Here’s a List of Common Heart Surgery Procedures and Heart Surgery Cost in India :
|Procedure||Stay at Hospital (Days)||Stay in India (Week)||Approx Cost ($)|
|Heart Valve Replacement||8-10||2-3||5000|
|Pediatric Heart Surgery||5-6||2||4000|
|Robotic Heart Surgery||4-5||2||6000|
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.
Factors that affect Cardiac Surgery Cost in India.
Heart Surgeon’s Fees
An important expense when it comes to your heart surgery is going to be your cardiac surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.
Type of Surgery and Surgical Approach
A significant portion of the overall cost of a heart surgery arises from the type of cardiac surgery required. IndiCure recommends you to explore the surgical options by having a telephonic/ video call with our cardiac surgeon. This would give you a much better idea about the procedure that you would undergo, the expected outcome and also the surgeon’s expertise. 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 and use of state of the art technology can increase costs.
Having your heart surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of the facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and 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.
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 all-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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Cardiac Procedures We Offer
Best Heart Surgeons in India
Dr. Naresh Trehan
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
40+ Years of experience
Dr. Trehan is the most prominent and renowned Heart Surgeon in India. His name means credibility and excellence in the field of Cardiac Surgery. He has won just about every award India gives for citizenship and service. He has operated on almost every major political figure or businessman who required cardiac surgery and any renowned person from abroad who needs Heart surgery.
Dr. Sandeep Attawar
22+ Years of experience
Dr. Sandeep Attawar is a known expert in the field of heart and lung transplantation and is one of India’s leading cardiothoracic surgeons. He has performed over 10,000 open and closed heart procedures, over 300 adult heart and lung transplants, and over two dozen LVAD implants over his career. As of August 2021, he had conducted over 26 double-lung transplants during COVID, one of the highest numbers in the world.
Dr. Ajay Kaul
Fellowship in Heart & Lung transplant – Hannover Medical School
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery – Lipzig Heart Centre, Germany
38+ Years of experience
Dr. Ajay Kaul is one of the country’s finest cardiac surgeons, with over 20,000 heart procedures under his belt. He is well-known for his work in Total Arterial Coronary Bypass Surgery, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Valve Repairs, Structural Heart Disease, and Cardiac Failure Surgery. He has extensive experience in heart transplants, Ventricular Assist Devices, and Hybrid Cardiac Surgeries.
Best Heart Surgery 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
My dad was advised cardiac bypass surgery in CA, USA, but because of being uninsured, such high costs of cardiac surgery in the US, we were really not able to afford it. IndiCure has actually helped in saving my dad’s life and we are really grateful for the same.
I am falling short of words, to express my gratitude to the surgeon who was very helpful and courteous.
Will recommend IndiCure to everyone!
Procedure : CABG surgery
My son 4 years old was born with a heart defect which the doctors said needed a highly specialized surgery. Our cardiologist highly spoke of Indian surgeons and suggested us to go to India and in hindsight now I realize how right he was!
My son was successfully operated and I must thank Indicure for the excellent arrangements they made.
Procedure : ToF surgery
I would like to thank IndiCure for all they have done for my mother and me. Without IndiCure our stay would have been very difficult. They made our journey to India very pleasant and were always very attentive to our needs.
I would recommend IndiCure to anybody wanting to come to India for medical treatment.
Procedure : Mitral Valve Replacement
Thank you so much IndiCure for getting my baby free from the hole in her heart. We are looking forward to see her play and grow normally like other children.
Really appreciate the care and help we received from Dr Ruchika and entire team of IndiCure.
Procedure : ASD Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
We shall share the detailed profile of the surgeon, his experience, success rate and other important information. We shall also give you the details about the cardiac hospitals in India, accreditation, infrastructure and other important details to help you make an informed decision about your cardiac treatment in India. You can also request for a telephonic/video consultation with the surgeon before you decide to travel.
We give you an unbiased opinion about our previous patients’ experience and details about the cardiac hospitals and cardiac surgeons in India. We have our team of specialists who work closely with the hospitals and surgeons before we give you any recommendation. We advise you a careful mix of best cardiac surgeons and top cardiac hospitals in India according to your specific medical requirements.
There is absolutely no catch. The cost of cardiac surgery in India and for that matter, medical treatment in India is much less because of the following
Low cost of endowment in India : Qualified doctors, surgeons, nursing staff, lower investments costs, subsidies by government to private healthcare sector are more as compared to other countries
An exchange rate regime, which is favorable to India (indicative rates only, may not be currently applicable)
1 USD= 75 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 100 Indian rupees
1 Euro= 85 Indian rupees
Yes, almost all heart surgery patients undergo angiography before cardiac surgery. Other tests are also performed before any anesthesia is given.
- Blood tests to evaluate chemistries, blood count and blood type.
- Chest X-ray to evaluate lungs and heart size.
- Carotid Doppler to evaluate blood vessels in the neck leading to the brain.
- Other tests that your doctor feels you must undergo before the surgery
The surgeon makes all efforts to avoid blood transfusion. If you may need blood, the blood banks are there at the hospital to supply blood. The blood banks at the hospitals in India are FDA approved and adhere to international standards of blood screening for all infectious diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis etc.
We advise you to bring an attendant with you if you are coming for a serious treatment like heart surgery.
In case you are traveling alone for the treatment, we advise you to extend your stay at the hospital till you can be on your own. We shall assist you with a nurse that can take care of you while you are at the hotel, but the best option would be to bring an attendant for physical and emotional support while you recover.
You need to be very careful in using your upper body to allow for your sternum bone to heal well. You should not push, pull or lift anything heavy for at least two months after the surgery. Your surgeon and the medical staff shall give you specific instructions about do’s and don’ts after the surgery. The physical therapist will tell you how to strengthen the muscles.
The duration of stay depends on the type of heart treatment or surgery you undergo. Typically, you would need around 2-3 weeks in India before you can fly back to your country.