Urology Doctors at Wockhardt Kidney Institute

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dr Shivaji Basu
Chief Urologist
FRCS (Edin), FRCS (London), MS (Calcutta University)

Dr Shivaji Basu brings with him 30 years of world-class experience in Urology.Dr Basu has performed over 22,000 Uro surgeries and procedures to date, he is regarded as one of the most renowned urologist of the country .He has been associated with Whipps Cross Hospital, London, Lodge Moore Hospital, Sheffield and Charing Cross Hospital, London.

Dr. Arup Ratan Dutta
Chief Nephrologist
MBBS, MD, DM-Nephrology

Dr Arup Ratan Dutta has an experience of over 18 years and is the Chief Nephrologist at WHKI and is also an integral part of the team that conducts Renal Transplants at WHKI.

Dr Amlan Chakraborty
Consultant Urologist

Dr Chakraborty is a young surgeon par excellence in the domain of Uro surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the eastern region to have pioneered in Laparoscopic Urology

Dr Avishek Mukherjee
Consultant Urologist
MS - AIIMS, M Ch – PGI Chandigarh

Dr Avishek Mukherjee has pioneered Penile Surgery in the eastern part of the country and is regarded as one of the eminent experts in Male Infertility.

Dr R K Gopala Krishna
Consultant Urologist
MBBS, MS, DNB-Gen.Surg., FRCS-Edinburgh,
FRCS-Glasgow, DNB-Urology

Dr Gopala Krishna is a specialist in Stone Mangement.After awarded DNB in General Surgery by National Board of Examination he moved to UK for his FRCS from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Mishra
Consutant - Urologist
MBBS, MS, M Ch (Urology)

Dr Mishra brings with him more than a decade of experience in Uro surgeries and Procedures.

For Consultations and Appointments with our Doctors please email enquiries@wockhardthospitals.net

Urology Services at Wockhardt Hospital and Kidney Institute

The Department of Urology at the Wockhardt Hospital and Kidney Institute is a national leader in urological treatments and research. The department of Urology is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care in all aspects of adult and pediatric urology.

The department of Urology provides screening, staging and the most up-to-date treatment of all uro-genital tumors including kidney, ureter, bladder and prostate. The Department of Urology has a complete range of facilities to provide comprehensive services in the management of urological conditions.

Facilties and Procedures performed at Kolkata Hospital and Kidney Institute

TURP :Transuretheral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure to deal with patients with an enlarged, benign (non cancerous) prostate, called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or BPH.

Bladder Tumor :A bladder tumor is an excess growth of cells that line the inside of the bladder. A tumor may be either cancerous or non cancerous.

Pediatric Urology - Pediatric Urology involves the diagnosis and treatment of all urological problems encountered in children.

Uroendoscopy A device consisting of a tube and optical system for observing the inside of a hollow organ or cavity. This observation may be done through a natural body opening or a small incision.

Urooncology :Treatment of patients with cancer disease in the urinary tract including major surgery on bladder and prostate.

Prostate Disease Specialty clinic- The Wockhardt Hospital and Kidney Institute has a specialty clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate diseases.

Treatment of Incontinence :The loss of bladder control.

Treatment of Haematuria :Haematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. The urine appears normal to the naked eye, but examination under a microscope shows a high number of RBCs. We effectively evaluate and treat all types of urinary incontinence and haematuria.

The department of Urology has nationally and internationally renowned urological surgeons and physicians, offering uniquely comprehensive range of innovative care for all urological disorders.

To schedule an appointment or consultation with our urology Specialist,please email to enquiries@wockhardthospitals.net

Outsourcing legacy upgrades knees, hips, Heart to India

Computerworld recently wrote a now familiar story by now"Outsourcing legacy upgrades -- knees, hips, looks -- to India: " about how "Rising medical cost has been helping to foster medical tourism for lower cost.International visitors, particularly from the US are traveling to Indian to get their Knee and Hip Replacements done and are going back to US by spending almost 50% of what they they would have paid in US Hospitals.

Take the case of Terry,(name changed) a public school teacher in Texas, went to India in June for cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin after a major weight loss. The cost of this surgery in the U.S. was somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000 and not covered by her insurance carrier.

Instead, Terry contacted her travel agent who connected her with BridgeHealth International inc., in Greenwood Village, Co., one of number of firms that arrange overseas medical treatment. Costa Rica or Mexico was closer, but Terry, an experienced traveler, had never been to India and so the decision was made."

U.S insurers are beginning to test programs to pay for elective medical work overseas. The incentive for patients may include elimination of deductibles and travel for a spouse, as well as paying the cost of hotel and travel.

In these insurance programs, the operative words are "non-emergency" and "cost-effective," according to Dr. Virginia Cardin, a senior healthcare consultant with Frost & Sullivan. The latter involves measuring immediate outcomes and required follow-up care that would be done in the U.S.

India's medical tourism industry may benefit in a number of ways, some direct and some indirect, from U.S. IT offshore outsourcing.

For one, the expertise that offshore firms acquire in upgrading hospital systems can be applied to Indian environments. Increasing familiarity by U.S. residents with India may help as well.

It's also possible that IT outsourcing in India and elsewhere may make some companies comfortable with the idea of offering medical tourism as an employee option.

A 2008 US survey by audit firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu found that 40% of US respondents were willing to travel abroad for treatment if the quality was comparable and savings were 50% or more. India had nearly 450,000 medical visitors last year and average medical costs were at 20% of that in the US, the report showed.

“India has good medical infrastructure and is also culturally more amenable to having guests who can be treated,” says consultant P.R. Srinivas of Deloitte. “The waiting time for patients is also far less than in some developed countries.”

However most medical tourism hospitals in India would tell you, that Outsourcing to Indian Hospitals is much more than merely costs savings. Most International medical travelers who have come to India are often pleasantly surprised by the quality of care at Leading Corporate Indian Hospitals.

Although the cost factor might be a big factor initially on deciding on the destination,but the real clincher on why India is much sought after among medical tourism destination is "about the quality of care"which an International patient experiences when they are in their hospital beds.

Its important for everyone connected to the healthcare industry to understand that in the long term, its going to be the quality of care,including the nursing staff,the doctors ,the immediacy of care, post rehab, infection control and all the support staff that are involved in care giving process to an International patient which are responsible in making the stay of an international medical traveler a much better experience.


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