30 July 2008

Clifford Hospital in CHINA has been JCI Accredited



Clifford Hospital strictly abides by the JCI principle of constantly assessing, upgrading and improving medical service quality and doing everything possible for the safety of patients.

Medical tourism hits New Zealand


Americans requiring complex surgery will be able to have operations in

New Zealand after the launch of a Kiwi medical tourism company.

Medtral was set up late last year to attract uninsured Americans or those looking for a cheaper option for surgery to come to New Zealand.

The company, whose creator is New Zealand obstetrician and gynaecologist Edward Watson,

will initially do surgery in private Auckland hospitals but aims to expand to Wellington and Christchurch within about five years.

It intends to do up to 1000 complex operations a year on United States medical tourists over the next next five years, but says the surgery on foreigners will not mean Kiwis miss out.

More than 100,000 private surgeries are done every year in New Zealand.

Watson is in the US seeking business.

Medtral director Andrew Wong, who is also chief executive of Auckland's MercyAscot private hospital, said the company would soon operate on its first patients.

One patient is Eugene Horn, of Williamina, Oregon, who needs both knees replaced at a cost of $US200,000 ($NZ216,000).

Source By : stuff.co.nz

29 July 2008

Hip Replacement Surgery


A hip pain severely affects one’s ability to lead a life actively. Over the last few years, there have been major advancements in hip replacement improving the surgery outcome greatly. Total hip replacement is a treatment to all kinds of hip arthritis, improving thequality of life of patients who undergo the operation. There are two major types of artificial hip replacements - Cemented Prosthesis and the Uncemented Prosthesis. Both types of prosthesis are widely used.

Each prosthesis is made up of two parts

  • The acetabular component, or socket portion, which replaces the acetabulum.
  • The femoral component or stem portion, which replaces te femoral head.

    The femoral component is made of a metal stem with a metal ball on the end. Some prosthesis have a metal head on upper end attached to the metal stem. The acetabular component is a metal shell with a plastic inner liner that acts like a bearing. The type of plastic used is highly cross linked ultra high molecule weight Polyethylene which is wear resistant.

  • Source BY :Center for Joint Replacements, Wockhardt Hospitals India

  • Patient's Experiences Hip Resurfacing Surgery BY Mr James S



    Mr James S from USA, speaks about his experience of getting Hip Resurfacing Surgery done at Wockhardt Hip resurfacing Center - a state of the art facility at South Asia's First Internationally Accredited Superspecialty Hospital at Mumbai. As associate hospital of Harvard Medical International (HMI), Boston, USA, this hospital is equipped with latest technology, multi-disciplinarycapability, world class infrastructure and excellent patient care ambience and processes. Hip resurfacing or surface replacement arthroplasty is a bone-conserving alternative to conventional total hip replacement (THR). Unlike THR, hip resurfacing does not involve the removal of the femoral head and neck; hence the head, neck and femur bone is preserved in an effort to facilitate future surgery to enable the patient to take advantage of newer technology or treatments in the future. The current generation of hip resurfacing devices utilizes a metal-metal bearing.

    Source By : Wockhardt Hospitals India

    25 July 2008

    Wockhardt Hospitals 1 of 5 JCI Accredited in INDIA


    Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai, has become the first super specialty hospital in South Asia to achieve accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), USA. JCI is the gold standard in global healthcare standards. With this, Wockhardt Hospitals joins an exclusive group of 71 hospitals worldwide, which have passed
    JCI ’s stringent clinical quality standards.
    JCI is the international arm of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations, which evaluates quality standards of US hospitals.

    Source By:wockhardthospitals.net

    24 July 2008

    Hip Resurfacing in INDIA (Cost Savings )

    Hip Resurfacing is anatomically and biomechanically more similar to the natural hip joint resulting in increased stability, flexibility and range of motion. Further, dislocation risk is virtually eliminated. Higher activity levels are typically achieved with less risk. These benefits are realized because the head diameter that results from Resurfacing is very similar to the patient's normal head diameter and these larger head sizes are typically much larger than the femoral balls utilized in conventional THR.

    Advantages of Hip Resurfacing :

    1. Allows the patient to squat and sit on the floor safely
    2. Allows a normal range of movement and sporting activities after operation
    3. Sacrifices only the diseased bone and preserves normal bone
    4. Restores the normal structures of the hip
    5. More natural feel after surgery
    6. Early rehabilitation
    7. Easy to revise if needed
    8. Less risk of dislocation
    9. No leg length alteration

    While significant cost differences exist between India and the USA, UK and other developed countries,

    the quality of medical treatment is definitely the determining factor.

    India not only provides affordable medical treatment but also provides quality medical services

    and world-class infrastructure that are at par with advanced countries.

    Hip Resurfacing - One Side (Not Available in US ) Surgery Charges – $8,000 All prices are indicative and may vary depending upon the exchange rate at the time of admission to the hospital.

    Source By :recoverdiscove.com

    20 July 2008

    About Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Kolkata in INDIA

    Hospital in INDAI

    Apollo Gleneagles Hospital
    is a 325-bed multi-speciality hospital. It is spread across a lush landscape of 8.5 acres and is equipped with the latest generation diagnostic and treatment facilities. It is a joint venture between Asian healthcare giants Apollo Hospitals and the Parkway Group of Singapore. The hospital serves as a healthcare hub for East and North East India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan.

    Source BY : apollohospitals

    15 July 2008

    Suggested 11 step process Medical Tourism in India: Part 3

    ALL INDIA

    7. Step - Proceed for India X Visa (given for special medical emergencies). Here you have to carry confirm appointment with your Indian medical specialist / India hospital booking etc. papers given by us for speedy India Visa clearance.

    8. step - Fly down to India. Receive by our representative or hospitals. Orientations of your treatment city / hotel or service apartment or guest house stay etc. are undertaken by us for your familiarization.

    9. Step - Meet the attending specialist / treating doctor at the hospital / treating Institution where you will undergo surgery / your medical treatment and proceed on your specific treatment / medical surgery there.

    10. step - On completion of treatment / medical procedure / discharge from the hospital with final medical bill clearance and as per post - operative stay requirement suggested by your attending Indian medical specialist / doctor stay at the pre-booked hotel or service apartment or guest house and ones full clearance received from attending medical specialist / doctor is received either fly back home or enjoy a re-cuperative holidays in India for few weeks or as per opted choice.

    11. Step - Carry medications or prescriptions for generic medicines / drugs recommended by your attending medical specialist / doctor to carry home. Afterwards continue your post treatment follow - up if any, through email with attending medical specialist / doctor.

    Source By: GO India Medical Tourism

    14 July 2008

    Suggested 11 step process medical Tourism in India: Part 2


    ALL INDIA4. step - Based on all above you will receive full information from the attending specialist doctor's / medical consultants advice on your medical treatment approximate cost for rough planning purposes and total duration of your stay required at the hospital with pre -operative and post operative extra stay requirement etc. based on your posted surgery / medical treatment in India medical enquiry.

    5. step - You will receive full details about cost of your stay at respective treatment city using a hotel or service apartment or guest house from us. Also, full details about your treating institution / hospital in India with profile of attending doctor's / specialist and respective department at the Hospital where your medical treatment is suggested for your approval / consent and for planning purposes.

    6. Step - Acquire consent of your local physician to fly down to India. Inform us about consent / medical trip making condition.
    ALL INDIA

    Source By: GO India Medical Tourism

    13 July 2008

    Suggested 11 step process medical Tourism in India: Part 1

    1. step - With your initial medical enquiry sent to us, submit your name, e-mail address, postal address and contact phone numbers on our website or thru a questionnaire.

    2. Step - Complete the second opinion questionnaire (Medical Quote Request Form) that we send to you by email. Basically this Medical Quote Request Form covers current nature of your ailment / your need for second medical opinion / various types of Diagnostic reports available with you and other medical records such as CT Scan / MRI Scans / back home hospital or clinic or your personal doctor's conducted test reports / X-Rays etc. All these past or current medical history of a patients' information's helps our board certified medical specialists in answering your medical query with full details.

    3. step - If further asked by our attending medical specialists / doctors for better understanding your medical conditions then send scanned copies of all your diagnostic reports / pathological reports / MRI / CT-Scans / OPG Images / Dental Moulds / X-Rays / Angiograms etc. to facilitate out specialists second opinion. You can also use our postal address to send CD's or Xerox copies of all reports or use our Telefax or can also use postal mail or courier to send these.

    Source By: GO India Medical Tourism

    11 July 2008

    About Apollo Hospitals Bangalore in INDIA




    With over 7000 beds in 38 hospitals, a string of nursing and hospital management colleges and dual lifelines of pharmacies and diagnostic clinics providing a safety net across Asia, Apollo Hospitals is a healthcare powerhouse you can trust with your life. At Apollo Hospitals we unite exceptional clinical success rates and superior technology with centuries-old traditions of Eastern care and warmth, as we truly believe the world is our extended family - something our 14 million patients from 55 countries can warmly affirm.

    Source By: Apollohospitalsbangalore

    10 July 2008

    About Apollo Hospitals in INDIA

    ALL INDIA
    Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals is spread over 12 acres of land and has a built-up area of 600,000 square feet. A joint venture between the Apollo Hospitals Group and the Government of Delhi, it was founded in 1996. It is the largest hospital of the group and was built at a cost of 44 million US dollars.


    With a bed-capacity of 560 (including 140 ICU beds and 44 HDU beds) and 14 Operation Theatres, expert medical professionals and the latest technology, the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals is the automatic choice for outstanding healthcare in the country’s capital.

    The hospital handles close to 200,000 patients a year, of which 12,000 are international patients. International patients come to Indraprastha Apollo from the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Yemen, Africa and CIS countries, among other countries.

    Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals was the first Indian hospital to be awarded the gold-standard certification from the Joint Commission International (JCI) USA .

    Source By: Apollo Hospitals

    09 July 2008

    India has a vast reservoir of skilled doctors

    Many of them have proved their mettle in the US and UK and returned to India to work in hospitals here. The caliber of other doctors practicing in India is also of a very high order. We will provide you with resumes and facilitate phone conversations or even video conferences if required. If you are still not comfortable, we will work to provide you with the information about the doctors that is important to you.

    Source By : GO India Medical Tourism

    07 July 2008

    Medical Visa to India

    go indaiMedical Visa to India Mentioned below are the conditions and procedures to apply for an Indian Medical Visa. A medical category visa may be issued with the following conditions: a. The Indian Missions/Posts abroad may scrutinize the medical documents very carefully and satisfy themselves about the bonafide purpose for which medical treatment visa is being requested. b. Mission may satisfy that the applicant has sought preliminary medical advice from his country of origin/country of residence and he has been advised to go for specialized medical treatment. In case the foreign national desires to go for treatment under the Indian system of Medicines, his case may also be considered. c. This type of visa should be granted for seeking medical attendance only in reputed / recognized specialized hospitals/ treatment centers in the country. Although non exhaustive, following illustrative list of ailments would be of primary consideration; serious ailments like neuro-surgery; ophthalmic disorders; heart related problems; reneal disorders; organ transplantations; plastic surgery; joint replacement etc.. The basic idea would be that the mission may satisfy about the need of the foreign national to come to India for medical treatment/ health enhancements.


    Source By: goindiamedicaltourism

    05 July 2008

    Increase medical tourism in India

    India wants to increase medical tourism, but it does not yet have the necessary tools to impress patients looking abroad for their health care solutions. However, by earning accreditations, standardizing medical practices, and getting government, hospitals and tourism agencies, India can increase its medical tourism industry to $2.2 billion per year. The wide use of alternative medicine makes India a particularly intriguing destination, and India can bill itself as a holistic health solution.


    Source By:
    Indian Express Newspapers

    03 July 2008

    Singapore Heart Centre services to overseas patients

    National Heart Centre (NHC) of Singapore is the national referral centre for cardiovascular disease in Singapore. It provides comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiac services to local and overseas patients.

    National Heart Centre has a 186-bed capacity, with more than 9,000 inpatient admissions annually. Its multi-disciplinary team of professionals carry out approximately 80,000 outpatient consultations, 75,000 cardiac investigative procedures and over 1,700 operations annually


    Source By : MediTravels.

    01 July 2008

    Prof Plastic Surgery at Singapore

    Prof Walter Tan Tiang Lee

    Plastic Surgery
    Prof Walter Tan
    MBBS (S'pore), M Med (Surgery), FRCSE, FRCSG, FACS, FICS, FCPS (Pak), FACP (Hon), FRACP (Hon), FCPSA (Hon), FRACS (General Surgery), FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

    Prof Walter Tan is a Consultant General and Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Raffles Hospital. His areas of specialty are head and neck surgery, general breast and breast cancer surgery, including breast reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery and laser surgery, and facial rejuvenation (IPL, Q Switch Nd-YAG Laser, Botox and facial fillers).

    Source By: Raffles Hospital


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