We do understand that you have a number of questions to be answered before you embark upon your journey for medical tourism in India. We have tried to list down all the frequently asked questions by our clients for medical treatment abroad. Please feel free to ask more questions that you may have.
What medical and post-operative care facilities are offered by Medicall India?
Medicall India offers a complete set of medical facilities for its patients. Form the pre-operation preparation to the minimum 24 hours after the operation (or more); Medicall India is always ready to offer any technical or psychological support for clients as it is a vulnerable time for them as they are away from home. Post operation, we are always available for any other services, consultations, feedback about the experience at the medical facility and/or the surgeon and assure that they will be addressed as soon.
What areas in India are most popular for medical surgeries?
Medicall India has most clients coming to New Delhi, as it is the biggest medical hub in India. Mumbai and Bangalore are also a very popular destination for treatment abroad in India.
Where do the majority of your clients come from?
When we started off, most of our clients were from the UK, which was followed by the USA and Canada. Now an increasing share of our clients is also coming from Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Middle East.
What procedures are most popular for medical tourism in India?
Plastic or Cosmetic surgery including Breast reduction and lifts, Facelift and Tummy tuck being the most popular - These are the higher cost procedures and are often combined together by our clients to save the cost
Weight loss/ Bariatric Surgery - Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy being the most popular among bariatric surgery followed by Lap Band, Gastric Bypass and Intra gastric ballooning
Orthopedic - Knee Replacement, Hip replacement, and resurfacing
Cardiac - Heart Bypass, Valve replacement
Brain surgery - Gamma Knife and other brain procedures
Spine surgery - Minimally invasive spine surgeries, Laminectomies, spinal Decompressions, cervical discectomy..
What does India offer over other surgical destinations?
Excellent Medical Services: India is a destination that combines world-class medical services with low costs, saving around 60-80% as compared to private healthcare in USA or UK - truly first-world infrastructure in selected private medical facilities. Ease of Communication: English is widely spoken/ understood by medical staff and people at large so it is easy to get around. Trained personnel: Internationally certified surgeons and medical specialists, well known for their skills and professional expertise. Vibrant Culture and Tourist Destination: India is a vibrant and the largest democratic country with a stable political environment and is known for its diverse culture, booming economy, rich history - a must see destination from a tourist's point of view..
Are your surgeons adequately qualified?
Medicall India chooses to collaborate only with eminent medical experts in their respective fields. We only associate with surgeons who:
Are qualified, certified, and registered specialists
Are registered with the Indian Medical Council or a member of a specialist association - thus, adhering to the ethical codes of conduct as put forward by the council/ association.
Do not have any legal cases of malpractice against them.
Run successful private practices
Are covered by medical insurance in India
Will I not compromise quality for the better price you offer?
The quality of the skills and services we offer is amongst the very best in the world. The fact that our pricing is so competitive is because of largely two reasons:
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= 50 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 80 Indian rupees
1 Euro= 66 Indian rupees
How will my concerns and fears of availing surgery in a foreign land be addressed?
We fully understand the apprehensions and concerns when you are choosing to get your surgery away from home. We strongly urge everyone to ask questions that concern them most and only make the final decision once you are satisfied with the answers. We at Medicall India extend patient ears to what you say and do our best to give you an un-biased opinion and always try to provide you with all the relevant information to the best of our knowledge and experience. We urge you to openly communicate with previous clients to make an informed choice.
Are the medical facilities of required standard and fully equipped to deal with my procedure?
Medicall India chooses to partner and offers operations and procedures at only selected few Medical facilities in India. The various parameters that are critical to ensure the quality of services are as follows:
Medical facility is certified in line with industry standards, fully equipped ICU facilities, and 24 hours nursing.
Procedures are all done in fully equipped operating rooms with the necessary qualified staff and equipment.
Patients are kept in hospitals for minimum of 24 hours after the operation, extension of stay period depending upon the procedure performed.
Medical facility has a dedicated cell for managing international patients.
How will I be cared for after the operation?
You will be in the hospital for a minimum of 24 hours post the operation (for most of in-patient surgeries) and this may be extended depending on the procedure performed.
We will transfer you to a recuperation accommodation facility, which on your choice can be a serviced apartment with full facilities in a truly home environment, or a star rated hotel of choice..
We call or visit you daily during your stay ensuring that all your personal and post-operative needs are addressed.
We will transfer you for your post-operative consultations with the surgeon.
How do you handle follow-ups once I am back in my home country?
You will be required to stay in the town of surgery for an appropriate period depending on the recuperative procedure, thus ensuring that you are on the correct healing path.
We urge you to keep in touch with us once back home, as your continued healing process is important to us. We use email as an effective feedback and follow up system.
In an unfortunate situation of any complication that may arise, we will evaluate the situation and deal with it accordingly. In the unlikely event of any further surgery, a return visit may be necessary.
I am traveling alone. What if something goes wrong?
Medicall India is always a call or an E-mail away from you for any communication. With our access to medical and support facilities, we will try to mobilize required resources/ facilities to alleviate your concerns to the best of our abilities. Thus, we vow to be your 'professional friend' as well, in a city away from home.
We encourage you to ask as many questions, identify the risks involved with the procedures, and make an informed choice thereafter.
We ensure that patients are kept in hospitals for minimum of 24 hours post the operation (for most of in-patient surgeries), as 24 hours is the time when medical complications can occur.
We require you to stay in the city of surgery for a minimum period as suggested by the surgeon ensuring that you have adequate postoperative consultation with the surgeon.
We are utmost selective in choosing our partner surgeons and medical facilities so as to make sure that chances of complications are minimized in the first place.
What insurance cover options do I have?
Elective surgery or any possible medical complication arising from having elective procedure is not covered by any of the insurer worldwide.
For other medical procedures, we advise you to get an authorization from your medical insurance provider before traveling to India - we will be glad to forward you the medical codes or any other necessary documents.
We do advise to avail regular comprehensive travel insurance while buying your ticket to India.
We only use Surgeons who have adequate Medical insurance and the necessary malpractice cover in order to operate on our overseas clients and medical tourists from around the world.
Are blood transfusions safe and what about HIV/AIDS?
Due to HIV AIDS, additional precautions are taken for blood transfusions and we can assure you that all blood used in medical facilities we associate with are tested as per international standards.
Indian blood donors are not paid to donate their blood.
Why should I travel with Medicall India it may be cheaper to do it all myself?
Medicall India offers to service you right from the point you make an enquiry until you are back home and even thereafter.
We will plan your surgery and prepare a detailed itinerary including your appointments for the surgery (pre-operative and post-operative) and your stay or trips in India.
We will handle your bookings, arrange for your first "face to face" consultation, co-ordinate your subsequent schedule of appointments and take care of most of your errands and concierge services as part of facilitation services.
Once back home, we encourage you to keep in touch with us, as your healing progress is important and if at any stage you have any queries, we would like you to contact us, and we will respond accordingly.
What all should I need to know about India before I plan my travel?
You need a valid visa to enter India, which can be obtained at the Indian embassy in your country. You can either obtain a tourist or medical visa to enter India. A medical visa can be obtained by producing a letter from the treating doctor or the hospital stating the purpose of your visit.
India is a big country and different parts of the country experience different weather and temperature in different seasons. While North India has extreme temperatures, west and South India is temperate. You need to know which part of the country you are visiting and what type of weather and temperatures to expect during that time.
India is a conservative society. Women should prefer to bring long skirts or long pants; miniskirts and shorts should be avoided.
Indian food is quite different from rest of the world. Not only it tastes very different, it is cooked differently. The taste and smell of the food varies in different parts of the country and is as different as its culture. The only things common in food across different parts is its spiciness. Whether it is a North Indian dish or a South India cuisine, spices are used generously. It is worthwhile to note that all the spices used have some or the other nutritional or medicinal properties.
Money and Costs
India is quite inexpensive compared to the western countries, has a great exchange rate. India is a paradise for shoppers. One gets a platter of options right from Old bustling bazaars to sprawling shopping malls. The most popular items among visitors are antiques, handicrafts, leather articles, rugs and carpets, linen & fabrics, silk and jewelry. It is easy to exchange money and credit cards are accepted at most of the places.
Medicall India is the ideal healthcare facilitator firm to tie-up with if one is looking to provide their corporate employees with the best in class medical care at affordable prices. We provide unmatched solutions for our clients every step of the way and save the employers a ton of money in the process. With the rise in premium costs every year, it gets really hard for employers to keep up with the inflating insurance costs and widen the gap in between their spending and savings. Every business or corporation that comes into existence comes in with the sole purpose of maximizing their profits and it is undoubtedly what we help them do and below lies an example to help illustrate just that.
Let’s suppose you are a corporate company in the US and your company that employees hundreds or probably even thousands of employees and has them all medically insured with ABC insurance company. One of your employees called X suffers from a stroke and get admitted to a hospital. X’s physician then tells him/her to undergo a bypass surgery. If he/she chooses to go through a bypass surgery at a local hospital in the US, then ABC insurance company will have to pay an immense cost (starting at $130,000) of the surgery to the hospital that carries out the procedure. Now this proves very costly for ABC insurance company in comparison to the cost they would have had to bear had the corporate company opted for its employees to get their surgical procedure done from a JCI or NABH certified hospital in India, where the same surgery would have cost an approximate $10,000. That would have been a $120,000 in savings for ABC Insurance. Just because your employee opted to undergo a surgery in the US and cost the insurance company quite a handful, your company’s healthcare premium is going to shoot up drastically in the next given year which will prove very expensive for the company. And this was the case with only one employee, not counting all rest of the workforce in the company. What if all your employees got some sort of medical attention or a procedure done at a US hospital? Now wouldn’t that drastically shoot up your company’s insurance premiums eating away into your company’s profits? Now is there is a solutions to that?
Yes, we have solutions to such issues here at Medicall India. What if you as the corporate in-charge talked to ABC insurance about sending your employees to JCI, NABH certified hospitals in India through Medicall India, a leading healthcare facilitator in India? Wouldn’t that cut the surgical costs by almost 80-90 percent and save ABC insurance hundreds of thousands of dollars and in some cases even millions? This kind of loss to ABC insurance is going to be put right back on you as an employer thus majorly increasing your premium costs. You as an employer can talk your ABC insurance company into paying for your employee’s travel costs along with their mate’s who they would want to take along, their hotel stays, spa treatments, meals and rejuvenation therapy tour program and pay the employees some pocket money. All of this wouldn’t even come out to $10,000-$15,000 if really thought about, so we now are looking at a total of $20,000-$25,000 (with surgery included) in spending in India vs. $130,000 and above in the US. That’s still $105,000-$110,000 in savings right there for ABC insurance company. ABC insurance company won’t let a deal like this slip by or else they lose that $105,000 which they could have saved. Underwriters for insurance companies are quick to grasp these deals. Their savings are directly proportionate to your savings on your next year premiums. Given the perks of taking a companion along with unmatched treatment options at some of the best hospitals in the world along with other incentives such as pocket money, royal treatments such as spas, hotels stays and after surgery rejuvenation therapies like yoga and meditation would be too good of a deal for your employees to pass by. Medicall India will engage with your insurance company and help facilitate a tie-up of ABC insurance with its affiliate healthcare providers here in India where your employee will be seeking treatment at, thus making it a hassle free process for you as a company and its employees. The hospitals can that establish and secure a GOP (Guarantee of Payment) from your insurance company, if it doesn’t have a tie-up already in place.
So, this turned out to be a win-win situation for everybody. Let’s see how:
a.) Insurance Company- ABC insurance company saved 105,000-$110,000.
b.) You- You save big time on your company’s healthcare premiums for the next year.
c.) Your Employees- The employee got to travel to a different country, got the best treatment at a lower cost, took a companion along for free, got a royal five star treatment, travelled around and learnt about India’s culture and its heritage and got pocket money to spend.
d.) We- Medicall India served you with its best in class service and got your business.
We at Medicall India look forward to tying up with your company and serving your employees by giving them the best treatment options and aftercare services in India at fraction of a cost of what it actually costs in your home country. We would love to do business with you and save you tons of money through our affordable healthcare options. Please send us an enquiry for a tie-up.
Ayurveda is the Indian science of natural medicine and healing that has its origins from over thousands of years ago. It is the form of natural healing that was invented in ancient India where healing involves the five elements of life, air, water, earth, fire and the sky. Herbs are extracted using different techniques from various trees and are used alongside with other treatments containing five elements known to human beings to make up their very own existence including that of the plants, animals and the very universe in which we live in. Some of the very first surgeries in the world were known to have been done in India during the time of Sashruta, an ancient Indian surgeon known to be the father of old-world Indian medicine and is ascertained to have performed the first plastic in the world, a nose reattachment on a soldier whose nose was cut off in a battle. There are treatments and cures available for some of today’s most life threatening and infectious diseases that are out of bounds of scientists and doctors, however their scientific basis yet needs to be proved as research is still being carried out on it by modern medical research institutes. Ayurveda products and medicines made from different plants and herbs naturally growing in the forests of India have been known to heal Indians for over thousands of years before the arrival of modern medicine. People survived those hard epidemic times because there was something available back then that carried on with the existence of our Indian people and that was the treasure trove of the secret art of natural healing called Ayurveda. There are no medical side-effects of Ayurvedic medicine as it is made out of herbs and is a natural form of medicine.
Medicall India has tie-ups with families across India that have been practicing ayurveda through generations after generations, carrying on the secret legacy of of their forefathers’ art of Ayurveda healing. They are certified Ayurveda practitioners who possess the skills and the expertise in Ayurveda. Our list includes the successful treatments our clients sought here from our Ayurvedacharyas (an Ayurveda doctor). Those are:
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Arthritis- Cure available. We have head clients with an RA factor of over a 100 with complete weight loss, in a vegetative state and life threatening conditions come and seek treatment at our Ayurveda centers in India. Most left with an RA factor of 10 or even better by the time they walked out of India. We work with known Ayurvedacharyas (Arurveda doctors) who possess the secret art of of old-world healing science of India. They prepare your medicines and you have to follow their instructions in order to get the best treatment and their best results for healing arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis. These healers possess some of the most effective knowledge, skills and expertise that’s one of a kind and aren’t available elsewhere in the world. People who couldn’t walk or were in a vegetative state (can’t move around at all because of excruciating body pain) started walking again and became bedridden after seeking treatment procedures offered at our various Ayurveda centers and their successful results helped us in generating an influx of clients from around the world within a short span of time. Treatments vary from person to person and case to case sometimes even taking upto nine months to a year in the worst case scenarios. One has to appear in person in order to get started with arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis treatment and we provide visa services for those kinds of services upon getting started.
Asthma- Cure available
Psoriasis- Cure available
Diabetes- Cure available
Migraine- Cure available
There are other cures available for various other illnesses as well but our expert Ayurvedacharyas claim to cure these through the secret natural medicine recipe knowledge passed on to them from one generation to the next.
Arrangements for you - We have tied-up with the best in class hotels in Delhi and the neighboring areas along with quality guest houses for cheaper so that when you come to India by yourself or with your travel partner for an Ayurvedic treatment, we have you settled in for cheap, and cheap in our case doesn’t mean compromising with the quality. We have bought special rates from these hotels/guest houses to make your stay cheaper, safer and full of delight as you seek Ayurvedic treatment in India. Meals for you and someone accompanying you will be included in the monthly price packages and hotels/guesthouses will serve you the food of your choice upon prior request. Our partner hotels have all kinds of facilities available on t on their premises including daily newspapers, wifi, laptop availability, laundry services, taxi services, money exchange services, saunas and spas, yoga and meditation and much more.
So, send in your request and we can get started on your treatment at the earliest by expediting the whole process and arranging everything from A to Z for you in a customized manner with a trip that’s designed just for you.