New Delhi: Medical tourism is currently the buzz word of Indian healthcare, Now India is finding patients are coming from USA and Canada for niche high cost orthopedics surgeries like hip replacement or advanced knee replacement. //
The fact that surgeries by many Indian doctors have given good results and they have wide experience helps to win over the confidence of overseas patients. The India doctor is no stranger to an overseas patient as the Indian practitioners run almost 25% of health service in the UK, USA and Canada..
Word of mouth publicity and the Internet are proving the biggest connecting links as they are able to help establish patient confidence in the surgeon even before they meet, said 38-year-old Cara Maria Gudeus of Las Vegas. For the real estate developer the decision was influenced by a highly rated television programme and Internet search.
I found that not only are many of the doctors in India trained in the US and Britain, but they are also offering the latest surgeries like surface hip replacement not as yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration," Gudeus added.
I chose S.K.S. Marya at Max Healthcare Institute after corresponding with him through e-mail. The fact that I could address all my queries without waiting for an appointment or paying $200 for a five minute consultation were some of the deciding factors, she said.
Post her surgery and a three-week stay in the hospital, Gudeus is confident of being able to get back to her favorite sports - squash and tennis -, something that would not have been possible with the conventional hip replacement surgery.
Unlike in the US, Canada or Britain where the waiting time is anywhere between 12-24 months, leading private Indian hospitals like Max Healthcare and Apollo Group are among those that are able to give dates at short notice.
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