PDA Closure cost in South Africa

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital located in Johannesburg, South Africa has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 254 bed capacity
  • 24 Hour Emergency section
  • Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory
  • Clinical Trial Centre
  • Sports Medicine Centre
  • Centre of Excellence for Strokes
  • 24 hour trauma and emergency
  • Many medical specialties
  • Option of Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in Gynaecology, Urology and General Surgery
  • Patient shuttle facility
  • International patient coordinators

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Life Kingsbury Hospital located in Cape Town, South Africa has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has the capacity of 226 beds
  • 11 Operating rooms
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • General ward, Paediatric ward and Maternity ward
  • Accident & Emergency Unit with a Doctor on-duty 24*7
  • Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle, which cannot be considered as an Ambulance as it is not responsible for patients transfer. It is to stabilize a patient whilst an ambulance is dispatched


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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre located in Durban, South Africa has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 377 bed capacity
  • 24 hour accident and emergency unit
  • Heart, lung and kidney transplants available
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery services
  • Cardiac Centre of Excellence for Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Two Cardiac Catheterisation Labs
  • Cardiac Theatre
  • 7 Major Operating Theatres
  • 42 Bed ICU
  • Neuro Operating Theatre
  • Stroke Centre of Excellence
  • Renal Centre of Excellence
  • 24/7 Emergency unit
  • Transplant Program
  • Pharmacy and Prayer Facility

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PDA closure at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh is done through less invasive techniques to close the ductus without surgery. It can be done successfully in most of the infants. Even large PDAs in children can be closed by a percutaneous device closure technique to avoid surgical intervention. The specialized heart doctors at Fortis use the procedure, cardiac catheterization, to place a small device in the vessels, which closes PDA.

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USD 5960 - 6580

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Star Hospitals located in Hyderabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, India is 130.
  • The hospital has Intensive Care Units which are upgraded with the latest technologies.
  • International patient care services are applied to make the process of medical travel easier for international patients.
  • Centres of Excellence across disciplines such as Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Critical Care, ENT, Spine Surgery etc.
  • A radiology centre which has been digitised.
  • There are Centers of Excellence for prominent specialties such as cardiac care and neurosciences, there are a total of six.

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USD 5630 - 6790

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Canadian Specialist Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A multispecialty hospital which is based in 7 stories of a building.
  • More than 30 specialised centres
  • It has over 35 specialties and 40 plus OPD clinics with 200 beds
  • 6 Operating Theatres as well as ICU, CCU, HDU, NICU
  • The most advanced lab & Imaging services
  • International patient care services
  • Option for Telemedicine to connect with the specialists

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Patent ductus arteriosus PDA closure in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has seen a very high success rate due to its excellent infrastructure and unique treatment approach As this procedure carries a high risk the surgery is done by highly trained and experienced surgeons who are capable of handling emergencies that may arise during surgery

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USD 5950 - 7040

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BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 6,50,000 square feet area
  • Tertiary care multidisciplinary hospital
  • 125 critical care beds
  • 650 bed capacity
  • 17 operation theatres
  • 300 renowned consultants
  • 1500 healthcare providers
  • 150 super specialists
  • Outpatient services done in 80 consultation rooms
  • Ambulatory and Interventional services are present near to each other
  • Specialised birthing suites
  • Among one of the biggest Bone Marrow Transplant Centre in Asia
  • Application of cutting edge equipment such as,
    • TomoTherapy System
    • Robotic Surgery System
    • Computer Navigation System
    • Endoscopy Suites
    • MRI
    • CT Scan
    • Bronchoscopy Suite
    • Nuclear Medicine
  • Centres and facilities for various kinds of procedures such as,
    • Liver Transplant
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Heart Transplant
    • Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Cancer Centre
    • Centre for Chest & Respiratory Diseases
    • Centre for Child Health
    • Centre for Critical Care
    • Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases
    • Heart Centre
    • Centre for Neurosciences
    • Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, Spine and Sports Medicine
    • Centre for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
    • Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant
    • Radiology & Imaging Institute

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USD 5690 - 7010

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Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital located in Novena, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 333 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit beds
  • Endoscopy beds
  • Day ward with 20 beds
  • 13 Operating Theatres, which includes 1 Neurological operating room, 2 Cardiac operating rooms, 4 Orthopaedic operating rooms, etc.
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 24/7 Accident & Emergency Department
  • Maternity ward
  • 1 major operating unit with 13 operating rooms inclusive of 1 hybrid theatre
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Rooms are categorized as Single Signature Rooms, Junior Suite and Regal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more

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Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by ISO, JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 215 Bedded facility with world-class intensive care units
  • Expanded with 6 heart centers, 19 primary care facilities across India
  • Equipped with Robotic Surgical Platform, dedicated international division, modular operation theatres
  • Major technologies for surgery include TruBeam Linear Accelerator, remote monitoring system, intraoperative portable CT scanner-based spinal navigation, Advanced Digital Orthopedics Suite, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
  • State-of-the-art facilities and highly advanced technologies to deliver high-quality laboratory diagnostic services
  • 24-hour critical care units with multidisciplinary ICUs
  • Speciality blood bank facilities
  • High-tech laboratories for all tests and investigations
  • Special wards and rooms for transplant patients

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USD 5760 - 6550

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Medicana Camlica Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 150 bedded Hospital
  • Specialty-based clinics
  • Fully-equipped patient rooms

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Medicana Konya Hospital located in Konya, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Providing services in a closed area of 30.000 m2
  • It has a total of 80 physicians (including 32 specialist physicians), 37 academicians, 8 practitioners, 1 psychologist and 2 Dieticians
  • General and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Total bed capacity for 223 beds with 49 in general intensive care, 7 in cardiovascular surgery intensive care, 9 beds in coronary intensive care unit, 41 in NICU and 117 service beds
  • Operating rooms are equipped with the latest medical technologies & state-of-the-art equipment like IT, MRI (1.5 Tesla), Mammography, Ultrasonography, etc.
  • Laboratories and Imaging Units
  • UHA Unit for International Patients
  • Pharmacies on Duty
  • Hospital rooms are categorized as Standard rooms and Suite rooms
  • Rooms are fully equipped with basic needs of a patient and their relatives, like TV, Mini Fridge, Nurse call system, telephone, central air conditioning ventilation system, etc.
  • 24-hour cafeteria
  • Parking lot
  • Mens & Womens Place of worship

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NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 72 Patient Rooms
  • 10 ICU Beds
  • 10 NICU Beds
  • 4 Operation Theatres
  • Well-equipped Laboratory
  • Radiology Department
  • Smaller Medical Centers and Clinics in Dubai
  • Advanced Technology used by the Hospital- a patient friendly closed MRI (1.5 tesla), 64 Slice - Dual Source Siemens Definition MDCT CT scanner, 4-D Ultrasound with Color Doppler, Digital Fluoroscopy, Mammogram, and Digital X - Ray systems backed by a fully integrated PACS system
  • 24-hour In-house Pharmacy
  • 24-hour Ambulance services

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Liv Hospital Ulus located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Istanbul center consists of 154 beds, 8 operating rooms, and 50 clinics
  • Boasts of most experienced and talented Robotic surgeons in the world and is the only hospital in Turkey to receive the Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence certification
  • Highest form and techniques in Radiation Oncology among Hospitals in Turkey
  • Highly advanced Cancer treatment techniques like Immunotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Robotic Surgery, etc
  • Specialized treatments like Box Technique, Zygomatic Implants
  • IVF Center
  • Hair Transplant Clinic
  • Check Up Center
  • Stem Cell Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Diabetes Polyclinic
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

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Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children located in Mumbai, India is accredited by AAAHC. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • There are two parts of the hospital, one is focused on women's care and the other is focused on child care.
  • Bai Jerbai Wadia hospital for Children
    • 300 bed capacity
    • 60 Pediatricians
    • 10,000 in-patients (annual)
    • 100,000 outpatients (annual)
    • Biggest Neonatal ICU (West zone)
  • Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital
    • Obstetrics and Gynecological disciplines (several)
    • 20 specialists
    • 305 bed capacity
    • It is also a referral centre for women who are rehabilitating as well as their families.

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About the PDA Closure

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart disorder first diagnosed or observed during the first few weeks or months of the surgery. This condition is characterized by the persistence of a normal fetal connection between the pulmonary artery and the aorta, which may allow the flow of some of the oxygenated blood back to the lungs instead of the body.

This connection is naturally present in the fetus during pregnancy. It is, in fact, present at the time of birth as well But it closes off on its own within a few days.

During pregnancy, all of the oxygen demand of the fetus is met through the placenta. Therefore, there is no need for the blood to go through the lungs for oxygenation. However, a connection is necessary to let oxygenated blood bypass the lungs of the fetus and reach the body. This connection is known as ductus arteriosus (DA).

As soon as the baby is born, the lungs take over the functioning of the connection and start purifying the blood. The problem arises when the connection does not close on its own within a few days after the birth. This condition is known as PDA.

The exact reason why DA remains open (patent) is some infants is still unknown. However, girls are twice as likely to suffer from PDA as boys. Additionally, PDA may occur in combination with other heart defects as well.

PDA, if left untreated, may lead to a number of complications. Because of the flow of oxygenated blood from the aorta to the pulmonary artery and the mixing of blood, the vessels of the lungs have to handle a large amount of blood. The larger the volume of blood that enters the pulmonary artery, the greater they have to cope with the increased pressure. This may lead to long-term damage to the lungs.

PDA may cause no symptoms at all in some children. However, the following are some of the symptoms experienced by a majority of children with PDA:

  • Heavy, congested, or rapid breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Poor weight gain
  • No interest in feeding
  • Excessive tiredness while feeding

How is PDA Closure performed?

PDA closure is performed under the influence of general anaesthetic (GA) using the heart catheterization procedure. During the closure, the surgeon places a closure device into the catheter.

A typical PDA closure device is made up of mesh and metal material. It is a short tube with discs of different sizes in both its ends. The device is folder before its insertion into the catheter. The device is moved out of the catheter upon reaching the right place. One of the appropriate discs opens up when the device is moved out of the catheter. It’s acts like a plug and seals off the PDA, stopping the flow of oxygenated blood to the pulmonary artery.

The catheter is usually inserted into a blood vessel in the groin region. The catheter is gently moved up to reach the site of PDA. The closure device is threaded through to reach the PDA site and is placed in the targeted position. Once the device is in place, the catheter is withdrawn and the site of catheter insertion is bandaged.

Recovery from PDA Closure

The procedure takes anywhere from one to three hours to complete. As soon as the procedure is over, the child is transferred to the recovery room and is kept there as long as the effect of the GA fades off. Most of the children are discharged on the same day as that of PDA closure procedure. However, they will be required to stay in the hospital for at least four to six hours after the surgery.

Some children, however, will be required to stay in the hospital overnight. They are transferred to the inpatient unit after the effect of the GA is over. A chest X-ray is conducted the next day in the case of all patients to check the position of the closure device. Children who are discharged on the same day of the procedure must be brought to the hospital again in the next morning for the X-ray.

The surgeon may prescribe a few antibiotics after the surgery to prevent heart infection known as infectious endocarditis. It is common for premature infants or infants with larger PDA to become tired feeding. Therefore, care must be taken to high-calorie formula or breast milk to them for normal growth and development.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the factors affecting the cost of PDA Closure in South Africa?

PDA Closure cost in South Africa varies from one hospital to the other. There are many hospital that cover the cost of pre-surgical investigations of the patient in the treatment package. The comprehensive PDA Closure package cost includes the cost of investigations, surgery, medicines and consumables. Post-surgical complications, new findings and delayed recovery may have an impact on the total PDA Closure cost in South Africa.

Which are some of the best clinics in South Africa for PDA Closuret?

There are several best hospitals for PDA Closure in South Africa. Some of the most renowned hospitals for PDA Closure in South Africa include the following:

  1. Life Kingsbury Hospital
  2. Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
  3. Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre
How many days does it take to recover post PDA Closure in South Africa?

Upon discharge from the hospital after PDA Closure in South Africa, the patients are advised to stay for about 18 days for recovery. This is important to ensure that the surgery was successful. During this time, control and follow-up tests take place to check for medical fitness.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for PDA Closure?

South Africa is undoubtedly one of the best countries for PDA Closure in the world. It offers the best medical expertise and good patient experience at an affordable cost. Some of the other destinations that are popular for PDA Closure include the following:

CountryCost
IndiaUSD 4000
TurkeyUSD 7500
How much are the other expenses in South Africa apart from the cost of PDA Closure?

There are certain expenses additional to the PDA Closure cost that the patient may have to pay for. These are the chanrges for daily meals and hotel stay outside the hospital. These charges starts from USD 50 per person.

Which are the best cities in South Africa for PDA Closure Procedure?

Some of the cpopular cities in South Africa that offer PDA Closure include the following:

  1. Cape Town
  2. Lenasia
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Durban
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for PDA Closure in South Africa?

The average duration of stay at the hospital after PDA Closure is about 3 days for proper care and monitoring. During the recovery, the patient is carefully monitored and control tests are performed to see that everything is okay. If required, physiotherapy sessions are also planned during recovery in hospital.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in South Africa offering PDA Closure?

The average rating for PDA Closure hospitals in South Africa is 2.9. This rating is automatically calculated on the basis of several parameters such as the infrastructure of the hospital, quality of services, nursing support and other services.

How many hospitals offer PDA Closure in South Africa?

There are more than 3 hospitals that offer PDA Closure in South Africa. These clinics have propoer infrastructure as well as offer good quality of services when it comes to PDA Closure These hospitals comply with all the rules and regulations as dictated by the regulatory bodies and medical association in South Africa

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FAQ's Related to South Africa

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in South Africa?

Some of the world-class multispecialty hospitals in South Africa are:

  1. Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital
  2. Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital
  3. Busamed Gateway Private Hospital
  4. Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital
  5. Busamed Lowveld Hospital
  6. Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre
  7. Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital
  8. Life Bay View Private Hospital
  9. Lenmed Shifa Hospital

These hospitals have taken the patient experience to the next level by ensuring the below things:

  1. Providing clear information about medicines to patients
  2. Effective engagement between nursing staff/doctors and patients;
  3. Suitability of the hospital environment for meeting the needs of patients
  4. Effectively managing pain.

South Africa is known to have strict government regulations for controlling the quality of care provided by the government and private hospitals. The hospitals are backed with state-of-art infrastructure, the latest medical equipment, and well-trained doctors and offer world-class facilities to enhance the patient experience.

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in South Africa?

Joint Commission International (JCI) and Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) are two healthcare accreditation bodies in South Africa. In order to ensure coordinated and integrated care is provided by healthcare facilities, COHSASA sets and assesses standards for all sectors and departments of a healthcare system. SafeCare program has been introduced by COHSASA, JCI, and SafeCare Foundation to use internationally recognized standards to improve health care delivery. The accreditation bodies ensure that the hospitals are consistent in delivering quality care, so, initially, they grant accreditation to hospitals and clinics only for 2 years which gets extended if the quality is maintained.

Why should I opt for healthcare in South Africa?

South Africa is gaining global attention for medical tourism due to affordable treatment costs and world-class infrastructure. South Africa has become the epicenter of medical tourism because of several other reasons like advanced technology, several facilities provided by hospitals, doctors trained abroad, and a large pool of accredited hospitals. South Africa’s recent advancement in stem cell therapy has made it one of the most preferred countries for seeking advanced medical treatment. The hospitals in South Africa strive to take the stress out of your medical holiday by helping you with all kinds of organization and administrative tasks, as well as provide all-inclusive care and assistance on a 24/7 basis.

How is the quality of doctors in South Africa?

The highly skilled and well-qualified doctors in South Africa ensure world-class treatment through their deep expertise and subject knowledge. Having trained in foreign countries like Australia and Cuba, doctors in South Africa use their global exposure in developing deep expertise in various procedures. Doctors in South Africa are known for their deep expertise in dental procedures and fertility treatments. Some important factors which contribute to the production of good quality doctors in the country are education at premier colleges, adherence to global standards, patient-centric approach, and incorporation of the human touch in treatment.

How to obtain a medical visa in South Africa?

You can get a medical visa to South Africa for 90 days. The High Commission of the country decides for how long a visa could be extended. People need to apply for a temporary residency permit in case they have to stay in the country for more than three months. A visa becomes valid the day it is issued by the High Commission and not on the date of departure. Also, an application for a visa is not be accepted more than 30 days before departure. Make sure you have the below-listed documents while applying for a medical visa:

  1. Passport
  2. Passport-sized photographs
  3. Online Application form
  4. Full return flight reservation
  5. Proof of stay in South Africa
  6. Signed official medical letter from medical institution
  7. Signed medical letter from a recognized local practitioner
What are the popular procedures available in South Africa?

The most sought-after procedures in South Africa are total knee replacement, meniscus repairs, hip replacement, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Cosmetic surgery and infertility treatment are some of the other popular procedures in South Africa which have a high success rate. Egg donation program is available in South Africa and it is even possible to select your donor, as well as gives you the option of having a surgical or non-surgical procedure, all with very low waiting times. People select South Africa to avail these procedures due to several reasons, such as world-class hospitals with superior infrastructure and highly-skilled doctors, fast recovery, and use of cutting-edge medical technology.

Which are the most popular cities in South Africa for medical treatment?

South Africa has a number of modern urban centers, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban. Cape Town a major tourist attraction that has a rich culture, world-class doctors, and modern health facilities. Besides providing quality treatment, these cities are also known for having a better public transportation system, cheap hotels, and connectivity through airlines. Johannesburg’s public and private healthcare sectors work in coordination with South Africa's medical schools to produce internationally recognized medical specialists and the city’s medical care quality matches with that of Great Britain.

Is it mandatory to take vaccinations before going to South Africa?

Yes, you need to get vaccinated before travelling to South Africa. WHO and the National Travel Health Network and Centre have suggested the following vaccinations: Yellow fever, hepatitis A, rabies and tetanus, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera. Infants of 6 to 11 months old are at greater risk of contracting measles, so they must get MMR vaccine before travelling to South Africa. Typhoid vaccine is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities or rural areas. You need to keep yourself updated with vaccination guidelines issued by the government. Also, check with the doctor, the government authority, or hospitals in South Africa as to what vaccination should be taken.