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VP Shunt

In this article, we have covered the following aspects of

  • Best Hospitals in India for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Top Specialists in India for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Cost of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in India
  • Understanding Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for VP Shunt

Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for VP Shunt.
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Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr. Sandeep VaishyaDr. Sandeep VaishyaNeurosurgeonFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Rana PatirDr. Rana PatirNeurosurgeonFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Sudhir DubeyDr. Sudhir DubeyNeurosurgeonMedanta - The MedicityGurgaon
Dr. Anirban Deep BanerjeeDr. Anirban Deep BanerjeeNeurosurgeonMedanta - The MedicityGurgaon
Dr Madhusudan H VDr Madhusudan H VNeurosurgeonBGS Gleneagles Global HospitalBangalore
Dr Praveen K SDr Praveen K SNeurosurgeonBGS Gleneagles Global HospitalBangalore
Dr. Abhaya KumarDr. Abhaya KumarNeurosurgeonKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Ashok HandeDr. Ashok HandeNeurosurgeonFortis Hiranandani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Deepu BanerjeeDr. Deepu BanerjeeNeurosurgeonFortis Hiranandani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Gautam ZaveriDr. Gautam ZaveriNeurosurgeonFortis Hospital, MulundMumbai
Dr. Deshpande V RajakumarDr. Deshpande V RajakumarNeurosurgeonFortis HospitalBangalore
Dr. Ashis PathakDr. Ashish PathakNeurosurgeonFortis HospitalPunjab
Dr. Prahraj S SDr. Prahraj S SNeurosurgeonFortis HospitalBangalore
Dr. Aditya GuptaDr. Aditya GuptaNeurosurgeonArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Tariq MatinDr. Tariq MatinNeurosurgeonArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Sumit SinghDr. Sumit SinghNeurosurgeonArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Hemant BhartiyaDr. Hemant BhartiyaNeurosurgeonFortis Escorts Hospital, JaipurRajasthan
Dr. Harjinder S BhatoeDr. Harjinder S BhatoeNeurosurgeonFortis HospitalNoida
Dr. S K RajanDr. SK RajanNeurosurgeonArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Vipul GuptaDr. Vipul GuptaNeurosurgeonArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr K SridharDr K SridharNeurosurgeonGlobal HospitalsChennai
Dr. Suresh SankhlaDr. Suresh SankhlaNeurosurgeonGlobal HospitalMumbai
Dr. V.K.JainDr. V.K.JainNeurosurgeonMax Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Asis Kumar BhattacharyyaDr. Asis Kumar BhattacharyyaNeurosurgeonFortis Hospital AnandapurKolkata
Dr. (Prof.) V.S. MehtaDr. (Prof.) V.S. MehtaNeurosurgeonParas HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Rajendra PrasadDr. Rajendra PrasadNeurosurgeonIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. S. K. SoganiDr. S. K. Sogani NeurosurgeonIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Vishwak Sena Reddy PDr. Vishwak Sena Reddy PNeurosurgeonCARE HospitalsHyderabad
Dr. Anil Kumar KansalDr. Anil Kumar KansalNeurosurgeonBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Arun SarohaDr. Arun SarohaNeurosurgeonMax HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Rahul ModgiDr. Rahul Modgi NeurosurgeonWockhardt HospitalsMumbai
Dr. Shirish M HastakDr. Shirish M HastakNeurosurgeonWockhardt HospitalsMumbai
Dr. Trimurti D NadkarniDr. Trimurti D NadkarniNeurosurgeonSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Anil KarapurkarDr. Anil KarapurkarNeurosurgeonSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Shibu Vasudevan PillaiDr. Shibu Vasudevan Pillai NeurosurgeonMazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre (MSCC)Bangalore
Dr. Anand V KDr. Anand V KNeurosurgeonNarayana Multispeciality HospitalBangalore
Dr. Gopal AchariDr. Gopal AchariNeurosurgeonNarayana Multispeciality HospitalKolkata

Cost of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

The cost of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery is between USD 3000 and USD 4200 in India.

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting is a surgical procedure to treat a condition of hydrocephalus, i:e., excess cerebrospinal fluid in the brain’s ventricles. Surgeons place VP shunts in the brain ventricles to divert fluid from the brain. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete.

During the procedure, the surgeon will make a little entry point behind the ear and then enter one catheter into the cerebrum through this opening. The other catheter goes behind your ear and is placed under the skin. This tube goes down to your chest and guts, permitting excess cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to divert into the stomach pit, where your body absorbs it.

A tiny pump (valve) under the skin behind the ear is attached to both the catheters to automatically remove fluid with the increase in the pressure in the skull.

When is VP Shunt required?

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt is done to treat thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism or a thyroid enlargement that is causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing.

Anyone irrespective of age from babies to older adults can develop hydrocephalus and may require a VP shunt.

Recovery period of VP Shunt

Hospital stay is about a week. Your stitches or staples will be removed within 5-7 days.  It is normal to feel some liquid moving around in your scalp. This will leave as your scalp heals. You will feel a lump on head at the place of valve or pump, which will not be visible once your hair grows back. You may or may not feel the shunt underneath your skin. You can get back to normal activities in about 10 days. Protect your head from any injury. Follow-up visits to the doctor will be required for few days.

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.

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