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CABG cost in India starts from US $ 4000 and varies depending on your medical history and condition, any comorbidity-if you have, surgeon, hospital and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect CABG Cost in India:
Type (Number) of Bypass Required
Depending on how many of your arteries are blocked, you may need a single/double/triple or quadruple cardiac bypass surgery, and that is a major factor in deciding the CABG surgery cost in India.
Heart Surgeon’s Fees
An important expense when it comes to your open heart surgery is going to be your heart surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends an experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeon who is capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although, the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon.
Type of Surgical Approach
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 heart bypass surgery 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 age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
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.
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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Video of a Surgeon explaining CABG
What is CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) ?
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), often known as Heart Bypass Surgery, is a procedure used to treat blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.
Coronary artery occlusion, which prevents blood from flowing freely and smoothly to the heart, is the most frequent type of heart disease and the leading cause of heart attacks. Some of the common clinical symptoms of the condition include arterial thickening due to plaque deposits inside the artery wall, artery hardening and loss of elasticity, calcification, and others (medically referred to as angina).
Coronary heart disease causes blood to clot inside the arteries, resulting in a critical state in which the heart receives less than the essential amount of oxygen-rich blood, resulting in discomfort, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and other symptoms (symptoms of angina). With the progression of the problem, the clot and plaque deposit in the arteries can continue to develop and stiffen, obstructing arterial blood flow even more. In such circumstances, the afflicted patient is most prone to a heart attack.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), often known as heart bypass surgery, is the surgical procedure that involves grafting new arteries to ensure continuous blood supply to the heart.
Open Heart Surgery vs Minimally Invasive CABG
The traditional way of performing heart surgery is through open heart surgery. Your doctor would make a major incision in the chest and momentarily stop the heart to bypass the blocked coronary artery. The breastbone (sternum) is sliced in half lengthwise and split apart to open the chest. Once the heart has been exposed, your doctor will place tubes in it so that blood may be pumped through the body using a heart-lung bypass machine. While the heart is halted, the bypass machine is required to pump blood.
While the classic “open heart” operation is still used and preferred in many cases, less invasive procedures to bypass blocked coronary arteries have been developed. In the 1990s, “off-pump” methods were created, which do not require the heart to be halted. Other minimally invasive treatments, such as keyhole surgery (done through small incisions) and robotic surgery (done with the assistance of a moving mechanical instrument), may be used.
When is CABG required?
Your doctor will advise you to undergo Cardiac Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG):
- When the number, location, and amount of coronary artery stenosis (occlusions) in the patient pose a high risk of heart attack
- The stenosis of the left major coronary artery is substantial.
- If the angioplasty failed or the artery constricted again after the procedure,
- Attempting to save injured heart muscle during or immediately after a heart attack.
How is CABG done?
Traditionally CABG is performed under general anesthesia. The surgery lasts for 3 -6 hrs. The incision runs on the sternum and the chest cavity is opened to gain access to the heart.
The graft artery or vein is grafted and prepared. The heart is stopped by chemical means and hypothermia and the graft is attached to the suitable site. The circulation is maintained by heart lung machines.
One end of the graft goes into the aorta and the other end into the coronary artery beyond the narrowed part. The chest is then closed and dressed.
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What is the Recovery after CABG like?
After CABG, the patient recovers in critical care and stays in the hospital for 3 to 7 days. The patient is transferred to a conventional or transitional care room within 24 hours. Medications are administered to manage discomfort and prevent blood clotting throughout the healing period. On the third day, a normal schedule can be resumed, including eating ordinary foods, sitting up, and walking around. In most cases, the patient heals entirely within 6 to 8 weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from CABG ?
CABG helps in relieving angina and improves the long term survival of patients suffering from stenosis of main coronary arteries or low heart muscle pump function.
Most individuals feel better after surgery, and they may be symptom-free for up to 15 years. Taking your meds to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and help control diabetes will have an impact on your results and long-term outcome. It’s also critical to adhere to healthy-living guidelines, such as the following:
- Quit smoking
- Stick to a healthy eating plan
- Attain and keep a healthy weight
- Exercise on a regular basis
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 CABS in India.
- Is the heart surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- What treatment option is recommended for me?
- 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
Best Cardiac Surgeons in India
Dr. Ashok Seth
Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India’s most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country’s top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the “LIMCA” Book of Records.
Dr. T. S. Kler
Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India’s first electrophysiology department.
Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu
He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary angioplasty (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.
Best Cardiac Hospitals in India
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology
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Frequently Asked Questions
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is among the most common major operations, according to the American Heart Association. CABG surgery is recommended for a selected set of patients who have substantial cardiac artery narrowings and blockages (coronary artery disease).
No, CABG is not the same as stent, although the reason for performing both the procedures is the same- to restore normal blood flow to the heart because of occluded arteries.
Stenting, also called PTCA or Angioplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure. A stent is a tiny tube that your doctor can insert into a blocked passageway to keep it open. The stent restores the flow of blood within the blocked artery.
CABG, on the other hand is an invasive surgery, a major operation which involves using grafts, or implanting veins around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to restore the blood flow by bypassing the clogged areas.
There is no age limit per se. People above 80 undergo successful cardiac bypass also, if they have no other health problems.
You could spend one to three days on a ventilator after heart bypass. A lengthier stay does not always imply that your CABG procedure was unsuccessful. It could indicate that your anesthetic is taking longer to wear off or that fluid in your chest is taking longer to drain.
Normally, you would stay in ICU for 2-3 days after open heart surgery. And another 5-6 days in the hospital room before you are discharged from the hospital.
The key difference between the two types of CABG operations is the employment of a pump to keep the circulatory system going. The two forms of CABG surgery are as follows:
- Open heart CABG surgery : necessitates the deployment of an artificial heart-lung machine to ensure that blood flow is maintained in all areas of the body throughout the procedure. As the doctors open the patient’s chest wall to perform the grafting procedure on the non-beating heart, the patient is placed on a heart-lung pump system.
- Minimally Invasive CABG surgery: Because the procedure is performed on a pumping heart, it does not necessitate the use of an artificial heart-lung pumping machine. Small incisions are made around the heart and in the chest by the surgeons to allow small instruments to enter and complete the grafting procedure.
CABG surgery has a success rate of around 98 percent. Patients with severe damage to the coronary heart muscle and those with severe artery blockage may face a greater risk. The majority of CABG surgeries are currently performed on patients who are above the age of 60. Those lacking other risk factors, such as renal disease or diabetes, are disproportionately affected.
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