Apollo Hospitals is the largest medical network in the South Asia - 64 hospitals in 9 countries. It has the best diagnostic laboratory in India and the biggest Transplantation Center after the USA. Clinics of Apollo accept over 1,000,000 patients from different countries annually. Reasonable prices, state-of-the-art equipment and well-developed infrastructure make Apollo popular worldwide.
Global Hospital (Gleneagles Global Health City) is a multidisciplinary hospital in Chennai, India.
The hospital is the best medical facility for the organ transplant in the country and the world’s leader in the number of successful liver transplants (over 1,000). Doctors are the 1st in India to perform minimally invasive lung and combined heart-kidney transplants.
Gleneagles Global Health City specializes in the organ and bone marrow transplant, cardiology, pulmonology (treatment of the lungs), and oncology.
Global Hospital Chennai is a part of Gleneagles Global Hospitals Medical Group, which accepts 2 mln patients annually.
BLK Hospital is one of the largest private clinics and is ranked among top 10 Multi Super Specialty Hospitals in Delhi. The Hospital specializes in bone marrow transplant, cancer treatment, bariatric surgery and cardiology. BLK Hospital monitors innovations and uses the analogues of modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment of the best European hospitals.
Fortis Gurgaon is a private multidisciplinary medical center in India.
The Hospital takes the 2nd place in the rating of the most technically advanced hospitals in the world according to the Top Master’s in Healthcare global research.
Doctors of the hospital specialize in the Organ Transplant, Oncology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, and Robotic Surgery.
Manipal Hospitals represent Clinical Unit of private Indian company Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), one of the leading healthcare centers in India with more than fifty years of experience in the field of medical care. Today, Manipal Hospitals is the third largest health care provider in India offering comprehensive medical care. Manipal Group includes 15 hospitals and 3 clinics, located in six states of the country, as well as in Nigeria and Malaysia. The network of Manipal Hospitals annually serves about 2,000,000 patients from India and abroad.
Treatment in India
Despite the fact that India continues to be considered as the developing country, it is more and more popular for rehabilitation and treatment. As the cradle of the ancient medical science, India offers the most modern treatment methods and the highest level of the medical care nowadays. The number of patients wishing to treat at Indian medical centers grows rapidly every year. Both the people from Asia and Africa, and from the countries with developed healthcare system are among them, i.e. Western Europe and USA. The level of the medical services quality in India is under the permanent control of the public authorities, i.e. Ministry of Healthcare, Medical Tourism Council and Federation for Healthcare. Plenty of Indian medical centers are accredited by international organizations, such as JCI and ISO.
In India only:
- Ayurveda medical methods
- Treatment quality state control
- High level of Transplantology development
Indian medicine has several features highlighting it among the medicine of the other countries:
High level of professionals. India is a country with the high population density and employment is one of the main problems. Such a situation created the severe competitiveness among the medical staff. The contest for the vacancy position of the doctor is up to 50 persons per a job place in some regions of the country. The most talented experts work as the doctors in India respectively, possessing the qualitative education at European or US medical universities as a rule.
Comprehensive approach to the treatment. The medicine of modern India assembled the most progressive treatment methods of the western medicine; nevertheless, it continues to use the ancient Ayurveda practices respected by World Healthcare Organization as the independent type of medicine.
State control. Healthcare is one of priority fields in India by the permanent support of the country. Indian legislation envisages the strict punishment for the medical mistakes made during the treatment process.
These peculiarities of Indian medicine make it attractive and competitive at the world market of the medical services.
How does the foreign patient get the treatment in India?
You should ask the adviser of Bookimed company for assistance in organizing the treatment in India. All the anamneses and tests results if available should be provided to the adviser. The company experts will contact the leading Indian medical centers and transfer the required data on the patient’s condition. Indian doctors will accept the most appropriate treatment options at the conference, which results are to be stated in the treatment programs, including the prices for the services of the medical centers. Bookimed advisers provide the received treatment programs to the patient for selection. The visa is required to enter India, which is opened for 6 months. This is a usual tourist visa. Medical visa is required, when the treatment is held at some Ayurveda medical centers. It requires some medical documents to be submitted to the embassy.
Russian speaking consultants assist the patients during the treatment in India from the airport pick-up up to the treatment finalization.
Indian medical centers provide the medical services in all the medical fields. However, the following services are the most popular among the foreign patients:
- Cardiologic surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Esthetic medicine
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Reproductive medicine
- Ayurveda medicine
Visa issues and accommodation during the treatment in India
The following documents are to be submitted to the Embassy of India in order to issue the 6-months tourist visa:
- Visa application (samples are available at the official website of the embassy)
- Copies of two first pages of the internal passport
- Passport for international trips
- One passport size photo
The following additional documents should be submitted if the medical visa is required:
- Extract from anamneses (English interlinear translation)
- Invitation from Indian medical center (in English)
People of India have a good command of English; hence, there are no problems in the conversation for the people with English skills.
Prices for hotels in India are one of the lowest in the world. The room at 2-star hotel can be available for 10 USD per night, 3-star hotel – 70 USD, 5-star hotel – 200 USD. The cheaper accommodation options, such as rooms and hostels, are available at Indian railway station.
We advise to select the room with air conditioning to be able to close the windows tightly against the insects, as they might transfer malaria in some regions of India. It is also important to note that India has the power outages very often despite the luxurious hotels.
The lunch at the usual café will cost 4 USD per person. The lunch of three courses at mid-class restaurant will cost about 16 USD per two persons. Local dishes as a rule are significantly cheaper than European, albeit both them are presented in Indian restaurants.
Advantages of treatment in India
Disadvantages of treatment in India
Cost for treatment in India
The people of India and the foreign patients can address both private and public medical centers, while the public medical centers provide the medical care free-of-charge. However, their level of the medical care is very low and it is not recommended to treat there. The prices for medical services at the private medical centers of India are one of the lowest in the world. The prices for certain surgeries are sometimes 70-90% lower than the similar surgeries in USA or Western Europe.
Bookimed Company watches the service quality and prices range for the medical care for its patients precisely. Our experts will revise the bill free-of-charge and will check the price justification for all the medical procedures stated, having received the treatment programs from the Indian medical centers.
Indian medical centers
The following famous medical centers should be highlighted among various hospitals of India:
Manipal Hospital is one of the leading multidisciplinary medical centers, providing the medical care for the foreign patients. It operates in six states of India, as well as abroad. It consists of 15 hospitals and 3 outpatient hospitals.
Medanta is the largest amalgamation of the medical universities and academies in India, located in the city of Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It provides the R&D activity in addition to all kinds of the medical services.
Apollo Hospital is the largest medical chain of Southern Asia. It includes over 50 medical centers, 7 of which are accredited by JCI. It operates in 9 countries of the world.
"I have recently noticed my husband holding his arm near the heart and having the pant while going upstairs. Then I have insisted on visiting the doctor. However, no one told anything informative. Then my husband and I decided to have a vacation in India. We decided to carry out the diagnostics at one of Indian medical centers. It came out my husband had almost complete blockage of the main coronary vessel. The urgent surgery was appointed and held by robotic surgical system. My husband was discharged in five days with satisfactory indicators of health condition. I am grateful for the doctors of India, who saved my husband’s life."
Marina, Khabarovsk, Russia
What is the cost of treatment in India?
|Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)||$17000 - $20000|
|Liver transplant||$35000 - $55000|
|Bone marrow transplantation||$22000 - $119100|
|Heart Valve Replacement||$5300 - $12300|
|Knee replacement||$3600 - $8650|
|PET/CT||$480 - $670|
|well woman check-up||$100|
|MRI of one area||$140 - $260|
Artemis Hospital is an award-winning medical institution of world class service at Gurgaon, India. The Hospital has 11 Centers of Excellence and numerous certifications including Accreditation by National Board for Hospitals & Healthcare and Joint Commission International ensuring the compliance with the best treating practises and guidelines. Team of 350+ doctors of 40 specialties treat patients from all over the world.
The only hospital in Mumbai with Full Time Specialist System (FTSS) ensuring easy availability and access to dedicated any specialists.
BGS Global Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Bangalore, India, specialized in oncology, neurosurgery, and hepatology. For cancer treatment, this hospital uses the last version of radiotherapy equipment, such as TrueBeam STx that accurately irradiates a tumor even in hard-to-reach areas.
Annually, Global Hospital Bengaluru gives treatment for over 53,000 patients. Doctors of this hospital have performed more than 30,000 operations.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Rela Hospital is a multidisciplinary medical facility in Chennai, India. Dr. Mohamed Rela, a founder of the hospital, is listed in The Guinness Book of Records for liver transplant in a 5-day baby.
Liver Transplant, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Gastroenterology are key specialties here.
Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre is a new facility, equipped with the latest devices for diagnostics and treatment. Among them MRI, CT, PET-CT, Da Vinci robotic system, linear accelerators for tumor irradiation with up to 1 mm accuracy.
Weight Loss Surgery
Goa Manipal Hospital is the largest medical center of the western Indian coast.
Manipal Goa specializes in oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, health checkup, orthopedics, and laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery).
This hospital is the 1st private facility in the state to get certification for world-class standards of treatment.
IBM Watson, a computer program for choosing the most effective treatment method for cancer patients, is available in Goa Manipal Hospital.
Aesthetic medicine and cosmetology
Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery Center is a specialized facility in plastic surgery with a focus on hair transplant located in Visakhapatnam, India.
The key specialties of the center are hair transplant, liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty.
Patients from the USA, Eastern Europe, and Asia choose Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Aster CMI Hospital is a multidisciplinary clinic which belongs to Aster DM Healthcare. The medical network includes 320 clinics in 9 countries. Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore is one of the most advanced Indian hospitals. The Clinic is equipped with latest technologies and has 500 beds for accommodation. Aster Clinic takes the leading positions in the world in performing organ transplants using robotic surgery and 3D printing.
Clinic Wockhardt Hospital is the leading specialized medical institution with high quality of service.
International FMS Dental Hospital is No.1 dental facilityin India and the No.5 in the world according to the Global Clinic Ranking. The FMS Medical Center has got 14 awards.
Doctors of the Clinic specialize in the teeth implantation, aesthetic dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics.
1 million patients are treated here annually.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Global Hospital Mumbai is a private multidisciplinary clinic in India. The hospital is a part of Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group.
The hospital specializes in robotic surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedics, bariatrics (treatment of obesity), and organ transplants.
Global Hospital Mumbai is the 1st facility in the world to transplant the liver simultaneously with the surgical treatment of spinal tuberculosis, and the 1st to perform the combined kidney-liver transplant in Western India.
Medanta Institute is a large medical complex, which not only offers treatment in all areas of health, but also have a research center. Director and founder of the Institute is the world famous cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan.