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Herniated Disc Surgery ("Premium" Package)

Centro Médico Teknon Spain Barcelona
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Bartolomé Oliver
Was trained in Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, the USA
48 years of experience

Dr. Bartolome Oliver has been practicing since 1979 and performs microsurgical operations and utilizes apparatuses of non-invasive radiosurgery. He provides online consultations and is a member of various international medical communities. He is the author of 150 publications and 350 reports at international medical conferences.

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Professor Bartolome Oliver is a renowned neurosurgeon from Spain, performing over 200 surgeries annually. Teknon Hospital excels in spine-related treatments.
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  • Discectomy
  • Consultation with a neurosurgeon


  • 5 days in the hospital
  • 10 days in the hotel


Individual chamber


Transfer is not included

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Лилия Михайловна • Spinal stenosis

May 20, 2019
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In childhood and old age you perceive reality as a fairy tale. A fairy tale as a reality. In these ages, and the pain is felt somehow completely unbearable. Yesterday, I still suffered, but today, at least on the wall. In old age you become overgrown with connections in every sense. For any reason there is the best-inventor specialist. But suddenly, it helps everyone, and alas, you. The pain devastates the pockets and turns the soul. All life is reduced to overcoming its Luminaries of medicine shrug And you understand, while you are still sitting, the pain is silent. Having exhausted our local professional resource, the son turned to Bookimed It turns out that there is such a wonderful organization that finds the best specialist in the fairy tale, who once again inspires you. If I had been told this, I would have laughed. But the whole last year I was sick. The pain followed everywhere And that organization finds a clinic in Barcelona, ​​in the clinic of a surgeon with an ancient Spanish name and with the latest approaches He talked to me on Skype And then - the road And then 6 hours of picking at me Yes, so that after waking up from anesthesia, I worried about when they start the operation Doctors and nurses work as a well-established mechanism I know that a bad comparison, but the impression that you are in production. I understand, "the Soviet have their own pride" But pain pah-pah gone And for me, the patient, the main thing so she doesn't Returned. Now I know who will find the one who will relieve from pain-bookimed! I can only say thank you for organizing the trip, for the clinic, for the doctors .... for all the wonderful people who know how to understand and sympathize, and do their work with dignity. And Dr. Oliver Abadan Bartolomeo is just a magician. Thank you again. As long as it hurts, you can’t think about anything, but once you let it go, you are a public unit. I hats off to professionals. I am always grateful. Alexander Katsev, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Academician
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Катерина • Brain tumor

Jul 3, 2019
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"Once again I want to express my deep gratitude to Katerina and Darya for all that they have done for my son and me !!!
The clinic has a very good atmosphere, despite the fact that it is a hospital. Stay in this clinic can be compared with a sanatorium. The doctors are qualified, they explain everything in detail, they are treated with respect. The chamber is very comfortable, beautiful view from the window, which helps to switch a little from the disease. There is wi-fi in the ward, which is very important for foreign patients, since you can always contact your relatives without any problems. There is a TV, a fridge, a shower and a toilet in the ward. I am very pleased with the book service, namely Katerina and Daria, as they facilitated all the organizational issues. We picked up the necessary flight at the best price. I was very worried that when we arrived at the airport we would reach the clinic without knowing the language. But bookimed takes care of his patients, we were met by a transfer, brought to the clinic, held to the reception, helped to arrange all the documents. If there were any questions, Daria and Katerina are always in touch and always helped to resolve any issue. I am very pleased with the clinic that bookimed offered us. Cun underwent five operations that were successful and now, every day his son is getting better. My advice to everyone, if you are told in Ukraine that nothing can be done or just watch, do not give in and be sure to contact bookimed to get advice from experienced doctors according to your diagnosis. So, as in Ukraine there are not many devices, without which doctors refuse to perform certain operations. And naturally they do not have the necessary experience in treating certain diagnoses. I used to think how to get advice abroad if I have never been abroad in my life. It turns out everything is very simple, you just need to contact bookimed, and they organize a consultation with the doctor who is needed for you. Once again I want to express my deep gratitude to Katerina and Darya for all that they have done for my son and me !!!
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Фуад • Brain tumor

Mar 15, 2019
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"I strongly advise everyone to use the services of Bookimed! I am very pleased with the work of Bookimed employees! They do their job perfectly well and at the same time do a noble cause!"
Used the online consultation service of Dr. Bartolomé Oliver. Since I did not want to rely on the opinion of one doctor. I was looking for the opinion of a doctor with another "school", from another country, but at the same time experienced. During the video conference I was provided with a translator. I was able to ask all my questions and received comprehensive answers. I express my gratitude to the staff of the Bookimed portal (especially Ostap Bondarenko) for their promptness. After submitting the application for several hours, I was provided with an online consultation with one of the leading doctors. This is just fantastic! And what a noble thing! I strongly advise everyone to use the services of Bookimed! I am very pleased with the work of Bookimed employees! They do their job perfectly well and at the same time do a noble cause!
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Stephanie • Acoustic neuroma
United States of America

Oct 3, 2019
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"The surgery bought us +10 precious years with our mother which is priceless!"Return: About the doctor, About the clinic, About the results, About the experience, The surgery bought us +10 precious years with our mother which is priceless!
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Great and thorough communication, after weeks of research we ended up choosing Prof. Oliver, had a Skype consultation and scheduled the surgery a few months later. My mother got the best care, the surgery went perfect despite all the risks associated with brain surgery. I can’t thank Prof. Oliver Bartolome enough, his skill is a gift from God! He was extremely kind and patient and answered all the questions throughout our hospital stay and follow up appointments. The surgery bought us +10 precious years with our mother which is priceless! The hospital is very clean, food is good and staff is friendly; great views of the Tibidabo from the hospital room and gorgeous green manicured gardens that lead to the main entrance. The place is huge, it took me a couple days to learn my way around from the parking to all the right departments.
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Great and thorough communication Great and thorough communication, after weeks of research I ended up using one of the neurosurgeons they recommended in Barcelona, we had a Skype consultation and scheduled the surgery a few months later. Great platform for choosing a surgeon abroad, they really know their stuff! My mother got the best care, the surgery went perfect despite all the risks associated with brain surgery. Thank you Bookimed team for your wonderful help!

Константин Слепуха • Cerebral artery aneurysm

Mar 6, 2020
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- "Thank you for being there!"
I want to thank bookimed (coordinator Igor Kobylinsky) for his help in organizing a Skype consultation with Dr. Bartolome Oliver. A communication based on trust is so lacking in our routine. Thank you for such communication, thanks for understanding parental anxiety. Bookimed is a real informational need! Thank you for being there! The consultation was useful, thanks to the doctor for the communication, thanks to the translator and clinic coordinator Ostap Bondarenko for participating in the organization of the consultation. Igor Kobylinsky, Ostap Bondarenko - you are where you should be, “take off my hat” and thanks again! Konstantin. Ukraine. Odessa.
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What are the types of discectomy?

In world neurosurgical practice, the following types of discectomy are used:

  • classic discectomy;
  • microdiscectomy (using a special surgical microscope);
  • endoscopic microdiscectomy (minimally invasive disc removal through several incisions up to 2 cm).
What are the indications for surgery?

Discectomy is prescribed for such diseases:

  • intervertebral hernia, which compresses the nerve roots of the spinal cord;
  • changes in the spinal disc with osteochondrosis;
  • disc injury and injury
  • narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis).
What are the contraindications for discectomy?

Contraindications for discectomy:

  • blood clotting disorders;
  • oncological diseases;
  • inflammation and infection;
  • diabetes;
  • pregnancy;
  • disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
What examination should be done before the intervention?

Before discectomy, the patient undergoes an examination, which includes:

  • blood chemistry;
  • coagulogram;
  • electrocardiography;
  • x-ray of the lungs;
  • radiography;
  • computed (CT) or magnetic resonance (MRI) tomography.
How long does a discectomy take?

The duration of the operation is from 30 minutes to 2 hours , depending on the surgical approach chosen by the doctor (open, endoscopic.) After 6 hours, the patient can already get up and walk.

Hospitalization does not exceed 3 days .

How is an intervertebral disc removed?

Discectomy is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the localization of the intervertebral hernia, the operation is performed in the areas of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar regions.

The discectomy is performed by a neurosurgeon. With an open intervention, he performs an incision up to 10 cm , through which he removes the damaged intervertebral disc.

If necessary, the doctor fixes the vertebrae with a special frame or replaces the intervertebral disc with an artificial one.

The operation lasts up to 2 hours .

For the first 2 months after the intervention, doctors recommend wearing a supporting corset.


The incision for microdiscectomy is only 3 cm , and the total duration of the operation does not exceed 1.5 hours .

Endoscopic microdiscectomy

When performing an endoscopic microdiscectomy, doctors use local anesthesia . The incision does not exceed 2 cm . The duration of the operation is less than half an hour .

What complications can occur after the removal of the spinal disc?

After any type of discectomy, there is a possibility of developing some complications:

  • sensory disturbance in the extremities;
  • development of a hernia in adjacent intervertebral discs;
  • deep vein thrombosis of the legs;
  • inflammatory process in the spinal cord and its membrane.

To avoid such consequences, it is necessary to choose a qualified neurosurgeon and a clinic that has the necessary equipment. On our website you can find medical centers around the world that offer the best treatment.

How can Bookimed help you get the best treatment?

To get advice on choosing the best clinic in your particular case and the exact cost of the operation, leave a request and a Bookimed coordinating doctor will contact you. He will answer all questions about the removal of the spinal disc, explain what medical statements you need to prepare for this. After the doctors at your chosen clinic have reviewed these documents, they will draw up an individual diagnostic and treatment program with an accurate cost.

If the received treatment program suits you, the Bookimed coordinating doctor agrees the dates of the trip with you and writes you to the selected clinic. Our care department will help you choose the best accommodation option and tickets for the patient and his accompanying person.

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Spain, Barcelona
Neurosurgeon - Bartolomé Oliver
48 years of experience
  • Over 43 years of neurosurgery experience with Dr. Bartolomé Oliver, who has been practicing since 1976 and performs over 200 surgeries annually.
  • Internationally trained and accredited, Dr. Oliver has completed education and training in renowned institutions across Europe and North America.
  • Remote consultations available, offering a second opinion and treatment plans via Skype, ensuring convenience and accessibility.
  • Comprehensive care package for intervertebral hernia treatment, including diagnosis, surgery, electrocardiogram, blood tests, and a 5-day stay in both hospital and hotel.
  • Renowned Centro Médico Teknon, recognized for its world-class doctors and cutting-edge medical equipment, providing exceptional care for international patients.
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