My name is Dr. Tony Karmell from Tempa Bay, Florida I went to Dr Kaushal Malhan at Wockhardt Hospitals in India last year for a Hip Resurfacing Surgery. This hospital I can bet is better than any best hospital in US in terms of the clinical skills and the technology they have, and the quality of care and warmth of its staff …I have no words
About 10 years ago due to Arthritis my hip pain went up just all of a sudden, and it was just horrendous, it was like 3 stake knives in my right hip at the same time and from then on it’s been 10 yrs and it has never been the same.
In the United States I was essentially offered three options – one was learn to live with it, two, have the standard hip surgery and be active afterwards and three take pain killers. So, I did a lot of physical therapy and took a certain number of painkillers to sort of live with it.
About seven years ago, I read about the Hip Resurfacing procedure, and I discovered it wasn’t available in the United States and was probably being done only in one hospital, but it was really very expensive and it wasn’t covered by the health insurance.
About one year ago, I made up my mind to go overseas and have the surgery done. Someone told me about a TV show he had seen called Fox 11 healthline on Medical tourism and I started looking for it on the internet and decided that India was probably my best option because more of the Hip Resurfacing Surgeries were being done here than in any other country. So, I wrote to the company that produces Birmingham Hip Replacement (BHR) implants. They gave me names of about ten doctors in India who did BHR and Dr.Malhan was on top of the list. Then I e-mailed to Wockhardt Hospitals and within a couple of hours Wockhardt Hospitals International Marketing Manager e-mailed me back and started the relationship and I decided within an hour after getting his e-mail that this is the best hospital for me. He then helped me make all the arrangements with the travel, visa required to come to India, all details, answering all my questions promptly.
I arrived at Mumbai and spent a day getting my pre-operative investigations. Its been very nice, in fact it was like going to a hospital in Minneapolis or New York. The x-rays conveyed that my hip was qualified for the Resurfacing surgery; they did the measurements that were necessary to arrange the proper size device implant for me.
I don’t remember much of the day of the surgery, I just slept through the day, but I do remember when I entered the surgery suite, … the place was so huge, with all modern facilities, so bright and amazing … I have never before seen a surgery suite like that.
When I came out of the surgery I was immediately covered with a warm blanket and the painkillers were started immediately. The IV was kept on for three days. Then they started Physical Therapy and my therapist was so very patient with me, though I must have done my best to try her patience. She couldn’t have been better leading me to steady progress.
The whole experience has been really good. I went to Wockhardt Hospital in India expecting the best and anything I found there exceeded it. It’s been a wonderful experience.
Now one year later I’m working full-time in a physically demanding job and my wife says she’s never seen me happier. I run three miles every morning and say a little prayer for Wockhardt Hospital my surgeon and all their wonderful staff while I run. They have truly given me my life back.
The only problem I have is occasional pain in the other hip so I will take help again sometime in the next couple of years. Hip resurfacing is now available at a nearby hospital in Florida but I’d prefer to have the Wockhardt team do–even though it means paying out of pocket. By the way I save over 50000 US Dollars by going to India and getting this surgery done by a surgeon who is amongst the most experienced in the world on this technique and was treated like royalty. If any one has any doubt considering this option, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall do my bit to help you