Dimakatso Okatswa Underwent Minimally Invasive TLIF Spine Surgery in Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, India

Dimakatso Okatswa Underwent Minimally Invasive TLIF Spine Surgery in Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, India
  • Patient Name : Dimakatso Okatswa
  • From Country : Botswana
  • Destination Country : India
  • Procedure : Minimally Invasive TLIF Spine Surgery
  • Hospital : Artemis Hospital, Gurugram

I am grateful to the doctors at Artemis Hospital for the counseling and consultations that were conducted prior to surgery and am really delighted with the treating physician and the surgery’s results. I want to thank MediGence for all of the assistance they have provided, including helping me discover the correct doctor, scheduling my consultations, and handling hospital and airport transportation.

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A citizen of Botswana, Dimakatso Okatswa, 54, was suffering from severe back pain and discomfort. As a result, he had fewer options for living a regular, everyday life. He felt reliant and spent some time looking for a cure for his ailment. He learned about MediGence at this time and contacted the company to receive medical treatment for his health problems. The organization accompanied the patient throughout the entire treatment process, including the initial meeting with the spine doctor, planning the procedure, travel to India, the time spent there for the procedure, and follow-up consultations after the procedure. In order to have a Minimally Invasive TLIF Spine Surgery, Dimakatso Okatswa and his friend flew from  Botswana to India on 10 Apr 2022. He chose to get the procedure performed by Dr. S.K. Rajan in Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.

The Delhi-NCR region is home to renowned neuro-spine surgeon Dr. S K Rajan. He has more than 20 years of experience and has received training from numerous prestigious institutions both in India and overseas. At the Government Medical College and Hospital in Patiala, India, he earned his MBBS in 1999. He later earned his MS in General Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh, in 2002. He received his M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) degree from Maulana Azad Medical College and GB Pant Hospital in New Delhi in 2007. At the moment, Dr. Rajan is the Associate Director of Neurosurgery and Head of Spine Surgery at Artemis Hospital Gurugram.

The first hospital in the thriving city of Gurgaon to receive JCI and NABH accreditation is this multispecialty facility, which opened its doors in 2007. Indian healthcare has been raised to new heights thanks to modern technology, skilled hands, and information from medical professionals with international training. Hotels close to Artemis Hospital Gurgaon are conveniently located. Its cheap open-centric, welcoming atmosphere has helped it become so well-known in a short period of time.

Pre-Treatment and Surgical Procedure

A few weeks before the surgery, the presurgical evaluation and other surgical planning started. When the patient arrived in India, he was admitted for three days to the  Artemis Hospital so that the testing and operation for the spine could be completed. After consulting with the patient and his friend, Dr. S.K. Rajan and his colleagues instructed them to get ready for the treatment.

Dimakatso Okatswa and his friend were given a thorough explanation of the patient’s medical history, and prescribed diagnostic tests, and results. Following a thorough neurological and physical examination, the patient’s overall health parameters were assessed. Every aspect was taken into account, including the patient’s allergies, sensitivity to different medications, list of prescription drugs, supplements he was taking, other medical conditions he may have, his family history, history of alcohol and tobacco use, and information about any procedures he may have had in the past. There was a check on pulmonary, cardiac, head, nose, and throat parameters.

The aim of the full pre-treatment checkup and evaluation was to assess the patient’s risk of problems from the surgery. Additionally, it assisted in directing Dr. S.K. Rajan and his medical staff toward a flawless process with all factors taken into account at the best moment possible, including anesthesia, preoperative medical therapy, management during surgery, postoperative pain management, and follow-up care.

The patient felt relief after Dr. S.K. Rajan successfully completed the Minimally Invasive TLIF Spine Surgery. The procedure began with the patient receiving anesthesia, which was followed by the surgery, which took a few hours. Dimakatso Okatswa was shortly taken out of the operating room for a day or so of observation. He was kept under close surveillance, informed of routine follow-ups, and given post-operative care instructions by the doctor.

Post Treatment

The patient stayed in the nation for the 7 days following the treatment while recovering. MediGence scheduled the patient’s follow-up consultations. All things considered, it is safe to say that the treatment was carried out without any issues.

Through MediGence, the patient’s stay was also planned. The organization offered the patient a few nearby lodging options, and Dimakatso Okatswa  selected the finest one for his price range. The patient and his friend also received various extra services from MediGence, including management of the patient’s hospital appointments, hospital transfer coordination, and smooth and well-coordinated airport pickup arrangements.


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Reviewed By :- Dr. Vijita Jayan


Sushma Hegde is an avid reader, scientific/medical content writer and currently workin as a Senior Content Specialist in Medigence. She has written for various websites and worked for the many big companies like Wipro, HCL Technologies, etc.

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