There are many blood vessels in our legs and thigh area. There is also a very important blood vessel in the thigh (femur) which is responsible for the functioning of the thigh area and the entire leg. The blood that flows in these veins is sometimes blocked by emboli. An emboli is a solid vascular structure which blocks the flowing blood in this blood vessel. This blockage by the emboli can cause the following:
- It initially restricts the movement of the thigh and legs.
- Due to this disorder, the oxygen cannot travel further through the vessels.
- Due to lack of oxygen, the tissues below that embolus area die. This phenomenon in which the tissues die is called as the necrosis.
To restore back the dead tissues and bring the blood flow back to normal, the Femoral Embolectomy Surgery has to be done. The embolectomy is the name of the process done to remove the blockages. The surgeons use an imagining technique like radioactive dye or x-ray or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in order to examine the exact location of the blockage. Then the surgery is carried out in various types.
Types of Femoral Embolectomy
- Forgarty Method: In this method a catheter is inserted in the blocked vessel. This catheter has a deflated balloon like tip. This catheter is passed past the emboli. The balloon is then inflated and the emboli is pulled out.
- Aspiration Embolectomy: In this method, the emboli is pulled out using a catheter through a suction method.
- Surgical Arteriotomy: When the embolus is of a bigger size, an incision is made where the emboli is detected. The large sized emboli is then removed with the help of a suction pump like machine.
The most important care to be taken of the patient after the surgery is to maintain the viscosity of the blood. The viscosity of the blood means the thickness or the thinness of the blood and how fast or slow it can flow through the vessels. For this purpose, the doctor usually prescribe tablets which help in making the blood thin and makes it flow easily in the body. One must, with full awareness take the pills on time and do regular check- ups to check how the blood is flowing in the body. The Femoral Embolectomy is a very easy operation. But in only 2% of the cases, the operation can fail. In all the other cases, the emboli is successfully removed from the blood vessel.
The cost of this surgery starts from around USD 4000 . Even though the procedure lasts for just an hour, the surgery is full of minute details and complications. The cost of this surgery in India is way cheaper than in other countries. In this low cost, the Indian hospitals also provide a number of world class amenities to its patients. This is the reason why so many people from outside India come to get Femoral Embolectomy.
Following is the list of hospitals where one can get a good treatment and surgery options for femoral Embolectomy:
- Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai etc.
- Fortis Hospitals in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai etc.
- Medanta Medicity Hospital
- Columbia Asia Hospital
- Asian Heart Institute
- Global Hospitals
Following are some of the famous doctors who have handled many cases of Femoral Embolectomy and provide the best surgery to such patients:
- Dr. Bibaswan Ghosh
- Dr. Arup Kumar Das
- Rup Goswami
- Dr. Mriganka Sekhar Sharma
- Dr. Mir Asif Rehman
- Dr. Mahesh Gopashetty
- Dr. Ravi Mohanka
- Aparna Govil Bhasker
“Last year my father of 77 years old, suddenly started feeling numbness in his thigh area and sometimes it pained a lot. After waiting for a week we consulted the doctor. He told us to get an x-ray done. In the x-ray he showed us how the femur was blocked by the emboli. We had no other option but to operate it immediately. My father got operated in the next 3 days with the Forgarty method because his embolus was relatively small in size. The surgery was a success. My father got discharged 4 days after the surgery. He slowly started walking on his own. He took some medicines for the purpose of blood thinning so the clot doesn’t get created again. The recovery was quite fast and my father was very happy to see himself so healthy. I thank the doctor who guided us through everything.”Stella, Germany
“ 6 months back, I had gone to India for a vacation. My plan was to live in India for 1 month. Before going to India I had a weird pain in my thighs. I thought it was just a normal cramp so I ignored it. Even after going to India I felt that pain once or twice in a day but I kept ignoring it. After a few days, the pain started to bother me a lot. I Googled online to find MedTour2India Consultants. They advised me to get the x-ray of the thigh area because they couldn’t diagnose what wrong was with her thigh. After examining the x-ray, they told me that I had an embolus in my femoral vessels. I was much stressed hearing that. So I immediately called my husband and told him to book the tickets back to Germany to that I would undergo the operation. But the doctor suggested me a few names of some doctors in India who are experts in this field. After much deliberations I decided to get operated in India itself. After the surgery, I had to walk with assistance. There were a number of restrictions on my diet in order to keep the viscosity of the blood constant. Because of the Indian doctors and my surgeon Mr. Kumar I could enjoy my stay in India as well as got the best medical service. Currently, I face no problems or pains related to my thighs. All thanks to my MedTour2India and the doctors.Grace, UK