British patient’s Hip resurfacing with Dr.Venkatachalam
A British gentleman underwent a hip resurfacing with Dr.A.K. Venkatachalam. He chose this surgeon for his expertise and affordability.
A 56 year old British gentleman Mr.Chris Browne, settled in Greece underwent a hip resurfacing in a Chennai private hospital. The operation was performed by Orthopaedic surgeon Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam. Mr.Browne learnt about Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam after his name was recommended by former patients in England and Greece. He chose India for his surgery rather than Britain 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. Two days later the patient is thrilled by the surgery is totally pain free and has already started walking.
Hip resurfacing is the preferred operation for Hip arthritis in young and middle aged patients. It conserves bone and conversion to a total hip replacement is possible at a later date when this prosthesis wears out. A full range of movement is possible without any risk of dislocation.
Mr. Browne reckons that he wore out his hip through sports. Chris is eager to return to jogging, Yoga and Bungee jumping.
Medical treatment in India continues to attract patients even in the face of the world wide recession. Some Indian surgeons like Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam, offer high quality recent advances in surgery. Indian hospitals are also geared up to treat the discerning overseas patients with fantastic infra structure, top class service. Costs of treatment in India are the cheapest amongst world wide medical tourism destinations. Some Indian surgeons possess qualifications and skills acquired abroad in the UK and USA. Doctors and staff speak excellent English. Any Western patient can expect to get 60- 80 percent savings on a most advanced hip resurfacing. A Hip resurfacing procedure that costs about 50000 USD in the US costs only 8000 USD for a one week stay. A Total knee replacement is also available for 8000- 10,000 US dollars. Some of the latest advances like the Oxinium knee are available.