Terry had his first hip done by Mr. Ronan Treacy ( colleague of Mr. Minn) in 2001. We had seen doctors in both the U.S and the U.K for months before this and had only been told to wait as he was young for traditional hip replacement. We were thrilled with the result of the surgery, except for a lot of discomfort from the use of staples instead of stitches. The surgery cost us about £12,000 including the hospital stay at a private hospital in England.
When his second hip started to go we did not want to wait too long before getting the surgery and looked for a very experienced surgeon, working from a good hospital who could operate quite quickly. We hoped for a slightly smaller incision and careful stitching – NOT staples.
We were willing to consider any location if all the other factors were right. In the end, after much research we found Dr. Malhan at the Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai ( Bombay). We are so very glad we made that choice!! The hospital was incredible, and Dr. Malhan superb. We have quite extensive experience of healthcare in both the U.S and U.K. and have never found better.
I was able to stay in the room with Terry for the whole of our 12 day stay. The surgery was perfect and the stitching so neat there was never any bleeding after the surgery. The pain control was superb and the physio excellent.
Dr. Malhan visited constantly and spent time talking with us. He was far more communicative than most surgeons. He was genuinely concerned and caring and modified his care in response to any problems Terry had. The whole team working with him took enormous pride in the care they offered and every single individual played his part to the best of his or her ability.
We left the hospital and moved to a rented villa on the beach in Goa about an hours flight away. Healing was going wonderfully, and then Terry twisted his leg and damaged a muscle. We talked to Dr. Malhan on the phone ( he had given us his personal number ) and went to a nearby hospital. They were excellent, and we kept in close contact with Dr. Malhan during the next week till we went back to the Wockhardt to have our post op check up. He gave us great confidence.
There is lots of information about Dr. Malhan and the Wockhardt on www.wockardthospitals.net The hospital has close ties with the U.S.
Dr Malhan has a great deal of experience with hip resurfacing as you will see from that site.
We are incredibly positive about our total experience. The level of care was were given was fantastic and the cost was incredibly low – about £4,000 for the whole package. We now consider this Dr and hospital as part of our healthcare team and would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them to all our friends.
I am attaching a few photos, but have more. We are willing to answer questions about our experiences.