International Patient Program
For international patients coming to Spine Group Orlando
Spine Group Orlando is uniquely positioned as a true spine surgery destination. We offer a concierge program to assist the out-of-town international patient. The international patient gains the peace of mind that they are accessing the most advanced spine surgery capabilities in the world. By having minimally invasive spine surgery in the United States, the incision is much smaller which makes recovery from spine surgery much faster and with less discomfort than when a larger incision is made.
Maahir Haque, MD is recognized as a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. At Spine Group Orlando, Dr. Haque also provides second opinions for spine surgery and MRI reviews for those with back pain and neck pain. Dr. Haque emphasizes non-surgical treatment options where possible. When spine surgery is necessary because of a herniated disc, spinal fracture, or spinal stenosis, Dr. Haque operates through tubular retractors that reduce the size of the incision, lessen blood loss, reduce time in the hospital, speed return to activity with a less painful recovery. This spine surgery expertise enables many patients to have outpatient spine surgery and be home the same day.
We treat spine patients needing assessment or second opinion for spine surgery or artificial disc replacement. We see patients from a variety of countries including:
- Central America (including Costa Rica, Panama, etc.)
- Caribbean (including U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, etc.)
- Middle East (including Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar)
Spine Group Orlando provides competitively-priced bundled prices for services. These bundled case rate prices address spinal injections and same-day minimally invasive spine surgeries. Spine surgeries covered under a bundled price include endoscopic discectomy, microdiscectomy, laminectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and minimally invasive fusions.
Post operative care can include private duty nursing. Specialized spine therapy can be provided as patients recover in some of the world’s premiere resort facilities located in Orlando. We can also assist patients and their families with their reservations with Orlando’s theme parks like Disneyworld and Universal Studios. Translation services are also available at a reasonable cost.
Spine Group Orlando can assist with travel arrangements through our personal global concierge.
Patients arrive at Orlando International Airport. Our office is just southwest of Orlando, and is a 20 minute drive from the airport.
Maahir Haque, MD is recognized as a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. At Spine Group Orlando, Dr. Maahir Haque also provides second opinions for spine surgery and MRI reviews for those with back pain and neck pain. Dr. Haque emphasizes non-surgical options for back pain and neck pain where possible. This can include accessing a back pain specialist with expertise in pain-relieving spinal injections and spine therapists. Spine therapy can include back stretches that can be a future home remedy for back pain or neck pain. If spine surgery is necessary because of a herniated disc, spinal fracture, or spinal stenosis, Dr. Maahir Haque operates through tubular retractors that reduce the size of the incision, lessen blood loss, reduce time in the hospital, speed return to activity with a less painful recovery. This spine surgery expertise enables many patients to have outpatient spine surgery and be home the same day. Spine Group Orlando and Dr. Maahir Haque provides artificial disc replacement in the neck using the Mobi-C disc implant, the first FDA-approved disc for multiple levels in the neck. Prodisc-C is also used for artificial disc replacement in the cervical spine. Dr. Haque is also one of the few spine surgeons in Orlando, Florida to provide lumbar artificial disc replacement using the Prodisc-L artificial disc. Dr. Haque is also referred patients from across Orlando and north central Florida for artificial disc replacement surgery as an alternative to spinal fusion. Accordingly, Dr. Haque's patients travel from across north central Florida, including: Orlando; Jacksonville; Tallahassee; Lakeland; Gainesville; Tampa; Daytona Beach; and Cocoa Beach. The spine center, as a destination for medical tourism for some international patients from Mexico and the Caribbean, can provide recommendations to out-of-town patients on nearby hotels and tourist attractions. Dr. Haque is featured on the national site CentersforArtificialDisc.com as an author on the subject of artificial disc replacement for herniated discs in the neck. The Centers for Artificial Disc web site has content specific to disc replacement options and alternatives to spinal fusion. Click here to visit the Centers for Artificial Disc.