Columbia Asia Hospital, New Delhi

History and establishment The Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals is an international healthcare group which runs a number of hospitals across India. The first hospital of this group “Columbia Asia Hospital” was established in the year 2005 in Bangalore. After that it expanded to 29 more healthcare institutions in India as well as outside India in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc. Right since this hospital has been established, its only aim has been to provide a clean and safe environment to the patients who approach to Columbia Asia Hospital. They have a large number of patients from India as well as from outside India. Certifications and accreditations This Hospital is established under a very big and renowned multinational Company hence, it...

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Yashoda Hospital Hyderabad

History and Establishment Yashoda Hospital Yashoda Healthcare Group has a big chain of hospitals. In the year 1989, the first hospital of Yashoda Hospital was established under the leadership of Dr. G. Surender Rao in Hyderabad. With the help of his two brothers, he was successful in building this healthcare institution in Hyderabad. For the last 20 years, Yashoda Group of Hospitals has been successful in fulfilling the medical needs of the people with the best quality at a very reasonable cost. Yashoda Hospital offers a very sophisticated diagnosis and treatment to its patients. Over a period of time, they have built the following number of institutes in India: 3 Cancer Institutes, 3 Independent hospitals, 3 Heart Institutes. 700 specialist...

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Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, Bangalore

History and Establishment Narayan Health is a group which operates a number of healthcare Institutions all over India. The first hospital that was established under the Narayan Healthcare group was the Narayan Hrudayalaya Ltd in Bangalore. The Narayan Hrudayalaya Ltd. was founded by Dr. Devi Shetty in the year 2009. Currently the Narayana Hrudayalaya is situated in a Health City conceptualized by the Narayana Health group. In this health city, there is a conglomeration of various hospitals on a big spread of land. Narayana Hrudayalaya specializes in the Cardiac service and has been providing the cardiac healthcare services as well as other healthcare services to all the age groups of patients. Narayana Hrudayalaya has a special department built for the...

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Going for Adjuvant Therapy in India

Adjuvant therapy primarily includes all those post surgical therapies that are given to a cancer patient to ensure a complete recovery and also reduces the chance of recurrence of the disease. Adjuvant therapy comprises chemo therapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and others. This therapy is basically given as an additional treatment to the primary surgical one. It mainly strives for the overall recovery of the patient and extends his survival span. It is required for various types of cancer of the lung, breast, prostate, colon and others. The commonly recommended adjuvant therapies used by the oncologists for treating a cancer patient includes: Chemotherapy - This is generally injected into the patient’s body that kills the malignant cells and stops...

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Combination Therapy in India

Combination therapy generally makes usage of multiple therapies or medications to treat a disease. In case of treating cancer patients also, combination therapy is required and it makes usage of two or more therapeutic drugs. Like chemotherapy when given in combination is the most effective approach for treating patients. Each drug is used at an optimum dose for combination and thus has no significant side effects. Oncologists often recommend the combination of chemo, radiation and hormonal therapy for ensuring fruitful results. The type, stage and spread of cancer often determine whether the patient needs a single therapy or a combination therapy. Often the use of anti cancer drugs helps in an effective treatment in cancer. Combination of chemotherapy with nanoparticle...

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How hospitals are categorized in India

An Indian Hospital building

The hospitals in India can be categorized into three major types Super Specialty Hospitals Specialty Hospitals General Hospitals Super specialty hospitals are hospitals which specialize in multiple specialties. They’ve a high number of beds available. A super specialty hospital can have over 600 beds in a single facility. These hospitals can offer multiple treatments in different specialties at the same time. Some of the super specialty hospitals in India are Fortis Healthcare, MAX Hospitals, Medanta Hospital, Artemis Hospital etc.. However, specialty hospitals are the ones which focus on a single specialty. Some hospitals might be specializing only in cardiac care while other would only be specializing in orthopedics.  These hospitals are usually smaller in comparison with super specialty hospitals and...

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What is the cost of treatment in India

Indian doctor with patient

One of the most important questions that comes to every patients mind is “What will be cost of treatment in India?” In this article we’ll discuss what cost of treatment actually means and how you should decipher the true cost of treatment. There are four costs associated with any treatment. These are Diagnostic Cost (clinical evaluation) Surgery Cost Doctors’ Fees Implant Cost (if required) When you quoted the total cost of treatment in India it will usually include only Surgery, Doctor and Implant cost. Diagnostic fees (Clincial Evaluation) is usually not included in the treatment package. This is because diagnostic cost varies from patient to patient. Some patients might require a higher number of medical tests compared to other patients...

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How to select hospital in India for getting treatment

Patient recovery room of Indian hospital

  Once you’ve decided that you’ll get treatment in India the next question is in which hospital? India has a number of excellent that offer great quality of treatments. Indian hospitals have really progressed in the last decade to become on par with top hospitals of the world. There are five main considerations which every patient should consider before selecting the right hospital. It does not matter if the hospital is small or big. But what are these five considerations ? These five main considerations are Cost Technology Accreditation Infrastructure & Facilities Location Cost: To choose any Indian hospital it is important to consider the cost of the treatment. This cost will include the cost of surgery and stay in...

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How to apply and get an Indian Medical Visa

Medical Visa for India

Getting an Indian Medical Visa is a swift process. If all the steps are followed and certain requirements are met you can get your medical visa in no time. The documents required for getting the visa can be summarized as: Medical Certificate from Doctor Vaccination Certificate Income Proof & Bank Balance Statement Visa Sponsorship Letter ID and Address Proof Medical Certificate from Doctor: You’ll need to procure a medical certificate from your treating doctor stating your medical condition and why you need treatment abroad. It should justify that the required treatment is either not available or there is long wait time for the treatment Your physician will have to certify the medical certificate and give his/her recommendation for treatment abroad. Vaccinations:...

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Why India for Medical Tourism ?

India The new hub for medical tourism

Today, India has emerged as one of the leading destination for medical tourism. Over a million international patients visit India annually for getting treatment. This upsurge in patient arrivals has been due to the acceptance and appreciation of India as a medical tourism destination. India has a lot to offer not just in terms of medical tours but also from a cultural and tourism point of view. With such a diverse landscape and multi-cultural society India is a wonderful country to be in. Talking about what makes it a unique destination, we’ve listed some of the primary reasons which have enabled India to become the top destination for medical tourism. Some of the factors which have made India a medical...

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