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Heart Valve Replacement Surgery in India: Patient Testimonial Iraq

This is based on our series of interviews that we conduct with our patients who come to India for treatment. Today we have a conversation with Mr. Salah from Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. Salah recently underwent a successful DVR double Heart Valve Replacement Surgery in India. Q1. What were you diagnosed with? I was diagnosed with valve regurgation and was advised double valve replacment surgery. My weight was 109 kilos and there was constant swelling in my legs. Also I used to huff if I walked longer distances.Iraq does not have a good healthcare infrastructure now and the one's that remain have a very high wait-time. Q2. How did you come to know about medical tourism? It is very common in...

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Getting Kidney Transplant Surgery in India: Patient Testimonial Nigeria

[caption id="attachment_3918" align="alignleft" width="114"] Mrs. Ariyo, Nigeria[/caption] This is based on our series of interviews that we conduct with our patients who come to India for treatment. Today we have a conversation with Mrs. Ariyo (Name Changed) from Enugu State, Nigeria. Mrs. Ariyo recently underwent a kidney transplant surgery in India. Q1. What were you diagnosed with? I live in Enugu State in Nigeria. I was suffering from kidney failure for 4-5 years or so and was having regular dialysis sessions every week at my local hospital. Though dialysis did provide me with some relief it was very temporary. Q2. How did you come to know about medical tourism? During one of my dialysis session I got into a conversation...

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CARE offers arterial revascularization surgery in India: Expert

Usually when people undergo cardiac bypass surgery, blood vessels from their limbs are used. The chances of the new vessels being blocked in the next five years in such cases are more than 50%. A comparatively new technique of bypass that make use of blood vessels near the heart can mean no relapse of blockage in the arteries. City-based CARE Hospital is one of the very few centres in the country that provides this type of surgery, called total arterial revascularization surgery in India. Doctors at the hospital have learnt it from Mumbai's Dr Sudhanshu Bhattacharya who is deemed a pioneer in the field. Some of the other top cardiac hospitals in India which offer arterial revascularization surgery in India...

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Kerala’s first multiple transplant surgery in India gives a new life to patient

In a medical marvel in Kerala, a 38-year-old brain dead patient gave a new lease of life to Syed Younis Sahir, who was suffering from diabetes and kidney failure. After a 12-hour complicated transplant surgery in India, Kochi doctors conducted the first successful transplant surgery in India combined pancreas and kidney transplant surgery in India in the state and the third in India. Syed can't express in words the excitement he feels about finally getting rid of insulin injections. He has suffered from juvenile diabetes since he was 19, and later developed kidney problems. When doctors at his native in Palakkad referred him to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, they recommended a kidney and pancreas transplant. "After multiple transplant surgery in...

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Endoscopic ultrasound in India gives accurate result in diagnosing cancers of GI tract, doctors say

A new technology called endoscopy ultrasound (EUS) that is gradually gaining popularity in India provides a more accurate and precise result in diagnosing and treating cancers in the gastrointestinal cavity. Endoscopic ultrasound in India is a procedure that allows a doctor to obtain images about the digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs, including the lungs. Dr Shyam Varadarajalu, senior gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospitals, one of the institutions which use the technology, said ultrasound testing uses sound waves to make a picture of internal organs. "During the procedure, a small ultrasound device is installed on the tip of an endoscope. By inserting the endoscope and camera into the digestive tract, we can obtain high quality ultrasound images of organs," he said. The...

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