Cardiac Surgery in India

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Cardiac Surgery in India - A Resource Guide

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Cardiac Surgery in India - An Overview

  • Western Medicine has been practised in India for more than than 150 years. Specialisation in cardiology and cardiac surgery in India has been practised for more than 70 years.
  • There are about 550 cardiology/cardiac surgery hospitals in India with facilities for coronary angiograms, coronary angioplasties, open heart surgeries & bypass surgery in India.
  • The first open heart surgery was performed in India in 1975. Today, cardiac hospitals in India perform over 100,000 open heart surgeries per year, one of the highest, worldwide. Additionally, it is estimated that in 2011 cardiology hospitals in India placed over 200,000 coronary stents by conducting over 120,000 coronary angioplasties.
  • Cardiology (cardiac surgery) hospitals in India perform about 300,000 diagnostic coronary angiograms every year.
  • The success rate for open heart surgeries and bypass surgery in India at leading hospitals is over 98%, with some hospitals even approaching 99%, which is higher than most hospitals even in the USA.
  • India's top hospital for cardiac surgeries performed 3174 cardiac surgeries in 2008, almost 2 1/2 times as many as the 1367 Heart Surgeries performed at Cleveland Clinic, the Number One hospital in the USA. The success rate at this cardiac surgery hospital in India is higher than hospitals in New York.
  • During the same year, 2008, the same cardiac hospital in India performed 2777 paediatric heart surgeries for children, which was again about 2 1/2 times as many as the 1,026 surgeries performed at Children's Hospital Boston, a leading hospital for paediatric heart surgeries in the USA
  • Cardiac surgery cost in India is amongst the lowest in the world. The cost of cardiac surgery in India is just a fraction of the cost in the USA. Cardiac surgery cost in India is also significantly cheaper than cost of cardiac surgery in comparable hospitals in other popular medical tourism destinations.

Cardiac Surgery in India Key Advantages

Success rate for open heart surgeries and bypass surgery in India at leading hospitals is over 98%, a world-class level
Outstanding Academic Qualifications of cardiac specialists in India: Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in India have brilliant academic qualifications, many with super specialization from USA or UK. Indian doctors constitute between 15 to 30% of practising doctors in countries like UK and USA.

Great experience: Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists in India have a tremendous level of experience. This is because India has the world's largest number of people with heart disorders, providing valuable experience to heart specialists in India.

High-Quality Investigations: Cardiology Hospitals in India offer the most accurate investigations through the use of advanced Flat Panel Cardiac Cath Labs, Cardiac CT, PET scan, SPECT thallium, 3D echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, etc

World-class technology and infrastructure: Cardiac Surgery Hospitals in India were amongst the first in the world to offer Robotic Heart Surgery. They have the very latest in State-of-the-art technology including Hybrid Operating Suite, Advanced Flat Panel Cardiac Cath Labs, etc.

Low Cost of Cardiac Surgery & Treatment in India: The best cardiac surgeries in India are also available at the lowest cost of cardiac surgery, anywhere in the world. Typically, an open heart surgery which costs between US $ 30,000 to 50,000 in the USA will cost approximately US dollars 7000 at a top cardiac hospital in India. Cost of cardiac surgery at heart hospitals in India is also significantly cheaper than cost of cardiac surgery in comparable hospitals in other popular medical tourism destinations.

No wait list for treatment: Leading cardiac surgeons in India perform two or three heart surgeries every day, six days a week, at the many top quality cardiac hospitals in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, etc. Consequently, there is no waiting list even for the most complex cardiac surgeries in India.

Low-Cost Cardiac and Cardiology Treatment /Procedures Offered in India:

( This is a partial list. Please Enquire for the procedure you need and we will respond! )

Coronary angiogram in India
Coronary angioplasty in India
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery in India
Mitral Valve Repair / Replacement in India

Heart Pacemaker Implantation / Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy ( CRT ) in India

Ablation Therapy in India for Arrhythmias
Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMR) in India

Rotational and Directional Atherectomy in India
Embolectomy / Thrombectomy in India

Treatment in India of Co Arctation of Aorta
EECP in India
Defibrillator (Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator)

Hospitals in India for Low-Cost Cardiac Surgery / Treatment

  • There are about 550 hospitals for high-tech cardiology treatment/cardiac surgeries in India. These hospitals perform, in a year, about:

    • - 100,000 heart surgeries
    • - 120,000 coronary angioplasties and
    • - 300,000 coronary angiograms
  • Cardiology hospitals in India implant about 200,000 cardiac stents every year. This includes about 130,000 standard stents and about 70,000 drug eluting stents
  • Leading hospitals for low cost cardiac surgery in India regularly perform:
    • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) in India: a technically sophisticated procedure, in which heart surgeries are carried out on a beating heart without stopping it and without using a heart-lung machine.
    • Minimally invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (MIDCAB) in India and
    • Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (TECAB) in India
  • A few leading hospitals have also commenced Robotic Cardiac Surgery in India using the da Vinci system.
  • At many of our associate cardiac hospitals in India, 60 % surgeries are off pump. One of the heart hospitals in Delhi does as many as 98 % of their cases are performed using Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB)
  • Leading heart hospitals in India have state-of-the-art equipment for cardiology investigations and cardiac treatment: Advanced Flat Panel Cardiac Cath Labs, 256 Slice CT, PET scan, SPECT thallium, 3D echocardiography, Cardiac MRI, contrast echocardiography, high-tech operating theatres with laminar flow, Hybrid Operating Suite, etc.
  • Infection rates at these hospitals for heart surgery in India are amongst the lowest in the world (typically, much lower than in New York State) thanks to rigorous hospital hygiene protocols
  • Our Associate Heart Hospitals in India also have internationally recognized quality certifications such as JCI-USA, NABH, ISO, etc
  • Success rate for open heart surgeries in India at leading hospitals is over 98%, a world-class level

FAQ's for Cardiac Treatment in India

How common are cardiac surgeries in India?

There are about 550 heart hospitals in India that perform cardiology/cardiac treatment. India has the world's highest occurrence of coronary artery disease; hence the number of cardiac procedures is also very large (100,000 heart surgeries, 120,000 coronary angioplasties, about 300,000 coronary angiograms per annum)

What is the cost of Cardiac Surgery in India?

Cardiac surgery cost in India is amongst the lowest in the world. The cost of cardiac surgery in India is about 20% of the cost in the USA. The low cost of cardiac surgery in India is without any compromise on quality or success rate

Are cardiac surgeons in India well qualified to perform heart surgeries?

Teaching hospitals in India are of a high standard. Further, many cardiac surgeons and cardiologists from India have had further education/training abroad at top class medical schools and hospitals. The result is a very high level of academic excellence amongst cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in India.

How experienced are cardiac surgeons in India at handling complex heart surgeries?

The translation of academic excellence into outstanding medical results happens only with practice and experience. Indian doctors acquire a great amount of experience over a very short period of time because of the large number of patients requiring cardiac treatment in India. The result is that cardiac surgeons and cardiologists in India are able to handle cases of great complexity and risk with the assurance and confidence that comes only from hands-on experience.

How well equipped are hospitals to carry out heart surgeries in India?

Heart hospitals in India are amongst the best equipped in the world. They boast of Advanced Flat Panel Cardiac Cath Labs, 256 Slice CT, PET scan, SPECT thallium, 3D echocardiography, Cardiac MRI, contrast echocardiography, high-tech operating theatres with laminar flow, Hybrid Operating Suite, etc.

Do surgeons perform advanced heart surgeries in India?

Cardiac surgeons in India are experts at performing advanced procedures like Heart Transplants, Robotic Cardiac Procedures, Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (TECAB), Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (MIDCAB), Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB), complex mitral valve repairs, etc.

Do heart hospitals in India have formal Quality Certifications?

Yes, our associate hospitals offering heart treatment in India do have formal Quality Certifications. These may include:

  • JCI-USA certification issued by the Joint Commission International, a US government body. This certification is widely recognized around the world and affirms that the hospital meets the quality benchmarks defined for hospitals in the USA.
  • ISO certification
  • NABH Certification issued by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), an institutional member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA)

What success rates can one expect in India from cardiology hospitals?

It is quite amazing that Indian hospitals are able to offer a combination of extremely low cost cardiac treatment in India along with extremely high success rates as well. In fact, leading hospitals for cardiac treatment in India have success rates in excess of 98%, which is absolutely world-class.

10 Reasons why you should have your cardiac treatment in India through Aarex Medical Services?

  • We have empanelled over 30 hospitals as our associates; some of these are India's best known cardiac hospitals, allowing you to make a safe and reliable choice.
  • Every hospital has distinct areas of specialisation. Our extensive networking with doctors and hospitals in India, on account of regular referral of patients, enables us to identify the best hospital for your specific cardiac condition

  • Similarly, it is of great importance to identify the right specialist so that the specific skills required for your procedure become available to you. As an autonomous medical referrals company, we are free to choose the best doctor for your condition; we are not limited in our search for the appropriate specialist for you. To the contrary, if you were to directly approach a hospital on your own, you will be constrained to choose from the doctors available at that hospital and not get the specialist that you actually need for your treatment.
  • We have affiliations with institutions that rank amongst the best hospitals in India while also being amongst the lowest cost cardiac surgery hospitals in the world, in relation to the value they offer
  • Aarex Medical Services is rated as one of the leading medical tourism companies in India
  • You do not incur any extra cost for our services to facilitate cardiac treatment in India. We receive an administration fee from the hospitals directly.
  • Fast responses... within 24-hours
  • We offer you a single point of contact from the time that you send us your enquiry till the time you go back home
  • Personalised service at all times
  • The team of professionals at Aarex Medical Services has facilitated treatment in India for patients from over 30 countries... we anticipate your needs before you can express them!

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