Fortis opens Liver Transplant Center in Bengaluru Fortis Hospital has opened a Center for Hepatobiliary Sciences and Liver Transplant at Bannerghatta Road branch in Bengaluru. The new center has a highly qualified team of hepatologists, transplant surgeons and a well-trained multi-disciplinary support team of nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians and paramedics. The team will be headed by…

Govt Reduces Heart Stent Cost by 85% But concern looms over availability of advanced specialized stents in the market The decrease in the pricing of the stents used in angioplasty surgeries has come as a big relief to patients requiring this heart surgery. In a welcoming move National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the…

Corneal transplant made effortless for Kenyan patient By Nishat Paiker It is Mosis Mazrui’s second visit to India. This time it is for a follow-up for the corneal transplant surgery that he underwent six months back at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurgaon, India. ‘I would say it has been an effortless experience to…

African Wife Gains New Perspective after Husband’s Cancer Battle By Nishat Paiker Nelson was silent but calm today sitting in the international patients lobby at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.  After going through stressful two months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for his intestinal cancer, he was feeling relaxed as doctors had confirmed, he can now…

How to get Medical Visa for Treatment in India Foreign nationals seeking a medical treatment in India would require a Medical Visa. For this a Medical Invitation Letter from a reputed recognized hospital/center in India is essential. A medical visa for treatment in India is given for a number of diseases and treatments such as…

Gurgaon hospital brings smile on Afghan’s father’s face By Nishat Paiker It was a devastating news for Tawos Zam Zam living in a small province of Khost in Afghanistan when doctors diagnosed a hole in the heart of his one-year old son Atal Zam Zam. He knew Afghanistan does not have adequate facilities and specialists…

Stem Cell Therapy to Replace Orthopedic Surgeries For all those patients of arthritis or bone degeneration disease who have been advised hip or knee joint replacement surgery can opt for stem cell therapy and get back to their normal selves without undergoing the knife. Stem cell therapy is a non-surgical single-day procedure and an alternative…

Artificial kidney to free patients from Dialysis Here is good news for those who suffer from chronic or end-stage kidney disease and have to wait long for a donor kidney to get renal transplant. Scientists have invented a fist-sized surgically implantable artificial kidney that would function like a natural one. The device, a promising alternative…

Women Opting for ‘Virgin’ surgery – Be careful ! India is witnessing a growing trend of ‘virgin’ restoring surgeries such as vaginoplasty and hymenoplasty. The procedures associated with virginity are chosen by women especially after childbirth or who are about to get married. Vaginoplasty also known as ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ tightens the vagina through surgery while…

When should women get heart screening done? Women are mostly unaware of right age when healthy heart screenings should start, according to a new report by The American Heart Association which is based on survey done by Orlando Health National. Most women believe the right age of heart screening is 40 years and above. Even…

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