Thursday, March 9, 2017

Deciding the Best Bariatric Surgeon in India for your surgery

Obesity is a burning issue in many countries today. The main culprits behind this epidemic are junk food, lack of exercise, and a generally unhealthy lifestyle. Obesity leads to various physical and mental health problems; which if not treated, could lead to various other serious ailments and sometimes even death.

Some individuals cannot maintain a healthy weight despite putting in a lot of effort, due to underlying medical conditions. For all such people, the medical field has come up with the solution of bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery is the process where the natural anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract is modified such that it prevents much food intake and calories absorption by the body and assists in the process of weight loss.

Bariatric surgery is a major surgery and involves rerouting of the GI tract. Hence, it is very important to ensure that you are choosing the best surgeon; one who is highly qualified and experienced and understands your specific weight loss needs. 

How to select the Best Surgeon for your Bariatric Surgery in India

The first and foremost is to make sure that your doctor has all the credentials needed to perform this surgery. In order to be a Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon in India, he/she should have following qualifications:

      Compulsory- Masters of Science (MS) in General Surgery
      And Master of Surgery (MCh) in Obesity/ Laparoscopic Surgery

Additionally- DNB/FRCS/MRCS from International Colleges and Hospitals

-International Fellowship and Training Programs
- Have publications in reputed scientific and medical journals

Trusting your surgeon is important because you are putting your life and well being in his/her hand. 

Apart from these academic credentials, you must also consider following things when selecting your bariatric surgeon so you can place your faith entirely in his decision and actions:

      Clinical Experience is of utmost importance while gauging any doctor’s credibility. When you are determining a bariatric surgeon’s expertise, it is important to note that the surgeon should be performing at least 100 bariatric surgeries in a year’s span.

      He/she should have knowledge about different procedures options that are available for bariatric surgery. After examining you and determining your needs, there are various procedures that can be performed for e.g. gastric sleeve is done so that the patient feels less hungry and full sooner while eating, gastric bypass makes you feel full sooner while eating and absorbs fewer calories, likewise there are other procedures like duodenal switch, lap-band etc. Hence, it is also important to know how many types of procedures the surgeon can perform so that he can objectively suggest the best possible procedure and individual prejudice can be avoided.

      It is equally important that the doctor has a great para-medical team which helps the patient in postoperative recovery because surgery is just the stepping stone towards the entire journey of weight loss.

      The institute where the surgeon will perform the surgery should be well equipped with modern technology and adequate amenities for a quick recovery. Once the surgery is performed, each and every patient has different requirements based on the surgery performed; hence supporting staff of the doctor is extremely important.

      It is crucial to select a surgeon who understands your concerns, is able to answer your queries and can put you at complete ease.

How can a medical tourism company help in making your decision

A good medical tourism company would not only assist you in finding the right bariatric surgeon but provide you with all the support you would need during your medical sojourn. Here’s how a professional and reputed medical tourism company can help you in different ways:

      Once you select a professional company like IndiCure to assist you, you have access to all information regarding different destinations, hospitals, procedures, and services at one location, instead of contacting each hospital on your own one by one. This saves a ton of time and energy, not to mention money. You can even visit IndiCure’s website and request a price estimate for a particular procedure from various hospitals or clinics, and based on this estimate you can decide on which provider meets your needs and fits your budget too. Furthermore, once you have zeroed on your surgeon, it is our job to take care of all the travel logistics such as visa, flights, lodging, local transportation, hotel stay, and the appointments with the doctor, etc.

      Our experts have already done the groundwork for you, making sure that the hospital and doctor selected by you are duly accredited and licensed. We visit the hospitals and physicians in order to make the entire process easier and safer.

      It can be challenging to contact hospitals due to time zone differences, language barriers, and cultural differences. IndiCure can come to your rescue as we have a strong healthcare network and a tried and true process in place with the hospitals. As relationships and systems are already in place, it is easier to transfer a patient’s medical records like large image files including CTs and MRIs.

Why choose IndiCure for your Bariatric Surgery in India

There are numerous companies providing most of the above-mentioned facilities, therefore it is important that you select a company that offers something more, making your visit to the country worthwhile.
·         IndiCure is a pioneer in facilitating medical vacations in India, which are not only as well planned as your surgery, but truly relaxing and comforting in nature.
·        IndiCure was founded in 2005 and since over a decade now provides economical, safe and quality surgical interventions in India to patients from all over the world.
·        IndiCure makes sure that you get only the best of the surgeons and top  hospitals in India and is known for the exceptional value we provide to our clients. We offer a variety of combo packages so that the clients can select the best option suiting their needs. It is one of the most trusted healthcare tourism agency in India and has earned many prestigious accolades and nominations over the years.

Our motto is to provide great service and hospitality to each and every patient and make the entire journey a great experience. Furthermore, depending on your health condition, we even provide customized vacations post surgery. Professionals at IndiCure take care of all your needs and strive hard to provide you with all comforts, making it the foremost choice for your bariatric surgery in India.   

Friday, January 13, 2017

How long do Knee Implants last?


Knee implants or replacement of knee joint is the most commonly performed joint replacement surgeries. 

Statistics show that in the United States alone more than 600,000 knee replacements are done each year. Because of increasing obese and aging population, demand for joint replacement is on an ever rise and is expected to cross 3 million by 2030. 

Why Knee replacement?


Knee replacement is the most effective treatment for conditions like severe knee arthritis, osteonecrosis or knee injuries that make weight bearing on the knee joint unbearable making it extremely difficult for the person to perform even day to day activities. 

Knee replacement is done to improve the condition and give more decades of functioning to the knee joint.

It is a surgical procedure in which only the worn out part (partial knee replacement) or the whole of the knee joint (total knee replacement) is replaced with an artificially made implant.  

What are Knee Implants made of?


Knee replacement implants are generally made of metal (titanium or cobalt-chromium based alloys) or ceramic and plastic (polyethylene).

How long do Knee Replacement Last?


Some of the recent studies on long-term outcomes of knee implants have found that the implants function well even after 15-20 years and have greatly improved the quality of life in around 85-90% of the patients. 

Approximately 90-95% of the knee implants last for about 10 years while 80-85% are good even after 20+ years of the surgery. The numbers are improving with improving technology. 

The longevity of the knee implant varies from patient to patient and typically depends upon the physical condition, physical activity and weight of the patient. In addition to this, the skill of surgeon in placing the implant also plays a significant role in the life of the implant. 

Practically speaking, knee implant has a high success rate and is considered relatively safe and effective way to regain knee functionality in terms of routine activities like walking, standing etc.

Activities like jogging, sports, and other strenuous activities should be considered only after a consultation with the surgeon. 

What Causes Knee Implant Failures?


An artificial knee is bound to eventually wear off. The worn out components of the implant can loosen from the bone and cause pain and decreased joint functionality. Loosening is a major reason for the failure of an implant that can be resolved by a revision surgery. 

In addition to loosening, any serious complication or younger implant recipients may also require revision surgery. 

About 1 person in 10 may need further surgery after 10 years. Patients who have had a partial knee replacement or are overweight or are involved in heavy manual or weight lifting work are more likely to undergo revision knee replacement surgery. 

Conditions mentioned above fasten the wear and tear of the implant. Just like the rubber of the car tyre wears off if the car is used a lot, the implant also wears off if used more than its capacity. 

IndICure is the most renowned provider of knee replacement in India. We have on our panel few of the best orthopedic surgeons in India who operate at state of the art best hospitals in India. 

The cost of knee replacement in India with IndiCure is much affordable even with the best quality implants. 

For more information, you can write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 93200 36777 or +1 877 270 2448 (US Toll Free) or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hepatitis C Treatment in India- Boon for Un-Insured Americans

Hepatitis C


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Hepatitis C is an infection of liver and is caused by Hepatitis C virus. It is a deadly disease in which the causative virus is carried from the blood stream to the liver and leads to inflammation of the liver. 

It can be transmitted sexually or through blood of an infected person to the blood of a healthy person. In fact, just a drop of blood infected with the virus can cause Hepatitis C.

Almost 80% of the patients with Hepatitis C infection remain asymptomatic in acute stage while the remaining may show symptoms like jaundice (yellowish discoloration of skin and the whites of the eyes), abdominal pain, dark urine, grey-colored faeces, fever, fatigue, decreased appetite, nausea and vomiting. 

But when the infection becomes chronic; it results in scarring of liver and can also lead to liver cirrhosis, fatty liver or liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).

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Hepatitis C is found worldwide and according to recent reports by WHO; more than 220 million people are currently infected from Hepatitis C virus. Due to the ever increasing count of infected persons and the high price of treatment, it has become a hot research topic.

Hepatitis C Treatment 


But recently the apex committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has given a waiver to the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs (sofosbuvir and daclastavir) that is an effective treatment for Hepatitis C.

The waiver is that these drugs can be made available to the general population without local trials. This had opened doors to bring the generic version of these drugs in India at a very low cost as compared to their cost in western countries.

This has made Hep C treatmentin India much cost effective than anywhere else in the world.

Hepatitis C treatment in India


The new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs (sofosbuvir and daclastavir) act as a highly efficient regimen that is effective against all genotypes of the virus (pan-genotypic), even in difficult-to-cure Hepatitis C patients.

Although the production cost of DAAs is low, but it costs over $90,000 in the US and over 50,000 euros in the EU. That is a huge cost especially for those Hepatitis C patients that are not insured.

But the availability of generic versions of this pan-genotypic directly acting anti-viral (DAA) combination in India can be a boon for these uninsured patients as it costs about Rs 75,000 or about $1,200 or even less in India, just 1% of what the treatment cost in U.S. In fact even if the total cost of trip is calculated then also it won't come anyway near to US$90,000.

New drugs for Hep C


Can Medicines be ordered?

When it comes to shopping for your health, it definitely needs a lot of caution. Yes, you can order the medicines, but do get medicines from a reliable provider.

You are already saving 99% of the total cost of treatment to get Hepatitis C treatment in India. It is thus better to travel to India and see a specialist doctor in person and get all the details and clear all your doubts before starting the treatment. A treatment that starts on strong and positive foundation will prove beneficial in all the ways.

Besides, you can also take this opportunity to visit one of the most amazing countries in the world. There is no other country as colourful and vibrant as India.

After deciding to travel to India, the next big concern that comes in every patient's mind is "How do I start to get my Hep C treatment in India?"

And the answer to this is find a renowned medical tourism company who can provide complete solution to your medical trip to India.

IndiCure has earned the acclaim to be the "Most Renowned Medical Tourism Company in India" because of the exceptional care and personalized services we provide to our clients. 
With hundreds of happy patients from over 30 countries, we understand your expectations well.

For more information, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91-932-003-6777 or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free) or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How Do I Know If I Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip Replacement

The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in our body that facilitates a variety of movements and functions in the body. The ball and socket surfaces are coated with articular cartilage that functions as a lubricant. 

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Conditions like arthritis can cause the cartilage to break down and result in the contact of the two bone surfaces that lead to excruciating pain.Treatment for hip arthritis is initially done through anti-inflammatory drugs, injections, physical therapy, etc. 

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Despite its high success ratio hip replacement surgery (more than 90%) is often the last resort, when non-surgical methods fail to alleviate symptoms.

Nearly 300,000 people in the United States undergo hip replacement surgery each year.  

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When do I need a Hip replacement?

There are four prominent symptoms that indicate the need for a hip replacement:

Hip or groin pain: It is the sensation of pain localized between the hip and the knee that might keep you awake at night. The pain might be intense enough to interfere with daily activities such as climbing stairs, sitting on a chair, etc. This is when you should consider surgery. 

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Soreness in these areas after physical activity can also be an indicator of the magnitude of the problem. This pain may be persistent or occur after short intervals of time. However, pain experienced in the ankles is different and could be due to back problems.

One leg test: Try standing on one leg (especially the problem leg) for a minute, even with the support of a door for balance, if required. If you can’t complete this test, then you should visit your doctor immediately, and opt for the surgery. 

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Stiffness: Simple tasks like putting on shoes and socks and traveling become painful as the flexibility of the body is affected. If your hip stiffens after normal daily routines, it is a sign that you need to consult a doctor for this problem.

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Walking: People who need a hip replacement are not able to cover much ground. They are no longer as mobile as they used to be. The pain in the hip/groin causes them to stop and rest frequently while walking.

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Advantages of Hip Replacement:


It is better to go for hip replacement if other non-surgical methods have failed to work. Hip replacement has a high success rate and not much down time. Modern techniques allow the patient to walk the next day of the surgery and resume routine activities in two weeks.

The procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia. An incision made on the outer side of the hip is used to remove the damaged bone/cartilage and replace it with an implant. The implant is then smoothened and stabilized to restore the functioning of the ball and socket joint.

Hip Replacement Surgery in India:

India has become the hub for medical tourism due to the availability of experienced surgeons as well as good infrastructure. The low cost of medical treatment in India attracts many patients from across the world looking for affordable medical treatment abroad. 

While the cost of hip replacement surgery in India is starts from mere USD 5500, the cost of hip replacement in Western countries is multiple times. 

Best Orthopedic Surgeon for Hip Replacement in India

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If you are looking for hip replacement with best orthopedic surgeons in India, write to us at info@indicure.com. IndiCure is the most renowned medical tourism company in India offering quality medical treatment at most affordable cost. 

For reviews of our past patients, visit https://www.youtube.com/c/indicuresurgery or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure. You can also call us at +91 93200 36777 or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free)