Robotic Heart Surgery In India

Includes

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 5 to 6 days
  • Stay in India - 12 to 14 days
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.

Robotic Heart Surgery cost in India depends on the type of procedure required (whether you need robotic heart bypass or valve replacement or cardiac ablation or any other surgery) )and varies depending on different factors.

Factors that affect Robotic Heart Surgery cost in India

  • Type of Heart Surgery

    The most important factor that affects Robotic heart surgery cost in India is the type of procedure you need. There are various cardiac and thoracic surgery procedures that can be performed using Robotic Heart Surgery.

  • Cardiac Surgeon's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your Robotic Heart Surgery in India 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 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.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your Robotic Heart 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.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    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 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 Cardiac Surgeons in India

Dr. Ashok Seth

MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP

Fellowship, Cardiology U.S.A.

Recipient of Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan

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

MBBS, MD, DM, MRCP

Recipient of  Padma Bhushan

and Lifetime Achievement Award 2006

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

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB

Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

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 Cardiac Catheterization (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 Heart Hospitals in India

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi

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

New Delhi

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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What is Robotic Heart Surgery ?

Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, is a type of surgery in which surgeons use a computerised robotic arm with miniature equipment attached to execute difficult procedures. Smaller incisions and precise motion control result from the minimally invasive approach, which improves patient outcomes.

A sternotomy, or cutting through the breastbone and opening the ribs, is the standard procedure for open cardiac surgery. This invasive procedure causes severe trauma, a longer recovery time, and a higher chance of major complications.

Robotic surgery allows for minimally invasive surgery without the need to open the chest. Instead, the surgical system's robotic arms operate through a series of small incisions called ports down the side of the chest. During the surgery, the surgeon has complete control over his activities and is able to do it with better precision.

There are numerous fundamental qualities of a robotic surgical system that make it perfect for minimally invasive surgery. A surgeon console, an equipment trolley, and a visioning platform are included.

From the console, the surgeon can operate these equipment as well as the camera. The surgeon can operate all arms of the surgical system simultaneously by inserting his fingers into the master controls. The high-definition 3D camera delivers a clearer, more detailed 12-times magnified 3-D picture of the operative site. Sensors register the surgeon's finger and wrist movements, which are then translated into action in the robotic arms with high precision.

In many aspects, robotic surgery is better to both traditional open surgery and endoscopic surgery. The following are some of the procedure's technical advantages:

  • The approach allows for a three-dimensional and magnified view of the surgical site, allowing for a better understanding of the operative field's depth.
  • The robotic arms' actions are more accurate and delicate.
  • Tremor-free movements, ambidexterity, and freedom from the fulcrum effect associated with the use of long-shafted endoscopic instruments are all advantages of robotic surgery.
  • The surgeon can operate within a tiny area such as the left atrium of the heart using the robotic system's multi-jointed endo-wrist, which are wrist-like articulating devices.
  • The most modern robotic systems include an additional arm that can be used for left atrial retraction or to help with coronary anastomosis.

Because robot-assisted cardiac surgery is done through keyhole incisions, it has the following advantages in terms of Patient Outcomes:

  • Minimal invasion surgery results in less trauma
  • Because the incisions are tiny, they heal faster and leave less scarring
  • Blood loss is reduced
  • Postoperative pain is reduced
  • Recovery time is reduced
  • Infection risk is reduced
  • Hospital stays are shorter
  • Return to usual exercise and work more quickly

When is Robotic Heart Surgery required?

Not everyone is a candidate for robotic heart surgery. Your doctor and treatment team will work with you to see if it's a viable choice for you.

Your doctor will likely evaluate your medical history and run tests to learn more about your heart health in order to assess whether minimally invasive heart surgery is the best option for you.

How is Robotic Heart Surgery done?

Step 1

For the procedure, you will be put under general anesthesia and have a breathing tube. On the side of your chest, a surgeon will make a series of keyhole-sized incisions. The apertures between your ribs will be aligned with these incisions. You may need to be placed on a heart-lung machine.

Step 2

Several precision-guided robotic arms will be inserted into these incisions depending on the surgery being performed. These robotic arms hold and handle small tools that are used to perform tasks on the heart or adjacent arteries. Another incision will be used to introduce a tiny video camera that will provide a magnified, three-dimensional view of the surgical site.

Step 3

From a console in the operating room, the surgeon will control the robotic arms and camera. The surgeon will then remove the equipment and close the incisions after they are finished.

What is the Recovery after Robotic Heart Surgery like?

After the surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery area where you will be monitored. Following that, you should expect a relatively brief hospital stay, usually half as long as with traditional open-heart surgery. When your pain is under control, you can keep liquids down without nausea or vomiting, and your lab values are close to normal or to your baseline before the treatment, your healthcare professional will usually discharge you.

On top of that, you can expect minimal scarring on your chest. Your chest may be scarred for up to ten inches after open-heart surgery. Only a few little scars on the side of your chest remain after robotic cardiac surgery.

You may also be able to resume normal activities sooner than following open-heart surgery. After a few weeks, most people are able to resume their typical activities. Your healthcare provider will make specific activity recommendations.

What Results Can I Expect from Robotic Heart Surgery ?

The patient's features, such as the existence of co-morbidities, age, and overall systemic state, have a significant impact on the surgery's result. One of the most significant advantages of robotic cardiac surgery is that it carries fewer risks than open-heart surgery, resulting in better outcomes and success.

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 Robotic Heart Surgery (CABG) 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

Patient Testimonials

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!

John Smith ( California, United States of America )

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.

Patricia Munene ( Ethiopia )

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.

Sarah Jakada ( Zimbabwe )

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.
Highly recommended!!

Mouna Chizoba ( Ghana )

Procedure : Robotic Heart Surgery (CABG) Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is not a candidate for Robotic heart surgery?

If you have any of the following pre-existing conditions, you may not be a good candidate: Aneurysm, cardiac valve disease, or blood illness or another organ, such as the lungs or kidneys, is severely afflicted.

2. Is it safe to have robotic heart surgery?

Robotic cardiac surgery offers lower risks than open-heart surgery, which is one of its key advantages. To open your chest, the surgeon does not need to cut through your breastbone. Many of the risks associated with open-heart surgery are eliminated.

3. Is robotic surgery superior to laparoscopic surgery?

3D imaging, a tremor filter, and articulated instruments are all features of robotic systems. Robotic surgery is preferable to traditional laparoscopic surgery with this modern technology due to significant increases in visualization and manipulation during the surgery.

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