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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Neobladder Reconstruction ( Bladder Transplant) Cost in India starts from US $ 4500 and varies depending on your medical condition and comorbidities if any, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Neobladder Reconstruction (Bladder Transplant)Cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your neobladder reconstruction is going to be your surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. The charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, popularity, and the approach to treatment.
Type of Surgical Approach
A significant portion of the overall cost of the surgery arises from the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your bladder transplant in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes the routine medical exams and tests to ensure you’re a good fit for the surgery. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Best Urologists in India
Dr. H S Bhatyal
Dr. H. S. Bhatyal is one of India’s most known and skilled urological surgeons. He has more than 40 years of experience, with a focus on renal transplantation. He has received the Dr. CKP Menon Award and holds Limca Book of Records National Record Edition 2001 record holder.
Dr. Vikram Sharma
With 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Sharma is one of the most senior pioneers and inventors in the field of Indian Urology. He is the Director of Urology, Andrology, Robotics, and Kidney Transplant Surgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, and is a nationally and internationally recognised expert.
Dr. Pankaj Maheshwari
One of the most famous names in Urology in India, Dr Maheshwari received a Traveling Fellowship from the Societe Internationale d’Urologie in 1999-2000, which he used to train in Holmium laser urology in New Zealand and New York. In India, he was a pioneer in the use of the Holmium laser in urology.
Best Urology Hospitals in India
BL Kapur Memorial Hospital is one of the biggest standalone private hospitals in Delhi, NCR. Established by late Dr. B L Kapur, an eminent Obstetrician, and Gynecologist on invitation by then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru. The institute went on to become one of Delhi’s premier multi-specialty hospitals.
Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a 300 bedded multispeciality tertiary care facility situated in the centre of the city, offering a range of clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services. The hospital began operations in 2002 and since then has achieved various milestones.
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What is Neobladder Reconstruction ?
Neobladder reconstruction is a surgical treatment that replaces the diseased urinary bladder with a new one.
Your surgeon must develop a new channel for urine to exit your body after removing your bladder (cystectomy) for bladder cancer or another condition (urinary diversion). One alternative for urinary diversion is neobladder reconstruction, also known as orthotopic neobladder reconstruction. During the procedure, your surgeon creates a new bladder from a piece of intestine, allowing you to urinate on command and maintain continence.
When is Neobladder Reconstruction required ?
If your bladder has been surgically removed or no longer works properly, you’ll need neobladder reconstruction. The following are some of the reasons why people get their bladders removed:
- Cancer of the urinary bladder
- Radiation therapy, neurologic disorders, or chronic inflammatory disease can all induce a nonfunctional bladder.
- Other treatments haven’t worked for your urinary incontinence.
- Birth abnormalities that are irreversible
- An injury to the bladder
How is Neobladder Reconstruction done?
Your doctor conducts tests to see how well your kidneys are working and to rule out a urinary tract infection. You may also have an imaging test of your urinary system, such as a CT scan, to ensure that the ureters — tubes that transfer urine from the kidneys to the bladder — are in good working order.
Bladder reconstruction surgery:
Your surgeon will first remove your malignant bladder (cystectomy) with either a regular abdominal incision or a robot-assisted laparoscopic method to produce a neobladder (robotic surgery).
The neobladder is created by reshaping a piece of your small intestine, colon, or a combination of the two into a sphere. The neobladder is implanted in the same spot inside your body as your original bladder.
The neobladder is connected to your ureters so that urine from your kidneys can drain into it. The urethra is connected to the other end of the neobladder. This permits you to maintain urinary control without the use of external bags or equipment by having a functional bladder capable of storing the urine.
What is the Recovery after Neobladder Reconstruction like?
After neobladder reconstruction, the average hospital stay is three to five days.
It may take some time for the neobladder to operate optimally, like with any bladder substitute. Many people may experience urine incontinence following surgery until the neobladder extends to its natural size and the muscles that support it strengthen.
During the first three to six months after surgery, daytime continence normally improves, although it can improve for up to a year. Consistency at night may take a little longer.
What Results Can I Expect from Neobladder Reconstruction?
In suitable patients neo-bladder has been very useful and allows the patient to lead a normal life without any extra fitting and appliances on their body.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Bladder Transplant in India.
- Is it time for a Bladder Transplant?
- Is the urologist board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
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Treatment: Neobladder Reconstruction
Frequently Asked Questions
A new bladder can be made by your surgeon. The procedure is known as bladder reconstruction or neobladder. Your doctor will employ a section of your bowel to form a sac-like structure that will function similarly to your old bladder. It can store urine, which implies you should be able to pass urine normally.
With some time, you should be able to complete practically all of your previous tasks. You can return to work, exercise, and swim even if you now require a urostomy bag to collect your pee. People may not notice you unless you make an effort to draw their attention to yourself.
There are a number of complications that may occur with neobladder reconstruction, including:
- Blood clots
- Urine leaks
- Urine retention
- Electrolyte imbalances
- Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Cancer in the bowel
Studies indicate that nearly 93 percent of neobladder patients said they “did not feel handicapped at all.” and 74.6 percent of neobladder patients felt “completely safe” with their urine diversion, which shows the success rate of the procedure.
You can take alcohol sometimes. But if you consume alcohol on a regular basis, you may face additional difficulties after your surgery. Bleeding, infections, heart difficulties, and a prolonged hospital stay are among them.
Patients must have full kidney and liver function, and they cannot have cancer in the urethra to be candidates for a neobladder repair. Many patients, however, prefer this form of diversion to an ileal conduit (external collecting bag that sticks to the abdominal wall).