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PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 27, 2008 – British pensioner gets two new knees via replacement surgery in India.
Mr. Kenneth Perris, a pensioner from Welwyn Garden city, Hertfordshire, UK is overjoyed with his double full bending knee replacements in India. The 81 year old Ex British Rail employee and World war veteran underwent successful surgery by Dr. A.K.Venkatachalam in India at the spanking Chettinad health city hospitals near Chennai.
Hailing from Liverpool, Kenneth now lives in Welwyn garden city with his adoring wife after retiring from British rail. He has suffered from knee pains since long due to bow legs.
He had been placed on a British waiting list for knee replacements for the last couple of years. This year, after turning 81, he felt that he deserved better and wanted to enjoy a better quality of life. He was not keen on surgery in NHS hospitals. His daughter located a Knee surgeon in Chennai on the internet in her search for “Knee replacement surgery in India”.
The family checked out the surgeon’s credentials from a former patient in nearby Luton. The knee operations were performed under regional anesthesia 4 days apart. Exactly a week after his admission in the hospital, Mr. Perris is able to walk without any support after bilateral knee replacements.
“My surgeon has done a very good job and I now stand taller due to the correction of my bent legs, I may need to add a frill to the bottom of my pants” he said jokingly.
“The nurses are marvelous” exclaims his doting wife, Katherine. “Everybody in the hospital seem to care for us, which is very rare in the UK” says Kenneth, who turned 81 two weeks ago. The couple with their daughter is now ready for their holiday at the seaside resort nearby.
Treatment abroad for Britishers needing knee & hip replacements is now a well established practice. India has the competitive edge in highly skilled, English speaking doctors, caring nurses and competitive costs in comparison to other medical tourism destinations.
Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam, a British trained orthopedic surgeon practices at the Chettinad health city near Chennai in India. This hospital offers magnificent infrastructure with spacious and serene atmosphere for your surgical treatment. Professional medical and nursing staff, luxurious ambience of the hospital, safe OR’s ensure the total safety & comfort of the patient.
Please click here to request additional information from Dr. Venkatachalam.
2008-07-28 / Updated on: 2021-01-08