General Surgery Sciences in India
A general surgeon is a physician who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patient care. Surgery requires knowledge of anatomy, emergency and intensive care, immunology, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, physiology, shock and resuscitation, and wound healing.
The breadth of surgical services includes hepatobiliary, transplant, surgical oncology and general surgery procedures. Moreover, the staff works closely with other medical specialties to provide optimal patient care. Collaboration with referring physicians is essential to patient management.
Why is General Surgery Preferred in India?
All leading hospitals in India have excelled in joint replacement, ophthalmology, cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery, urology, orthopedic surgery, multi organ transplants and gastroenterology. The surgeries are performed by experienced surgeons with all the latest advanced technology and equipments yet at lower prices compared to the other countries in the west. Treatments offered are based on patient’s requirement and budgets.
In the US the bypass surgeries cost $15,000 – $40,000 whereas the cost of bypass surgery in India is quite low. Knee joint replacement cost in India is around $5,000 in comparison to countries like the UK where the same surgery costs around $15,000. These examples are sure to give a general idea of the surgery cost in India. Also, the regular medical health checkups or examinations such as ultrasounds, blood tests and X-rays are substantially lower in most Indian diagnostic centers.