Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Surgery
In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Ventricular Septal Defect:
- Best Hospitals in India for Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
- Top Specialists for in India for Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
- Cost of VSD surgery in India
- Understanding Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Surgery.
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Cost of Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) in India
The cost of Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery in India would be between USD 4000-5000.
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Understanding Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the presence of a hole in the wall of the heart. It is a common heart defect found in children. Ventricular Septal Defect puts pressure on the heart and reduces the oxygen supply to the body. The defect can be corrected through surgery – Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery.
Types of VSD Surgery
Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery is done under general anesthesia through any of the below three surgical techniques:
Intra-cardiac technique for VSD Surgery
This is an open-heart surgery done when the patient is under cardiopulmonary bypass i:e., ‘heart lung machine’. Patches or stiches are used to close the hole.
Catheter technique for VSD Surgery
Does not require large incision on the chest. A thin catheter is inserted in a blood vessel in the groin and passed to the heart. It uses a special mesh device to close the hole.
Hybrid procedure for VSD surgery
This uses both intra-cardiac and catheter techniques. A small incision is made to reach the heart. The surgery is done without stopping the heart. A device is used to close the VSD. This technique is has faster recovery period.
Recovery after Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
The hospital stay is of about a week but may vary with patient’s medical condition. After the VSD surgery the blood circulation within the heart gets normal. The enlarged heart returns to a normal size. The child starts to grow normally within two years of surgery. Follow-up visits are important. You should follow doctor’s instructions and take precautions to protect the child from infections. After a successful Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery, children can live healthy normal lives.
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.