the cost of minimal access surgery - India

 
"Surgery is the first and the highest division of the healing art, pure in itself, perpetual in its applicability, a working product of heaven and sure of fame on earth" - ---------------Sushruta (400 B.C.)  

 

The cost of surgery varies from place to place and hospital to hospital.

e.g. for a Gall Bladder surgery,In a government hospital it is free. This should be checked before going for surgery as this may not be true all the time due to various limitations faced by government institutions and often the patient is asked to buy disposable instruments, consumables and some of the medicines. This could mean an expense varying from Rs 5000 if you are lucky to Rs 10000 if you are unlucky.

In a small nursing home with basic facilities and minimal overhead expenses, the cost could be around Rs 15,000 for the treatment plus another Rs 5000 for medicines. Some times the nursing home offers package deals of about Rs 20,000 on a total door to door cost. Medically fit patients with uncomplicated early disease are ones who benefit most from these centres.

In a larger nursing home (often called hospitals), that have more staff and facilities, the cost goes upto 40,000 rupees.

Large private hospitals have a wide range of cost choice for the patients depending upon their choice of rooms (general ward, shared rooms and private rooms). Here the cost could range from Rs 40,000 to 100,000. Most patients who have associated medical problems or long standing disease prefer to go to these centres as they have more monitoring facilities, larger surgical and anesthesia teams, medical super specialists and intensive care facilities in case their need arises.


PACKAGE AMOUNT AT APOLLO HOSPITAL FOR SELF PAYING INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS


LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY
General ward --- Rs 35,000  Semi private --- Rs 44,000  Single Room --- Rs 54,000  Deluxe Room --- Rs 75,000  Luxury Suite --- Rs 106,000 
Includes 2 nights stay in the hospital, surgery fees, anesthesia fees, OT charges, OT consumables, ward charges for doctors visits, nursing care etc.
(Excluding Investigations -- approx 5000 in uncomplicated case & Medicines approx 8000 in an uncomplicated case )
** the above rates are subject to revision. Please confirm the latest before planning treatment. 

LAPAROSCOPIC HERNIA TREATMENT 
The above package plus Rs 6000 for the standard mesh in Inguinal hernias. You may need a dual mesh in cases of Incisional hernias which may cost between 20,000 and 40,000 depending on brand and size.. Also another Rs 20,000 in patients with larger hernias for the imported  disposable fixing device of the mesh that are required for a laparoscopic hernia operation. ( i.e a total extra of between Rs 6000 to 60,000 depending on the individual patient and size of hernia). I know this is confusing so its best that you clarify this with the surgeon before the surgery,

ENDOSCOPIC THORACIC SYMPATHECTOMY
Rs 150,000 in General Ward for the full treatment on both sides inclusive of one day stay and medicines. This is the cost in most cases. It is not a package hence the final bill could be 5-10% more in some cases.

PILES / HEMORRHOIDS TREATMENT
Rs 900 for registration, consultation and examination by proctoscope. Rs 5000 for injection sclerotherapy or banding. Rs 55,000 appx for hemorrhoidectomy in General Ward.(For Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy an extra Rs 20,000 for the stapler i.e. a total of Rs 75,000 appx).

LAPAROSCOPIC OBESITY TREATMENT (Bariatric Surgery) 
The cost of Laparoscopic Banding is about Rs 250,000. This includes surgery, 48 hours hospital stay, cost of band ( about Rs 130.000), medicines etc  The cost of Laparoscopic Bypass can be about Rs 390,000 based on requirement of staplers during surgery. Also the stay may be longer based on the recovery pattern of the intestines that varies from patient to patient.


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Please Note: There may be a surcharge on INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS.
Also insurance companies and corporates may have different arrangements with the hospital regarding your room entitlement and rates.

Please check if it is applicable to you when planning your treatment.
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