Aortic Aneurysm Repair
In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Aortic Aneurysm Repair:
- Best Hospitals in India for Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Top Specialists in India for Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Cost of Aortic Aneurysm Repair in India
- Understanding Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
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Cost of Aortic Aneurysm Repair
The cost of abdominal and thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair in India is between US$8500-15,000. To get the best cost estimate for the procedure in India, please share your medical reports.
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aneurysm is an enlarged part of the aorta (an artery carrying blood to your abdomen, pelvis area, and legs) that is gradually increasing in size and is at risk of rupture. Aortic Aneurysm Repair procedure treats aneurysm and prevents aorta rupture.
Approaches to Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Aneurysm Repair can be done via any of the two approaches chosen by your surgeon:
Open Repair Surgery
Involves a large incision to expose the aorta in the abdomen. The affected part of aorta (aneurysm) is repaired with a graft. It is done by Cardiac Surgeons.
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
A minimally invasive approach in which the doctor reaches the aneurysm via a catheter inserted through the groin. A stent and graft is used to treat the aneurysm. Its is performed by Interventional Cardiologist.
Indications for Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Size of aneurysm more than five centimeters
- Increasing at the rate of over 0.5 cm in six-12 months
- To prevent the risk of aorta rupture and relieve symptoms like pain in abdomen or chest
- Aneurysm leaking or bleeding occurs
Recovery after Aortic Aneurysm Repair
The hospital stay is of about five days. The recovery is faster. You will be on pain medications and need to keep the incision area clean and dry to prevent any infection.
For a few days you will be restricted from driving and other strenuous activities. Follow the doctor’s advice and take prescribed precautions.
Note (for foreign patients):
Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.