Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai

for Bariatric Surgery

Overview

Asian Heart Institute (AHI) is a world-class provider of cardiology care in India and is experienced in treating international patients. The Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) has listed the hospital among the top 10 Best Hospitals for Medical Tourists. AHI has been nationally accredited by the NIAHO and has received international accreditation from both the JCI and the ISO. The hospital specializes in coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery, preventive cardiology and rehabilitation, and robotic surgery. As a specialized cardiology institute, AHI maintains a high standard of care, with a success rate of 99.3% in bypass surgeries and an overall success rate of 99.83% in cardiac surgeries. The hospital is experienced in treating complex cardiology cases, having treated over 3,000 patients with complex heart conditions since its establishment. The hospital has 250 beds and in addition to specializing in cardiology, also caters to patients in need of diabetic, nutritional, and renal treatment, as well as physiotherapy. Services provided by the hospital include free WiFi, airport pick-up and drop- off, assistance with flight and hotel booking, and a prayer room.

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Location

Asian Heart Institute is located in the south of Mumbai, just 7 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which is serviced by a number of bus routes. Mumbai is located on the west coast of India and offers plenty of sights to see and attractions to explore. Tausif Aquarium, which features a variety of fish, is located nearby the hospital less than 5 km away. Siddhivinayak Temple, one of India's richest temples that was built in 1801, is located 12 km away from the hospital. The Elephanta Caves, which have been carved out of rock on Elephanta Island and contain breath-taking rock sculptures, are located 36 km from the hospital.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Translators can be arranged for other Languages

Services

Medical records transfer

Rehabilitation

Airport pickup

Hotel booking

Special offer for group stays

Free Wifi

Phone in the room

TV in the room

Special dietary requests accepted

Private rooms for patients available

Parking available

Pharmacy

Laundry

Mobility accessible rooms

Online doctor consultation

Medical travel insurance

Translation services

Interpreter services

Car hire

Local transportation booking

Flight booking

Local tourism options

Family accommodation

Visa / Travel office

Religious facilities

Nursery / Nanny services

Dry cleaning

Entertainment options

International newspapers

Business centre services

Personal assistance / Concierge

Health insurance coordination

Restaurant

Procedures

Diagnostic Imaging 3 procedures

Chest X-Ray

This a radiograph of the chest used to diagnose chest diseases injuries. It is done using an X-ray machine that passes X-rays through the chest into a film to create the image.

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

This is a modern imaging technique that makes use of that makes use of computed processed X-ray measurements that are taken at different angles to produce tomographic images of specific areas of objects scanned thereby allowing the user to see the internal structure of the object without physically cutting them. It is used in the diagnosis, screening or prevention of diseases.

Diagnostic X-Rays

This is noninvasive imaging modality that involves exposing parts of one’s body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce images of inside the body. They are used for investigating patient’s complaints, e.g., chronic cough, abdominal pains, bone injuries and fever.

Gastroenterology 3 procedures

Cholecystectomy

This is a surgical procedure used to remove the gallbladder i.e., pear- shaped organ below the right lobe of the liver where bile is stored. The gallbladder can be removed due to inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones if it leads to pancreatitis, gallbladder cancer, and biliary colic. The procedure can either be open or laparoscopic. Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and only performed by a laparoscopic surgeon. Currently, advanced laparoscopic surgeries use single incisions, a technique called single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) or laparoendoscopic single site surgery.

Colostomy

This is a surgical procedure where a stoma is created by dragging a healthy end of the large bowel via an incision in the anterior wall of the abdomen then sutured into place. There are several techniques of colostomy, i.e., wind colostomy, loop colostomy and double barrel colostomy.

Endoscopy

It is a nonsurgical procedure done to examine a person’s gastrointestinal tract. A patient may be anesthetized or fully conscious during the process. It is used in the investigation of gastrointestinal symptoms, confirmation of diagnosis and for treatment purposes, e.g., widening and esophageal stricture. The most commonly performed endoscopic procedure is esophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD). Endoscopy is also used to examine the respiratory tract (rhinoscopy or bronchoscopy), the ear (otoscope), the urinary tract (cystoscopy) and female reproductive tract (gynoscopy). The technology is also available for use in pregnancy, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, endodontic surgeries, endoscopic spinal procedure and endoscopic endonasal surgeries.

General Surgery 3 procedures

Appendectomy

This is the surgical removal of the appendix. It is performed after a patient suffering from acute appendicitis. It can be performed as laparoscopic or as an open procedure.

Breast Abscess Drainage

This is a minor surgical procedure done to remove pus from female breast abscesses. An incision is made to create an opening through which the abscess is drained. After this, the area left is packed with iodine-soaked gauze, and the patient is given drugs to take and given an appointment to return for a checkup. A recent advance in the procedure is the introduction of percutaneous aspiration under ultrasound guidance.

Breast Lumpectomy

This is a procedure done to remove a breast tumor. The tumor and a portion of its surrounding (usually a margin of about 2 cm). It is a form of breast-conserving surgery or breast preservation procedure. It is technically a partial mastectomy procedure.

Cardiology 3 procedures

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

An ASD is a congenital heart defect in the atrial septum that results in leakage oxygen-rich blood from left atrium to the right atrium. This increases the work of workload of the right side of the heart and if not corrected early can lead to heart failure. The defect if small can be corrected by cardiac catheterization usually by a pediatric cardiologist. A large defect often needs open heart procedures.

Atrioventricular Fistula Treatment

This is a procedure used to correct abnormal connections between the atria and ventricles of one's heart. The surgery requires the deformity be repaired to ensure that the correct flow of blood in one’s heart is achieved.

Bentall Procedure

This is a cardiothoracic operation that involves the replacement of a composite graft of the aortic root, ascending aorta and the aortic valve with implantation of coronary arteries into the graft.

Colorectal Medicine 3 procedures

Anal Abscess Drainage

An abscess is an infectious condition characterized by a pus collection surrounded by tissue inflammation. An Anal Abscess forms around the one's anus. It usually starts in the perianal hair follicles or mucus gland. It is managed by incision and drainage of the abscess.

Anal Fissure Treatment

This is a crack or linear tear in the distal areas of the anal canal. They involve only the epithelium in the short-term, and the entire mucosal thickens in the long-run. 1st line of treatment is medical and involve stool softeners and stool bulking agents. A laxative is also used to maintain normal bowel movements. 2nd line of treatment is surgical where sphincterotomy is done.

Anal Fistula Surgery

An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the epithelized surface of the anal canal and the perianal skin. It is usually a sequela of an anal abscess. It rarely heals on it own hence need for surgery. The surgery is carried out under GA. There are several surgical options available, i.e., fistulotomy, advancement flap procedure, Seton technique, LIFT procedure, fibrin glue and bioprosthetic plug.

General Medicine 2 procedures

Deep Wound Treatment

A deep wound is one that cuts deeper than a quarter an inch beneath the skin surface. Due to their depth, this wound is likely to involve damage to tendons, major blood vessels, ligaments or internal organs. This can lead to both external and internal bleeding. These wounds require urgent treatment to avoid complications like shock. The bleeding has to be arrested, then cl4ned and properly dressed. Antibiotics and tetanus vaccine must be administered to the patient.

Medical Examination

This is the process by which physicians assess the body of a patient for sings disease. In medical practice, it is terms used commonly to refer to is included a clinical examination or physical examination. It is done after a comprehensive history of a patient has been taken. It thus helps in diagnosis and formulating the treatment plan.

Gynecology 3 procedures

Breast Biopsy

This is a procedure used to obtain a sample of a tumor in the breast for purposes of laboratory and histological analysis. Various breast sampling techniques are available, e.g., FNA, incisional biopsy, excisional biopsy, and core biopsy.

Cervical Biopsy

This is a surgical; procedure where a small amount of tissue is taken out from the cervix. The sample collected is taken to the laboratory for histological analysis to determine whether there is cancer and if present, which type. It is commonly done after abnormalities are detected in a Pap smear or routine pelvic exam including VIA/VILI. There are three types of biopsies, i.e., cone biopsy, endocervical curettage and punch biopsy.

Pelvic Adhesiolysis

Adhesions are scar tissue bands that form between organs in the body. They form as parts of the body’s natural repair mechanisms respond to tissues disturbances like infections, surgery, radiation, pathologies or trauma. Adhesiolysis is a surgery meant to remove these adhesions so that normal organ functions and anatomy is restored and pain relieved. They are managed via laparoscopic or open surgical procedures.

Orthopedics 3 procedures

Benign Bone Tumor Removal

Benign Bone Tumors are not cancers hence do not metastasize to other areas of the body. They however greatly weaken a one. Common one tumor include giant cell tumors, osteoid osteoma, osteochondroma, and osteoblastoma. Treatment involves surgical excision of the tumor or scrapping out (curettage) of the tumor with bone grafting.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the tingling, numbness, weakness plus other problems in one's hand because of pressure being applied to the median nerve as it traverses the wrist. The small space where it passes through in the wrist called the Carpal Tunnel. This surgery is meant to relive the pressure hence relieving the symptoms. The two types of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgeries are open and endoscopic, all available in India.

Congenital Hip Dislocation Treatment

Congenital Hip Dislocation is also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip. It is a condition where a child is born with an unstable joint due to abnormal formation of the joint in early fetal development stages. It is more common in girls than boys. Screening for the condition occurs at birth and in the first year of life. A baby younger than 6 years is treated using a Pavlik harness. If this fails, the condition is managed via surgery. Surgical options include open reduction or closed reduction, after which the hip and leg are placed in a cast for at least 12 weeks. A child who is 18 months or older is managed by pelvic or femoral osteotomy to reconstruct their hip.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 3 procedures

Electrotherapy

This is the use of electrical energy in medical treatment. The therapy varies in waveforms, effect, and frequencies. Commonly used forms of electrotherapy included deep brain simulators and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

Manual Therapy

This is a physical treatment that is primarily used by occupational therapists, massage therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, and physiotherapist to manage musculoskeletal disability and pain. It incorporates joint mobilization, muscles manipulation, kneading and joint manipulation. There are many styles of manual therapy. This included myotherapy, osteopathy, Rolfing, sotai, shiatsu, massage therapy, bone sitting, anma, acupuncture, bodyworks, etc.

Physical Therapy

This is physiotherapy. It makes use of mechanical movements and force, manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise therapy. It helps improve the patient’s quality of life via diagnosis, examination, prognosis and physical interventions.

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery 3 procedures

Chin Augmentation

This is a surgical procedure that involves the reduction than the addition of surgical implants in a patients chin. The procedure can take the form of argumentation of chins using implants or chin height reduction or rounding of the chin by osteotomy.

Dimple Creation Surgery

This is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is done to create a dimple. A dimple is a natural indentation that is usually small and circular in the sacral, chin, or cheek region. Natural dimples on the cheek are the small opening on the buccinators muscle. It gives one a great looking smile.

Jaw Shaping

This is a cosmetic procedure done to correct a patient’s jawline. It is commonly done on patients suffering from bruxism or patient who presents with a complaint of having rectangular or square jawlines thus making one's facial structure to look squarish. Treatment involves Botox injection. Jaw reduction surgeries are available.

Urology 3 procedures

Bladder Stone Removal

This is a procedure done to remove renal stones that have formed in the bladder or pound their way into the bladder hence causing obstruction and pain. Various procedures are used to remove the stones, e.g., percutaneous suprapubic crystolitholapaxy and open cystostomy.

Circumcision

This is the removal of the penile foreskin. It is the most commonly performed procedure in the world. In it, the foreskin is opened. Then adhesions removed before being separated from the glans and cut. The penis is then sutured. A recent study indicated that it lowers one's risk of contracting HIV by60%.

Cystoscopy

This is the endoscopic examination of the bladder. During the procedure, an endoscopic tube with a light and camera at the end is inserted into one's urethra, and into your bladder to visualize the inside of the bladder.

Vascular Medicine 3 procedures

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

An Aneurysm is a dilated section of an artery. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm occurs when the Abdominal Aorta enlarges and balloons outward at this point. The repair of AAA is achieved in two ways, i.e., endovascular Aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair.

Angiography

This is a medical imaging modality that is used to view the lumen or inside of organs and vessels in the body with a special interest in veins, arteries, and chambers of the heart. It helps reveal areas of blockage or areas with pathology. They include arteriogram, venograms, CT angiography, MR angiography. Examples microangiography, coronary angiography, etc.

Angioplasty

Sometimes referred to as percutaneous transluminal Angioplasty or balloon Angioplasty.it is a minimally y invasive procedure that is done to widen obstructed or narrowed veins and arteries typically to manage atherosclerosis. A balloon catheter is passed over a guided wire to the narrowed vessel which is then inflated. A stent is sometimes inserted during the ballooning phase to ensure that the vessel will remain open after the balloon is deflated and removed. It has several used, i.e., Coronary Angioplasty, carotid Angioplasty and Peripheral Angioplasty.

Bariatric Surgery 2 procedures

Gastric Bypass Surgery

This is a surgical procedure where the stomach is divided into a smaller upper pouch and a much larger remnant pouch after which the small bowel is rearranged to connect with both. It is currently performed endoscopically. It used to manage type 2 diabetes, morbid obesity, sleep apnea, etc.

Gastric Sleeve

This is a surgical procedure done to induce weight loss in a patient. Partial gastrostomy is done in which a larger portion of the stomach will be removed leaving only 15% of its original weight intact. It permanently reduced the size of one’s stomach despite the fact that sometimes dilation may occur later in life. In can be achieved through an open or laparoscopic surgery.

Cosmetology 1 procedures

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This is a cosmetic procedure that helps to rejuvenate one's skin and diminish the effect of aging, some facial disorders, and the sun. It helps reduce the appearance of imperfections on one's skin.it is a convenient, safe and effective procedure. It is quite cost-effective.

Dermatology 1 procedures

Warts Removal

Warts are small growths on one’s skin that do not result in any pain. Some normally hurt or itch. There are five types of warts, i.e., genital warts, plantar warts, common warts, flat warts and periungual or sublingual warts. They are caused by HPV virus. They are contagious and can be spread via direct contact. Warts in the skin can be removed by applying cantharidin or salicylic acid. They can also be removed by simply cutting them off or using laser and cryotherapy to remove.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) 1 procedures

Sleep Apnea Surgery

This surgery is only done when other treatment modalities are exhausted. The list of surgical options that can be done to treat sleep apnea includes: tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, tracheostomy, radiofrequency ablation, maxilla-mandibular advancement, palatal surgery, bariatric surgery, nerve stimulation and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.

Laboratory Medicine 1 procedures

Blood Tests

These Are tests done on blood samples, i.e., blood work or panel. The blood is usually extracted from a vein in the upper limb using a figure prick or hypodermic needle. It tests for specific components of bold such as cholesterol, glucose tests

Neurology 1 procedures

Neurological Rehabilitation

This is a physician-supervised program that is designed for patients with trauma, disorders or diseases of the nervous system. The program improves one's functions, reduce symptoms and greatly improve the overall well-being of a patient.

Pathology 1 procedures

Bone Marrow Aspiration

This is a procedure that involves taking samples of the soft tissue in a patient’s bone. Bone marrow is described as the tissue located in bones. It is spongy and contains hematopoietic stem cell that produces blood products like white bold cells, platelets, and red cells. The sampled bone will then undergo a pathological analysis (bone marrow examination).

Podiatric Medicine 1 procedures

Corns and Calluses Treatment

Corns and Calluses are painful regions of the skin that appear between the toes, on the soles of the foot and the hand (hyperkeratosis). Treating this condition involve removing causes of pressure or friction and removing the thickened skin. The podiatrist can cut the thickened skin off. Other modalities include the use of skin care products and salicylic acid.

Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine 1 procedures

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

COPD is a lung disease that encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The condition is incurable, but treatment can help. It is thus a lifelong disease. Treatment starts with smoking cessation. Drugs such as bronchodilators, steroids, phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors, theophylline, and antibiotics are used. Lung therapies include oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation. Surgical solutions available included lung transplant, bullectomy, and lung volume reduction surgeries.

Spinal Surgery 1 procedures

Corpectomy

This is a surgical operation that involves removing part or all a vertebral body usually as a mean of decompressing the nerves and spinal cord. It is sometimes performed in association with discectomy. It is commonly done in a patient with spinal stenosis due to osteophytes.

Wellness 1 procedures

Skin Treatment

This is a treatment that is specific to a client’s skin and designed specifically for a particular client by an expert skin therapist. This can be the treatment of aging skin, oily skin, acne, sensitivity and redness, removal of thread vein, sun damage and pigmentation, rosacea, and skin analysis. Advanced Treatment method available included ipixel treatment, oxygen lifting treatment, jetpeel 3v treatment, and laser treatment, Botox and image skincare. Also beauty, treatment is available.

Specialists

Specialists working with Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai

Dr. Ramakanta Panda

  • Chief consultant of cardiovascular thoracic surgery
  • Completed training in cardiac surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Completed his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
  • Worked as a senior registrar at Harefield Hospital in the UK, training under Professor Magdi Yacoub
  • Has performed over 18,000 cardiac surgeries, including over 3,000 high-risk surgeries
  • Particular expertise in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, off pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair, and complex aneurysms
  • Has a success rate of 99.6% in performing bypass surgery
  • The first surgeon in India to introduce the concept of 'total arterial revascularization' and a pioneer of off pump coronary artery bypass surgery

Dr. Pradyot Kumar Rath

  • Specializes in cardiovascular thoracic surgery
  • Graduated from Pune University, Maharashtra
  • Trained in off pump coronary artery bypass surgery in Utrecht, Netherlands and Leipzig, Germany
  • Over 15 years of experience in cardiac surgery
  • Has performed over 5,000 off pump coronary artery bypass surgeries

Dr. Nilesh Gautam

  • Specializes in interventional cardiology
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai
  • Particular expertise in non-invasive investigational and interventional procedures
  • Has performed over 5,000 angiographies and over 1,000 angioplasties
  • Author of various nationally and internationally published medical journals
  • Vice president of the Heart Failure Society of India
  • Member of the Cardiology Society of India, the Association of Physicians of India, the Association of Medical Consultants, and the Indian Medical Association

Dr. Santosh Kumar Dora

  • Specializes in cardio electrophysiology
  • Completed a clinical research fellowship in electrophysiology at the Cedar Sinai Medical Center, USA
  • Particular expertise in radiofrequency ablations and the pacing of ICD implants
  • Performs around 150 pacemaker implantations each year
  • Author of various nationally and internationally published medical journals

Dr. Prafulla Kerkar

  • Cardiology consultant at Asian Heart Institute
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Completed training at the Red Cross Hospital and Frankfurt Heart Centre, Germany, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA, and at the Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Laboratory, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Particular expertise in coronary and valve interventions, as well treating congenital heart defects

Dr. Sanjeev Kaul

  • Specializes in urology
  • One of the only 2 urologists in the world to have performed robotic surgery for removing an IVC tumor thrombus from the kidney
  • Awarded several awards for robotic surgery including awards from the American Urological Association and the European Robotic Urology Symposium
  • Associate Professor of Urology and the Director of Robotic Surgery at Oakland University and William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, USA
  • Author of more than 50 peer reviewed journal and book chapters on robotic surgery

Dr. Jasmina Vora

  • Specializes in diabetology and endocrinology
  • Graduated with an MBBS, MD, and DM from Mumbai University
  • Particular expertise in thyroid disorders and reproductive endocrinology
  • Member of the Association of Physicians of India, the American College of Physicians, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Consultant Association, Mumba

Dr. Sunil Vanzara

  • Specializes in cardiovascular thoracic surgery
  • Over 17 years of experience in his specialized field

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