Headquartered in New Delhi, with 20 centers and associated hospitals throughout India, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center now manages nearly 900 beds and carries out 5,000 open-heart surgeries, 5,000 angioplasties, and 15,000 angiographies annually. The 285-bed New Delhi facility has nine operating rooms, with 200 doctors managing around 14,000 admissions annually.
Known primarily for heart work, the Institute also specializes in orthopedics, respiratory, kidney (transplant and dialysis), neurology (brain, spine and peripheral nerves) and dental surgery. In 2013, The Week/Nielson ranked the institute the top private heart hospital in Delhi and fifth best in cardiology in India.
Cardiac specialties include standard and specialty coronary bypass surgery, transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR), heart port surgery, robotic surgery for aortic aneurysms and dissections, carotid endarterectomy, valve surgery, and treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Escorts also emphasizes preventive cardiology with a fully developed program of monitored exercise, yoga, meditation, and lifestyle management.
The institute’s latest addition is its Cardiac Scan Center, where state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans are used to diagnose coronary artery disease at its earliest stages.
Escorts’ International Services Department offers airport teleconsultations, remote second opinions, pickup and dropoff, travel arrangements, an interpreter, currency exchange, customized in-hospital cuisine, and sightseeing.