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A 56 year old British gentleman settled in Greece underwent a hip resurfacing in a Chennai private hospital. The operation was performed by Orthopaedic surgeon Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam. This surgeon was recommended by former patients in England and Greece. He chose India for his surgery rather than Britian for the reasons of high quality service and competitive cost. The surgery was performed in a state of the art operation theatre in a private hospital.
Hip resurfacing is the preferred Operation for Hip arthritis in young and middle aged patients.
Medical treatment in India continues to attract patients even in the face of the world wide recession. Some Indian surgeons offer high quality recent advances in surgery.
Indian hospitals are also geared up to treat the discerning overseas patients. Costs of treatment in India are the cheapest amongst world wide medical tourism destinations. Moreover Indian surgeons and staff speak excellent English. Any Western patient can expect to get 60- 80 percent savings on a most advanced hip resurfacing. A procedure that costs about 50000 USD in the US costs about 8000 USD for a one week stay. A Total knee replacement is available for 8000- 10,000 US dollars. Some of the latest advances like the Oxinium knee are available.
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2008-11-15 / Updated on: 2021-01-08