Getting hip replacement surgery in India

What is Hip Replacement Surgery ? Hip replacement surgery in India(or hip arthroplasty) is one of the most common orthopaedic surgical procedure performed. It’s a procedure in which the hip joint is operated and replaced with a prosthetic implant. It can be either total or hemi hip replacement surgery depending upon the underlying cause and individual requirements. Causes and Indications for hip replacement surgery One obvious factor for requiring hip replacement surgery in India is severe trauma to the hip joint. However, there are various medical conditions too which may result in joint erosion and damage, requiring the replacement of the hip joint either completely or partially. Medical conditions that may lead to the need for hip replacement are: Osteoarthritis...

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How to Choose a Fertility Clinic in India

Infertility treatment has advanced in modern times. This is good news for those wanting to become parents in the natural way, but could not. Progress in infertility treatment procedures has made it possible for more people to become parents as compared to a decade ago. Your doctor might have suggested a fertility clinic as a part of your infertility treatment and acting upon that advice your first step is to choose a fertility clinic. Points to consider while selecting a fertility clinic in India The success rate of the fertility clinic is not the only factor to be considered while making this decision. As with anything else, a thorough background check is an absolute necessity before you choose a fertility...

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Sustaining the growth trajectory of India as a medical tourism destination

With an impressive mean annual growth rate of 30% over the last few years the Indian medical tourism is emerging stronger as one of the most promising medical tourism destinations in the world. According to a report published by Transworldnews in 2013 the Indian medical tourism is expected to have a 3% global share in the medical tourism industry and sustain a CAGR of around 26%. The Deloitte report even acknowledges and specifically states that India will achieve a CAGR of around 30%. Medical tourism in India is generating an annual revenue of around $3 billion and is expected to grow significantly in the next five years. The growth and revenue generation has led many corporate houses in India to...

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The dilemma of catering to the price conscious medical tourists

"Price" is a keystone of medical tourism business. It would be very hard to ignore the fact that pricing plays a very critical and substantial role in the decision-making process of a medical tourist. Moreover, in some of the cases the need for medical travel arises due to price issue itself in the patient's home country. However, more than the medical tourists themselves the MTFs (Medical Tourism Facilitators) have a more challenging role of balancing out between quality and price. The pricing concerns for patients also do vary from region to region. For some of them quality is the main concern while for some only price matters. But yes, "price" does form a vital component in both the cases. Only...

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The need to regulate medical tourism education and certification programs

Lately, many companies and people have joined the medical tourism business owing to its rising popularity and a perception among business people who see medical tourism as a quick money making business venture. There has been a dramatic increase in medical tourism companies in the last 5 years. This has in turn has led to setting up of medical tourism education and certification organizations catering specifically to the medical tourism companies. While some of these organizations have been setup with sheer concern for the industry most of them have been setup with only profit in mind. Different medical education and certification organizations follow different sets of standards, criteria and bench-marking with no common set of process in place so that...

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