Limb Lengthening Surgery Doctors and Costs - 2022
Limb lengthening surgery has become more and more popular in recent years. However, as with many orthopedic surgical procedures, doctors and costs of limb lengthening surgery differ from country to country. In this article, you will find the countries where you can have lengthening surgery, the best lengthening surgeons, methods, and costs.
With the revolutionary innovations in orthopedic surgery, people can now grow up to 6-8 cm with one surgery and 13-15 cm with two surgeries in less than a year. Therefore, thousands of people suffering from short stature achieve their dream height with this life-changing surgery.
Limb lengthening surgery cost by methods
Gavriil Ilizarov, a Russian doctor, invented a brilliant device that combined biology and biomechanics in the 1950s. The modern era of limb lengthening surgery began with his device, known as a circular external fixator. Limb lengthening procedures, which have been developing since then, have moved to a whole new dimension with the combined and Internal methods. After the 2000s, procedures that require an external fixator device were replaced by internal nails that allow patients to return to daily life in a short time.
Advanced limb lengthening surgery methods and costs
LON Method: €16,500 - €30,000
Precice 2: €35,000 - €70,000
Precice Stryde: €55,000 - €100,000
In addition to the method you choose, the type and frequency of the post-operative service you will receive will also affect your total cost.
Here are the world's best limb lengthening surgeons and their costs:
1. Dr.Dror Paley - Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute / USA
Dr. Dror Paley is the Founder and President of the Paley Institute. He is known as the most experienced and respected orthopedic surgeon in the world in limb lengthening and deformity correction procedures.
Cost: $97,500 - $109,000 for Precice Stryde
2. Dr.Yuksel Yurttas – Esencan International Hospital / Istanbul, Turkey
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Yuksel Yurttas is one of the most experienced and successful orthopedic surgeons with more than 25 years of experience in limb lengthening and deformity correction procedures. After completing his education at Turkey's most prestigious military medical academy, he has performed over 600 successful orthopedic surgeries, including serious combat injuries in Turkey's most elite military hospitals. Dr. Yurttas uses LON, Precice 2, and Precice Stryde limb lengthening surgery methods and provides free consultation directly from his office.
Dr. Yurttas offers a comprehensive program from consultation to full recovery, including post-operative care and physical therapy with his highly professional healthcare team.
3. Dr.Kevin Debiparshad - LimbplastX Institute / USA
Dr. Kevin Debiparshad is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in limb lengthening and deformity correction procedures. The Harvard-trained surgeon uses the most advanced limb lengthening techniques such as Precice.
Cost: $75,000 - 85,000 for Precice Stryde
4. Dr.S.Robert Rozbruch – Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction, HSS / USA
Dr.S.Robert Rozbruch is chief of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Rozbruch, a respected surgeon in his field, also uses the most advanced methods such as Precice. There are also surgeons Dr.Taylor Reif and Dr.Austin T. Fragomen, who are experts in limb lengthening surgeries at HSS.
Cost: $80,000 to $100,000 for Precice Stryde
5. Dr. Shahab Mahboubian - North Hollywood, CA / USA
Dr. Shahab Mahboubian is one of the world-renowned orthopedic surgeons specializing in limb lengthening and deformity correction. Dr. Mahbobian welcomes his patients at the Height Lengthening Institute in Los Angeles, California. Also, Dr. Mahbobian is the most popular and most followed limb lengthening surgeon on social media.
Cost: $75,000 to $85,000 for Precice Stryde
6. Dr. Michael J. Assayag - International Center for Limb Lengthening / USA
The International Center for Limb Lengthening, which includes a large number of specialist surgeons, is one of the most experienced centers for leg lengthening in the USA.
Cost: $70,000 to $80,000 ≈ for Precice 2 - Precice Stryde
7. Dr. Arshak E. Mirzoyan - Yerevan Center of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction / Armenia
What makes Dr. Arshak E. Mirzoyan different is that he studied and worked directly under the leadership of Professor Ilizarov.
Cost: No definite price for the surgery. Charges are made in cm.
8. Dr. Augustin Betz - Betz Institute / Germany
Dr. Betz is the founder of the Betz Institute and is known as one of the most experienced surgeons in limb lengthening procedures. He also uses the BETZBONE® technique, an invention of his institute, as a lengthening method.
Cost: €53,700 for femurs + €7,200 for nail removal, €56,300 for tibias + €7,500 for nail removal
9. Dr. Rainer Baumgart - ZEM-Germany
ZEM-Germany was founded in 2006 by Prof.Dr.Rainer Baumgart. The institute is specialized in leg lengthening with intramedullary nails.
Cost: €120,000 to €160,000 for both femurs and both tibias including operational costs (Fitbone® nails)
10. Dr.Jean-Marc Guichet – Guichet Institue / Italy & Harley Street Specialist Hospital / UK
Dr. Jean-Marc Guichet is a respected orthopedic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in limb lengthening and reconstruction surgery. Dr.Guichet uses Precice Stryde and his own invention Guichet® Nail as a lengthening method.
Cost: €50,000 to €60,000 for Guichet® Nail
11. Dr. Donghoon Lee – Limb Lengthening Center DALRI / South Korea
Dr. Lee is an award-winning orthopedic surgeon specializing in limb lengthening surgeries. He performs limb lengthening surgeries with various methods from LON to Precice at DALRI (Donghoon Advanced Limb Lengthening Reconstruction Institute) in South Korea.
Cost: $40,000 to $70,000 depending on the method.
12. Dr Dimitrios Giotikas - Athens BJR / Greece
Dr. Dimitros Giotikas is the founder and director of Athens BJR. Dr. Giotikas specializes in limb lengthening and limb reconstruction surgery. He uses a variety of methods, including TSF, LATN, Guichet Nail, and the Precice nail.
Cost: €25,000 to €48,500 depending on the method (external, combined, internal)
Note: This list is not ordered according to the quality and qualifications of doctors. All the doctors on the list are well-known, respected, and experienced surgeons.
Cheaper alternatives: Iran, India, Egypt
Iran, India, and Egypt are also countries where limb lengthening surgeries have been performed. However, prices in these countries differ according to doctors and clinics. In addition, costs are not transparent and negative reviews are reported on quality. For this reason, we have not mentioned these countries in detail in this article.
Many countries and doctors have different services included and not included in the leg lengthening surgery price. When you contact them, don't forget to ask what services the surgery price covers.
Why is limb lengthening surgery expensive?
Limb lengthening surgery is quite different from other aesthetic procedures. The surgery requires advanced orthopedic equipment and is only performed by qualified and experienced surgeons. Therefore, it is an expensive procedure compared to other cosmetic surgeries.
Which is the best country for leg lengthening surgery?
Today, Limb lengthening procedures are successfully performed by experienced and qualified surgeons in many countries such as the USA, Germany, England, South Korea, Greece, and Turkey. However, in these countries, leg lengthening surgery costs vary due to the surgeon's experience, tax rates, labor costs, equipment costs, accommodation costs, and post-operative service costs. While the costs of aesthetic procedures are quite high in the USA and European countries, the procedures are performed with the same quality at much lower costs in countries such as Turkey.
In short, the best countries for leg lengthening surgery are the USA, Germany, England, South Korea, and Turkey.
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