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Birmingham Hip resurfacing operation in India

Treatment: Hip resurfacing
Provider: Wockhardt Hospitals, Goa
Date: Sep 2011

Mr. Henry Stevens is a professional polo umpire, horse trainer and polo manager who lives south of London. He had been suffering from severe pain and lack of mobility in his right hip, making it at times, impossible for him to "swing a leg" over a horse -- an obvious requirement for his profession.

Through a series of x-rays, it was shown that his hip joint had deteriorated, yet the hip bone was "excellent" making him an ideal candidate for the "Birmingham Hip Resurfacing" operation. The NHS told him he would have to wait 12 to 18 months for the hip operation; private treatment costs were estimated at £10,000, whereas in India he had to pay just £4,000 with no waiting time.

Mr Stevens contacted Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai, for his treatment in India.  Wockhardt Hospitals operates a chain of super speciality hospitals,  with international accreditation by Joint Commission International.

Mr Stevens said:

"The main objective of our visit here was to get the best possible medical attention which means the best possible surgeon and the best possible nursing, physio-rehab and overall hospital care. The second requirement was to find the best medical services at a cost we could afford. Thirdly, we needed to schedule the procedure for a very specific time -- the time between the two polo seasons: October.  All of the medical attention received has exceeded our expectations. Dr. Malhan is not only the skilled surgeon we knew he would be, but he instils in us total confidence and also has a personality (and a sense of humour) to delight. We are blessed with him."

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Private hospital in Cuncolim, India
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