Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Hepatitis C patients chose to get HCV treatment in India

Shalini Christabella Gomez, 66 an academician with a leading premier school in Nigeria was shocked when Dr. Nigella Khan (her family doctor) broke out the news to her. The hale and hearty, and everyone’s sweetheart, Shalini never in her wildest dreams ever imagined to be suffering from Hepatitis C. Reality today hit her hard, and although she kept her diet on a strict regime and went for an hour walk every morning and evening, Shalini like many others in their senior age was caught in the grasp of HCV, and the Hepatitis C symptoms came through quite midway!

HCV treatment in India
Hepatitis C virus affects the liver causing various symptoms like stomach ache to jaundice.


An overview of HCV


What is hepatitis c? Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus and this blood borne virus affects the liver. The symptoms of Hepatitis C include stomach pains, jaundice, appetite loss, fatigue and nausea, and the most common type of HCV is  TYPE 1. It is through the blood or bodily fluids that the virus spreads. It spreads from an infected person to a healthy man or a woman when needles are shared or through sexual activity. In some cases, the virus can transfer itself from an expectant mother to her unborn baby as well.

Other ways you could be infected


v  When you have received blood that hasn’t been tested – a donor with a medical history of hepatitis C
v  If you share needles, especially from those who use recreational drugs, have HIV, AIDS or STD
v  Organ transplant before 1992
v  Blood transfusions before 1992
v  Treated blood clotting prior to 1987
v  Those who were born between the years of 1945-65
v  If you have been on kidney dialysis treatment for long
Chronic hepatitis C happens when long-term infection sets in, and can lead to serious and sometimes fatal health issues- liver scaring, cirrhosis of the liver, cancer of the liver etc, forcing the patient to opt for liver transplants.

Treatment options for HCV treatment in India


  • Harvoni is a pill taken by patients, once a day for eight to twelve weeks to cure the disease
  • Ribavirin and Sofosbuvir or Sovaldi are the main drugs that help with the treatment. They are to be taken for 12 to 24 weeks.
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir along with dasabuvir is another treatment recommended to cure HCV


Medical tourism helped Shalini


Scourging the net along with her doctor for better and affordable alternatives, Shalini and her doctor found none in Nigeria or the South African that would satisfy their needs on all counts; with time running away from their hands, Shalini’s brother from Bangalore, India suggested Treatment of Hepatitis C in India.

All hope isn’t lost


Shalini took to researching and learning more about the ill-fated disease she was struck with, and the hepatitis cure cost she learnt (even though she has insurance) was a mammoth amount. The UK, US, Australia too, had packages which would have forced the academician to sell off her stocks and bonds, for treatment ahead. She was lost and her hope was mutilated- discouraged to say so. However, her brother sent her this one article he found which changed her life.

Sovaldi Cost in India


Taking into account her case and her financial standing, even though she made a pretty good amount at work, twelve weeks of HCV treatment anywhere in the western world would have meant spending a bomb.
“For millions of Americans the upcoming release of two of the new hepatitis C drugs, Sovaldi and Olysio, offer an appealing alternative to the current treatment regimen. Chronic hepatitis C infection affects approximately 130 to 150 million people globally and 3.2 million in the United States. The standard hepatitis C treatment plan today costs ranges from $20,000 to $40,000 over a 48 week period. In comparison, a twelve week course of Sovaldi costs roughly $84,000 and a twelve week course of Olysio costs upwards of $66,000 in United States.

Why India?


Apart from the cost factor and the estimates thereof, patients from Nigeria, US, UK and other parts of the world, Middle East too, choose to get hepatitis c treatment in India. With many coming down to the south-asian bastion of medical experts, English speaking professionals to help overcome a range a health issues, surgeries and more, Hepatitis C treatment in India has gained immense popularity within few weeks of the launch of Sovaldi in India. Here are some more reasons as to why-
  • Cost of medication is much cheaper in India
  • Patients can take back the medications to their home countries
  • Affordable treatment packages
  • An excursion twelve week or less trip with treatments included is heavenly to experience



To know more about the best Hepatitis C treatment in India, be wise enough to speak with your presiding doctors. You can write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91-932-003-6777 | +1-877-270-2448 or Skype us @ Indicure

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Should you lose weight before undergoing tummy tuck for best results?

“Should I lose weight before undergoing a tummy tuck surgery?” 

This is an extremely important question, yet probably one of the least contemplated among people wanting to undergo tummy tuck. The answer is ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ depending on your present weight.

Tummy tuck- What does it involve?


Tummy tuck is a body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure which involves removal of excess skin from the lower abdominal region, mostly coupled with liposuction of areas like abdomen, flanks and even lower back in some cases. The abdominal muscles are also tightened to improve the muscle tone and lessen the abdominal bulge. However, the question arises- if liposuction is done along with skin removal, why is there at all the need to lose weight? To answer this question, it is important to understand how tummy tuck works, what is BMI and how are the two related?

Tummy tuck surgery entails removal of almost all the skin below the navel, and pulling the upper abdominal skin down to the pubis, giving a scar in your bikini. If one only requires removal of skin apron, it is relatively a much simpler process, however obese people who have lot of excess fat as well require extensive liposuction. To get a great result in such patients, the surgeon will have to do a significant amount of liposuction, and this greatly increases the risk of problems with wound healing.  It is also important to mention here that liposuction is not the way to lose weight. It is to contour the body when you are close to your ideal weight, thus answering the previous question.

Regarding Body Mass Index or BMI, it is a measure of body fat which is calculated on the basis of your height and weight. BMI is an important factor while assessing someone’s candidacy for tummy tuck as high BMI affects both the safety of patient during and after surgery and the surgical outcome.



cost of tummy tuck in India
Tummy tuck- Step by step
Talking about safety first, obese people run a much higher risk of complications like Pulmonary embolism, wound healing problems, infections, blood clots etc. post-surgery. The surgery time is also much longer if you are significantly overweight and need extensive surgery; thereby lengthening the anesthesia time and putting you at risk. Secondly, if there is too much bulk, it is difficult to get rid of it in a single sitting, thereby greatly affecting the aesthetic outcome of surgery.

While BMI is of course not the sole criterion while judging someone’s candidacy for an abdominoplasty, it is certainly an important factor. The best results for the procedure are obtained in the 25 to 28 BMI group, which refers to the overweight group (18.5 to 24.9 is the normal BMI range), as per the Body mass Index. From 29 to 31 or so, one can get good significant results. However beyond this, results are compromised and good outcome cannot be expected from the surgery, as people in this range fall under the obese category and are better candidates for weight loss surgery.

Your weight is thus undoubtedly an important factor if you are considering tummy tuck and it is all the more significant if you are planning to travel to another country for your surgery. Planning for your Tummy tuck surgery in India needs a lot of deliberation and forethought. It is important to consult the best cosmetic plastic surgeons in India before you finalize for your surgery, who would assess the pictures of your target areas and would ask you for your other important details including your height, weight, obstetric and medical history. Once the surgeon ascertains that you are a suitable candidate for the surgery and can expect good results, he would give you a go ahead for the procedure.

To make sure you are in safe and best hands for your tummy tuck cosmetic surgery in India, it is imperative that you choose the right partner who has the know-how and is adept with the finer intricacies of the subject.

An expert medical tourism facilitator like IndiCure will make sure that you have a successful Tummy tuck surgery under Board certified surgeons  at best hospitals in India. For more information on tummy tuck in India, write to us at info@indicure.com, or call us at +91-932-003-6777 or  +1-877-270-2448 (US toll free) or Skype us @ Indicure

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Life after Organ Transplant surgery in India

The role of medical tourism for organ transplantation in India


The concept of medical tourism has taken the world by storm. Each year, more and more tourists wish to travel overseas to seek medical aid. This is because medical tourism offers high-tech healthcare services along with being economical for complex medical procedures. In fact, the top hospitals in India have helped India rank amongst the top three medical tourism destinations in Asia. They boast of having a promising medical tourism industry that is growing at an estimated rate of 30% per year. It is on par with its western counterparts, USA, UK, Russia, and many more. The most common treatments include heart surgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, and organ transplant.

Healthcare tourism
Medical Tourism in India offers high-tech healthcare services.


Organs that can be transplanted include heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, small intestine, eyes, and thymus. These could be from a relative, spouse, friend, or simply someone who wishes to donate. Of course, these depend upon the organ donor's age, medical condition, and/or condition at the time of death. An organ transplant is a treatment alternative, not a cure, however, one can live a long and healthy life if they follow the right diet, exercise regularly, and know their individual limits, though, it may not be the best treatment option for everyone.

Guidelines for managing health after the surgery 


After an organ transplant surgery, most patients instantly feel better, however, given below are some tips for managing your health after the surgery.

Organ surgery in India
Organ Transplant surgery in India
is both safe & affordable
  • It is vital to keep up with your doctor appointments, undertake the necessary lab tests, and keep a tab on your pulse, blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol.
  • It is advisable to take immunosuppressive drugs (lower the body's normal immune response). They help to avert the immune system from attacking (rejecting) the new organ. This is because organ rejection is an invariable threat and needs extreme caution.
  • Avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive drinking. Have a nutritious diet that consists of raw fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, cut down on salt and include high-protein foods such as lean meat, chicken, fish, eggs, etc.
  • Take ample rest and exercise regularly, but take it slow. Start with walking and then steadily increase the workout intensity with cycling, jogging, swimming, etc.
  • You may face instances when you see there is hair growth or hair loss, acne, mood swings, round face, dry mouth, ulcers, enlarged gums, etc. In times like these consult your doctor and they will accordingly adjust your prescriptions to curtail the side effects without adding risk of organ rejection.

Since a liver, kidney transplant is a major surgery; it will take time to get back to eating normally, moving around, and following a normal routine of activities, hobbies, and work. The idea is to take things moderately and understand your limits and be in constant touch with the doctor for any medical assistance.

Any surgery is a serious preposition and requires fore-thought, complete understanding of the procedure and the outcome, along with the conscious decision to choose the best surgeons and top hospitals in India for your organ transplant surgery.

For further details on organ transplant in India contact IndiCure that has the list of best surgeons in India who will ensure the surgery is in safe hands and low-priced. To get a free medical opinion from our expert surgeons, please e-mail your medical history and diagnostic reports to info@indicure.com or call us at +91-932-003-6777 | +1-877-270-2448 or Skype us @ Indicure

Friday, 3 July 2015

Best Paediatric Cardiac Hospitals in India for successful treatment

Narayan B, 42 and his wife, Sheela were blessed with a healthy baby girl in 2011. The wait was long, but the couple walked out happy from a reputed maternity nursing home in Iowa, US. It has been four years for the happy family, and their little girl Tanya now is in pre-school- performing her best and making her parents proud. The happy moments though were short-lived when Tanya collapsed at one of her school plays on stage. Tanya was rushed to the nearest child-care centre, where the doctors informed Narayan and Sheela of the heart defects their doting child was born with.

The storm seemed to have engulfed the family; they were at a loss for words and emotions. While initial tests itself ripped half of the family earnings, doctors insisted on further tests that would ultimately lead to Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery and with no time to lose that too!

The family doctor and a close friend of Narayan suggested an alternative, which wouldn’t only save the family from refinancing their mortgage and saving their home, but also saving their daughters life with cheaper and high-quality Paediatric cardiac surgery in India.



Paediatric cardiac surgery in India - an overview


“Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery is surgery for congenital heart defects [defects at birth]. The incidence of congenital heart defects is 8 per 1000 live births. Paediatric cardiac surgery deals with closed and open heart surgeries. Closed heart surgery is a procedure without the heart lung machine.”

Before we tell you more on the benefits of Paediatric cardiac surgery in India, here is an overview which would set things straight for many concerned parents whose kids have been born unfortunately with heart defects, quite major to deal with.

Is the surgery a complex one?


Yes, paediatric cardiac surgery isn’t a simple process to deal with, and especially when surgeons have to deal with newborns and smaller children. Complexities are the norm and the dexterity of the surgeon is of high and very prime importance. Since the heart of a newborn or a child would be much more fragile than that of an adult, the margin of safety here would be very narrow, which is why heart defects in children cannot be handled by a novice- only the best and very experienced surgeons dealing with Paediatric cardiac surgery in India, should be summoned.

­­­Why India?


In addition to being an English speaking nation, the departments at various reputed and well-known hospitals in the nation are well equipped with the following-

  • World class cardiac surgeons
  • World class cardiologists
  • World class paediatric anaesthologists
  • World class paediatric intensisvists 
  • Comprehensive management staff and teams- 24*7
  • Specialised Cardiac Cath Procedure experts
  • High-end cath lab services on call
  • Experts dealing with coarctation repair and shunt operations, vascular rings and more

Services on offer


Well-known and top paediatric cardiac surgeons in India across various hospitals of repute are known to have worked successfully and helped children and newborns especially with the following-

  • ASD- Atrial Septal Defect ASD 
  • Ventricular Septal Defect 
  • Fallot's Tetralogy 
  • Open heart surgery 
  • Thoracotomy, to name a few

It would be wise to speak with your family doctor back home, who would be well-networked and connected with the bastion of medical experts in India, and in turn, help you find the right hospital and the best or top paediatric cardiac surgeons in India too.

One has to understand the importance of bringing to the child an expert’s touch- the case with heart complexities isn’t the job for a novice or an intern to handle, but only for doctors and surgeons with high-end expertise, state-of-the-art medical training, well-versed knowhow of the latest tools and medic-techno advances in the world of ventricular Septal Defect surgeries and more- no short change should be allowed here!

Cost comparison


Another reason why most clients look at top paediatric cardiac surgeons in India is because of the low-costs and high-quality medical care. This is one of the reasons why medical tourism in India is at its peak- holistic care with the best hands working on your child, would send you back home, happy! Below is a snapshot of the cost comparison, which would leave one stunned on the prices to save with high-quality medical care-

Procedure: Angioplasty

US Insurers Cost: US$ 25,704/- - US$ 37,128/-

US retail Cost: US$ 57,262/- - US$ 82,711/-

In India it costs: US$ 11,000/-

Procedure: Heart Bypass

US Insurers Cost: US$ 54,741/- - US$ 79,071/-

US retail Cost: US$ 1, 22,424/- - US$ 1, 76,835/-

In India it costs: US$ 11,000/-



Facilities on offer at the best hospitals in India


While India and its doctors at the most reputed heart-care hospitals around would be reason why medical tourists from USA, UK, Nigeria, the far-east, the middle-east and even from south-east Asian countries and other nations flock here, the facilities too at such low costs is another prime life-saving reason.

  • The best paediatric cardiac hospitals in India offer the following;
  • Customised cardiac theatres
  • Computerized monitoring systems
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • State of the art intensive care units
  • Round-the-clock trained nurses
  • Experienced and certified Physiotherapists
  • Multipannel overhead monitors per bed
  • Bedside colour Doppler’s
  • E.C.G systems
  • 24*7 Oxygen supply
  • Intra aortic balloon pump and more

Be wise and save your child’s life with high-quality and very affordable healthcare services from reputed and the best paediatric cardiac hospitals in India. Heal the heart and keep your finances in good shape too, your child would thank you later for this kind act of humanity!

For more information on best and affordable paediatric heart surgery, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 93200 36777 or +1-877-270-2448 or chat with us at Skype @IndiCure

Monday, 29 June 2015

Organ transplant medication could protect against Alzheimer’s

New medicine that restricts organ transplant rejection can protect against Alzheimer’s

Incidences of the neuro-degenerative disorders less in organ transplant patients.

Anti-rejection medication prescribed to organ transplant patients could have the potential to guard them from Alzheimer’s disease, says a new research study. This new finding has observed low incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in those patients who were administered calcineurin inhibitor-based drugs to prevent organ rejection.

A recently publishes study on Alzheimer’s disease documented the medical records of 2,600 individuals who underwent organ transplant surgery. It was noted that in comparison to the general population these patients showed lower incidences of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 

The study detailed that only eight out the selected number of patients showed signs of dementia. When this data is compared to the national data on the prevalence of Alzheimer's, it was concluded that the incidence of the neuro-degenerative disorder is significantly lower and even nearly absent in the transplant group compared with that of the general population.

What is Alzheimer's disease?


Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia which is indicated with memory loss that gets worse with time. There is no recognized medication to cure this disease yet; however researchers are working on recognizing factors that could lessen the risk of developing this condition. There are medications that help to suppress or prevent the symptoms of dementia; however, there are no drugs to completely eliminate the disease.

Calcineurin and its effects


Organ transplant patients are prescribed calcineurin inhibitor-based drugs such as Tacrolimus or cyclosporine to suppress their immune system and prevent it from rejecting the new organs.

Calcineurin is an enzyme that regulates communication between the cells of the brain and memory formation. It has a critical part in the formation of toxic protein aggregates targeting and disrupting brain cells that are responsible for memory among individuals suffering from Alzheimer's.

However, medical practitioners have observed that the patients who have been injected with this drug had lower prevalence rates for Alzheimer’s. Tacrolimus or cyclosporine is one example of this drug and it has been used for years by medical practitioners. The discovery of this new medical treatment gave way for researchers to now focus on preventing immunosuppression while still gaining the results of preventing dementia.

Conclusion


Creating a drug that is similar to Tacrolimus or cyclosporine, minus the immunosuppression effect, can best treat dementia. As of now, doctors have tapered the use of cyclosporine, so as to limit immunosuppression when dealing with Alzheimer’s patients. In time, a perfect drug combination will be out on the market that is specific for old age patients, basing on this new discovery.

For free and expert consultation regarding your organ transplant surgery in India, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91-932-003-6777 | +1-877-270-2448 or Skype us @ Indicure

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgery in India Done With Care

Best orthopedic surgeons in India to ease the pain

Mr. Sandeep Agarwal, 77 was wholeheartedly looking forward to meeting his grandson Anuj, 9, this weekend, making plans for an outing to the beaches around Miami, Florida, USA. Last Sunday when his son and daughter-in-law with Anuj, finally arrived at his place, Sandeep was the happiest person. Happiness though was short-lived, as Sandeep bent to cuddle his grandson, a shooting pain around the hip and knees, brought the bulky senior citizen to the ground. Pain engulfed the happy moments and the family dialled 911!

Later that night, the orthopaedic doctor confirmed a dreaded issue, mostly faced by men and women in their old age- knee-joint issues, which needed urgent care and a surgery if possible, was told to the Agarwal family. Sandeep’s son’s insurance wasn’t enough to cover the costs, and that’s when the surgeon advised the family to consider an affordable yet very high-quality healthcare plan for the aged patient.

A week and a half later, and through many consultations, Sandeep and his son flew to India to get his medical peril solved under the expertise of the best orthopedic hospitals in India.
Best knee replacement surgery in India
Minimally invasive orthopedic knee replacement surgery in India

“India is expected to witness a growth of $2.2 bn per year in the medical sector. Today, the country features world-class medical care, high-quality equipment and state-of-the-art facilities. More and more hospitals are busy earning necessary accreditations, conforming to standard medical practises and getting recognised by the government. According to the CII McKinsey Study, medical tourism in India is expected to fetch Rs 5,000-10,000 crore of additional revenue for upmarket tertiary hospitals by 2015.”

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgery - an overview

Why India? It is a well-known fact that the top orthopaedic surgeons in India can provide affordable and efficient knee and hip surgeries in a short span of time and with utmost international standards adhered to. This is one of the reasons why clients from USA, UK, Nigeria, most of Europe, Australia and even the Middle-East, look at India as the one-stop-shop for various orthopaedic surgeries.

In addition to the affordability of costs in the south-Asian nation, patients wouldn’t have to spend a bomb in India for their surgeries, as compared to what their healthcare professionals would charge back home. Some other factors that have drawn the medical tourists to India being the best destination for medical tourism include;
  • Customised and highly personalised healthcare plans
  • Skilled and updated surgeons 
  • State of the art and very hygienic super-speciality hospitals
  •  No hidden charges for patients 


What India offers to the world!


With a variety of top orthopaedic hospitals in India and very efficient surgeons who care for patients like their own, daily surgical operations from hip replacements to knee surgeries, arthroscopic surgeries to hip resurfacing issues, each of them are dealt with total professionalism and skill here.

In addition to the aforementioned surgeries at almost 1/10th the cost, patients abroad who have no insurance or have to wait a long time for their painful issues corrected, now stand a chance for a healthy tour coupled with freedom from pain, and that too for good!

Top joint replacement surgeons in India speak fluent English, which makes it easier for clients to openly and very transparently communicate with their surgeons. Healing time and the right ambience around, makes the client happy and impressed too.

Cost factors

While clients are happy to come and get treated at one of the best orthopedic hospitals in India, let us now take a look at one of the main reasons why happiness comes forth- money matters!

“The average cost of total knee joint replacement-orthopedic surgery procedure in United States of America-USA is $30000 whereas the cost of total knee joint replacement operation procedure in India is USD 6000 and the average cost of hip replacement in United States of America-USA is $31000 whereas the cost of hip joint resurfacing operation in India is USD 7000.”

What began in the ancient days as a ground-breaking innovation in the world of medical science (Sushruta in 600 B.C performed the first surgery in the world), continues with utmost sincerity and care, even today. India has made many advancements in the world of medical science, following suit, the medical surgeons have taken notes and worked on latest technological know-how's to serve clients in the nation and from various shores across seven-seas too. Exceptional services from the hands of experts in India, guarantees one flawless care and a positive outcome too- painless life to lead with dignity ahead!

Before anything else, it would be wise to speak to your orthopaedic that would be well-informed and would also suggest the best joint replacement surgeon in India. We wish you a happy and a pain free life ahead!

An expert medical tourism facilitator like IndiCure will make sure that you have a successful Joint replacement surgery in India under board certified surgeons and in best chosen hospitals. For more details and FREE CONSULTATION on your orthopaedic surgery in India write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at + 91 93200 36777 | +1 (877) 270 2448 or Skype @Indicure.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful Ailment often misdiagnosed

Affordable Spinal surgery in India to treat Spinal Stenosis

spinal-stenosis-treatment-with-spine-surgery
Spinal stenosis plagues people as they age
causing them severe pain and discomfort.
It is truly said "Growing old is mandatory but nobody ages merely by living a number of years. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up your zeal wrinkles your soul." Stepping in 50's and 60's may invite health issues for many. But facing it and planning for your optimum health is the key for successful aging.
Medical problems with age may include cardiovascular, hormonal and visual issues, pulmonary and other major problems. But of all, the most common medical condition encountered is the musculoskeletal disorders. Spinal stenosis is one such age related musculoskeletal problem faced by the elderly people. It is known to be very painful and troublesome condition which often goes either un-diagnosed or wrongly diagnosed. 

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the musculoskeletal condition characterized by the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal resulting in compression of the spinal cord and the nerves passing through the canal leading to development of neurological deficits. It usually happens due to typical wear and tear of the spine that causes the ligaments connecting the spine and bones to thicken, worsening the inter-vertebral disc condition. Together, these results in narrowing of the spinal canal causing pinching/compression of the nerves and the spinal cord, producing the debilitating symptoms which include pain, numbness/tingling, difficulty in walking etc.

Affordable spine Surgery in India for spinal stenosis
Abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal resultsin compression of the spinal cord and the nerves.
The disease is often diagnosed incorrectly, as although it origins in the spine, but the back pain is not so obvious. The pain usually radiates down to the thigh, legs or feet through the buttocks. In advanced cases, patient may experience numbness or tingling sensation across the leg, cramps and weakness in the lower limbs which is more marked while standing and walking thus inhibiting the ability to walk normally. 

These symptoms are more likely to get worsen over time but the pain is usually relieved while sitting, bending forward or lying down. At times the limb pain turns out to be so severe that one may find it difficult to stand and walk after few minutes. This can be prevented by staying active and exercising regularly that shall help maintaining blood flow to the compressed structures reducing pain and numbness. But many sufferers are often trapped in the brutal cycle of obligatory inactivity due to delayed diagnosis when they are unable to exercise which further worsens the symptoms.

In such cases, doctors initially undertake the conservative treatment approach that includes;
  • Prescribing NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory) medicines for pain relief
  • Injecting cortisone with the numbing medication named lidocaine for short term relief.
  • Increasing physical activity with preventive measures to avoid the likelihood of surgery.
However, in many cases the above treatments may not prove effective. Spinal surgery, in that case, can be the permanent solution for restoring mobility in severe cases of spinal stenosis with painful symptoms that make leading normal life difficult for you. The ultimate goal of the surgery for spinal stenosis is to decompress the spinal canal so as to help you lead an active life once again.

If you are a sufferer of spinal stenosis and have come to the point when surgery is the only solution, your surgeon may recommend one of the following options;
  • Laminectomy: Also known as decompression surgery, it is the most commonly performed procedure which involves removal of the lamina, or the segment of the vertebra covering the spinal canal. This widens the canal to relieve the stress on nerves and spinal cord, thus improving the symptoms. The surgery has very good success rates.
  • Foraminotomy: This aims at enlarging the foramen- space in the vertebra from where the nerve root exits to provide more room for the nerves and thereby improving the symptoms.
  • Spinal Fusion: It is performed in many cases after decompression to connect two or more vertebrae to stabilize the spine.
These spinal surgeries may be performed with traditional approach. But the recent advancement in the field of spine surgery has allowed the surgeons to perform complex spinal surgeries with more precision while delivering great outcomes. 

Spinal surgery done using minimally invasive approach has benefited patients with faster recovery and lesser healing time. The recovery is expected to be smooth and patients are able to enhance their activity level after spinal stenosis surgery. The outcomes of the spinal stenosis surgery in India have shown to be greatly satisfying as we at IndiCure strive to offer our patients the best spine treatment in India in the hands of carefully chosen top spine surgeons in India at affordable prices.

To get a free medical opinion from experts spine surgeons in India for spine treatment, please e-mail your medical history and diagnostic reports to info@indicure.com or call us at +91 93200 36777 or chat with us at Skype @IndiCure