By P. Venkatesh
Chennai Medical Tourism
The Hospitals providing International Patient Services in India are well equipped with state of art infrastructure, latest technology and highly qualified, experienced staff that can provide timely and quality medical treatment to patients.
The future of medical tourism shall thrive on factors which includes
* Virtual Hospitals
* Modern Technology
* In-country Surgeries and Transplant
Virtual Hospitals /Telemedicine have enabled health care industry professionals in providing door step services to the patients. Today patient avails health care services at his/her door step, when the medical expert is connected with the patient, it provides a trust and confidence to the patient helping them for quick decision-making process.
The concept of e-ICU is emerging and being used in countries like U.S.A, Israel. In e-ICU a team of intensive care physicians provides 24 X 7 technical support to their networked hospitals, medical doctors, and ICU nurses managing an ICU set up in a remote location or country.
Health Care Industry is driven by the modern techniques and equipment which promotes the well- being of patients and faster recovery time. The current concepts/trend in the industry includes Proton Therapy, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries, Robotic Surgery, and Laparoscopic Liver Transplant.
Proton Therapy is an advanced Radiation Therapy, which is very precise; the radiation is focused directly into the tumor, without causing any harm to the adjoining tissues. Proton Therapy can be used for Tumours in difficult to access areas such as, in head, neck, brain, pancreas and prostate.
Proton therapy enhances the survival rate of the patient, with reduced side effects of radiation. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries (MICS) also known as Keyhole Heart Surgery is performed through a small incision, often using specialized surgical instruments. The incision is about 3 – 4 inches instead of the 6-8 inch incision required for traditional surgery. Presently MICS are used for surgeries like bypass grafting, heart valve repair or replacement, closure of holes in the heart. MICS or keyhole heart surgery does not require the breast bone to be cut and overcomes the associated problems of pain and slow recovery.
Robotic Surgery or Robot-assisted surgery integrates advanced computer technology with the experience of the skilled surgeons. In robotic Surgery, the surgeon uses controls in the console to manipulate special surgical instruments that are smaller, as well as more flexible and manoeuvrable than the human hand. The robot replicates the surgeon's hand movements, while minimizing hand tremors. The surgeon thus can operate with enhanced precision, dexterity and control even during the most complex procedures.
Laparoscopic Liver Transplant: The number of people wait listed for liver transplant has increased over the years. Thanks to the development of Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) in which through advanced laparoscopic liver resection a portion of liver is removed and transplanted to the recipient. In- Country Surgery and Transplant Today, Corporate hospitals, Senior Consultants/Surgeons are performing surgeries, transplant in different countries. The local government, hospitals in these countries would like to have medical expert/ surgeons visiting them for OPD camps and Surgical Camps. The visiting medical team shall render their service to more number of patients within few days’ time. The medical team shall provide training and technical support to the local talents. This also promotes post-surgery follow up for the patients within their country.
Chennai Medical Tourism networked with globally reputed hospitals and surgical centres providing the above services. Chennai Medical Tourism focuses and promotes holistic health care and wellness management to all our Clients. For further information, expert medical opinion and other health care services kindly contact us.