MedTours_Africa

October 5, 2018

 

This week, we as MedTours Africa, have compiled some frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to brain surgery and the different options available. I am encouraging you to go through them to help you overcome your fears and make a more informed decision.  These are listed below

Is brain surgery dangerous?

Surgery on the brain or spinal cord is a serious operation, and surgeons are very careful to try to limit any problems either during or after surgery. Complications during or after surgery such as bleeding, infections, or reactions to anesthesia are rare, but they can happen.

Is brain surgery painful?

With brain surgery, that’s not an issue since neurons in the brain don’t have pain receptors, so as long as the scalp is numbed properly, patients don’t “feel” anything the surgeons are doing in the brain itself.

How long is brain tumor surgery?

For surgeries like craniotomy the length varies according to the part of the brain being operated on. It may take around 4-6 hours, but can be longer.

What is the most common brain surgery?

Craniotomy is the most common surgery and it involves making an incision in the scalp and creating a hole known as a bone flap in the skull. The hole and incision are made near the area of the brain being treated. During open brain surgery, your surgeon may opt to remove tumors.

Can brain tumor be cured?

Brain tumors may be cured if they are completely removed by surgery. The grade II tumor cells grow and spread more slowly than grade III and IV tumor cells. They may spread into nearby tissue and may recur (come back). Grade IV tumors usually cannot be cured.

Sources

http://brainfacts.org/

MedTours_Africa

October 5, 2018

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery
The main advantages of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery over conventional orthopedic techniques are; improved accuracy and precision in the preparation of bone surfaces, more reliable and reproducible outcomes, and greater spatial accuracy. Orthopedic surgery is ideally suited for the application of robotic systems. The ability to isolate and rigidly fix bones in known positions allows robotic devices to be securely fixed to the bone. As such, the bone is treated as a fixed object, simplifying the computer control of the robotic system. Commercially available robotic systems can be categorized as either passive or active devices, or can be categorized as positioning or milling/cutting devices. Applications of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery include total hip and knee replacement, tunnel placement for reconstruction of knee ligaments, and trauma and spinal procedures.
Robotic Hip Surgery
Hip impingement, torn labrum and osteoarthritis or arthritis are the most possible causes of hip pain. The various surgeries performed to remove the hip pain are total hip replacement, arthroscopic hip surgery and hip resurfacing surgery. robotic surgery is the most modern and are employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and blood loss. Ultimately, the patient can have a shorter hospital stay. The two surgical procedures that are specially designed to repair the damaged parts or portions of the hip joint are arthroscopic hip surgery and total hip replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip replacement procedure, is performed using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. Its main advantage is that no muscles are cut in exposure or preparation of the hip joint. It can be a treatment option for people suffering with either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease, and is designed to assist surgeons in attaining a new level of reproducible surgical precision in hip surgery. The operation is performed by initially preparing the femur(thigh bone), and remove just the amount of bone required for the tight placement of the implant in the bone. The implants are exceedingly resilient and last lifelong.

Direct Anterior Muscle-sparing Hip Arthroplasty
It allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function, are left undisturbed and, therefore, do not require a healing process.
Robotic Hip Arthroscopy
It is the most modern surgery and employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and less blood loss. It aims to remove the debris from the hip joint.

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery
Robotic knee replacement surgery can perform either total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. In this surgery, the damaged portion of the knee is resurfaced, without touching the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The implant is then fitted in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly.
There surely is an unending list of orthopaedic surgery options available. Consult specialists for the best treatment for your particular condition and get the best treatment from the best doctors worldwide. Get at minimum of at least three quotations from professional orthopaedics through MedTours Africa. You will also be assisted with visa applications, flight and accommodation bookings, all completed in a short space of time, resulting in less strain and hussles for you. Begin your journey today to better bone health.
Source:
http://www.fortishealthcare.com/international/Orthopaedic/?utm_source=Google-Search&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=International-Ortho-Search-Kws&utm_keyword=%2Borthopedic%20%2Bsurgery%20in%20%2Bindia&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyrKt247H3QIVxbHtCh19QQhVEAAYAiAAEgLhlPD_BwE
http://www.alphinelife.com/robotic-orthopedic-surgery/

The main advantages of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery over conventional orthopedic techniques are; improved accuracy and precision in the preparation of bone surfaces, more reliable and reproducible outcomes, and greater spatial accuracy. Orthopedic surgery is ideally suited for the application of robotic systems. The ability to isolate and rigidly fix bones in known positions allows robotic devices to be securely fixed to the bone. As such, the bone is treated as a fixed object, simplifying the computer control of the robotic system. Commercially available robotic systems can be categorized as either passive or active devices, or can be categorized as positioning or milling/cutting devices. Applications of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery include total hip and knee replacement, tunnel placement for reconstruction of knee ligaments, and trauma and spinal procedures.
Robotic Hip Surgery
Hip impingement, torn labrum and osteoarthritis or arthritis are the most possible causes of hip pain. The various surgeries performed to remove the hip pain are total hip replacement, arthroscopic hip surgery and hip resurfacing surgery. robotic surgery is the most modern and are employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and blood loss. Ultimately, the patient can have a shorter hospital stay. The two surgical procedures that are specially designed to repair the damaged parts or portions of the hip joint are arthroscopic hip surgery and total hip replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip replacement procedure, is performed using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. Its main advantage is that no muscles are cut in exposure or preparation of the hip joint. It can be a treatment option for people suffering with either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease, and is designed to assist surgeons in attaining a new level of reproducible surgical precision in hip surgery. The operation is performed by initially preparing the femur(thigh bone), and remove just the amount of bone required for the tight placement of the implant in the bone. The implants are exceedingly resilient and last lifelong.

Direct Anterior Muscle-sparing Hip Arthroplasty
It allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function, are left undisturbed and, therefore, do not require a healing process.
Robotic Hip Arthroscopy
It is the most modern surgery and employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and less blood loss. It aims to remove the debris from the hip joint.

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery
Robotic knee replacement surgery can perform either total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. In this surgery, the damaged portion of the knee is resurfaced, without touching the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The implant is then fitted in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly.
There surely is an unending list of orthopaedic surgery options available. Consult specialists for the best treatment for your particular condition and get the best treatment from the best doctors worldwide. Get at minimum of at least three quotations from professional orthopaedics through MedTours Africa. You will also be assisted with visa applications, flight and accommodation bookings, all completed in a short space of time, resulting in less strain and hussles for you. Begin your journey today to better bone health.
Source:
http://www.fortishealthcare.com/international/Orthopaedic/?utm_source=Google-Search&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=International-Ortho-Search-Kws&utm_keyword=%2Borthopedic%20%2Bsurgery%20in%20%2Bindia&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyrKt247H3QIVxbHtCh19QQhVEAAYAiAAEgLhlPD_BwE
http://www.alphinelife.com/robotic-orthopedic-surgery/

MedTours_Africa

October 3, 2018

 

Can’t find your car keys? Forget your grocery list? Can’t remember the name of the personal trainer you liked at the gym? You’re not alone. Everyone forgets things occasionally. Still, memory loss is nothing to take lightly.

Although there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, certain activities might help. Consider seven simple ways to sharpen your memory — and know when to seek help for memory loss.

  1. Stay mentally active

Just as physical activity helps keep your body in shape, mentally stimulating activities help keep your brain in shape — and might keep memory loss at bay. Do crossword puzzles. Play bridge. Take alternate routes when driving. Learn to play a musical instrument. Volunteer at a local school or community organization.

  1. Socialize regularly

Social interaction helps ward off depression and stress, both of which can contribute to memory loss. Look for opportunities to get together with loved ones, friends and others — especially if you live alone.

  1. Get organized

You’re more likely to forget things if your home is cluttered and your notes are in disarray. Jot down tasks, appointments and other events in a special notebook, calendar or electronic planner. You might even repeat each entry out loud as you jot it down to help cement it in your memory. Keep to-do lists current and check off items you’ve completed. Set aside a place for your wallet, keys and other essentials.

Limit distractions and don’t do too many things at once. If you focus on the information that you’re trying to retain, you’ll be more likely to recall it later. It might also help to connect what you’re trying to retain to a favorite song or another familiar concept.

  1. Sleep well

Sleep plays an important role in helping you consolidate your memories, so you can recall them down the road. Make getting enough sleep a priority. Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a day.

  1. Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet might be as good for your brain as it is for your heart. Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose low-fat protein sources, such as fish, lean meat and skinless poultry. What you drink counts, too. Too much alcohol can lead to confusion and memory loss.

  1. Include physical activity in your daily routine

Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body, including your brain. This might help keep your memory sharp.

For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, such as jogging — preferably spread throughout the week. If you don’t have time for a full workout, squeeze in a few 10-minute walks throughout the day.

 

MedTours_Africa

October 2, 2018

by Kundayi Zengeya

While brain surgery is the most common treatment for brain tumors, there are other options for treatment:

Steroids—when many people hear ‘steroids’ they think of the steroids used by athletes to build muscle. These are not the same steroids used to treat brain tumors symptoms. Steroids given to a patient for use before, during or after surgery are called corticosteroids, and can help to reduce brain swelling and the buildup of fluids around a tumor.

Chemotherapy—this treatment may be used to treat the tumor, but is more known for treating malignant or higher-grade tumors. Chemotherapy drugs are used in attempt to prevent tumor cells from reproducing (cytostatic) or to kill the tumor cells (cytotoxic). Chemotherapy can be administered into the bloodstream through an artery, vein, muscle, the skin or taken by mouth (systemic delivery) or can be delivered closer to the tumor site to avoid the drugs traveling throughout the body (local delivery)

Radiation—this is a common cancer treatment for brain tumors. High doses of radiation are administered to the tumor to stop or slow its growth. Radiation can be used alone or in addition to surgery or chemotherapy.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery—Most people associate surgery with going under the knife. That is not the case with this treatment. Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is similar to radiation, however, radiation cannot tell the difference between tumor cells and healthy cells. Because doctors can deliver a more focused delivery of treatment to the brain tumor than conventional radiation treatment, this highly focused form of radiation is called radiosurgery.  This treatment is usually used to treat small brain and spinal cord tumors, blood vessel abnormalities in the brain, defined areas of cancer, certain small lung and liver tumors, and neurological like movement disorders. SRS can be delivered in two ways:

Linear Accelerator (LINAC)—uses high energy X-rays to treat tumors. Microwave technology is used to accelerate electrons which are targeted at a heavy metal target located in the LINAC, which creates the high-energy X-rays. For many cancers, LINAC therapy is one of the most precise and advanced forms of radiation treatment available.

Cobalt-60 Therapy—unlike LINAC therapy, patients are put under local anesthesia for treatment delivery. This treatment is beta-emitting radioactive isotope of cobalt. The gamma radiation created is used to treat tumors.

Proton Therapy—Hydrogen nuclei or protons are accelerated by a cyclotron. The protons are then directed at the tumor through beam shaping blocks, which match the shape of the tumor.

Particle Therapy—similar to proton therapy but larger, heavier particles are used to treat the disease with higher relative biological effectiveness than X-rays or protons.

Alternative & Integrative Medicine—some people choose alternative healthcare treatments or wish to combine conventional and alternative therapies – integrative medicine. Given that not all alternative methods are adequately tested and proven, patients should beware that the treatment may not be safe nor effective. Caution should be exercised and your conventional doctor consulted when considering integrative therapies. Many doctors may accept some alternative treatments alongside conventional treatments when appropriate.

Clinical Trials—these are used to develop new brain tumor treatments and help to get new drugs and medical devices to market. Clinical trials may offer additional treatment options that are not otherwise available. Participation in clinical trials is voluntary, and primary ways for researchers and manufacturers to show their products are safe and effective.

MedTours_Africa

September 27, 2018

 

 

by Kundayi Zengeya

The main advantages of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery over conventional orthopedic techniques are; improved accuracy and precision in the preparation of bone surfaces, more reliable and reproducible outcomes, and greater spatial accuracy. Orthopedic surgery is ideally suited for the application of robotic systems. The ability to isolate and rigidly fix bones in known positions allows robotic devices to be securely fixed to the bone. As such, the bone is treated as a fixed object, simplifying the computer control of the robotic system. Commercially available robotic systems can be categorized as either passive or active devices, or can be categorized as positioning or milling/cutting devices. Applications of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery include total hip and knee replacement, tunnel placement for reconstruction of knee ligaments, and trauma and spinal procedures.

 

Robotic Hip Surgery

Hip impingement, torn labrium and osteoarthritis or arthritis are the most possible causes of hip pain. The various surgeries performed to remove the hip pain are total hip replacement, arthroscopic hip surgery and hip resurfacing surgery. robotic surgery is the most modern and are employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and blood loss. Ultimately, the patient can have a shorter hospital stay. The two surgical procedures that are specially designed to repair the damaged parts or portions of the hip-joint are arthroscopic hip surgery and total hip replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip replacement procedure, is performed using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. Its main advantage is that no muscles are cut in exposure or preparation of the hip-joint. It can be a treatment option for people suffering with either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease, and is designed to assist surgeons in attaining a new level of reproducible surgical precision in hip surgery. The operation is performed by initially preparing the femur(thigh bone), and remove just the amount of bone required for the tight placement of the implant in the bone. The implants are exceedingly resilient and last lifelong.

 

Direct Anterior Muscle-sparing Hip Arthroplasty

It allows the surgeon to reach the hip-joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function, are left undisturbed and, therefore, do not require a healing process.
Robotic Hip Arthroscopy

It is the most modern surgery and employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and less blood loss. It aims to remove the debris from the hip-joint.

 

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Robotic knee replacement surgery can perform either total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. In this surgery, the damaged portion of the knee is resurfaced, without touching the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The implant is then fitted in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly.
There surely is an unending list of orthopaedic surgery options available. Consult specialists for the best treatment for your particular condition and get the best treatment from the best doctors worldwide. Get at minimum of at least three quotations from professional orthopaedics through MedTours Africa. You will also be assisted with visa applications, flight and accommodation bookings, all completed in a short space of time, resulting in less strain and hassles for you. Begin your journey today to better bone health.
Source:
http://www.fortishealthcare.com/international/Orthopaedic/?utm_source=Google-Search&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=International-Ortho-Search-Kws&utm_keyword=%2Borthopedic%20%2Bsurgery%20in%20%2Bindia&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyrKt247H3QIVxbHtCh19QQhVEAAYAiAAEgLhlPD_BwE
http://www.alphinelife.com/robotic-orthopedic-surgery/

MedTours_Africa

September 19, 2018

By Kundai Zengeya

You’ll often hear the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest used interchangeably, but in reality they aren’t the same thing.. These two distinct heart conditions are linked though the causes and symptoms differ.

Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac arrest occurs suddenly and often without warning . It is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Seconds later, a person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Death occurs within minutes if the victim does not receive treatment.
Sudden cardiac arrest can occur after a heart attack, or during recovery. Other heart conditions such as a thickened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), heart failure, arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation, and long Q-T syndrome may also disrupt the heart’s rhythm and lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest is reversible in most victims if it’s treated within a few minutes. First, call for emergency medical services. Then get an automated external defibrillator (AED), if one is available and use it as soon as it arrives. Begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately and continue until professional emergency medical services arrive. If two people are available to help, one should begin CPR immediately while the other calls for emergency medical services and finds an AED.

Heart Attack
A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. The longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the damage.
Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate and intense. More often, though, symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack. Unlike with sudden cardiac arrest, the heart usually does not stop beating during a heart attack. Also heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men.Heart attacks increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Most heart attacks do not lead to sudden cardiac arrest. But when sudden cardiac arrest occurs, heart attack is a common cause.
If you or someone you’re with has chest discomfort or other heart attack symptoms, call emergency medical services right away. While your first impulse may be to drive yourself or the heart attack victim to the hospital, it’s better to get an ambulance. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel can start treatment on the way to the hospital. They’re also trained to revive a person if their heart stops.
If you can’t reach EMS, drive the person to the hospital. If you’re the one with the symptoms, don’t drive yourself to the hospital unless you have no other choice.Many people delay treatment because they doubt they are having a heart attack. They don’t want to bother or worry their friends and family.

Heart Failure
Heart failure, sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. There are four types of heart failure namely left-sided heart failure, right-sided heart failure, cystolic heart failure and diastolic heart failure (also called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction).Certain conditions, such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure, gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.
Not all conditions that lead to heart failure can be reversed, but treatments can improve the signs and symptoms of heart failure and help you live longer. Lifestyle changes — such as exercising, reducing sodium in your diet, managing stress and losing weight — can improve your quality of life. Heart failure can be prevented by controllingconditions that cause heart failure, such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity.

Fast action can save lives. Follow the right procedures if someone experiences a heart attack or cardiac arrest. http://www.medtoursafrica.com

MedTours_Africa

September 13, 2018

By Kundayi Zengeya
One of MedTours Africa’s partner hospitals in Asia is Saudi German Hospital, which is located in Dubai. It has various services that it offers and some of these are listed below:

Oncology center
The cancer center at Saudi German Hospital Dubai, UAE provides comprehensive and compassionate cancer care by a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, covering prevention, diagnosis, acute and long-term treatment plan, post-operative chemo management of possible complications, emotional and psychological support, nutritional recommendations, pain management, follow-up and monitoring of possible recurrence. The center has full capacity of expertise treating breast cancer, skin cancer, thyroid and parathyroid cancer, salivary gland cancer, bone cancer, blood cancer, liver and gall bladder cancer, spleen and kidney tumors, bladder and prostate cancer, and gynecological related cancers.

Orthopedic Centre
The orthopedic department at SGH Dubai has traditionally been its strongest among other specialties. There are highly qualified and western trained staff that deal with any bone or joint problem and further rehabilitation. We are very sure that once you visit them, you will never look back or regret your decision. All types of trauma and fractures including spinal trauma, sports injuries including knee, ankle, shoulder and other joints problems are taken care of. Other services are joint replacements, spine, pediatric, arthroscopic and hand surgeries.

Cardiology center
To diagnose and treat cardiac conditions efficiently, SGH-Dubai offers the most comprehensive range and state of the art diagnostic equipment with treatment tools including the catheterization laboratory. SGH-Dubai offers a multi-disciplinary approach for preventing the occurrence or progression of cardiovascular disease covering patients of all ages, making them one of the leading Cardiology hospitals in Dubai. Heart disease is one of the main causes of death and disability globally and more specifically in the UAE.
Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and stress are the main risk factors resulting in heart attack, the majority of which can be controlled with basic precautions. Their goal is to ensure that all cardiac patients have access to effective diagnostic and treatment facilities, and are given the best possible solution to enjoy a healthy life.

Pediatric centre
The Children’s center at Saudi German Hospital provides physical check up, vaccination and specific treatments for pediatric symptoms. In the first phase of the hospital, there are 5 separate rooms on the 2nd floor exclusively designated for the little patients. These rooms are on the same floor as the OP and PICU. The ward is served by highly qualified nurses and doctors who are available 24 hours per day
High-quality care is provided to children ( 0 -13 years ) with all kind of surgical illnesses inclusive of birth defects. Counseling for best management is also extended to parents with antenatal diagnosed surgical illnesses in their fetuses.

Pediatric Urology in Dubai
They also provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and professional care for children (0-13 years of age) with illnesses or diseases of the genitals or urinary tract (kidneys, ureters and bladder) requiring pediatric surgery.

For more information on Services offered at SGH Dubai follow this link http://www.sghdubai.ae/eng/.

For more information on our partner hospitals anc services we offer follow this link http://www.medtoursafrica.com/.

The rise of medical tourism in UAE: Dubai

By Kundai Zengeya

Most patients choose Asian countries for medical assistance particularly surgeries. One would wonder why. The best reason would be because these countries promote medical tourism effectively. For instance, the UAE, today has entered into a number of prestigious partnerships to bring in advanced healthcare technologies, practices and standards from the West. In 2015 Cleveland Clinic and Mubadala Healthcare opened a hospital in the UAE with a 360-bed capacity. According to a senior official from the Dubai Health Authority, in 2016 Dubai health facilities received 325 000 medical tourists, resulting in an overall growth of 9,5%.
Orthopedic, dermatology and ophthalmology were the most sought medical and tourism specialties. Dubai is also well known for cosmetic, dental and fertility treatments.
Dubai alone has around 3000 private health facilities ranging from hospitals, specialised clinics and surgery centers with around 35 000 health specialists from more than 110 different nationalities working in the sector. These numbers are expected to grow to 40 000 specialists and 4000 health centers.

In Dubai we, as MedTours Africa, have partnered with Saudi German Hospital. SGH Dubai is one of the top hospitals in Dubai offering a wide range of services which includes all the major specialties and sub-specialties, along with an advanced critical care unit which adheres to the highest international standards.
The nature of the cases received by the hospital from outside the UAE is a bright evidence on the therapeutic efficacy it offers , which has contributed in changing the medical tourism concept to the so called “adverse medical tourism”. http://www.medtoursafrica.com

Liver Transplantation for Medical Tourists

By Kundayi Zengeya

Liver transplantation in India is an accepted treatment that is performed in cases of #liver failure or #end stage liver disease. Though in some cases of liver failure, patients can recover by being treated in specialized liver ICUs, but in majority cases liver transplant is the only option for survival.

There are several Indian surgeons, working with some of the leading Indian hospitals, who are transplant experts and have been trained and worked for several years in the world’s most renowned health centers, such as in USA, UK and Japan. Liver transplant in India is performed with high rates of success, by several health centers.

Though liver transplant in India has been started only recently, due to the growing credibility and the high rates of success of the Indian healthcare sector, its popularity has been growing immensely both among domestic and foreign citizens.

More importantly, liver transplant can be done efficiently in India at #costs that are almost half of that of the western countries. #Apollo Hospital in Chennai, Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai, St. Johns Hospital in Bangalore and CMC Hospital in Vellore are names of some of the hospitals that perform liver transplantation successfully in India. Moreover the Indian Government has recently started issuing medical visas to those who are visiting the country for medical treatment, thus making it easier for patients from abroad.