INDIA - A FAST GROWING MEDICAL TOURISM DESTINATION
India is emerging as a preferred healthcare destination for patients across the globe. World class treatment and state of the art hospitals in India have created a very favorable atmosphere for patients with varying degrees of illness to avail the best facilities for their treatment.
Below are a brief list of medical procedures that our hospital network offers. If you are looking for a particular procedure, feel free to contact us. Our team will get you a customized quote.
Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda that has surpassed the many invasions and intrusions both foreign and native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. Unlike the other Indian states the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but mainstream.
(General Body Massage)
Thirummal is an oil massage, recommended for increasing flexibility of muscles and joints, rejuvenating skin, and keeping impurities from accumulating in the body by stimulating various tissues. Abhyangam increases the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defence mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power. Also relieves fatigue, promotes the eyesight, longevity, sleep and nourishes the body. Luke warm herbal oil is applied on the body and gently massaged.Tones up muscles, improves blood circulation.Offers a much better feeling of rejuvenation when compared to other massages.
(Medicated Steam Bath)
Steam bath in a chamber filled with herb enriched steam.Opens up skin pores, flushes out accumulated dirt and dust. Reduces subcutaneous fat.Powerful and complete cleansing of skin when compared to any other cleansing procedure.
(General Rejuvenation Therapy)
Special process of massage with herbal oils followed by bath in herb enriched steam.Cleanses the skin, tones up muscles, improves blood circulation.Offers a very remarkable feeling of rejuvenation and well being.
(Applying special warm herbal rice preparation by boluses on the body)
Sweating the body by applying comfortably warm formulations. "Kizhi" for formulation is made of special rice and herbs.Controls BP and cholesterol without internal medication.The chemical control of BP and dietary control of cholesterol has serious after effects on a long term basis. This procedure controls BP and cholesterol with no internal medication.
(Sweating by applying leaves and herbal steam)
Body is made to perspire profusely by applying herb and leaves enriched steam.The procedure cleanses skin pores and smoothens circulation.There is no equivalent procedure in modern medicine.
(Body massage with speical herbal powders)
Gentle body massage with herbal powders.Relieves hemiplegias, paralytic states.There is no procedure of comparable efficacy in the allopathic system.
(Nasal application of herbal oils and juices)
Herbal juices and oils are administered as nasal drops.Effective for migraines, headaches and some psychological disorders.There is no therapy of sustained effect for migraine and most of the psychological disorders in modern medicines.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels—the cardiovascular system. You might also visit a cardiologist so you can learn about your risk factorsfor heart disease and find out what measures you can take for better heart health. Texas Heart Institute cardiologists are listed in the professional staff directory.
Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography
This common procedure is performed in order to measure pressures inside the heart and take pictures of the coronary arteries – usually in order to look for blockages or atherosclerotic plaques that can cause chest pains and shortness of breath as well as a variety of other symptoms, and when severe can even cause a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Catheters are placed via a sheath (narrow tube) in the artery of the groin or arm, advanced into the heart, and pictures are taken with injectable contrast dye and X-ray.
Angioplasty and Stenting
Many blockages that are found by angiography can be safely opened by angioplasty. A wire is passed through the blockage, and a small balloon is advanced over the wire so that it can be inflated inside the artery, opening the blockage. However, there is an unacceptably high rate of the artery closing down again if this is the only thing done, so intracoronary stents were developed. These are small expandable metal tubes that hold the artery open. They may be bare metal or they may be coated with a medication that prevents the growth of scar tissue within the stent. Either way, they must be combined with medications to prevent clotting of the stent.
Aortic endovascular aneurysm repair
As part of the process of vascular disease, the wall of the aorta (the large blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body) can become weak and dilate, and an aneurysm can form, either in the thoracic aorta in the chest or in the abdominal aorta in the belly. When these get large enough to threaten to rupture, a procedure is necessary to repair them, either a surgical procedure or a minimally invasive procedure in which the aorta is reconstructed from within using a device called a stent graft. We have been involved from the very beginning of this developing field. AAA web brochure Click here for more information.
Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation
This new procedure has shown to significantly reduce mortality compared to standard treatment. High risk patients have shown to remarkable improvement. CoreValve Patient Information. Hall-Garcia is only practice at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center to offer both valves, so Hall Garcia is the first to offer both type of implantable devices. Follow these links to get more information about the procedure. TAVR Procedure.
Plastic surgery has two branches,cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery).
Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.
Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
- Hygienic Treatment Practices
- Dental Treatments for Children
- Teeth Whitening
- Root Canal Treatment
- Dental Irregularities Treatment
- Dental Irregularities Treatment
- Dental Fillings
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
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The eye is a slightly asymmetrical globe, about an inch in diameter. The front part of the eye (the part you see in the mirror) includes:
- The iris (the pigmented part)
- The cornea (a clear dome over the iris)
- The pupil (the black circular opening in the iris that lets light in)
- The sclera (the white part)
- The conjunctiva (a thin layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, except the cornea)
Nearsightedness is caused by a refractive error. A refractive error occurs when your eye does not focus light correctly. If you are nearsighted, your eye focuses light entering the eye in front of the retina instead of onto the retina.The retina is the surface at the back of your eye that collects light. The retina changes the light into electrical impulses that your brain reads as images.A myopic, or nearsighted, eye focuses incorrectly because its shape is slightly abnormal. A nearsighted eyeball is usually a little too long, and sometimes, its cornea is too rounded. The cornea is the clear covering on the front of your eye.
Astigmatism is a common vision problem caused by an error in the shape of the cornea. With astigmatism, the front surface of the eye (the cornea) or the lens of the eye has an irregular curve, which can change the way light is passed to the retina (or refracted). This causes blurry, fuzzy, or distorted vision. Farsightedness and nearsightedness (hyperopia and myopia) are two other types of refractive errors.
Two parts of the eye are responsible for focusing: the cornea and the lens. Thecornea is the clear front surface of the eye. The lens is a structure inside your eye that changes shape as you focus on objects. The cornea and lens work together to refract (bend) incoming light, and then to focus that light onto your retina. The retina is at the back of your eyeball. It receives visual information and sends it to your optic nerve, which carries that information to your brain.
The Department has been a center of excellence for over four decades and includes over 80 faculty members serving through the School of Medicine and four outstanding teaching hospitals. These include Stanford Hospital and the adjacent Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital each of which is undergoing major expansion and transformation with the building of new adult and children’s hospitals.
The Cedars-Sinai Epilepsy Program offers both consultations and continuous care to patients with seizure disorders. The process of evaluation and treatment for patients with seizures require an interdisciplinary approach. The program is staffed by epileptologists, adult and pediatric epilepsy neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurodiagnostic technologists, epilepsy nurse specialists and ancillary staff with special expertise in seizure disorders. The program provides clinics, as well as outpatient EEG diagnostic services, including routine EEG screening and monitoring. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment options are offered to patients in close cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery's Epilepsy Consultatory Specialty Clinic.
Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine is a modern phenomenon which has been influenced by the ancient Indian practice of hatha yoga. It involves holding stretches as a kind of low-impact physical exercise, and is often used for therapeutic purposes. Yoga in this sense often occurs in a class and may involve meditation, imagery, breath work and music.
Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript "said to contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy" (Jois 2002 xv). The text of the Yoga Korunta "was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900's by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927" ("Ashtanga Yoga"). Since 1948, Pattabhi Jois has been teaching Ashtanga yoga from his yoga shala, the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (Jois 2002 xvi), according to the sacred tradition of Guru Parampara [disciplic succession] (Jois 2003 12).
The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.
Hatha yoga is a preparatory process of yoga. The word “ha” means sun, “ta” means moon. “Hatha” means the yoga to bring balance between the sun and the moon in you, or the Pingala and Ida in you. You can explore Hatha yoga in ways that take you beyond certain limitations, but fundamentally, it is a physical preparation – preparing the body for a higher possibility.