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Stent cost in India starts from US $ 2,700 for one stent and varies depending on your medical condition and history, doctor, hospital and the city where you choose to get the procedure done.
Factors that affect Stent cost in India:
Number and Type of Stents
Whether you need just one stent placement or more than one will determine the overall cost of the procedure. Stents are costly and the number and type of stents required vary the overall stenting cost in India.
An important expense when it comes to your Stent procedure is going to be your Cardiologist’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.
Having your Stent 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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How is Stent Placement Done?
What is Stent procedure?
Angioplasty is the procedure done to open clogged coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease. It prevents open-heart surgery by restoring blood flow to the heart muscle. In an emergency situation, such as a heart attack, angioplasty can be performed. If your healthcare professional strongly suspects you have heart problems, it can also be done as an elective procedure. Percutaneous coronary intervention is another name for angioplasty (PCI).
A long, thin tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel and guided to the blocked coronary artery during angioplasty. A little balloon is attached to the catheter’s tip. The balloon is inflated at the constricted portion of the cardiac artery once the catheter is in place. This pushes the plaque or blood clot against the artery’s sidewalls, allowing more blood to flow through.
Stents are small, expandable metal devices that are used to widen constricted arteries and keep them from closing again. Stents are most of the time paired with ballooning angioplasty for long-term outcomes, avoiding the problem of dilated arterial restenosis. For one, they prevent the balloon from collapsing inside the artery, and for another, current stents are medicine-coated or drug-eluting stents, which reduce the rate of in-stent restenosis.
Stents are utilized based on the characteristics of the arterial blockage. The size of the artery and the location of the obstruction are two factors that influence whether or not a stent can be used. Stenting has been increasingly common in recent years. To prevent scar tissue from growing inside the stent, most stents are coated with medication. Drug-eluting stents are the name for these stents (DES). They inject drugs into the blood vessel, which suppresses tissue growth within the stent. This aids in preventing the blood artery from narrowing again.
Some stents are known as bare metal stents since they don’t have the medication coating (BMS). Although they have a higher prevalence of stenosis, they do not require long-term antiplatelet therapy. In those who are at high risk of bleeding, this may be the best stent option.
When is Stent placement required?
Your doctor would recommend you to undergo a stent placement if:
- You suffer from chest pain or shortness of breath due to CAD and medicines have failed to help.
- You have significant blockage in one or maximum two coronary arteries. If the number or arteries involved are multiple or blockages are multiple, heart bypass is the procedure of choice.
- You underwent heart bypass and the graft is now closed or blocked.
Not everyone suffering from CAD or atherosclerosis is a good candidate for stent placement. If your heart muscles are already weak or if you have blockages in multiple vessels or if the narrowing is in the main artery bringing blood to the heart, you would need a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, or CABG commonly called open heart surgery.
How is Stent procedure done?
The procedure is done under local anesthesia with sedation in a cardiac Cath lab. Groin or arm is prepared for catheter insertion. Blood thinning medicines are introduced.
A needle is inserted into the artery and a guide wire is passed through it. The wire is manipulated to blockage and a catheter is passed over the wire to reach the blockage. The location of all tubes and catheters are checked for position with proper diagnostics.
A balloon at the catheter tip is expanded and deflated to relieve the artery narrowing. A stent can be placed after expansion to maintain the expanded status or the artery and keep it patent. The incision is closed and dressed. The patient is monitored for blood pressure.
What is the Recovery after Stent procedure like?
Patients can be discharged after an overnight stay at the hospital. It depends on the condition of the patient’s health and doctor’s advice. After surgery the patient is advised a lot of fluid intake and advised to not do any heavy lifting, exercise or smoking for the next 24 hours.
What Results Can I Expect from Stent placement?
In certain patients, stents reduce the renarrowing that sometimes occurs after balloon angioplasty or other procedures that use catheters. Patients who have angioplasty and stents recover from these procedures much faster than patients who have coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). They have much less discomfort, too.
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 Stent surgery 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 Cardiologists 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
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
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 Cardiology 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
The most frequent form of stent used to treat a blockage of the cardiac arteries is a drug-eluting stent. Drug-eluting stents have successfully treated many people with heart ailments, avoiding the need for more invasive operations like coronary artery bypass surgery.
Angioplasties are procedures that use a balloon to stretch a constricted or obstructed artery open. Most current angioplasty procedures, however, also include the insertion of a short wire-mesh tube into the artery, known as a stent. To allow for more free blood flow, the stent is left in place permanently.
According to clinical recommendations, an artery must be at least 70% blocked before a stent can be put.
It is permanent. The chance of restenosis is only 2–3%, and if it does, it usually happens within 6–9 months. If it happens, another stent could be used to treat it.
No. The stent will not be felt inside of you. (However, once it has been placed and blood flow in your coronary artery has been restored, you should feel much better.)
A single procedure can typically be used to reopen a blocked stent. Before inserting a new stent, it may be required to use a tiny drill to cut through the blockage or a balloon to widen the opening.