Fontan procedure is a surgery carried out for the treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (congenital (present by birth) abnormality in children, where children possess only a single functional ventricle). In this syndrome, the oxygen-rich and the oxygen-empty blood are mixed in the circulation, causing the child to turn blue. Fontan procedure is the third stage of repair after two other operations and is carried out when a child is between 18 months and 2 years of age. The aim of this procedure is to separate the red blood (oxygen filled) from the blue blood (oxygen-empty). This is a surgery done to decompensate the pressure in the ventricle.
With tremendous medical advancement in Indian hospitals, many disease conditions are being diagnosed and treated accurately and timely. The surgery set up in India is quite good and many hospitals in North and South India have started performing Fontan surgery due to technical advancements in the medical set up. Pediatric cases from all over India and even some parts of the world are being referred to Indian hospitals, and if the cardiologists find the patients fit, Fontan surgery is carried out. With highly experienced cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and nursing staff, Fontan surgery in India are gaining popularity in the medical tourism world.
Low cost of Fontan procedure as compared to abroad and availability of all the diagnostic and therapeutic facilities are few of the many advantages of a Fontan procedure in India. The low cost of Fontan surgery allows people from all over the world, especially in underdeveloped countries, to have an access to first class medical treatment. The type of Fontan hospital where the patient is treated in, treatment method, type of anesthesia or sedation, other treatments performed along with Fontan surgery and the choice of the city are major factors which determine the cost of a Fontan procedure in India.Read More About Fontan Procedure
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