Oncology involves diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Cancer has become one of the most-commonly occurring diseases, such that doctors specializing in oncology are now particularly studying one branch of it – bone cancer, blood cancer, or so. There are oncologists who perform chemotherapy and others who specialize in radiation therapy.
For cancer treatment, India provides a robust infrastructure, world class medical facilities, and economic pricing. Cyberknife and genomic-based tests, one of the latest equipment for cancer treatment is available in India at affordable costs.
Abdominoperineal resection, Allogenic stem cell transplant, Stereotactic Radio Therapy (SRT), etc are some oncology processes that are performed in India.
According to WHO, 17.3 million deaths occur annually due to heart diseases. Lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, lack of sleep, stress and unhealthy food habits are a few causes that cause ailments related to the heart. Heart valve replacements and bypass surgery, cost $9,500 and $7,900 in India whereas their respective US costs are $170,000 and $123,000. A clear cut cost advantage attracts medical tourists for cardiology procedures to India.
ASD Heart Post Surgery, Bentall Surgery, Coarctoplasty, etc done in India.
Dental procedures in India is the fastest growing specialty in comparison to other processes. Dental processes account for a 10 per cent of the total medical tourism industry in India and is expected to increase by 30 per cent in the next otwo years.
Dental filling, dentures, dental implants are common dentistry specialty of Indian hospitals.
As per WHO estimates, one in eight couples worldwide are infertile, i.e 48.5 million couples experience infertility. India boasts of the first in-vitro fertilization (IVF) performed in 1978. IVF clinics are well-equipped with latest technology and skilled doctors. lower cost treatments coupled with lighter regulations makes patients choose India for the process.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Testicular bioscopy, Intraurine insemination, are a few procedures to name.
(v) Neurology and neurosurgery
Disease of the brain, peripheral nerves, spinal cord or muscles are classified under neurology. With more than 1000 super specialized neurologists in India, success rates of neurosurgical processes have often exceeded international standards.Doctors specializing in skull base surgeries, interventional neuroradilogy, pediatric neurosurgery perform procedures like brain tumor excision, chronic sub-dual heamatoma,etc.
An edge over other medical tourism destinations is that Indian hospitals also have rehabilitation specialists for intense physical, neuro-rehabilitation as well as other associated neuro-behavioral disorders.
(vi) Cosmetic surgery
Also known as plastic surgery, cosmetic processes are tremendously popular in India. Use of safer anesthesia, faster recovery with natural looking corrective procedures, team of fluent English speaking doctors have popularized India as a lucrative destination for cosmetic cures.
Abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, cosmetic rhinoplasty, mentoplasty, etc. are popular cosmetic surgeries done in India.
(vii) Bariatic surgery
It is well known that bariatic surgeries in India delivers world class service packages at par with the affluent nations in the West. Latest medical equipments and well supported speciality clinics enable Indian doctors to provide the best treatments with an objective to enable the customers for sustaining a healthy weight management inspired lifestyle.
Obesity treatment, Gastric sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass are common bariatic surgeries done in India. The treatment of Eman, 500 kg weighing women from Egypt ia a good example of what can be achieved.
(viii) Organ transplant
Organ donation is the backbone of the transplants department in hospitals across India. A person may either voluntarily donate his or her vital organs during their lifetime or a donated organ may come from a deceased individual.
Bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, liver transplant are some of the most common procedures in India.