range is CAD$17,000 to $20,000. They require an in-person visit for a consultation. After the visit and if it is determined you are a good candidate, they schedule the procedure within 1-3 months.

If you are looking for private hysterectomy options, please give us a call or email us to discuss your options. We can be reached by toll-free 877 344 3544 or by email info@healthvantis.com

Elective Hysterectomy in Ontario

Elective hysterectomy means that it is non-urgent and can be scheduled. The wait times in Ontario are not as bad as in the rest of Canada, but depending on where you are they can still feel long. Even though it is an elective procedure, many women feel that their well-being is compromised and waiting affects their mental health and quality of life.

If you are looking for a private hysterectomy option we can help. We work with a few medical facilities that offer it. Most of them are located in the US. All the facilities we work with in the US can do a remote review of medical records and a phone consultation. The pricing starts from about USD$8500 and goes up depending on what kind of hysterectomy is right for you.

The advantage of traveling to the US for this surgery is that you only make one trip. The type of hysterectomy will be determined by a GYN surgeon after they review your medical records. Once that is done, we can usually get your surgery scheduled within 2-4 weeks.

Recently, we added a Canadian medical facility to our list. Canadian women can now have laparoscopic hysterectomy here in Canada. The cost differs and medical records are subject to a review. The range is CAD$17,000 to $20,000. They require an in-person visit for a consultation. After the visit and if it is determined you are a good candidate they schedule the procedure within 1-3 months.

If you are looking for private hysterectomy options please give us a call or email us to discuss your options. We can be reached by toll-free at 877 344 3544 or by email at info@healthvantis.com

Private Intracept Spine Procedure

Many Canadians suffer from lower back pain. A lot of money is spent on chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists trying to alleviate the pain. When all conservative methods fail, a minimally invasive procedure can be considered. It is called Intracept or basivertebral nerve ablation. It is not yet offered in Canada.

With the Intracept procedure, the physician makes a 3mm to 5mm incision in the lower back. A radiofrequency probe is then inserted to access the center of the vertebrae at the trunk of the basivertebral nerve. Then heat is applied through the probe desensitizing the nerve making it unable to transmit a pain signal.

The procedure is very minimally invasive and does not change the structure of the spine, thus the recovery time is faster and the risk of complication is low. The procedure is done under general anesthesia. You will need a responsible travel companion to come pick you up and take you back to your hotel room for recovery.

To be a good candidate for this procedure very specific requirements have to be met. Modic changes in the spine have to be present. Modic changes are bone marrow lesions seen within a vertebral body on MRI. These changes are suggestive of being associated with low back pain.

Health Vantis can arrange a consultation with a neurosurgeon to review your MRI and see if you may be a good candidate for this procedure. To find out more reach out to us by email info@healthvantis.com or toll-free 877 344 3544